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KDQN FM 92.1 – YOUR SOURCE FOR LEOPARD SPORTS

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Toney Stowers is the voice of Leopard Basketball on KDQN FM 92.1

 


The Voice of the Panthers, Jim Cross interviews his son Eric Cross, the Ashdown Panthers head basketball coach on 102.1 The Good Path.


 

 

Lady Leopards Advance to Booneville Tournament Finals

The De Queen Lady Leopards finished the game with a 14-0 run to turn back the Acorn Lady Tigers 51-37 in Thursday’s semifinals(12/2) of the Booneville Bearcats Tournament. The game was tied at 37 with about five minutes to go before De Queen closed the deal with stifling defense. 
   
Belle Lindsey led the way with 19 points. Jerra Cotton, our McDonalds Player of the Night, stuffed the stat sheet with 12 points, 8 rebounds, three steals, and an assist. Lorel Morphew chipped in with eight points
     
The Lady Leopards advance to the championship game of the Booneville Tournament Saturday at 4:00. De Queen will play the winner of Thursday’s late game between Booneville and Western Yell County. Because of the Arkansas Razorbacks action on 92.1, the Lady Leopards championship contest will air on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App. The Courtside Show with Toney Stowers and Greg Revels begins at 3:45 Saturday afternoon. 

Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of 11/29

Monday –“Catch Eric Musselman Live at 7:00 as the Hogs head basketball coach previews this week’s contests with Central Arkansas And Little Rock in this one-hour show on #1 Country 92.1.

Tuesday –The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards open the Booneville Bearcats Tournament at 4:00, when the Lady Leopards battle the Ozark Lady Hillbillies. The Leopards and Hillbillies compete in boys’ action immediately afterward at 5:30 in Booneville. Airtime with Toney and Greg is set for 3:45 Tuesday afternoon on your #1 Country 92.1.

Wednesday –“The undefeated Arkansas Razorbacks basketball team hosts the Central Arkansas Bears in Fayetteville at 7:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 6:30 on your Home for the Hogs – #1 Country 92.1.

Friday – The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards host the Ashdown senior teams at the Coliseum. Following junior girls and boys contests at 4:30, Toney Stowers and Greg Revels will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 6:30 for the Leopards fans on your #1 Country 92.1.

…Meanwhile “The Voice of the Panthers” Jim Cross will have the play-by-play for the Panthers fans on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.`

Saturday –“The Arkansas Razorbacks basketball team hosts the Little Rock Trojans in Fayetteville at 3:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 2:30 Saturday afternoon on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.”

De Queen Teams Split at Booneville Tourney

 
 The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards split a pair of first round contests against the Ozark senior teams Tuesday (11/30) at the Booneville Bearcats Tournament. The Lady Leopards advanced with a thrilling 50-47 victory, while the Leopards suffered their first loss of the season with a tough 49-46 setback at the hands of the Hillbillies.
 
The Lady Leopards raced to a 13-2 lead and extended the lead to as much as 17 points in the first half behind hot three-point shooting from Belle Lindsey and Lorel Morphew. Ozark’s taller team battled back and eventually took a one point lead in the fourth quarter before the Lady Leopards finished strongly to claim the hard fought victory 50-47. Lindsey, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led the way with 25 points. Belle also contributed four rebounds, one assist, two blocked shots, and two steals. Morphew was also in double figures with 12 points on four three-pointers. Jera Cotton scored six points and dished out five assists. Elise Dean had a great defensive effort with four blocked shots. De Queen plays Acorn Thursday at 4:00 in the semifinals at Booneville. Airtime with Toney and Greg is set for 3:45 on your #1 Country 92.1. 
   
The Leopards jumped out to an 11-5 lead over Ozark in the boys contest, but the Hillbillies came back to take a 27-21 halftime lead. The Leopards had a couple of shots in the final minute to try to tie or take the lead, but came up empty in the 49-46 loss. Will Dykes led the way with 25 points. Nathan Patterson added eight. De Queen meets Danville Wednesday at 5:30 in Booneville. 
 
 

Stats from Lady Cub Jr high and 8th grade games

Below are the stats from De Queen Lady Cub Jr high and 8th grade games on Monday, November 29th.    Next game Thursday 4pm against Cossatot River at Mena.
 

8th grade
De Queen defeated Broken by score of 43 to 35
Individual Stats:
#00  Azulenny Ponce  13 points, 7 rebounds
#5 Perry Nickerson 6 points, 2 steals, 4 rebounds
#10 Megan Buendia  2 rebounds, 1 assist
#13 Jaden Valdez  4 points, 5 steals, 4 rebounds, 2 assist
#14 Tegan Gallardo  8 points, 2 steals, 2 rebounds, 4 assist
#20 Karlie Bush  6 points, 1 rebound
#24 Aubrye Gilmore  4 points, 2 steals, 4 rebounds

Lady Cubs jr High
Broken Bow over De Queen with a score of 32 to 31
Individual Stats:
#1 Landri Liggin  8 points, 1 steal, 3 rebounds,  1 assist
#4 Katelyn Ponce  3 rebounds
#11 Ellie Morphew  5 rebounds
#12 Ava Billingsley 1 rebounds
#15 Kate Lindsey 3 rebounds
#23 Emma Chambers 17 points, 1 streal, 1 rebound
#40 Gwen Bradshaw  6 points, 6 rebounds

Legacy Warriors blow by Bloomburg, Texas 77-37

 
Lockesburg, ARK—Bloomburg Texas Wildcats came to Sevier County to play Lockesburg’s Legacy Academy in senior boys basketball action Monday, November 22nd.. The Warriors defeated the Wildcats 77-37. The home team led at half-time 42-23. Legacys entire roster contributed to the teams effort tonight. Ethan Gallagher had a triple-double with 36 points, 10 assists, and 13 rebounds. DJ Morris put up 22 points, delivered 7 assists, and 10 rebounds. Eli Hamilton added 7 points and 7 rebounds for the Warriors. Corbin Wilson contributed 6 points under the goal and grabbed 4 rebounds.Joshua Tucker gave 4 points and Manolo Vasquez 2 to the team’s victory. Luke Porterfield was the high scorer for the Texas team with 13 points, followed by Adrian Rico with 9, and Payton Parson with 7. The Warriors are now 7-4 for the season. They’re in action again next Monday at home against Southwest Christian Academy from Little Rock after the Thanksgiving Break.
Tristen Gerrald

 

Ashdown Panthers Fall to Shiloh Christian

The Ashdown Panthers went on the road to battle the top ranked Shiloh Christian Saints in the second round of the 4A playoffs, Friday, November 19th.  The Panthers defense held the high flying Saints offense to only 21 points, however the Panthers offense could never get untracked. The Panthers season ended with a 21 to 0 loss.  The Panthers defense led by Spencer Patterson, Jonanthan McElroy, Landon Rowe, Landon Wright and Braylon Milsak made play after play to keep the Panthers in striking distance.  The Panthers had a wonderful season and ended the year with 9 wins and 3 losses.  All 3 losses are to teams that are still in the playoffs.  The Panthers will lose 18 seniors who led the Panthers in a mighty way on and off the field.  This year the team blessed us with many precious memories.

 
God Bless,
Jim Cross

 

De Queen Senior Teams Sweep Waldron

  The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards posted impressive victories over Waldron Friday(11/19) night at the Coliseum in action heard live on your #1 Country 92.1. The Leopards stayed unbeaten with a 71-55 victory in boys action, while the Lady Leopards raced to a 47-20 win.
 
    The Leopards improved to 3-0 on the season with the 16-point victory. Cooper Young, our McDonalds Player of the Night, scorched the Bulldogs with 28 points. Will Dykes stuffed the stat sheet again with a rare triple-double. Dykes poured in 17 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, and dished out ten assists. Dykes was also credited with five steals. Jesse Parker owned the paint with 14 points, while Nathan Patterson added nine points.
 
    In the girls action, The Lady Leopards cruised to the 47-20 victory behind a balanced scoring attack. Belle Lindsey led the way with 10. Lorel Morphew had nine points, four rebounds, and five steals. Dayton Newberry scored seven, and Allison Dockins added six. Elise Dean controlled the lane with five blocked shots. 
 
    The De Queen senior teams break for Thanksgiving before returning to action on Tuesday the 30th against the Ozark senior teams at the Booneville Bearcats Basketball Tournament. 
 

Football Season Comes to an End for Southwest Arkansas Teams

 
The 2021 High School Football season came to an end for Southwest Arkansas teams Friday night (11/19) as Ashdown and Dierks were defeated in the second round of the playoffs. The Ashdown Panthers finished the year with a 9-3 record after a 21-0 defeat at Springdale to the top-ranked Shiloh Christian Saints in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path in Class 4A. The Ashdown defense was tough all night. The Saints scored with seconds left in the first half to take a 14-0 lead into the locker room. The Panthers just couldn’t get any offense generated against the Saints, who were led by Razorbacks commitment Kaden Henley at middle linebacker. Congratulations to Coach Matt Richardson and the 19 Panthers seniors on a great season. 
 
Meanwhile in the Class 2A State Playoffs, the Dierks Outlaws were eliminated by the Poyen Indians 48-27. A slow start by the Outlaws put them in a 35-point hole at halftime. The Outlaws rallied in the second half, but fell short. Dierks finished 5-5 on the season, and won the 7-2A Conference championship. 

 

Lady Leopards Edge Kirby

 
The De Queen Lady Leopards turned back a tough and determined Kirby team 50-48 Thursday evening (11/18) at the Lake Hamilton Classic in action heard live on your #1 Country 92.1. 
   
