All-conference honors: 2 Bobcats, 2 Tigers earn postseason recognition
By Scott Loftis
With the end of high school football season in Arkansas, it’s time for postseason honors to begin.
Four Carroll County athletes are among those being honored. Berryville seniors Brett Parsons and Colton Record have been named to the 4A-1 All-Conference team, along with Green Forest junior Reiley Gordon. Another Green Forest junior, Jordan Perez, earned honorable-mention all-conference honors.
Parsons was a three-year starter at fullback for Berryville. As a senior, he ran 115 times for 601 yards and a team-high 12 touchdowns. He ran for three touchdowns against Green Forest in the final game of his high school career.
Record was a two-way starter on the offensive and defensive lines for the Bobcats. A state champion as a wrestler, he carried the football three times in Berryville’s victory over Green Forest, gaining 47 yards and scoring the only touchdown of his high school career.
“Both of those young men are outstanding young men,” Berryville coach Doug Shott said. “I can’t say enough about their character. It’s not a character award but it’s always nice to see young men like that be rewarded.”
Gordon started the season as Green Forest’s starting quarterback but a finger injury that prevented him from taking snaps forced him to play running back and wide receiver over the Tigers’ final few games. He also was a standout defensive back, who earned the all-conference honor for his performance on that side of the ball.
“Reiley’s one of our best athletes,” Green Forest coach Bobby Bishop said. “He’s one of those kids that can do a lot of things in a lot of different sports. We’re proud of his efforts.”
Perez anchored Green Forest’s offensive line at center.
“Jordan was Mr. Steady for us,” Bishop said. “I don’t know that he’s missed a snap on offensive the last two years. This year we felt like he was our best blocker.”