by: Scott McCaulley

The first High School Football Games in September saw the a school get their first win since 2017 while three area Arkansas teams win, including two in their opening games.

Forsyth last saw the winners circle in their final game of the 2017 season, there first season of Varsity Football. After a winless 2018 season, the Panthers got in the winners circle with a 24-13 win over Jasper in the home opener and also notching the first win for first year Coach Andy McFarland. The First Quarter was a flurry of points as the Panthers built a 16-0 lead only to see the Eagles answer with 13 straight points. The game stayed at that score until a Buck Sanders’ touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave them the final margin of victory.

In Northern Arkansas, the Harrison Goblins rolled to their seventh straight win over the Mountain Home Bombers in their rivalry game, rolling to a 42-9 win in Mountain Home. In limited action, Goblin Mitch Huskey rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns leading the Goblins to the win.

Meanwhile Berryville and Green Forest open their seasons with wins, the Bobcats a 41-0 home win over West Fork and the Tigers with a 39-12 road win at Yellville-Summit.

It was a long night for the other area teams as the Branson Pirates fall behind 14-0 at Neosho, rally to tie the game at half, then giving up one long run in the third quarter and eventually fall 21-14 to the Wildcats. Both Hollister and Reeds Spring had their home openers spoiled, the Tigers by Lamar 34-3 while Seneca scored 28 straight points to rally for a 28-16 win over the Wolves.