Allison Dockins led the way with 16 points. Belle Lindsey was also in double figures with 11. Elise Dean and Lorel Morphew added six each. But it was our McDonalds Player of the Night, Jera Cotton, who really stuffed the stat sheet. Jera scored five points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out four assists, collected three steals, and blocked a shot. 
   
Jacie Vines of the Lady Trojans led all scorers with 29 points, including seven three-pointers.
   
The Lady Leopards, now 2-1 on the season, return home Friday night to host Waldron at the Coliseum. 
 
 

Mineral Springs vs Legacy Academy

 
Lockesburg, ARK—Legacy Academy hosted the Mineral Spring Hornets in senior boys’ basketball action only Thursday night (11/18) in Lockesburg. The Warriors took charge of their home court, outscoring the Hornets in the first quarter 18-13. Teams went to the locker rooms at half-time with the Warriors up 31-29. The third quarter was brutal for Legacy as Mineral Springs rallied and put up 28 to Legacy’s 11 points. This was a result in a breakdown in defensive rebounds, as 16 of those points were on second chance put backs for the visitors. The Warriors were down by 19 points at the biggest spread of the game. The Lockesburg team continued to fight and scored 27 in the fourth quarter to Mineral Springs’ 22 points, but it was too little too late for the home team. They fell to the Hornets 79-69. 
 
Ethan Gallagher Layup                        More photos

 

#22 Ethan Gallagher was the high scorer for the Warriors with 45 points. DJ Morris scored 14, while Joshua Tucker put 6 on the scoreboard. Gallagher had 13 rebounds, while Morris grabbed 15 boards for the home team. #14, Paul Mitchell led the Hornets with 27 points, followed by Kharmani Hendrix with 17, and Cameron Williams with 12.

 
There’s still plenty of basketball action for Legacy between now and Thanksgiving. They go on the road Friday to Russellville for the junior girls, junior boys, and senior boys to play Valley Christian. On Monday, the Warriors host Bloomburg, Texas at 5:30pm in Lockesburg in senior boys action only. 

Lady Leopard Cubs advance in Nashville Tournament

The Lady Leopard Cubs won first round of Nashville tournament Tuesday night (11/17) against Prescott.  They jumped out to a big lead to end the first quarter with a score of 15 to 4.  They kept the momentum going and ended the game with a final score of 39 to 12. The girls will play in second round 4:45 on Thursday at Nashville.

Individual stats:
Emma Chambers had 20 points, 3 steals & 5 rebounds
Kate Lindsey had 7 points, 2 steals & 2 rebounds
Gwen Bradshaw had 3 points & 5 rebounds
Landri Liggin had 2 points, 7 steals, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
Katelyn Ponce had 2 points, 3 steals & 3 rebounds
Tegan Gallardo had 2 points, 3 steals, 1 rebound & 1 assist
Aubrye Gilmore had 2 points, 1 steal & 1 rebound
Ellie Morphew had 2 steals & 1 rebound
Ava Billingsley had 1 point & 1 assist

 Lady Leopards lose to 6A Greenwood

The De Queen Lady Leopards opened up the Lake Hamilton Classic Tuesday night (11/16) with a 76-35 loss to a talented Class 6A Greenwood squad. 
   
Belle Lindsey led De Queen with nine points. Allison Dockins scored eight. Elise Dean, our McDonalds Player of the Night, finished with three points, five rebounds, and one blocked shot. 
     
The Lady Leopards, now 1-1 on the season, return to the Lake Hamilton Classic Thursday at 5:00 to meet the Kirby Lady Trojans. Airtime with Toney and Greg is set for 4:45 on your #1 Country 92.1.

Legacy Defeats Eagletown 68-61
Lady Warriors lose 58-48

LOCKESBURG, ARK—Legacy Academy of Lockesburg and Eagletown split game Tuesday night in senior high basketball action. The Lockesburg team defeated Eagletown 68-61. It was a rough start for the home team. Eagletown outscored the Warriors 18-8 in the first quarter and again 16-12 in the second. The Oklahoma team was leading by 14 at the half. By the middle of the third quarter the visitors were up by 25 in what looked like a sure defeat for Legacy. The Warriors began a strong rally at that point, finally outscoring the team in a quarter 21-15. The Warriors sealed the game in the 4th quarter by scoring 27 points to Eagletown’s 12. Ethan Gallagher scored 44 points for the Lockesburg team with 34 of those in the second half. Gallagher also had 14 rebounds, 8 steals, and 4 assists. DJ Morris contributed 15 for the Warriors, had 9 rebounds, and three assists. Eagletown’s Gunner Fartley dominated the inside much of the game with 25 points for the Eagles. 20 of those came in the first half. Ben Hudson provided twelve points for the visitors.

Ethan Gallagher
Manolo Vaquez
Oaklee Lofton
Gracie Tucker
 

The Lady Warriors and the Lady Eagles put on a great game for fans from both sides tonight in senior girls action. Eagletown outscored the Lady Warriors 34-24 in the first half. The Lady Warriors rallied strongly in the third quarter outscoring the visitors 18-10, narrowing Eagletown’s lead to 1 by the start of the 4th quarter. The Lady Eagles turned up their game putting twelve more points on the board in the final quarter than the home team. This gave the visitors a 58-48 win over the Lady Warriors. Grace Tucker was the high scorer with 21 points, Dori Bartek and Oaklee Lofton both provided 9 points, and Trinity Cox scored 7. Jaiden Lane and Megan Price both scored 16 points each for the Lady Eagles, while Kaydence England gave the visitors ten points. Tonight’s games began with a gift presentation and a special salute from the school to its founders, Chad and Jessica Gallagher in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary today.

Legacy Academy is right back in action on Thursday night when all four of their teams take the court. The junior high teams and the Senior Lady Warriors play Mt. Pine, while the Senior boys will take on Mineral Springs. The first game begins at 4pm with the junior girls playing.

De Queen Lady Cubs Lose Nailbiter to Broken Bow

Broken Bow Jr. Lady Savages squeaked by the De Queen Lady Cubs Monday night (11/15) with a score of 33 to 31.

Individual Stats are as follows:

#1 Landri Liggin      6 points, 1 steal, 3 rebounds & 2 assists
#4 Katelyn Ponce    2 steals, 3 rebounds & 1 assist
#11 Elie Morphew    2 points, 1 steal & 3 rebounds
#12 Ava Billingsley   3 points & 6 rebounds
#15 Kate Lindsey    3 points, 1 steal, 5 rebounds & 1 assist
#23  Emma Chambers   8 points, 2 steals, 3 rebounds & 6 assists
#40 Gwen Bradshaw   9 points & 6 rebounds

Colts Men’s Team Win One, Lose One Over the Weekend

UA Cossatot traveled to Brenham, TX, and took part in the Blue Bell Ice Cream Classic Friday and Saturday on November 12 and 13.

UAC opened the Classic with a gutsy performance but fell short, falling to the NJCAA Division I host team Blinn College Buccaneers 76-70 Friday night. The Colts, who were playing without Terry Anderson, last week’s Division II national player of the week, led 35-32 at the half. Kamren Woods led the Colts with 16. Decorian Phillips had 13, Dalon Dean 11, and Shane Bell 10.
Saturday afternoon, the Colts rolled past the Victoria College Pirates 90-67, as the Colts took an early lead and raced to a 58-20 halftime score. UAC hit 15 three-pointers on the day, led by Dalon Dean, who set an all-time Colts single-game record with eight threes and 28 total points. Terry Anderson had 18, while Decorian Phillips, Kamren Woods, and Shane Bell each had 10.

Athletic Director and Head Coach Robert Byrd said, “Overall, this trip was a great experience for our guys. We went 1-1, and our guys from Houston had an opportunity to play in front of family and friends.”

The next time out for UAC will be Thursday night, November 18, when the Colts and Lady Colts host Southern University-Shreveport.

For more information on the UA Cossatot Colts and Lady Colts, contact Coach Byrd at 870-584-1105 or rbyrd@cccua.edu

Ashdown Panthers Advance in Football Playoffs

The Ashdown Panthers went on the road to battle the Lonoke Jackrabbits in the opening round of the Class 4-A state playoffs Friday night (11/12).
 
The Jackrabbits scored early to go up 7-0. Ashdown responded on a 2-yard run by Jonathan McElroy to tie the game.  Lonoke scored again and held a 14-7 lead seemingly going into the half.  However, Alex Keilbach hit McElroy with a 22-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to one point at 14-13 with 10 seconds remaining in the first half. 
 
That momentum boost carried over into to the second half, as the Panthers dominated the Jackrabbits outscoring them 21-0 the rest of the game to leave Lonoke with a convincing 35-14 victory.  On offense, Jayden Fricks rushed for 126 yards and Jonathan McElroy accounted for four touchdowns.  On defense, Landon Rowe, Braylon Milsak and Spencer Patterson had big games. 
 
The Panthers now advance to the second round of the Class 4-A State Playoffs to battle the top-ranked Shiloh Christian Saints on the road in Springdale at 7:00 Friday night.  The game can be heard on 102.1 the Good Path and on the KILX App. The Panthers Pregame Show begins at 6:30.
 
God Bless,
Jim Cross
 

In Other High School Football Playoffs Action on Friday Night (11/12):

Trumann topped Mena 27-14
Quitman defeated Foreman 34-12
Marked Tree smashed Murfreesboro 36-6
Prescott pounded Lakeside Lake Village 56-14
Centerpoint outlasted Osceola 29-14
 
And in Southeast Oklahoma:
Bristow eliminated Broken Bow 55-6
 
The Dierks Outlaws earned a first-round bye. The Outlaws host the Poyen Indians Friday. That game can be heard live on sister station 105.5 KNAS.

