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Bearcats Scrimmage at 5A Dardanelle in Final Tune-up Before Regular Season

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Note to Our Readers: This story was contributed in its entirety by Mr. Glenn Parrish, Director of Communications, Booneville School District. Mr. Parrish is a contributor to RNN Sports and we hope you enjoy his stories and photos of Booneville sports this year!

The Booneville Bearcats scrimmaged Tuesday night in Dardanelle.

The Bearcats and Sand Lizards were the regular season opener the past two year cycle. The Bearcats won last year’s meeting 32-0, with all scoring occurring in the first half on four rushing touchdowns and four two-point conversions.

Dardanelle has made a move to Class 5A this season and is the eastern most member of the 5A West. The Sand Lizards were voted sixth in the league in a Hooten’s Magazine coaches poll. The Lizards return five offensive and seven defensive starters.

The Bearcats were picked to win the 3A-1 and return seven offensive and eight defensive starters.

Dardanelle was 1-4 at the midway point of the season in 2021 but reeled off five straight wins, including one over Fordyce in nonconference play, and made the playoffs where they lost to Elkins in the opening round.

The Bearcats will open the 2022 season at Dollarway (Pine Bluff) and Dardanelle will face Little Rock Hall.

• Series: Booneville leads 40-17-0 (.702)
• Last meeting: Bearcats 32 Dardanelle 0 on 8-27-2021
• Streak: Booneville has won last 3
• First meeting: Dardanelle 57 Bearcats 0 on 11-4-1921
• Conference affiliations: Bearcats are 3A-1, Dardanelle is 5A-West

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