Gentry offense dominates BV

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Berryville junior high football team suffered a 45-23 home loss to the Gentry Pioneers on Thursday. After giving up 22 points in the first half, the Bobcats changed schemes at halftime, but they were never able to stop a Pioneer offense that was led by a dominant quarterback and powerful running back.

"Their quarterback is the best athlete I have seen so far at the junior high level," Berryville coach Cody Curtis said. "I'm guessing he will be the best athlete we will see in junior high this year. The running back was the biggest kid on the field, plus he could run the football."

Curtis is proud of the way his team performed offensively.

"Landon Chester probably had over 100 yards rushing," Curtis said. "He had a couple touchdowns. J.D. Smith threw the ball pretty well last night. It was his best passing game yet. He had about a 50-yard touchdown pass to Harley Tittsworth."

Curtis said the Bobcats must get better on the defensive side of the ball.

"Tackling is very important," Curtis said. "If a kid outweighs you 40 or 50 pounds, my advice is to get low and wrap him up. We didn't do that last night. They broke four or five tackles on every single run. We have to quit arm-tackling."

On Thursday, the Berryville junior high travels to Lincoln.

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