 

Leopard Cagers Improve to 2-0

 The De Queen Leopards improved to 2-0 on the season with a 59-40 win on the road at Eagletown, Oklahoma Friday night in action heard live on your #1 Country 92.1. Will Dykes, our McDonalds Player of the Night led the way with 25 points and 21 rebounds. Will also dished out six assists. Cooper Young scored 12. Nathan Patterson also had a double-double with 11 points, and 10 boards.
 
 
In a preliminary junior varsity girls contest, De Queen overcame a slow start to post a 40-34 victory. Dayton Newberry scored 23 points, pulled down nine rebounds, and recorded five steals. Kyla Ferguson had seven points, seven boards, and four steals. Kenzie Pearce led the rebounding charts with 12, to go along with four points and four steals. The Lady Leopards compete in the Lake Hamilton Classic this week. 

 Legacy Warriors take Genoa to overtime

LOCKESBURG, ARK— It was a David v. Goliath night in Lockesburg Friday as the Legacy Academy Warriors battled Texarkana’s Genoa Central Dargons on the basketball court. Legacy hosted the school more than ten times its size in a game that kept fans on both sides of the gym on the edge of their seats. Genoa outpaced the Warriors in the first quarter 17-12. The home team had a better second quarter as they led scoring 15-12. Genoa led 29-27 at the half. After leading the scoring again in the third quarter, the Dragons were up by ten point in the middle of the fourth quarter. The Lockesburg team began a rally with four minutes to go, tying the game at the end of regulation 59-59 sending the game into overtime. The teams battled back and forth throughout the four minutes of overtime. Tied again with less than 1 second left in overtime, Warriors’ Ethan Gallagher scored and was fouled on the shot, giving the Warriors a two point lead. The free throw attempt was missed in the effort to convert it to a three point play. During the foul call, the referee instructed three seconds be added back to the clock. With the additional time added to the clock Genoa threw the ball down court to their #5 Devin Hankins, who shot and made a three-pointer right on the buzzer, clinching the victory for the Dragons. Bryce Moon was high scorer for the Dragons with 20 followed by 15 for Jacob Burrell. For the home team, Ethan Gallagher scored 49, grabbed 12 rebounds, had 6 steals, and 4 blocks. DJ Morris, put 11 points on the board and grabbed 6 rebounds. Corbin Wilson also had 6 rebounds. The Warriors are now 5-3 for the season and 3-0 in their conference.
 
 
DJ Morris
 
Legacy’s senior girls fell to the Lady Dragons 59-32. Hannah Mae Morris was the high scorer for the Lady Warriors, followed by Grace Tucker. Trinity Cox delivered 6 rebounds for the team.
 
Legacy’s Junior boys’ and girls’ teams also played the Texarkana teams, splitting games.
 
The Junior Boys from Lockesburg had a tough time getting anything to go their way. For a team that typically spreads points across several shooters, nothing would fall through the net for most of the home team players. Manolo Vasquez scored an impressive 20 points for the team, but it wasn’t enough to outpace the junior dragons. Braxton Robertson was the high scorer for the junior boys from Genoa with 14.
 
Manolo Vaquez
 
Legacy’s youngest Lady Warriors secured a 24-10 victory over Genoa . 7th grader Olivia Lofton led the team in scoring with 9 points. Skylar Alexander, also a 7th grader secured 5 rebounds for the team.
 
The Warriors and Lady Warriors play again Tuesday night at home for senior high action only against Eagletown at 6pm.
 

 De Queen Lady Cubs Dominate Cossatot River

De Queen Lady Cubs defeated Cossatot River in Junior High basketball action Thursday night (11/11) with a final score of 38 to 8.

Individual Stats for Lady Cubs:
Ava Billingsley  7 points, 3 steals, 4 rebounds
Emma Chambers 7 points, 3 steals, 1 rebound
Gwen Bradshaw  7 points, 1 steal
Landri Liggin    6 points, 3 steals, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
Tegan Gallardo   3 points, 1 steal, 1 rebounds
Kate Lindsey   2 points, 4 steals, 3 rebounds
Karlie Bush   2 points, 3 rebounds
Katelyn Ponce   2 points, 1 steal, 1 rebound, 1 assist
Azulenny Ponce   2 points, 2 rebounds
Perry Nickerson   1 steal, 2 rebounds
Jaden Valdez       1 steal
Cheyenne Wilson     1 steal
Aubbrye Gilmore   2 rebounds
Ellie Morphew       2 steals, 2 rebounds

Stats provided by Julie Adcock

Legacy Warriors Defeat Horatio Lions  
Lady Warriors fall to Lady Lions

LOCKESBURG, ARK—Legacy Warriors traveled to Horatio Thursday night for a Sevier County match up. The Lockesburg team secured a win over Horatio in senior boys’ action, while the Lady Warriors fell to a much more experienced Lady Lions team. The Warriors took immediate command of the boys’ game, holding the Lions to a single point on the board for the first thirteen minutes of the game, while they put eighteen points up themselves. Horatio found their groove at the end of the second quarter, outscoring Legacy for the quarter to tighten the game up. The second half was more evenly matched with the Warriors bringing home a 41-32 victory over the much larger school. 
 
Ethan Gallagher was the high scorer of the game with 28 points for the visitors, while DJ Morris put up 11 for the Warriors. Both also rebounded the ball well tonight with 9 rebounds from Morris and 13 from Gallagher. Brett Talley was acknowledged as the defensive player of the game for the Warriors. Horatios Migel Villeda gave the home team 12 points, all in the second half.
DJ Morris put up 11 points for the Warriors

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In senior girls’ play, Legacy’s young girls’ program was no match for the more experienced Lady Lions. Horatio defeated the Lady Warriors with ease with a final score of 55-15. Emma Ray and Cadee Glasgow were the high scorers for the home team, while Gracie Tucker and Dori Bartek led scoring for the visitors. Legacy is right back in action Friday night when all four of their teams play at home in Lockesburg taking on Genoa Central. Genoa will then host Horatio next Tuesday. 

De Queen Teams Open Season with Victories

 
The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards opened the season Tuesday night (11/9) at the Coliseum with wins over Haworth, Oklahoma. The Lady Leopards defeated the Lady Lions 55-34, while the Leopards turned back the Lions 68-48.
 
The girls game was tied at eight midway through the opening quarter when the Lady Leopards went on a 26-0 run to take control. De Queen led 41-11 at the half and cruised to the 21 point victory. Belle Lindsey led the way with 23 points. Allison Dockins came off the bench to add 13. Lorel Morphew had 7 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Jerra Cotton added 6 points and 6 rebounds. 
 
In boys action, the Leopards led 35-22 at the half and eventually pulled away for the 20 point victory. Jesse Parker, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Will Dykes scored 13. Cooper Young and Manny Hernandez added 12 each.
 
The De Queen senior teams return to action Friday night when they travel to Eagletown for a 6:00 tipoff. Toney Stowers and Greg Revels have the Courtside Show starting at around 5:45 on your #1 Country 92.1.
 

WARRIORS WIN THREE ON THE ROAD

 
Lockesburg, ARK— Legacy Academy’s basketball teams traveled to Hope on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The teams faced the Garrett Memorial Saints on their court. All four of Legacy’s teams played. Senior Boys, junior boys, and junior girls all secured victories, while the senior girls faced defeat.
 
The senior boys shut the lights out on the saints with a 66-47 victory. The Warriors outscored the Saints in every quarter, except the fourth as the subs were rotating in to work the court for the Lockesburg team. The first half ended with the Warriors up 30-16. Tre Alexanders scored 32 of the Saints 47 points. Ethan Gallagher led the Warriors with 32 points, while DJ Morris scored 24 for the navy team. Gallagher and Morris each grabbed 12 rebounds for the Warriors and Gallagher had six assists, with Morris providing four. The teams will face off again in January in Lockesburg.
 
The visiting senior girls were no match for the girls from Hope. With height and strength the Lady Saints dominated the court the entire game, winning 61-25. Dori Bartek scored 12 for the Warriors and Trinity Cox delivered 9 rebounds. In junior high action both Lockesburg teams secured wins. The junior Lady Warriors won a nail biter 29-25, finishing out strong in the fourth quarter, after a 9-9 tie at halftime. Hannah Mae Morris led the junior Lady Warriors with 10 points, followed by Lilly Tucker and Oaklee Lofton, who each secured 8. Morris had eight rebounds, while Tucker had seven.
 
Legacy’s junior boys opened strong outscoring the junior Saints 16-4 in the first half. The Warriors outpaced the Hope team until the end, securing a 39-19 victory. The Warriors spread the scoring around with Eli Mitchell scoring nine points, Everette Martz and Manolo Vazquez each getting seven, and three other players securing at least five. Vazquez also had nine rebounds for the team.
 
Legacy’s Senior teams play on the road again in Horatio Thursday night at 5:30pm, while all four teams will play Friday night at home hosting Genoa Central.

 

Lady Cubs win against Wright City

The De Queen Lady Cubs started their season off right Monday night (11/8) with winning score of 39 to 24 over the Wright City Lady Lumberjax.

