Bobcats look for positives in loss

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Friday night was Senior Night for the Berryville Bobcat football team, but the Prairie Grove Tigers spoiled the occasion with a 55-8 rout.

The Tigers had good starting field possession on each of their first two drives.

"They started inside our 30, but they had to work to score," Berryville coach Austin Winters said. "They scored on a fourth and 5 for their first score and that just kind of put us in a hole."

After getting behind 21-0, the Bobcats had a chance to get a big play, which Winters said could have kept them in the game.

"Andrew Scroggins had a 49-yard run, and we had some penalties that put us out of scoring range," Winters said. "Then we had a turnover on downs."

Even with the 21-0 lead, the Tigers stayed on the attack, extending their lead to 35-0 at halftime. For Berryville, the highlight of the game came in the third quarter when Jacob Graham scored on a touchdown run and Bryan King added the two-point conversion to cut Prairie Grove's lead to 41-8.

"Jacob Graham had some long runs," Winters said. "Then he ended up scoring and Bryan King scored the two-pointer."

Despite the final score, Winters said he was proud of the way his team played.

"We played a lot harder," Winters said. "We were physical with them. I mean there are good things to take away from it. We played with a high intensity level the whole time so we were happy with that."

Berryville's final game of the season is at 7 p.m. Friday in Huntsville.

"The big thing will be to come out and have a high intensity level and be ready to play with it being the last game of the year," Winters said.

Graham carried the ball nine times for 61 yards and a touchdown and Scroggins carried it five times for 59 yards. Charlie Archer had 33 yards on nine attempts. J.T. Archer had nine tackles while Ethan King had seven and Garrett Record and Charlie Archer each had six.

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