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Bearcats Enter Busy Week

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The Bearcat football program is staying busy this week. Both the junior high and high school teams continue to train in the Fast Cats conditioning program. Between 7th-12th grade, there are approximately 90 athletes training daily. This year’s Fast Cats is ‘old school’ as Coach Harper said. The athletes are training with light and heavy jump ...

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Pre-Season Rankings for Bearcats

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The annual Hooten’s Arkansas Football magazine has been released with 2016 statistics, 2017 predictions, player profiles, and much more. Among other things, the annual magazine has ranked and made predictions for Mena’s 7-4A conference. Over the years, the 7-4A has been a daunting league to play in with a grueling schedule that wears on the teams. ...

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Justin Dean has D1 Recognition

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Justin Dean, a senior safety for Mena has the eyes of several college programs watching him as he enters his final season in a Bearcat jersey. Along with hoping to help lead the Bearcats back to the Playoffs, Dean is working towards playing football at the collegiate level. Commenting on the player Dean is, Coach Tim ...

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Bearcats Grow in Kansas City

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Coach Tim Harper and the Bearcats have returned from their trip to Kansas City, where they competed in a Regional USA Football 7-on-7 camp. The camp was hosted in Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bearcats played in six games during their time at the camp, playing against teams from Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, ...

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Bearcats Fall To CAC 42-21, Ending Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Bearcats traveled to Central Arkansas Christian, on Friday, November 11, for round one in the 4A State Football Playoffs. Mena was defeated by the Mustangs, 42-21. CAC won the coin toss and chose to kickoff to start the game. The Mustangs onside kicked the ball out of bounds, giving Mena the ball on their ...

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Bearcats Drop Last Regular Season Game Against Robinson, 37-9

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Bearcats hosted the number four ranked Robinson Senators for Senior Night on Friday, November 4th. Robinson defeated Mena by a score of 37-9. Mena’s Christian Lua started the game off with a short pooch kick. The kick was picked up with no return at the Robinson 43 yard line. After a fourth down conversion, ...

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Bearcats Thump Fountain Lake, 41-20; Headed to State Playoffs

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcats clobbered the Fountain Lake Cobras 41-20 Friday, October 28th at Fountain Lake High School. Mena won the toss and elected to defer. The Cobras then chose to take the ball to start the game. Christian Lua kicked off to start the contest. Fountain Lake returned the kick to the Cobra’s 31. The Cobras ...

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Junior Bearcats Football Season Ends with Victory

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Junior Bearcats finished their 2016 football by knocking off the Fountain Lake Junior Cobras 26-14 Thursday at Randall Whorton Field in Mena. Mena took the opening kickoff and marched 62 yards in seven plays to score on a Zane Stephens 21 yard run. Jetzai Hernandez kicked the extra point to put Mena on top 7-0. ...

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Bearcats Fall to Number One Ranked Scrappers

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Bearcats hosted the defending 4A State Champion, number one ranked, undefeated Nashville Scrappers Friday in Bearcat Stadium. Nashville defeated Mena 42-7. Mena’s Christian Lua kicked off to get the game underway. The kick was returned to the Mena 42 yard line. Two plays later, the Scrappers scored on a 37 yard touchdown at the 11:24 ...

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Bearcats Focused on Fountain Lake

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Bearcats suffered a 42-7 loss to the Nashville Scrappers last week. A game that quickly got way from Mena. However, that one game does not define the 2016 Bearcats and Mena looks to prove that fact when they travel to Fountain Lake to take on the Cobras Friday October 28 with playoff seeding on the ...

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