Landri Liggin had 11 points & 2 rebounds
Gwen Bradshaw had 8 points, 1 steak & 2 rebounds
Kate Lindsey had 7 points, 1 steal & 3 rebounds
Emma Chambers had 6 points, 2 steals & 1 rebound
Katelyn Ponce had 4 points, 1 steal &  rebounds
Azulenny Ponce had 2 points
Ellie Morphew had 1 point, 2 steals & 4 rebounds
Ava Billingsley had 1 steal & 3 rebounds
Perry Nickerson had 1 steal & 1 rebound
Tegan Gallardo had 1 steal.

 

De Queen Leopards 4A Cross Country State Champs

 

The De Queen Leopards won the 4A Cross Country State Championship at Oaklawn Park on Friday November 5th. This is the 5th state championship for the boys program and the 9th overall for the boys and girls combined.
Coach Dennis Chaney stated, “The boys came into the season with a great attitude and already in great shape. It was a great year from the very first practice till we finished the day at state. We won several meets and beat some really good schools along the way.It was truly a special year. We had 6 runners in the top 30 and 3 All State performers.I would like to thank our school for all the support they gave us and the parents that followed us along this year and Coach Shelton and Coach Lindsey for all they do but most importantly I want to thank our team for all the hard work and great effort they put in this year.”

 

 
De Queen 78
Pea Ridge 110
Farmington 113
Valley View 148
Heber Springs 205
 
 
Juan Maldonado 5th 17:20 All State
Johnny Sanchez 10th 17:43 All State
Randy Rodriguez 12th 17:45 All State
Other team members placing:
 
Carlos Aguilar 23rd 18:31
 
Gustavo Garcia 28th 18:42
 
Rodrigo Garcia 30th 18:44
 
Manuel Soto 70th 19:48
 
Juan Balderas 120th 21:04
 
Cesar Cortes 135th 21:32
   

 

De Queen Leopards Girls Cross Country Teams Compete for 4A State Championship

The De Queen Leopards girls team competed at the 4A State Championships on Friday November 5th. The girls were a little short handed due to injuries that had been a problem all year. Two senior girls that had been very competitive runners throughout their career were not able to run at state. Abigail Barker and Marlen Perez helped contribute to conference championships and had run at state every year of their career until unfortunately their senior year. We had also suffered some other injuries and Covid had hurt a few girls in the middle of the year. Despite all the issues the girls still managed a top 10 finish.There were 161 girls in the race. Coach Dennis Chaney said, “I am very proud of these girls for winning the  conference championship for the fourth year in a row and continuing to compete at a high level.  The seniors on this team have been a huge part of some successful teams and they will be badly missed.”

 
State Results:
Jacklyn Sanchez 41st 22:42
Alyssa Neal 44th 23:01
Litzy Hernandez 66th 23:52
Laura Figueroa 70th 24:01
Joselin Sanchez 76th 24:15
Wendy Martinez 87th 24:43
Aiylene Hernandez 98th 25:01
Jamielete Flores 100th 25:05
Adriana Montiel 114th 25:39
 
9th Place Overall
 

Colts Defeat NJCAA Division I Southwestern Christian College 86-75

The UA Cossatot Colts are now 2-1 in the season after their 86-75 victory over SWCC on Saturday afternoon, November 6, in Lockesburg.

Terry Anderson led the Colts with 26 points, while Kamren Woods had 15. Decorian Phillips and Dalon Dean each added 13.
Head Coach and Athletic Director Robert Byrd said, “It wasn’t the best performance for our guys, but I am glad we were able to come away with a win and a lesson and not a loss.”
Next time out for the Colts will be Wednesday, November 10, when they travel to Kilgore College.
For more information on the UA Cossatot Colts and Lady Colts, contact Coach Byrd at 870-584-1105 or rbyrd@cccua.edu.
 

Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of 11/8

Tuesday –The Arkansas Razorbacks, coming off last season’s Elite Eight run, open up the season in Fayetteville against the Mercer Bears at 7:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 6:30 on your Southwest Arkansas Home for the Hogs – #1 Country 92.1.

….Meanwhile, the De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards open up their seasons at home in Leopard Coliseum against the Haworth, Oklahoma Lions and Lady Lions. Following a junior varsity contest at 5:00, Toney Stowers and Greg Revels will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:45 on 102.1 The Good Path and on the free KILX App.

Wednesday –“It’s Sam Pittman Live at 7:00 as the Hogs coach previews Saturday’s matchup at L.S.U. in this one-hour special on your Razorbacks station – #1 Country 92.1”

Friday – The Electric Cooperatives Game Day Preview Show begins at 6:00 on 102.1 The Good Path as Michael Westbrook previews every game from the opening round of the Arkansas State Football Play-offs.

…At 6:30, 102.1 The Good Path goes live to Lonoke where the Ashdown Panthers open up the Class 4A State Play-offs against the Lonoke Jackrabbits. Jim Cross and Darrell Coker have the exciting play-by-play action.

   Then from 10:00 til Midnight, Rex Nelson and Nate Olson have all the scores and game reports on the Vaccinate Arkansas High School Football Scoreboard Show.

…Meanwhile…The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards travel to Eagletown, Oklahoma for senior high basketball action starting at 6:00. Airtime with Toney Stowers and Greg Revels is set for 5:45 on your #1 Country 92.1.

Saturday –“The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Baton Rouge to battle the L.S.U. Tigers at 6:30 in the annual “Battle for the Golden Boot”. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and crew is set for 3:30 Saturday afternoon on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.”

…Meanwhile…The Ouachita Baptist Tigers host the Henderson State Reddies in the annual “Battle of the Ravine” at Cliff Harris Stadium in Arkadelphia at 1:00. Airtime is set for 12 Noon Saturday on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

Leopards Lose Tough One to Texarkana 22-19

The De Queen Leopards gave a gallant effort on Senior Night, but came up short 22-19 to Texarkana Friday night at Leopard Stadium in the final game of the season.

A two-yard run by Donyea Whitmore tied the game at seven at the end of the opening quarter. Arkansas High took a 14-7 lead at the half. The Leopards dominated the second half, rolling up 173 yards in total offense to Texarkana’s 94 yards. Whitmore scored on a 25-yard run late in the third quarter to pull De Queen to within 14-13. The Leopards took the lead at 19-14 early in the fourth quarter on a one-yard sneak by Dylan Williamson. But Texarkana tallied less than two minutes later to re-claim the lead at 22-19. The Leopards missed a potential game-tying field goal late in the contest. Whitmore finished with 90 yards and two scores on 21 carries. Williamson added 72 yards rushing and a touchdown. Williamson passed for 84 yards. Tye Lindsey had four receptions for 41 yards. Kaden Ahumada led the tackle charts with 14. Enrique Hernandez added 12 stops.

Senior co-captain Jafet Sotelo, who anchors the offensive line, was named our McDonalds Player of the Game. 

Ashdown Dominates Fountain Lake 49-18

The Ashdown Panthers went on the road Friday night to battle the Fountain Lake Cobras in a 7-4A matchup to end the regular season. 

The Panthers came out blazing in the first half to score 7 times out of 8 possessions to take a commanding 49-6 halftime lead. The Sportsmanship Rule took effect in the second half, as the Panthers coasted to a 49-18 victory to improve to 8 wins and 2 losses on the season.  Running back Jayden Fricks scored 5 touchdowns in the first half with 4 rushing and 1 receiving.  Senior quarterback Alex Keilbach connected on a beautiful touchdown strike to Arkansas Razorbacks commit Shamar Easter for 34 yards.  On defense, Trent Roberts had several tackles behind the line of scrimmage and Ford Young had several bone jarring hits.  Junior Jonathan McElroy had a 73-yard scoop and score in the first half.  Landon Rowe, Adrian Fondren, Braylon Milsak and Spencer Patterson also played well on defense. 

The Panthers go on the road next week to battle the Lonoke Jackrabbits in the opening round of the Class 4A State Playoffs at 7:00.  The Panthers Pre-game Show starts at 6:30 All the exciting playoff action can be heard on The Good Path 102.1 and on the KILX App. 

 

De Queen Boys Cross Country Wins State Championship

 
The De Queen senior teams competed in the Class 4-A State Cross Country championships Friday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.
 
The Leopards claimed their fifth state championships, while the Lady Leopards finished ninth. The lowest team score wins in Cross Country, and the Leopards tallied 77 points. The nearest rival was Pea Ridge at 111.
 
The Leopards placed three on the all-state team with top ten finishes including Juan Maldanado, Johnny Sanchez, and freshman Randy Rodriguez.
 
For the Lady Leopards, top finishers were Jaclyn Sanchez, Alyssa Neal, and Lindsey Hernandez.
 
Congratulations to Coach Dennis Chaney and the Leopards and Lady Leopards Cross Country teams!

Horatio Comes Up Short to Jessieville 31-22

 
The Horatio Lions battled gamely Thursday night before coming up short 31-22 to Jessieville on Senior Night at Lions Stadium in action heard live on AM 1390 and FM 104.5.
   
Sophomore quarterback Grayson Porter gave Horatio a 7-0 lead midway through the opening quarter on a 4-yard run.
   
Jessieville rallied to take a 12-7 halftime lead.
   
Horatio regained the lead on a 48 yard run by Porter with 8:50 in the 3rd quarter. A two point conversion run by Dalton Dowell gave Horatio a 15-12 lead.
     
Jessieville scored on the final play of the 3rd quarter to take an 18-15 lead.
 
Jessieville extended the lead to 24-15 early in the final quarter. 
     
Porter scored his 3rd touchdown of the night with 3:51 to play on a one yard sneak to cut the Jessieville lead to 24-22. But Jessieville tallied again late in the game to make the final score 31-22.
     
