by: Scott McCaulley
Two things remained the same from last week’s High School Football Action in the region, the Harrison Goblins stay undefeated while the Hollister Tigers win a close game.
The Goblins continue their dominance this season as they roll to a road win over Greenbrier 40-7 to go to 7-0 for the season. It took a while for the Goblins to get going as the game was tied at 7 and the end of the first quarter but the Goblins pulled away with a 20 point second quarter and a 13 point output in the third quarter to gain the win.
The Goblins weren’t the only area Arkansas team notching a win as the Berryville Bobcats came up big with a 42-7 home win over Gravette. Green Forest had a tougher time at home dropping a 50-0 decision to Lincoln.
Meanwhile in Missouri, another close win for the Hollister Tigers as the rallied from a 14-0 deficit to beat Rogersville in overtime 20-14. Kelby Gard had the two big plays in overtime for the Tigers as he intercepted a pass on the Wildcats overtime possession then capped off the Hollister Drive with a touchdown run to end the game.
The other area teams did not fare as well. The Branson Pirates hung tough at Carl Junction but gave up a couple of late touchdowns to eventually lose 28-7. The score was tied at 7 at half with the Pirate score coming after Jay Hill, trying to cap off a 38 yard run for a touchdown, fumbled the ball at the goal line only to have a teammate recover it in the end zone for a score. The Bulldogs though answered with a late third quarter touchdown then scored twice in the final five minutes to secure the win.
Reeds Spring had one of their toughest nights of the year as they were shutout by Cassville 35-0 while Forsyth lost big at home to Strafford 71-6.