BY RICK WRIGHT • firstname.lastname@example.org
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.