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Jr. High Bearcats Win Home Game

<p><strong>Buffaloes dropped.</strong> Caleb Draper shoved Trinity’s Jacob Tierney to the ground after a reception for short yardage.</p>

Buffaloes dropped. Caleb Draper shoved Trinity’s Jacob Tierney to the ground after a reception for short yardage.

<p><strong>Read and react.</strong> Quarterback Brady Brasher pulls the ball back on this play.</p>

Read and react. Quarterback Brady Brasher pulls the ball back on this play.

<p><strong>End around</strong>. Split end Taiton Mitchell picks up yardage on a reverse.</p>

End around. Split end Taiton Mitchell picks up yardage on a reverse.

<p><strong>Gang tackle</strong>. Austin Baker (88) and friends brind down a Buffalo.</p>

Gang tackle. Austin Baker (88) and friends brind down a Buffalo.

The Booneville Jr. High Bearcats finally claimed a win before a home crowd Thursday night when the mercy-ruled Fort Smith Trinity, 35-8.

The Bearcats (3-2) scored on their first offensive play – Grant Rodatz went 69 yards – and Caleb Draper, who ran for a two-point conversion after Rodatz’s touchdown, found the end zone for six less than five minutes later. Rodatz ran for the extra two after Draper’s touchdown to make it 16-0.

Rodatz scored his second touchdown on a 36-yard interception return and Draper scored his second on a 29-yard run for a 28-0 cushion at the half.

Hayden Fennell started the second half with a 50-yard touchdown run and with a Rodatz PAT the Arkansas Activity Association’s sportsmanship rule was in effect.

For the night 10 different backs ran for 280 yards, led by Rodatz’s 73 yards on two carries. Draper had 47 yards on a team high four carries.

The Buffaloes got on the board 40 seconds before the third quarter ended.

Booneville 7th Grade 30 Trinity 0

Scoring 24 second quarter points, the seventh grade Bearcats had little trouble staying unbeaten, beating Trinity 30-0.

Marcus Nichols ran for a touchdown, Brandon Ulmer hit Ethan Dobbs for 29 yards and a touchdown and Carson Ray ran for another score. Ray also ran for a two point conversion and Ulmer hit Ian Suttles for one extra two and it was 24-0 at the half.

Ulmer went 70 yards the first play of the third quarter to make it 30-0.

Hector 34 Magazine 0

The Magazine Jr. Rattlers are still looking for their first win after a 34-0 home loss to Hector Thursday night.

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