Atkins expects another hard-hitting game

Friday, September 19, 2014
Berryville's Timmond Turner tries to shake off a West Fork defender in last week's game. (Charles Chappell/www.photoshelter.com/ccimages)

Berryville went 3-7 last team, but the Bobcats did beat Green Forest in the annual Carroll County Super Bowl.

Although the Bobcats won just one of their final seven games and Green Forest won nine consecutive games and reached the third round of the state playoffs, neither team nor their fans have forgotten the Week 3 matchup.

Berryville enters Friday's matchup 1-1, the same as last year. Bobcats Coach Lee Atkins said his team will try to mix things up a little bit and show the Tigers some things they haven't seen before.

"I have got to get more out of my team and more out of my players and we hope to see that Friday night," Atkins said.

Tight end Bryan King and running back Emilio Duarte are back this week after injuries kept them sidelined for the first three weeks of the year.

"I couldn't be happier to see them back out here," Atkins said.

When Berryville and Green Forest get together for the annual Carroll County Super Bowl, it doesn't seem to matter how well or how poorly either team has been playing.

"Both teams are going to play up for that game," Atkins said. "I have seen film on these games from years past and it is amazing to me how competitive they get. They are just very hard-hitting and emotional football games."

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