The Lions, under Coach Lance Castleman, showed tremendous improvement this season. Horatio finished 3-7, but were very competitive in most of the other contests.
 

Sr High Conference Cross Country Results

 
The De Queen Leopards won both divisions at the 7-4A Conference Championships on October 19th. The boys won with a perfect score of 15. Mena fished as runner up with 62. Nashville was 3rd with 69 and Arkadelphia 4th with 103 and Hope 5th with 130. The girls totalled 23 points to claim the championship with Arkadelphia getting runner up with 50 points and Hope finishing 3rd with 64.
 
There were some outstanding performances by The Leopards with eight boys and eight girls making the 7-4A All Conference team.
 
All Conference Boys:
Johnny Sanchez, Gustavo Garcia, Juan Maldonado, Randy Rodriguez, Carlos Aguilar, Rodrigo Garcia, Juan Balderas, Manuel Soto
 
All Conference Girls:
Jacklyn Sanchez, Alyssa Neal, Laura Figueroa, Joselin Sanchez, Marlen Perez, Litzy Hernandez, Wendy Martinez, Adriana Montiel
 
The Leopards will travel to Oaklawn in Hot Springs on Friday November 5th to compete in the 4A State Championships. The girls run at 11:30 and the boys run at 12:15.

Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of 11/1

Wednesday –“It’s Sam Pittman Live at 7:00 as the Hogs coach previews Saturday’s matchup against Mississippi State in this one-hour special on your Razorbacks station – #1 Country 92.1”

Thursday-The Horatio Lions travel to Jessieville at 7:00. Phillip Fields will have the play-by-play on AM 1390 and FM 104.5. Pregame Show begins at 6:30.

Friday – Six hours of the most comprehensive high school football coverage on the airwaves gets underway at 6:00 with the Electric Cooperatives Game Day Preview Show as Michael Westbrook previews every game from around the state.

At 6:30, #1 Country 92.1 goes live to Leopard Stadium where De Queen hosts the Texarkana Razorbacks at 7:00. Jay Bunyard, Greg Revels, and Toney Stowers have the play-by-play call.

…Meanwhile…102.1 The Good Path goes live to Fountain Lake where Ashdown battles the Cobras at 7:00. Jim Cross and Darrell Coker have the exciting play-by-play action.

  Then from 10:00 til Midnight, Rex Nelson and Nate Olson have all the scores and game reports on the Vaccinate Arkansas High School Football Scoreboard Show.

Saturday –“The Arkansas Razorbacks host the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Fayetteville at 3:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and crew is set for 12 Noon Saturday on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.”

…Meanwhile…The Ouachita Baptist Tigers host the Southeastern Oklahoma Savage Storm in Arkadelphia at 1:00. Airtime is set for 12 Noon Saturday on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

 

Ashdown Falls to Joe T. Robinson 21-8

 
The Ashdown Panthers played host to the Joe T Robinson Senators in a 7-4A clash between two prolific offenses on Friday night (10/29) at Dick Hays Stadium.  However, someone forgot to share the memo with the two defenses.  After two quarters of action both teams were held scoreless. After one half of play, Ashdown, who came in averaging 339 yards of total offense per game, was held to just 87 yards, while the Senators, were averaging 434 yards a game, were held to a measly 33 yards of total offense in the first half. 
 
The Senators came out on fire in the second half to score twice to take a 14-0 lead.  Ashdown scored its lone touchdown on a fumble recovery by Braylon Milsak in the endzone to cut the lead to 14 to 8. However, Joe T Robinson struck quickly to push the lead out to the final margin of 21 to 8.  On defense, Landon Rowe, Rezell Ellis, Jonathan McElroy, Peyton Williams and Xavier Williams had fantastic games. 
 
The Panthers close out the regular season on the road at Ft Lake which can be heard on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App, with the pre-game show beginning at 6:30 Friday
 

IN OTHER AREA GAMES OF INTEREST FRIDAY NIGHT (10/29):

 
Glen Rose blanked Horatio 42-0
Dierks dominated Mineral Springs 57-6
Foreman pounded Parker’s Chapel 34-6
Lafayette County mashed Murfreesboro 36-14
Malvern whipped Nashville 40-19
Hope hammered Texarkana 43-19
 
AND IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA:
Broken Bow slammed Salisaw 49-7
Idabel lost to Hugo 49-14
 
 

Magnolia Defeats De Queen 62-7

After a tight first quarter, Magnolia exploded for 35 second quarter points to pull away from De Queen 62-7 Friday night(10/29) in Magnolia.

Tye Lindsey was named our McDonalds Player of the Game with 146 all-purpose yards on the night. Lindsey had 23 yards rushing, 26 yards receiving, and 97 kick return yards for the Leopards. Donyea Whitmore was the leading ball carrier with 45 yards. Garrett Matthews threw for 89 yards and a touchdown, while Dylan Williamson passed for 73 yards. Monroe Barnett had three receptions for 62 yards. Manny Hernandez had two catches for 73 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown reception. Trey Brown led the tackle charts with nine. Williamson had a fumble recovery on defense.

The Leopards will close out the season Friday night against Texarkana at Leopard Stadium. The 12 seniors on the squad will be honored prior to kick-off on Bill Blackwood Field. 

 

De Queen Cross Country Jr High Conference Champions

 
The De Queen Cubs competed in the 7-4A Conference Championships on October 5th in Mena. The boys and girls both won First place in the conference. The boys scored 27 points with Nashville totaling 38 and Mena 66. The girls won with a score of 24 with Nashville in second with 41 and Men third with 62.

 

Jr Boys
Randy Rodriguez 1st 8:22
Rodrigo Garcia 2nd 8:46
Jakrys Munoz 7th 9:45
Larry Labra 8th 9:48
Adrian Martinez 9th 9:52
Jr Boys Cross Country Conference Champs
 
Jr Girls
Alyssa Neal 1st 11:09
Jaden Valdez 2nd 11:13
Megan Buendia 4th 11:50
Aiylene Hernandez 7th 12:21
Hailey Hernandez 10th 12:36
Jr Girls Cross Country Conference Champs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legacy Warriors Sweep Cornerstone Christian in Three Games

 
Legacy Academy hosted Cornerstone Christian junior girls, junior boys, and senior boys basketball teams tonight (10/26) and swept the evening with three wins at home in Lockesburg. In senior boy action, the home team defeated the visitors 65-25. Legacy took command of the court immediately and held the lead all night. Ethan Gallagher and DJ Morris led the scoring for the Warriors with 23 and 11 points, although only playing the first quarter. Benjamin Lovell, Layne Schroer, and Joshua Tucker all led with 6 rebounds each for the Lockesburg team. The Warriors are now 3-0 in their second week of play.
 
Legacy’s junior girls defeated Cornerstone’s girls 30-20 with all of the home team’s players getting ample playing time. Lilly Tucker was the high scorer of the night with 11 points for the home team, while Alina Perry led the visitors’ team with 10 points. Tucker and Hannah Mae Morris each grabbed six rebounds for the Lady Warriors. Libbie Bartek delivered 4 assists. The victory brought the team a 2-0 record as they ease into the full season.
Lockesburg’s junior boys also secured a victory tonight 37-10 over Cornerstone, with 7th graders Jude Gallagher and Monolo Vasquez leading the team’s scoring with 8 points each. Eli Mitchell and Malachi Davis rebounded the ball six times each for the team. Mitchell also provided the team with 4 assists for baskets tonight.
Manolo Vasquez

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Both boys’ teams will be back on the court on Thursday at home in Lockesburg with games beginning at 5pm. The junior boys will face Umpire, while the senior boys will face Ambassador Baptist Academy of Malvern.
 

Magnolia 21 De Queen Cubs 6

 
The De Queen junior high Cubs dropped their final game of the season 21-6 to Magnolia Tuesday night at Leopard Stadium. 
   
Two first half De Queen drives stalled inside the Magnolia 30 yard line, as the Junior Panthers took a 6-0 lead at the half. On the final play of the first half, the Cubs blocked a 28 yard field goal attempt, and Trenton Matthews almost returned it for a score. Magnolia chased Matthews down from behind at the 18 yard line to preserve the lead. 
     
The Cubs score came on a 31 yard pass from Sam Graham to Beau Morris late in the contest. Graham was named our McDonalds Player of the Game. Besides the scoring pass, Graham rushed for 28 yards. Ulyses Coto led the Cubs in rushing with 41 yards.
     
Micah Dowdy intercepted a pass for the Cubs defense. 
       
In the preliminary 8th grade contest, Magnolia was also victorious 26-0.
 

Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of 10/18

Wednesday –“It’s Sam Pittman Live at 7:00 as the Hogs coach previews Saturday’s matchup against U.A.P.B. in this one-hour special on your Razorbacks station – #1 Country 92.1”

Thursday – The De Queen junior high Cubs travel to Hot Springs Lakeside at 7:00. Airtime with Toney Stowers and Greg Revels is set for 6:45 on your #1 Country 92.1.

Friday – Six hours of the most comprehensive high school football coverage on the airwaves gets underway at 6:00 with the Electric Cooperatives Game Day Preview Show as Michael Westbrook previews every game from around the state.

 At 6:30, #1 Country 92.1 goes live to Leopard Stadium where De Queen hosts the Hot Springs Lakeside Rams at 7:00. Jay Bunyard, Jim Pinson, and Toney Stowers have the play-by-play call.

…Meanwhile…102.1 The Good Path goes live to Arkadelphia where Ashdown battles the Badgers at 7:00. Jim Cross and Darrell Coker have the exciting play-by-play action.

