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Seventh Grade Bearcats Win In Fort Smith

<p><strong>Quarterback keeper.</strong> Seventh grade quarterback Brandon Ulmer (8) picks up part of his 95 yards at Fort Smith Chaffin on this play Tuesday night.</p>

Quarterback keeper. Seventh grade quarterback Brandon Ulmer (8) picks up part of his 95 yards at Fort Smith Chaffin on this play Tuesday night.

<p><strong>Nickname?</strong> Dubbed “the Dozer” by the public address announcer Tuesday, Carson Ray ran for 108 yards against the Chaffin Cougars.</p>

Nickname? Dubbed “the Dozer” by the public address announcer Tuesday, Carson Ray ran for 108 yards against the Chaffin Cougars.

The Booneville seventh grade Bearcats ran for 272 yards to ground out a 28-14 win over Fort Smith Chaffin at Jim Rowland Stadium on the campus of Fort Smith Southside High School Tuesday night.

The Bearcats got (2-0) got 95 yards and two touchdowns from quarterback Brandon Ulmer and 108 yards and a touchdown from fullback Carson Ray in beating the Cougars and head coach/Booneville native Brad West.

The game was played on a Tuesday to accommodate Chaffin, who will bring its junior high to Booneville Thursday night.

Down 14-12 at halftime the Bearcats took the lead for good on Ulmer’s second touchdown run, from 38 yards out. Marcus Nichols gave the Bearcats some breathing room with a 42-yard touchdown run.

Nichols ran for an extra two points after both second half touchdowns.

Ray and Ulmer had scored first half touchdowns but the Bearcats were down 14-12 because Cougar quarterback Taye Gatewood threw two touchdown passes and ran for a two-point conversion.

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