Friday the Mena Bearcats made the trek up highway 27 north of Russellville to take on the Dover Pirates and were rewarded with a big 43-13 win in conference play.
The Bearcats started off strong keeping the Pirates off the board and scoring often in the first half with Dover never really having a chance to topple the Bearcats.
In the first quarter #24 Jake Wiles had an impressive touchdown run on the right side of the Dover defense when he put his head down and drove through a defender, taking the ball into the end zone for a Mena Bearcat touchdown.
Wiles would go on to score two more touchdowns in the route of the pirates contributing to the teams 273 total yards on the night with 183 of those being rushing yards and 90 in the air.
Not only was the bearcats offense firing, but the defense was particularly tough with five different Bearcats getting sacks and three more getting fumble recoveries.
Sophomore Linebacker Bobby Wallis showed promise for Mena’s defense beyond this year as he led the defense with six tackles on the night. Dover fell to 0-6 on the season while Mena improved to 4-2 overall with a 1-2 record in conference play.
This Friday the Bearcats take on the 5-1 Elkins Elks who are undefeated in the conference.
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