November 4th, 2014
It was senior night at Glen Rose on Friday, Oct. 31, but it was the younger crowd that helped lead the Beavers (2-7 overall, 2-4 in the 5-3A Conference) to a 30-7 victory over the Horatio Lions (0-9 overall, 0-6 in the 5-3A Conference).
It was not the Glen Rose offense, nor its defense that got the first score of the game. Facing a fourth down deep in its own territory, the Lions elected to punt, but the snap went through the hands of the punter, forcing him to kick it out of the back of the end zone for a safety and a 2-0 lead for Glen Rose with 7:34 to go in the first quarter.
The Bismarck Lions (4-5 overall, 2-4 in the 5-3A Conference) could not keep up with the overpowering Prescott Curley Wolves (9-0 overall, 6-0 in the 5-3A Conference), falling by the score of 52-14 at home on Friday, Oct. 31.
Prescott was the first to put points on the scoreboard, finding the end zone on a 40-yard pass with 10:48 remaining in the opening stanza to go up 7-0.
Bismarck would have an answer for that score with a 75-yard touchdown scamper by Zack Roberts. The point-after attempt was no good and the Curley Wolves retained the lead at 7-6 with 9:00 left in the first quarter.
The Magnet Cove Panthers (6-3 overall, 4-2 in the 5-2A Conference) needed a win on Friday, Oct. 31 to keep their hopes alive for a fourth-straight conference title.
For much of the road game at the Conway Christian Eagles (8-1 overall, 6-0 in the 5-2A Conference), it looked like the Panthers might pull it off, before succumbing to the homestanding Eagles by the score of 17-14.
The Panthers struck first on a 15-yard touchdown run by Josh Smeltzer with 3:39 remaining in the first quarter. Smelterâ€™s point-after attempt was good and Magnet Cove held a 7-0 lead.
The 7-4A Conference has been a meat-grinder for its members this season, but as the season neared its conclusion, two teams began to emerge from the pack â€” the Malvern Leopards and the Nashville Scrappers.
On Friday, Oct. 31, the Leopards (6-3 overall, 4-2 in the 7-4A Conference) traveled to face the Scrappers (8-1 overall, 5-1 in the 7-4A Conference) and came up just short of having the top spot in the conference all to themselves after a 28-26 loss.
Charles Cooper, age 57 of Malvern, died early Tuesday, October 29, 2014, at his residence.
Wilburn Johnson, age 73, of Malvern passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Malvern.
Bobby Lee Phillips, 58, Malvern, born June 13, 1956, passed away October 25, 2014.
Florence Hines,84, passed away on October 29, 2014.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Atkinson Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Evon Hawkins will be Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM in Greater New Hope Baptist Church.
Ray Johnson, age 73, of Malvern passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Malvern.