H.S. Football Friday: Branson, Hollister Lose Chance to Host District Games, Wins for Forsyth and Harrison

Cristian Berumen finishes a long run for a touchdown against Republic Friday night. (Photo by Karen McCaulley)

by: Scott McCaulley

While both Forsyth and Harrison come up with big wins in High School Football Friday night, Branson and Hollister missed out on opportunities to host Week 10 District Games.

For Branson, they fall short at home to Republic 34-28. The Pirates jumped out to a 14-7 lead before three straight Tiger scores gave them an advantage they would never relinquish. The Pirates got two touchdown runs from Cristian Berumen and Tristian Pierce threw for a pair of scores, but the in the fourth quarter were stopped on fourth down in the Red Zone as they went for the go ahead score late in the game. The two teams play again next week in opening round District Play and thanks to the Tigers win, the game will be in Republic.

Meanwhile for Hollister, the Tigers kept matching Springfield Catholic score for score in the first half but their short passing game eventually wore them down leading the Irish to pull away for a 41-27 win. The Tigers finish fourth in the District Standings but due to a loss earlier this season to Reeds Spring, the Tigers will be travel to face the Wolves in District Play. The Wolves also lost at home Friday getting knocked off by Rogersville 42-7.

In Forsyth, the Panthers raise their all time season win mark in the fourth season of Varsity Action as they notch their six win of the season rolling over Springfield Central 52-8. The Panthers, who’s previous best season was a 4-5 mark in their first season in 2017, also will host their first ever District Playoff Game next week as they will host Willow Springs.

In Arkansas, the Harrison Goblins win a double overtime game at Morrilton 35-34, the difference being a missed Devil Dog extra point in the second overtime. The teams were tied a 21 all at the end of regulation then after the Devil Dogs missed PAT, the Goblins scored on a Brody Gilliam run with the made PAT giving the Goblins the win. Logan Plumlee, who took over at Quarterback after Cole Keylon was injured, threw for a pair of scores as the Goblins go to 7-1 for the season.

Other Scores
Huntsville 40 Berryville 6
Mountain Home 28 Siloam Springs 19
Magazine 41 Yellville-Summit 14
Carthage 35 Nixa 12
Webb City 55 Willard 0
Carl Junction 33 Ozark 28
Joplin 48 Neosho 0
Marshfield 33 Mount Vernon 22
Cassville 44 McDonald County 21
Lamar 53 East Newton 14
Monett 27 Seneca 6
Nevada 39 Aurora 20
Clever 35 Agape 6
Fair Grove 51 El Dorado Springs 25
Mtn. View Liberty 40 Houston 0
Ava 38 Willow Spring 6

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