Shiloh Christian overpowers Green Forest
By Scott Loftis
No one would blame Green Forest coach Bobby Bishop if his primary goal for the Tigers was simply to avoid injury in their game against Shiloh Christian in Springdale on Oct. 4.
Unfortunately for Green Forest, even that didn’t work out.
Shiloh Christian rolled to a 58-0 victory against an overmatched Green Forest team. To make matters worse, Green Forest sophomore Bryan Soto suffered a knee injury that could force him to miss some playing time in the final five weeks of the season.
Soto is a starter at fullback and linebacker for the Tigers (2-3, 0-2 4A-1). Earlier this season, he rushed for 135 yards and four touchdowns in a victory over Yellville-Summit.
Shiloh Christian (5-0, 2-0) added insult to injury by dominating every phase of the game. Quarterback Eli Reece threw three touchdown passes and the Saints also scored on an interception return and a blocked punt that was recovered in the end zone on the way to a 44-0 halftime lead.
“Those guys are a really, really good football team,” Bishop said. “They’re about as well-rounded a team as I’ve ever coached against. They just have very skilled, outstanding athletes.”