Scrappers remain undefeated going into playoffs

    Junior Cheerleader Chelsey Hile holds the
    Scrapper “S” flag before the run through prior to
    the Bauxite and Nashville game.

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    Number 7- Senior Wide Receiver Trey Hughes runs down the sidelines
    for a big gain after his only catch of the game. Hughes was able to grab
    one reception for 33 yards against Bauxite on Friday.

    Luke Reeder
    Sports Writer
    Friday night the Nashville
    Scrappers took on the
    Bauxite Miners in the final
    regular season game of
    the year. Nashville already
    having the conference
    championship under their
    belt were fighting to keep
    their record unblemished
    as they looked forward to
    the playoffs but the Miners
    were more than just an easy
    senior night game as they
    gave the Scrappers a scare
    in the first half but in the
    end Nashville triumphed
    42-21 and kept their record
    a perfect 10-0 as the playoffs
    loom ahead.
    In the first quarter the
    game was close. Nashville
    scored the first points rather
    early in the first quarter
    at 9:35 left in the quarter
    to bring it to 7-0. Around a
    minute later the Miners answered
    with an impressive
    82 yard touchdown pass
    and Bauxite converted on
    the two point conversion
    giving them their only lead
    of the game 8-7. Nashville
    got the ball back and drove
    it down the field and with
    5:18 left in the first quarter
    quarterback Leonard Snell
    rushed the ball for his first
    of two rushing touchdowns
    of the game. Nashville regained
    the lead at 14-8. For
    the rest of the quarter the
    teams went back and forth
    on offense and defense until
    Bauxite was able to find and
    opening and drive the ball
    down to the goal line and
    with :21 left in the quarter a
    short run for a touchdown
    and a failed two point conversion
    tied the game at 14.
    Nashville was able to score
    in two quick plays to retake
    the lead as the first quarter
    expired.
    In the second Nashville
    had the lead at 21-14 and it
    would not change. Neither
    team was able to get any
    scoring drive organized in
    the second quarter. The
    Bauxite and Nashville defense
    were able to hold
    each other from scoring
    for a whole quarter giving
    Nashville the one touchdown
    lead going into halftime.
    In the third quarter of
    play the Scrappers were
    able to hold the Miners to
    zero points while Snell was
    able to find his legs. Nashville
    was able to score twice
    in the quarter with one being
    an impressive quarterback
    run for 60 yards and a
    touchdown that ultimately
    brought Nashville’s lead to
    35-14 with just :38 left in the
    third quarter.
    The final quarter of the
    game also only saw 14 points
    scored in it but one of those
    scores came from the Miners.
    After just 1:13 of playing
    in the fourth quarter
    Nashville was able to score
    its final touchdown of the
    game. The leading rusher of
    the game scored his most
    impressive touchdown of
    the game on a 55 yard run
    down the field building Nashville’s
    lead to 42-14. Bauxite
    was able to get its first score
    since the first quarter and
    final score of the game with
    6:03 left to play on a goal line
    run to bring the final score of
    the game to 42-21.
    Nashville was unable
    to find a passing presence
    during the game as Snell
    went 4/10 for 80 yards and
    zero touchdowns. The run
    game secured the victory for
    Nashville as the sophomore
    running back Harris lead
    the game in rushing with
    129 yards on nine runs and
    three touchdowns. Snell was
    also able to break 100 yards
    rushing and scored two
    touchdowns with his feet.
    Darius Hopkins was one yard
    away from 100 yards rushing
    and scored one touchdown.
    Head Coach Mike Volarvich
    said he thought his
    team would play “A little
    sluggish” like they did in
    the first half because of the
    long week that led up to
    the game, “It was a long
    week at school and there
    was also bad weather so
    we had to practice inside
    a bit,” Volarvich said. With
    the win the Scrappers are
    now undefeated going into
    the playoffs. They will face
    Crossett on Friday at home
    in the first playoff game of
    the season.