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Bearcats dominate Gosnell

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Staff reports

Standard Democrat

GOSNELL -- Dexter limited Gosnell, Ark., to three first downs and only 110 total yards in a 16-2 victory Friday night.

Gosnell (1-1) scored first when defensive tackle Danny Bell sacked Dexter quarterback Kyle Espey in the end zone with 2:56 left in the first quarter. The rest of the night belonged to Dexter (1-1).

Alex Becker's 1-yard run and Tyler Grovenor's extra point gave Dexter a 7-2 lead in the second quarter. Dexter padded its lead to 14-2 when Espey threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Levender with 15.6 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Dexter scored again in the final minute when Scottie Newell recorded a quarterback sack in the end zone for a safety. Gosnell's totals included 85 rushing yards on 31 carries. The Pirates were 3-of-12 passing for 25 yards.

Espey was 13-of-24 passing for 126 yards and a touchdown. Dexter's Garrett Williams had 20 carries for 59 yards.

PIGGOTT -- East Prairie lost a heartbreaker down at Piggott, Ark., on Friday night, falling 14-6.

The Eagles caught a couple of tough breaks in the defensive battle as long touchdown runs by Dez Johnson and Brent Harland were called back due to penalties.

With seven minutes left in regulation, Piggott's Jake Jones scored the first touchdown of the game on a QB keeper. The Mohawks kicked the PAT to make it 7-0.

East Prairie freshman Paris Tipler answered the score with just under three minutes left, returning a punt 45 yards for a touchdown. The Eagles elected to go for the win, but Dez Johnson fumbled the two-point conversion attempt.

East Prairie went for the onside kick. Piggott's Nick Huskey picked up the ball and took it all the way down to the two-yard line, setting up an easy score for the Mohawks. Piggott successfully kicked the PAT to make it 14-6. East Prairie has now lost 19 straight games.

Josh Boyer led all rushers with 124 yards on 17 carries. Harland had 43 yards on nine attempts. Johnson threw for 16 yards on 3-of-6 passing.

The Eagles (0-2) will travel to Scott City on Friday night.


The Chaffee Red Devils dropped to 0-2 on the young season, losing to Corning, Ark., 47-6.

Cory Slinkard scored Chaffee's only touchdown on a fumble recovered in the end zone. Quarterback Jeff Daugherty threw for 85 yards on 4-of-9 passing with one interception.

Nick Powderly led all Chaffee rushers with 23 yards on eight attempts. He also caught three passes for 59 yards. Brad Urhahn had one catch for 26 yards.

The Red Devils will travel to Crystal City on Friday night.

CARUTHESVILLE -- The Caruthersville Tigers added another impressive win to the season with a 56-14 victory over Kennett on Friday night.

The Tigers spread the wealth as five different players scored touchdowns in the 42 point victory.

Jimmy Jackson led the way with three TDs, rushing for 208 yards on 16 carries. Freddy Rogers also rushed for 29 yards with a score.

Quarterback Rogers VanAusdall threw for 99 yards and two TDs on 6-of-10 passing.

Aleric Mullins and Dominique Branch both caught TD passes, while Plessie Ellitt had three catches for 45 yards. Mullins also returned a fumble eight yards for another touchdown.

STE. GENEVIEVE -- Patrick Odneal passed for 154 yards and a touchdown to lead Valle Catholic over Chester, Ill., 21-8 Friday night. Both teams came in winless.

Valle (1-1) lost a fumble on the game's very first play, but were nearly flawless from there despite leading only 6-0 at halftime.

The Warriors, who were 5 of 6 on fourth-down conversions, had 165 yards rushing, far better than last week's 40-yard performance against crosstown rival Ste. Genevieve.

Chester (0-3), which had 156 rushing yards, scored its only touchdown with one minute left in the game.

The Yellow Jackets had four key turnovers -- two fumbles and two interceptions.

It was Odneal's second straight 150-plus-yard game. Valle's Jay Pope had seven catches for 105 yards and a touchdown--a 20-yard strike from Odneal.

Steve Koller rushed 18 times for 59 yards and the game's first touchdown, which came with 2:44 left in the opening half. Tailback Zach Wipfler carried 15 times for 47 yards.