…Meanwhile…The Horatio Lions host the Genoa Central Dragons at 7:00. Phillip Fields will have the play-by-play on AM 1390 and FM 104.5. Pregame Show begins at 6:30.

 Then from 10:00 til Midnight, Rex Nelson and Nate Olson have all the scores and game reports on the Vaccinate Arkansas High School Football Scoreboard Show.

Saturday –“The Arkansas Razorbacks host the U.A.P.B. Golden Lions in Little Rock at 11:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and crew is set for 8:00 Saturday morning on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.”

…Meanwhile…The Ouachita Baptist Tigers host the S.A.U. Muleriders at 1:00. Airtime is set for 12 Noon Saturday on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

Hot Springs Lakeside Shuts Out De Queen 48-0

The De Queen Leopards were defeated by the Hot Springs Lakeside Rams 48-0 Friday night at Leopard Stadium. The Leopards made a big stop on a Fourth and One play at the Lakeside 39-yard line on the Rams first possession of the game. But the De Queen offense couldn’t get any points on the board. The Leopards offense had excellent field position most of the first half, but failed to capitalize. 
 
Dylan Williamson was our McDonalds Player of the Game. Williamson completed both his passing attempts for 19 yards. He led the team with three pass receptions for 22 yards. Dylan also was credited with six tackles on defense. 
 
Donyea Whitmore led the rushing attack with 65 yards on 11 carries. Garrett Matthews passed for 22 yards, and Tye Lindsey had two catches for 19 yards. Kaden Ahumada and Jesus Marrufo led the tackle charts with seven stops each.
 
The Leopards travel to Magnolia Friday night.
 
 
ASHDOWN PANTHERS FALL TO BADGERS IN 7 4A MATCHUP
 
Ashdown Panthers went on the road to battle the Arkadelphia Badgers in an important 7 4A matchup between two of the top teams in the conference Friday night (10/22).  The Badgers jumped out to an early 28 to 0 lead in the 2nd quarter and things looked bleak for the undefeated Panthers. 
 
However, Ashdown fought back to score twice before halftime to cut the lead to 28 to 14 behind a 17 yard touchdown pass from Alex Keilbach to Kaiden Winfrey followed by a 6 yard touchdown run by Keilbach. 
 
Ashdown continued with the momentum swing to score first in the second half to make it a one score game 28 to 20 on a 24 yard touchdown pass from Keilbach to WInfrey. The Panther defense stepped up to hold the Badgers to only three points on a field goal.  The Badgers also scored on a safety in the 4th quarter. 
 
The Panthers would score again  with 1 minute in 30 seconds left in the game on a 47 yard pass from Keilbach to Winfrey to cut the lead to 33 to 27.  Ashdown attempted an onside kick but Arkadelphia recovered it to seal the victory. 
 
Keilbach and Winfrey had amazing games; Keilbach threw for 237 yards and accounted for 4 touchdowns (3 passing and 1 rushing.)  Kaiden Winfrey had 13 receptions for 235 yards and 3 touchdowns. 
 
Ashdown hosts Joe T Robinson on Friday with the Pre game show beginning at 6:30 on the Good Path 102.1. 

 

 
God Bless,
Jim Cross
 
In other high school football action Friday night:
 
The Ashdown Panthers suffered their first loss of the season 33-27 at Arkadelphia. The Panthers fell behind 28-0 early in the contest. The Panthers battled back gamely, but came up short to fall to 7-1 on the season. The Panthers host Joe T. Robinson Friday for homecoming.
 
Genoa Central spoiled homecoming for the Horatio Lions 28-14. Grayson Porter passed for 102 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 70 yards, including a 51-yard scoring run. Alexis Ramirez led the Lions in rushing with 86 yards, and led the team in receptions with five for 57 yards and a touchdown.
The Dierks Outlaws dominated Murfreesboro 44-15, as Eli Sharp rushed for 321 yards and a school record six touchdowns for the Outlaws. 
 
Lafayette County whipped Foreman 64-14.
Nashville slipped past Haskell Harmony Grove 28-21.
Dardanelle outscored Mena 56-42.
 
In Southeast Oklahoma:
Broken Bow improved to 7-1 with a big 37-24 win over Fort Gibson
Idabel dropped a 49-28 decision to Eufaula
 
 
Legacy Boys win Junior & Senior Games against Magnolia team
 
Lockesburg, ARK—Legacy Academy Warriors junior and senior boys teams faced off against Columbia Christian Crusaders from Magnolia on Friday night (10/22) at Warrior gym in Lockesburg. The junior boys won a nail biter 30-29. The home team held a 20-12 lead at half-time, due primarily to a strong start in the first quarter outscoring the visitors 11-5. The Columbia county team held Legacy to 1 point in the third quarter, while scoring 10 themselves. The battle came down to the 4th quarter where the junior boys from Lockesburg fought hard for a victorious finish. Luke Burley scored 15 for the Crusaders, while the Warriors spread around the points with Ozzy Tolendano, Manolo Vazquez, Malachi Davis, Joshua Tucker, and Everette Martz all making 5+ points. Eli Mitchell grabbed 6 rebounds for the team, while Malachi Davis secured 5.
 
The Warriors defeated the Magnolia team 44-34 in senior boys action. The Warriors ended the first quarter with a 12-8 lead, while the teams each scored 10 in the second quarter of play. The Lockesburg team led 22-18 at the half. Legacy exanded their lead in the second half scoring another 22 points to the visitor’s 16. This secured the Warriors’ 10 point victory. Ethan Gallagher led the team with 30 points, followed by DJ Morris with 10. Morris also led the team with 7 assist, while Gallagher secured 12 rebounds for the Lockesburg team. Gallagher also had 6 steals. The Warriors finish their opening week, 2-0 and will be back on the court next Tuesday night when all four teams host home games in Lockesburg with Cornerstone Christian.  Link to Columbia Boys Game

Cubs Fall at Lakeside 43-0

The undefeated Hot Springs Lakeside junior high Rams dominated the De Queen junior high Cubs 43-0 Thursday night(10/21) in the Spa City as heard live on your #1 Country 92.1.
 
Ulyses Coto led the Cubs on both sides of the ball to earn our McDonalds Player of the Game honors. Offensively, Coto rushed for 14 yards. Defensively, Coto was credited with 9 tackles. 
 
Quarterback Sam Graham threw for 21 yards on three completions, but the Cubs were no match for the unbeaten junior Rams.
 
The De Queen junior high Cubs will close out the season Tuesday night at Leopard Stadium as they host Magnolia. 
 
 
LEGACY SWEEPS ODEN WITH THREE WINS IN SEASON OPENER
 
LOCKESBURG, ARK–Legacy Academy opened their 2021-22 basketball season in home games verses the Oden Timberwolves Tuesday night (10/19) in Lockesburg. The junior girls, senior girls, and senior boys played for an excited home crowd at Warrior gym. 
 
The night started off with Lockesburg’s  junior girls commanding the court all four quarters of play. They held the visitors scoreless the first and third quarter of the game. The home team spread the points around with Rayne McDonald scoring six points, Hannah Mae Morris scoring four. McDonald also led with 4 rebounds, while Oaklee Lofton contributed two assists. The junior Lady Warriors put the game away with a final score of 23-6. 
 
In senior girl action, a closer game kept the crowd attentive all night. The Lady Warriors started out strong with a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, including two three pointers by Grace Tucker, but got outscored by the Lady Timberwolves 11-3 in the second quarter, sending the Lockesburg team to the locker room with only a one point lead of 17-16 at halftime. The Lady Warriors came back strong in the second half and kept their momentum. The finished with a 43-34 win over the ladies from Oden. Grace Tucker was the high scorer for the Lady Warriors with 24 points, include 4 three pointers, while Dori Bartek followed with 10 points for the home squad. Trinity Cox dominated the boards, snatching 10 rebounds for the Lady Warriors. This is the second year for the school to have a senior girls’ basketball program. 
 
The academy’s senior boys met the Timberwolves from Oden in their season debut for the only boys’ action of the night. The Timberwolves hit the court hard and immediately took an 11-2 lead over the Warriors, who battled back to end the first quarter down by two with a 15-13 score. The Warriors worked hard outscoring Oden 16-9 in the second quarter, going to halftime up ten points 32-22. The teams kept a close game in the third quarter with the home team scoring 16 and 15 for the visitors. Oden was outscored by Legacy 16-8 in the final quarter, getting the victory for the Lockesburg team 61-45. Ethan Stovall drove the lane for Timberwolves scoring 27 of their points. Ethan Gallagher scored 29 for the Warriors, followed by DJ Morris who secured 22 points. Morris also led the team with seven assists and Gallagher grabbed 13 rebounds for the home team. 
 
The Warriors have a full basketball schedule, which can be found on the school’s website www.legacywarriors.org. Their junior boys play Umpire at home Thursday night at 5:30, while both junior and senior boys take on Columbia Christian from Magolia at home on Friday night. The Lady Warriors get back on the court next Tuesday when all four of the school’s teams play Cornerstone Christian at home. 
 
Hannah Morris
Oaklee Lofton
Lilly Tucker
Brett Talley
Ethan Gallagher
DJ Morris
 

Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of 10/18

Wednesday –“It’s Sam Pittman Live at 7:00 as the Hogs coach previews Saturday’s matchup against U.A.P.B. in this one-hour special on your Razorbacks station – #1 Country 92.1”

Thursday – The De Queen junior high Cubs travel to Hot Springs Lakeside at 7:00. Airtime with Toney Stowers and Greg Revels is set for 6:45 on your #1 Country 92.1.

