Badgers Fall Short At Homecoming

Oct 11th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Sports

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BY C. MICHAEL LONG

Staff Sports Photojournalist

The Badgers hung tough with Wynne for three quarters on rainy, windy, Homecoming Friday Night at  Bro.Wooten Stadium, but failed to convert on a fourth down play early in the fourth quarter, allowing Wynne to take control and eventually score three more touchdowns and win by a score  of 56-28.

Wynne was leading 35-28 at the time, but quickly scored three more touchdowns in the next two minutes, to put the game away. Josh Shelvy had one of his four touchdown runs, this one for 60 yards, to lead the Yellowjackets. Shelvy’s other touchdown runs went for 92, 27 and 65 yards, all coming the first three times he touched the ball.

The Badgers were lead by Eric Thorn who had 149 yards rushing on 29 carries and Aaron Nunez who rushed for 59 yards on 21 carries and passed for 15 yards on 2 completions. The Badgers had 309 total rushing yards (a season high) and 15 total yards in passing (also a season high).

After the game Coach Shannon said, “ We have had a lot of adversity this year and I thought we got better the second half last week at Forrest City and that it carried over to tonight, especially on the offensive side of the ball. We were tied toe- to-toe 28-28 late in the 3rd quarter with the 3rd best team in the state, so I am very proud of my kids. I thought we played hard – they are a great football team and loosing Michael Kirby really hammered us (injured in 1st quarter). But, the other guys stood up and I’m excited. If we win out, we go to the playoffs and that’s our goal. We’ll keep fighting everyday at practice each and every day.”

“ We stayed in our Dead T package and hung with them for three quarters” Coach Shannon said, but then had some turnovers and had to go to something that we are getting better at and that’s our spread package and did some good things with that.  I’m just real proud of our kids, they just keep getting better and we’ll get out here Monday and start getting ready for Blytheville next week.”

The Badgers (0-6/0-2 Conf) will travel to Blytheville next Friday to play the Chickasaws at 7:30pm. The last two home games follow with Greene County Tech visiting the Badgers the following Friday, October 19th at 7:30. Come out and support your Badgers!