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Mena Bearcats Enjoy A Productive Red-Black Scrimmage

(MENA)  The Mena Bearcats enjoyed a productive scrimmage on Friday night at Bob Carver / Bearcat Stadium.

The Bearcats annual Red vs. Black game showed new Head Coach Craig Bentley and his staff what areas needed improvement before a scheduled scrimmage tonight on the road with Class 5A Magnolia.

The scrimmage provided a sneak preview on the 2019 Mena Bearcats season. A lot of passing, running and outstanding blocking were witnessed and special teams play was showcased too.

Bentley was really pleased with how expected Starting Quarterback Max Montgomery has progressed and is connecting with his outstanding receiving corps of athletes. Marc David Wilson has shown great poise and is expected to take on more of a leadership role with his teammates.

Toward the end of the Red vs. Black scrimmage, Bentley was quite impressed with how the kicking team were nailing field goals and placing punts effectively.

With last Friday’s scrimmage, Bentley and his assistant coaches were able to determine who will more than likely land starting jobs on the Bearcat squad.

All of the regular season and post season games will be broadcast on Classic Hits 105.3 FM – KQOR, with Dr. Phillip Wilson and Todd Aynes.

Start your football week off right with THE GRID IRON GANG SHOW with Sam Jordan and Coach Craig Bentley every Tuesday evening, beginning next week, August 27th  from 6 to 7pm at The Chopping Block Restaurant.

Mena Bearcats Clean Up with Donations from Scrimmage…

The recent Bearcat Scrimmage game on Friday night, only required a donation of Gatorade or a box of detergent to enter the event. The Bearcat faithful ended up providing quite a load of both for the football team. Head Coach Craig Bentley was quite amazed at the substantial donations given to the program, that will allow the staff to keep the student – athletes hydrated properly and also keeping the uniforms clean throughout the season. Submitted photos.

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