The Mena Bearcats suffered their first loss of the season and were held scoreless against conference rivals Ozark last Friday night at Bob Carver Mena Bearcats Stadium. The defense of both teams fought hard throughout the first and second quarters and kept the score line 0-0 going into the second half of play. Possession changed hands several times with 5 interceptions between both teams in the first half alone. When the whistle blew for the second half of play to begin, the gritty defensive play by both sides continued. The Mena offense couldn’t get across the goal line and the Hillbillies defense proved too much on the night. Mena allowed an Ozark touchdown in the 3rd quarter and another in the 4th and unfortunately for the Bearcats the two touchdowns by Ozark sealed Mena’s first loss of the season as they fell to the Hillbillies 14-0. Jayden Castillo led the impressive Mena defense with 12 tackles and is this weeks Comfort Center Home Furnishings player of the game. The Bearcats are now 3-1 going into this week’s game against the Pottsville Apaches. The Apaches are just the opposite of Mena in win/loss with 1 win and 3 losses for the season so far coming off a 45-26 loss to Dardanell in conference play. Kickoff this Friday night is 7pm at Bearcat Stadium. You can catch all the action with announcers Phillip Wilson and Todd Aynes on Classic Hits 105.3FM.