TODAY’S TICKET: Booneville at Subiaco
GAME: Booneville (4-0, 1-0) vs Subiaco (2-2, 1-1)
MASCOTS: Booneville Bearcats; Subiaco Trojans
WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4 at the Reynold P. Maus Complex
SERIES: Booneville leads 29-6-1
LAST MEETING: Booneville 47 Subiaco 0 on Sept. 28, 2012
LAST WEEK: Booneville 35 Waldron 7; Pottsville 49 Subiaco 14
STREAK: Booneville has won last 28.
FIRST MEETING: Booneville 0 Subiaco 0 on Nov. 19, 1926
CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS: Both are members of 4A-4
NOTES: The 28 game winning streak by the Bearcats over Subiaco is the longest against any school both in terms of games played and in terms of years. The last Subiaco win in the series was 57 years ago, in 1956. The .819 winning percentage is best against any opponent with at least 10 games played (Booneville is 9-0 against Dover).
It bears noting, however, that Booneville didn’t win its first in the series until 1953. The series was also dormant from 1957-1976 and will go dormant again when Booneville drops to Class 3A next year.
Though the Trojans would lose by 35 points last week in Pottsville, they were not out of it from the start. It was a 29-7 game at the half. According to Subiaco Academy’s website, Kelly Hollis had 12 tackles on defense and he ran for 95 yards at Pottsville. Andrew Komp and Eric Boltuc, sophomore each had seven tackles each. Julius Lewis and Brennon Felterman scored the touchdowns.
The last two times Booneville has played in Subiaco it has been the passing game that got it done. In 2009 Brock May threw three touchdown passes in a 42-21 win over the Trojans — Jayson McKnight had 118 yards receiving in that game. In 2011 it was Taylor Hyatt throwing for 120 yards — 110 to Chad Simpson — in a 49-0 win.
In 1991 Randy May returned two punts fro touchdowns against the Trojans. A year later Jake Shackleford returned two interceptions for scores — he picked off three that night. Randy May’s son (Damon) and Shackleford’s nephew (Justin) will be in action tonight.
The all time single game yardage record came in a game against Subiaco when the Bearcats amassed 675 on Oct. 5, 2001 in a 57-24 win.