Note to Our Readers: The following story was sourced in its entirety from Mr. Glenn Parrish, Director of Communications, Booneville School District. Mr. Parrish is a RNN Sports contributor, and we thank him for bringing this story to our readers.
There will be a lot of purple on the eastern edge of Sebastian County Friday night when Booneville travels to Lavaca’s Jimmy Hobbs Memorial Stadium.
The schools have not played since 2015 and have met just six times previously. Like the previous meetings, Friday’s game will be a conference game.
The Bearcats have won all previous meetings though two of the games in Lavaca have been closer than those in Booneville (42-27 in 2015 and 21-13 in 2008). The first meeting between the schools was also in Lavaca in 1998.
This year, Lavaca was the last 3A-1 team to suffer its first loss, having laid the groundwork during a five win campaign in 2021.
The Golden Arrows – three will also be a lot of gold Friday, though not necessarily the same shade – are looking to return to the postseason for the first time since 2019 and first time in Class 3A since 2014.
The Arrows last won a playoff game in 2013, beating another purple clade team in Osceola.