The Mena Bearcats travelled to Northwest Arkansas Friday to take on the Elkins Elks in conference play. Bearcats dominated taking down the Elks 42-6 at John Bunch Jr. Stadium.
From the start of the game Mena dominated on both sides of the ball. By half time Mena was up 14-0 over Elkins with one touchdown in the first and another in the second quarter.
In the second half Mena poured on the offense scoring two touchdowns in the 3rd quarter and another two in the 4th while Elkins could only muster 6 points. The Elks neared the end zone looking for another opportunity to put points on the board. A huge interception was made by Devin Adams in the end zone to halt any mometum the Elks were trying to muster.
Mena spread the scoring around with Zane Stephens rushing for 1 TD, Gavin Hooper had a 42 yard TD reception, and Mason Brotherton scoring on an 18 yard TD reception.
The touchdown star on the night was Jake Wiles who ran for 72 yards and scored two rushing TD’s and a third TD from a pass. Speaking of yards gained, Mena QB Zane Stephens passed for 143 yards on the night and rushed for 38 more.
Mason Brotherton had a stellar evening and was named the Comfort Center Home Furnishings Player of the Game. Brotherton had 4 sacks, 1 TD reception and caused a fumble. Mena improved to 2-2 in conference play with a 5-2 record overall. Elkins suffered their first conference loss on the night and are now 3-1 with an overall record of 5-2.
This week the Mena Bearcats travel to Waldron to take on the Bulldogs who are 1-3 in conference and 1-6 overall.
For coverage on Friday night tune in to Classic Hits 105.3 at 7pm and join Phillip Wilson and Todd Aynes for all the Bearcat football action.