Friday – Six hours of the most comprehensive high school football coverage on the airwaves gets underway at 6:00 with the Electric Cooperatives Game Day Preview Show as Michael Westbrook previews every game from around the state.

   At 6:30, #1 Country 92.1 goes live to Leopard Stadium where De Queen hosts the Hot Springs Lakeside Rams at 7:00. Jay Bunyard, Jim Pinson, and Toney Stowers have the play-by-play call.

…Meanwhile…102.1 The Good Path goes live to Arkadelphia where Ashdown battles the Badgers at 7:00. Jim Cross and Darrell Coker have the exciting play-by-play action.

…Meanwhile…The Horatio Lions host the Genoa Central Dragons at 7:00. Phillip Fields will have the play-by-play on AM 1390 and FM 104.5. Pregame Show begins at 6:30.

   Then from 10:00 til Midnight, Rex Nelson and Nate Olson have all the scores and game reports on the Vaccinate Arkansas High School Football Scoreboard Show.

Saturday –“The Arkansas Razorbacks host the U.A.P.B. Golden Lions in Little Rock at 11:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and crew is set for 8:00 Saturday morning on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.”

…Meanwhile…The Ouachita Baptist Tigers host the S.A.U. Muleriders at 1:00. Airtime is set for 12 Noon Saturday on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

 

Ashdown Outlast Nashville 26-21

The Ashdown Panthers went on the road to battle the Nashville Scrappers in a 7-4A Conference matchup Friday night. 
 
The game had many momentum changes, along with timely offensive plays, and great defensive stops.  It was a game that a neutral fan would have loved, however for this Panthers radio announcer, it was heart wrenching, and left me exhausted!  Ashdown came away with a 26 -21 hard fought victory to improve to 7-0 overall on the season and 4-0 in conference play. 
 
Ashdown scored on the second play of the game on a 2-yard touchdown run by Jayden Fricks, which was set up by a 78-yard strike from Quarterback Alex Keilbach to Razorback commit Shamar Easter for 78 yards.  Nashville struck right back to make the score 7 to 6 Scrappers. 
 
Ashdown took a 20 to 15 lead into the halftime break, highlighted by a Panther goal line stand right before the half to keep the lead.  Both teams scored once in the second half.  Nashville had a chance to take the lead twice in the 4th quarter, but were stopped on a great ball-jarring tackle by Peyton Williams, and a recovery by Braylon Milsak. 
 
Nashville had one more chance, but an interception by Kaiden Winfrey ended the hopes for the Scrappers.  On offense, Jayden Fricks rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown, while Shamar Easter had 5 receptions for 145 yards and a score.  On defense, Xavier Sanders, Javon Hart, Landon Rowe, Razell Ellis, Williams and Milsak had great efforts, along with game-changing plays. 
 
 
The Panthers go on the road next Friday to battle the Arkadelphia Badgers. Pre-game show starts at 6:30 on 102.1 the Good Path and on the KILX App.
 
God Bless,
Jim Cross

 

De Queen Falls to Camden Fairview 63-3

The Camden Fairview Cardinals arrived at Leopard Stadium Friday night as a heavily favored team who many think will contend for a Class 5A State Championship. 

The Cardinals were as good as advertised as they defeated De Queen 63-3.

After Fairview scored on a 47-yard pass less than a minute into the game to take a quick 7-0 lead, the Leopards caught a break. A booming punt by Edwin Baltazar was muffed at the Fairview five-yard line, where Jonathan Bahena recovered to give De Queen a first-and-goal.

The offense couldn’t score a touchdown, but Baltazar drilled a 25-yard field goal to pull the Leopards to within 7-3. But the Cardinals would tally 56 unanswered points the rest of the way for the victory.

Baltazar was named our McDonalds Player of the Game. Besides the field goal, he averaged 49 yards on seven punts. Six of those punts were downed inside the 20-yard line. Garrett Matthews threw for 58 yards. Tye Lindsey had two receptions for 33 yards. Dylan Williamson led the tackle charts with nine. Kaden Ahumada picked off a Fairview pass.

The Leopards, now 1-6 on the season, host Hot Springs Lakeside Friday night.

Junior High: Camden Fairview 23 De Queen 0

 
The De Queen junior high Cubs traveled to Camden Fairview Thursday night and came out on the short end of a 23-0 score in action heard live on your #1 Country 92.1. 
 
 
The Cubs defense held the junior Cardinals to only one yard rushing for the night on 21 attempts. However, the Cardinals threw for 146 yards and took advantage of great field position to secure the victory. 
 
 
Ulyses Coto was named our McDonalds Player of the Game with 31 yards rushing on ten carries. Defensively, Coto was credited with seven tackles including 3 tackles for lost yardage. 
 
 
In 8th grade action, Camden Fairview defeated De Queen 28-0. 
 
The Cubs travel to Hot Springs Lakeside next Thursday night. 
 
 

Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of 10/11

 Wednesday –“It’s Sam Pittman Live at 7:00 as the Hogs coach previews Saturday’s matchup against Auburn in this one-hour special on your Razorbacks station – #1 Country 92.1”

Thursday – The De Queen junior high Cubs travel to Camden Fairview at 7:00. Airtime with Toney Stowers and Greg Revels is set for 6:45 on your #1 Country 92.1.

Friday – Six hours of the most comprehensive high school football coverage on the airwaves gets underway at 6:00 with the Electric Cooperatives Game Day Preview Show as Michael Westbrook previews every game from around the state.

   At 6:30, #1 Country 92.1 goes live to Leopard Stadium where De Queen hosts the Camden Fairview Cardinals at 7:00. Jay Bunyard, Jim Pinson, and Toney Stowers have the play-by-play call.

…Meanwhile…102.1 The Good Path goes live to Scrapper Stadium where Ashdown battles Nashville at 7:00. Jim Cross and Darrell Coker have the exciting play-by-play action.

…Meanwhile…The Horatio Lions host the Bismarck Lions at 7:00. Phillip Fields will have the play-by-play on AM 1390 and FM 104.5. Pregame Show begins at 6:30.

   Then from 10:00 til Midnight, Rex Nelson and Nate Olson have all the scores and game reports on the Vaccinate Arkansas High School Football Scoreboard Show.

Saturday –“The Arkansas Razorbacks host the Auburn Tigers in Fayetteville at 11:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and crew is set for 8:00 Saturday morning on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.”

…Meanwhile…The Ouachita Baptist Tigers travel to Monticello to meet the U.A.M. Boll Weevils at 1:00. Airtime is set for 12 Noon Saturday on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

 

Ashdown Stays Unbeaten with 21-8 Win Over Malvern

 
The Ashdown Panthers played host to the Malvern Leopards in a 7-4A Conference matchup Friday night (10/8) at Dick Hays Stadium.  The Panthers came away with a hard fought 21-8 victory to move atop of the conference standings. 
 
The Panthers scored once in the first half on a 27-yard pass from Alex Keilbach to Shamar Easter to go into the halftime break leading 7 to 0.  Panthers would score twice in the second half to seal the victory on a 48-yard touchdown run by Jonathan McElroy and a 54-yard run by Jayden Fricks.  Fricks led the Panthers with 158 yards rushing and Easter had 4 receptions for 73 yards. 
 
However, the story of the game was the swarming Panther defense led by Landon Rowe, Dalton Russell, Merek Miller and Rezell Ellis, which held the high-powered Malvern offense to one score in the 4th quarter. The Panthers also recorded three interceptions with Xavier Sanders, Javon Hart and Ford Young each coming away with a pick.
 
The Panthers are undefeated on the season with a perfect 6-0 record.  Ashdown goes on the road Friday night to battle the Nashville Scrappers with the pre-game show beginning at 6:30 on 102.1 the Good Path and on the KILX App. 
 
God Bless,
Jim Cross

Horatio Loses Heartbreaker to Fouke 29-28

The Horatio Lions traveled to Fouke and hooked up in one of the better games of the night Friday (10/8). Fouke scored with four seconds to play, and kicked the extra point to pull out a 29-28 victory.
 
It was a heartbreaking defeat for the Lions who had scored to take the lead with just 1:09 to play. Horatio jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first half on 58- and 31-yard scoring runs by Kevin Quiroz. Fouke scored three unanswered touchdowns to take a 22-12 lead in the second half. But the Lions battled back. Grayson Porter threw a three-yard scoring pass to Alexis Ramirez. The Lions converted the two-point conversion to cut the Fouke lead to 22-20. Then, Ramirez broke loose on a 23-yard scoring run with 1:09 to play to give the Lions a 28-22 lead. The try-for-two failed leaving the score 28-22.
 
But Fouke rallied with a 33-yard touchdown pass with four seconds to play to tie the game at 28. The Panthers kicked the deciding extra point, making the final score 29-28 in favor of the home team. The Lions rolled up 328 yards rushing. Alexis Ramirez ran for 175 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries. Ramirez also had three receptions for 40 yards and a score. Kevin Quiroz also topped the century mark on the ground with 117 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries. Grayson Porter completed 5 of 12 for 70 yards and a score.
 
The Lions, now 3-3 on the season, return home Friday to host the Bismarck Lions at 7:00. 
 
 

 

Hot Springs Defeats De Queen 50-0

The De Queen Leopards ran into a fired up Hot Springs team that was celebrating homecoming, and the Trojans defeated the Leopards 50-0 Friday night (10/8) in the Spa City.

