Badgers Scalp Chickasaws At HomecomingOct 24th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Sports
The Badger football team got back on the winning track on Homecoming night 2013 – Friday night, October 18th, against the Blytheville Chickasaws at Bro. Erwin Stadium, Wooten Field. The Badgers defeated the Chickasaws, 35-12, with a powerful ground attack.
The Badgers took advantage of two costly Chickasaw turnovers (while only turning the ball over once, which has been their major “Achilles heel” this year) and turned them into points Friday night.
The Badgers ground game overwhelmed the Chickasaws’ defense, gaining 337 yards on 57 carries. Trip Smith led the way once again with 29 carries for 171 total yards (and gaining his 20th rushing touchdown of the season) with Dakota Mahoney adding 66 yards on 10 carries. Ethan Franks also had 1 rushing attempt, which went for 45 yards.
The Badgers defense was stellar once again, holding Blytheville to only 190 total yards of offense. The Chickasaws had 88 yards on 29 rushing attempts and completed 10 of 15 passes for 102 yards, with one turnover.
The win moves the Badgers record to 4-3 (3-1 in the 5A East Conference) with two tough Conference road games coming up against Greene County Tech next week and Nettleton the following week. The Badgers last home game looks to be huge, as they end their home season against Conference foes Batesville Pioneers at Bro Erwin Stadium -Wooten Field on November 4th at 7p.m. Be sure to follow the Badgers on the road at www.beebebadgers.org and come out and support the team in their last home game on November 4th!!