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IT’S GAME DAY!

TODAY’S TICKET: Booneville At Maumelle

GAME: Booneville (9-0, 6-0) vs Maumelle (8-1, 6-0)

MASCOTS: Booneville Bearcats; Maumelle Hornets

WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at Maumelle

SERIES: Booneville leads 1-0-0

LAST MEETING: Booneville 35 Maumelle 16 on Nov. 2, 2012

LAST WEEK: Booneville 35 Pottsville 7; Maumelle 20 Dardanelle 15

STREAK: Booneville has won last 1.

FIRST MEETING: Boneville 35 Maumelle 16.

CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS: Both are members of 4A-4.

NOTABLE:Technically, the 2012 meeting between Booneville and Maumelle was the first one. However, against one of Maumelle’s predecessors, the green and gold Hornets of Pulaski Oak Grove, Bearcats were 3-0, with all three games coming in the playoffs, the last in 2000. Booneville beat Pulaski Oak Grove 30-7 in the first meeting on on Nov. 10, 1978.

A week removed from corralling Pottsville’s Michael Perry the Bearcats turn their attention to T. Robinson, who, according to statistics on MaxPreps.com has thrown for 1,181 yards on 62 of 117 passing with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Robinson has also run for 565 yards to lead the Hornets.

Booneville will be the last 4A-4 team to make a trip into Maumelle and it will be the last meeting between the two schools for the foreseeable future. Next season the Hornets will reside in Class 5A and Booneville will be in 3A.

Last year the Bearcats got off to a quick start against the Hornets as Robert Jones returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. When the Bearcats went on to win they claimed a share of the conference title and the top seed in the playoffs by virtue of their win over Pottsville.

This winner of Friday’s game gets the top seed this year, the loser the two-seed. Both will be at home on Nov. 8.

Ronnie Littleton set a playoff rushing record with 248 yards against Oak Grove in 1978 and Allen Ray ran for 238 against Oak Grove in 1998. Both Ray and Ronnie Becker in 2000 scored four touchdowns against the Hornets.

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