The theme for today’s Monday morning quarterback/look ahead news and notes from the Bearcat football game last Friday night is, well isn’t that fitting.
Home Opening Win
Because it was the home opener it was fitting that the game was well in hand by halftime. The Bearcats lost the home opener in 2012 but Booneville had not lost consecutive home openers since the 1979, (Ozark), 1980 (Clarksville) and 1981 (Mena) seasons. Just realized that was my class’s years.
If you’re counting along at home that’s 215 wins at the Home of Champions, 183 in the regular season and 32 in the playoffs.
Berry’s Big Night
After he fumbled at the end of an otherwise spectacular punt return, it was Matt Berry who got the call for his first touchdown of the 2013 season. Well isn’t that a fitting way for the junior to make amends.
Berry, who also had a circus variety catch for 43 yards, would actually have a multiple touchdown against the Lions, scoring in the final minute of the half to make it 41-0.
Scoop And Score
Speaking of multiple touchdown games, Bryson May actually had his second one in a row – he scored three times. One of those was on defense. Well, wasn’t that fitting?
In Gravette last year he was flagged for illegally advancing a fumbled ball to gain an advantage. There was no need this time as the fumble that Michael Springs was a rather easy scoop and score.
That it was May who returned it for a score is also fitting because, since he did get a scoop and score at Dover last year, he has now done it in two straight years. He shares a record with Michael Johnson – no not the principal – who did it twice in 1978.
Second Trip To Town
Given that the schedule called for Star City to be in town this weekend it’s kind of fitting that when the Bulldogs had an opening for the head coaching job they went with Jett Furneaux.
Furneaux was the quarterback on the 1999 Star City team that came to Booneville for a playoff game that went to overtime before the Bearcats won 20-14.