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7th & 8th Grade Junior Bearcats Suffer 10-0 Loss to Panthers

BY RICK WRIGHT • r.wright@mypulsenews.com

The Mena Bearcat Seventh and Eighth Grade Junior Bearcats faced the Ashdown Panthers on Thursday, September 22nd in Bearcat Stadium.

Ashdown scored on a 42-yard touchdown run with 4:41 to play in the first 20 minute half. A completed two-point conversion pass put Ashdown up 8-0.

Mena took over on downs at their own 27-yard line late in the second half. On first and 10, the snap from center sailed over the Bearcat quarterback’s head. Mena recovered the ball at their own 12-yard line. Second down saw an incomplete pass to bring up a third and 23. The ball sailed over the quarterback’s head on the snap and was recovered by Ashdown in the endzone for a safety with 7:25 to play to make what turned out to be the final score Ashdown 10, Mena 0.

The Junior Bearcats travel to Malvern Thursday, September 29th with the kickoff set for 5:30 p.m.

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