BY RICK WRIGHT –
The Unknowns took on Hot Flash in the 2016 Bearcat Foundation, Inc. 7-on-7 Powder Puff games held between the junior high and high school Bearcat football scrimmages Friday, August 19th at Bearcat Stadium. Event organizer Gretchen Cannon said this is the third year for the event and it provides a great opportunity for BFI to raise money. BFI is hopeful that the event will become a yearly tradition at MHS.
The first game saw the Unknowns take command early, on a long touchdown pass, to go up 6-0. The two point conversation attempt failed, leaving the score 6-0.
An interception ended the Hot Flash first drive. The Unknowns moved the ball down field steadily utilizing short passes, and eventually crossed the goal line again to go up 12-0. The one point conversion attempt was successful, making the score 13-0.
Hot Flash was unable to get anything going, completing a couple of passes over the middle before turning the ball over on downs.
The Unknowns scored again late in the contest, and with the one point conversion set what turned out to be the final score at 20-0.
Hot Flash completed a couple of passes as time ran out on Game One.
After a short break, the second 15 minute game began.
Both teams were feeling the effects of Game One as neither squad was able to do much, however the Unknowns did score a touchdown. The conversion was unsuccessful. The Unknowns won Game Two 6-0.
The winning Unknowns Powder Puff team members include, Teresa Warner, Jill Burger, Ashley Sullivan, Nikki Bahr, Darcy Dollar, Sondra Rosson, Sam Rusert, Sarah Renick, Brandi Wimberly, Marty Peters and the team was coached by former Bearcat Chris Burger.
BFI was founded in the summer of 2006 with goals of supporting the Bearcats and Ladycats in the areas of equipment, facilities, and special projects. With the help of members, supporters, and alumni, more than $320,000 has been contributed to programs and scholarships at Mena High School.