De Queen just couldn’t generate any offense. Donyea Whitmore, who was averaging 112 yards rushing per game, was held to just six yards on 18 carries as the Trojans keyed on him all night. Garrett Matthews threw for 26 yards, and Tye Lindsey had two receptions for 15 yards. Jesus Marrufo, our McDonalds Player of the Game, led the Leopard defense with seven tackles.

The Leopards fell to 1-5 on the year. De Queen returns home Friday night to host the league-leading Camden Fairview Cardinals at 7:00. Three of De Queen’s final four games will be at home, where the Leopards have played well this season

In other area games of interest Friday night:

 
5A-SOUTH CONFERENCE:
Camden Fairview clobbered Magnolia 44-25
Hot Spring Lakeside trampled Texarkana 31-7
 
IN 4-A ACTION:
Mena dumped Dover 40-14
Joe T. Robinson dominated Nashville 62-14
 
IN 3-A ACTION:
Prescott rallied past Centerpoint 50-41
 
IN 2-A ACTION:
Dierks outscored Foreman 48-28
Murfreesboro smashed Mineral Springs 47-8
 
AND IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA:
Broken Bow blanked Muldrow 49-0
Idabel hammered Hartshorne 42-22
 
Rodrigo Garcia
Jacklyn Sanchez
Jaden Valdez
Randy Rodriguez
 

Alyssa Neal
Rodrigo Garcia
Jamielete Flores
Johnny Sanchez

 

De Queen Places at Lakeside Ram Cross Country Meet

 
De Queen Cross Country team competed at the 1st Lakeside Ram meet on September 21st. Coach Dennis Chaney reported that they got runner up in all divisions except Jr Boys which they won. The Leopards competed against Lakeside, Bismark, Nashville, Hot Springs, Robinson, Center Point, Arkadelphia, Bauxite, Gurdon, and Sheridan.

 

 
Sr Boys
Johnny Sanchez 4th 17:15
Gustavo Garcia 5th 17:19
Juan Maldonado 6th 17:23
Carlos Aguilar 12th 19:33
Manuel Soto 17th 19:33
 
Sr Girls
Adriana Montiel 12th 23:50
Marlen Perez 15th 24:03
Jacklyn Sanchez 16th 24:05
Laura Figueroa 17th 24:07
Jamielete Flores 19th 24:14
 
Jr Boys
Randy Rodriguez 1st (Hasn’t lost a race this year)
Rodrigo Garcia 2nd
Jakrys Munoz 7th
Clint Tunnel 15th
Larry Labra 20th
 
Jr Girls
Jaden Valdez 3rd
Alyssa Neal 5th
Megan Buendia 15th
Aiylne Hernandez 24th
Leslie Sanchez 30th
 

Hot Springs 20 De Queen Cubs 13

The Hot Springs junior high Trojans rallied for a 20-13 victory over the De Queen Cubs Thursday night (10/7) at Leopard Stadium in action heard live on your #1 Country 92.1.

The Cubs took a 7-0 lead into the locker room at halftime behind a 17-yard scoring pass from Sam Graham to Macaden Smith. Rodrigo Garcia added the extra point with just 31 seconds to go in the first half. 
 
Hot Springs cut the margin to 7-6, before the Cubs drove deep into Trojan territory looking to extend the lead. A Cubs score was nullified on a procedure penalty. Then, a no-call on a fairly obvious pass interference penalty in the end zone was the turning point in the game as Hot Springs held and quickly scored twice to take a 20-7 lead.
 
The Cubs final score came on a thrilling 95 yard pass from Jake Martin to Micah Dowdy to make the final score 20-13 in favor of Hot Springs. 
Dowdy was named our McDonalds Player of the Game with three receptions for 159 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Dowdy had two tackles and a pass defended. 
 
Although De Queen had trouble getting the running game going, the Cubs threw for 205 yards. Graham was 7 of 14 for 110 yards and a touchdown, while Martin completed his only attempt for 95 yards and a score.
 
Beau Morris and Lance Wise led the Cubs defense with seven tackles each. Jason McDaniel had six tackles, and a fumble recovery. Noah Varela added four tackles and a fumble recovery. 
 
The Cubs travel to Camden Fairview next Thursday night.

 

Cross Country Results

Thanks to Coach Dennis Chaney for sending in these results today (10/8):
 
9-18-21 Trinity Christian Meet

 

We had a good showing at Texarkana and competed well against schools from Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. 
 
Jr Girls finished in 4th place behind Magnolia, Pleasant Grove, & Hot Springs Lakeside.
Jaden Valdez 6th
Alyssa Neal 8th
Megan Buendia 20th
Aiylne Hernandez 28th
Hailey Hernandez 32nd
 
Jr Boys finished in 1st ahead of Hot Springs Lakeside and Nashville.
Randy Rodriguez 1st
Rodrigo Garcia 2nd
Jakrys Munoz 9th
Clint Tunnel 13th
Larry Labra 18th
 
Sr Girls were 3rd behind Hot Springs Lakeside and C.E. Byrd.
Jacklyn Sanchez 20th 23:53
Jamielete Flores 27th 24:28
Marlen Perez 29th 24:45
Wendy Martinez 34th 25:06
Adriana Montiel 39th 25:22
 
Sr Boys were runner up to Lakeside and beat Pleasant Grove and C.E. Byrd.
Johnny Sanchez 5th 16:58
Gustavo Garcia 8th 17:16
Carlos Aguilar 11th 17:38
Juan Maldonado 12th 17:44
Juan Balderas 29th 19:10
 
 

 

Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of 10/4/21

Wednesday –“It’s Sam Pittman Live at 7:00 as the Hogs coach previews Saturday’s matchup at Ole Miss in this one-hour special on your Razorbacks station – #1 Country 92.1”

Thursday – The De Queen junior high Cubs host Hot Springs at 7:00 in Leopard Stadium. Airtime with Toney Stowers and Greg Revels is set for 6:45 on your #1 Country 92.1.

Friday – Six hours of the most comprehensive high school football coverage on the airwaves gets underway at 6:00 with the Electric Cooperatives Game Day Preview Show as Michael Westbrook previews every game from around the state.

   At 6:30, #1 Country 92.1 goes live to Hot Springs where De Queen battles the Hot Springs Trojans at 7:00. Jay Bunyard, Jim Pinson, and Toney Stowers have the play-by-play call.

…Meanwhile…102.1 The Good Path goes live to Dick Hays Stadium where Ashdown hosts Malvern at 7:00. Jim Cross and Darrell Coker have the exciting play-by-play action.

…Meanwhile…The Horatio Lions travel to Fouke to meet the Panthers at 7:00. Phillip Fields will have the play-by-play on AM 1390 and FM 104.5. Pregame Show begins at 6:30.

   Then from 10:00 til Midnight, Rex Nelson and Nate Olson have all the scores and game reports on the Vaccinate Arkansas High School Football Scoreboard Show.

Saturday –“The 16th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Oxford to battle the 17th ranked Ole Miss Rebels at 11:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and crew is set for 8:00 Saturday morning on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.”

…Meanwhile…The Ouachita Baptist Tigers travel to Weatherford to meet Southwestern Oklahoma at 2:00. Airtime is set for 1:00 Saturday afternoon on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

 

Horatio loses battle with Centerpoint

The Horatio Lions lost to a talented and experienced Centerpoint team 41-6 Friday night. The Knights raced to a 21-0 lead after the opening quarter, and extended the lead to 34-0 at the half. Centerpoint invoked the “sportsmanship rule” with a third quarter score. The Lions avoided the shut-out in the fourth quarter on a five-yard run by Anthony Ramirez. The try for two failed making the final score: Centerpoint 41 Horatio 6.
   
Ramirez led the Lions in rushing with 97 yards on 17 carries. Quarterback Grayson Porter completed two of five passing attempts for 23 yards. 
   
Horatio, now 3-1 on the season, travels to Fouke Friday night to battle the Panthers.
 
 

Ashdown over Bauxite

The Ashdown Panthers played host to the Bauxite Miners in a 7-4A Conference matchup Friday night at Dick Hays Stadium. 
 
The Panthers came away with a hard fought 21-7 victory on the strength of three touchdown runs by Jonathan McElroy. Bauxite scored their lone touchdown of the night on a “scoop and score” fumble late in the game.  The Panthers defense pitched a shutout, and kept the Miners below 200 total yards in total offense on the night. The Panthers defense was led by Dalton Russell, Ford Young, Landon Rowe and Merek Miller. 
 
Offensively, the Panthers rushed for 321 yards, led by Jayden Fricks who ran for 134 yards on the night.  The big moment of the game came on a 4th and long play when senior quarterback Alex Keilbach hit senior receiver Jaxon Jester on a 23-yard pass in tight coverage to keep the drive alive, and that would eventually lead to a big touchdown. 
 
The Panthers are now 5-0 overall on the year, and 2-0 in conference play.
 
The Panthers host the Malvern Leopards Friday night at Dick Hays Stadium.  The pregame show starts at 6:30 on The Good Path 102.1 and on the KILX App.
 
God Bless,
Jim Cross

 

Area Football Scores

 
Area scores of interest Friday:
Horatio fell to Centerpoint
Ashdown knocked out Bauxite
Poyen edged Dierks 30-28
Fountain Lake whipped Nashville 54-21
Mena slipped past Pottsville 28-23
Prescott blanked Fouke 56-0
Hot Springs outscored Hope 37-20
Camden Fairview shut out Texarkana 33-0
And in Southeast Oklahoma:
Broken Bow outlasted Hilldale 38-31
Idabel whipped Wilburton 52-27