The Mena Bearcats football team fell in conference play for the second time this season in a loss Friday night to the Pottsville Apaches at Bob Carver Mena Bearcat Stadium.
Pottsville was first to score with just over three minutes remaining in the first half on a 6 yard run. Pottsville’s kicker Emiliano Torres made the point after attempt and Pottsville looked to go into the half with a 7-0 lead but the Bearcats bounced back on a 35 yard Zane Stephens’ pass to Jake Wiles for a touchdown.
The flurry of late second quarter scoring didn’t end there. With 44 seconds left in the half Pottsville scored again. This time on a 45 yard pass with PAT to put the Apaches up 14-7.
Mena answered quickly with a long range field goal and both sides went into the locker room at the half with Pottsville up 14-10 over Mena.
At the just under 4:30 remaining in the third quarter Pottsville scored on a 2 yard rush to take the score to 21-10, then the Apaches quickly scored on another short yardage rush of 2 yards and the score jumped to 28-10.
Mena scored two more touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough to over come Pottsville and the game ended with a 34-22 with Mena falling 0-2 in conference play with a 3-2 loss win record so far on the season.
This Friday the Bearcats travel to Dover for a conference matchup against an 0-5 Pirates team that look to shake off a 55-0 drubbing at the hands of Elkins last week.