If you believe in numerology you might think the number 54 was part of Phillips County high school football karma Friday night. Fifty-four was a good omen for the Barton Bears in western Phillips County who put a 54-13 hurt on the Rose Bud Ramblers after taking a 38-14 pounding by Harding Academy the previous week

 

If you believe in numerology you might think the number 54 was part of Phillips County high school football karma Friday night. Fifty-four was a good omen for the Barton Bears in western Phillips County who put a 54-13 hurt on the Rose Bud Ramblers after taking a 38-14 pounding by Harding Academy the previous week
The number 54 had a darker meaning for the Central Cougars who were beaten into submission by the same 54-13 score against Watson Chapel, 5-2, 4-0, following one of their better outings of the season in a 28-18 loss at Little Rock Mills.
The Cougars hope of a .500 season went down the tubes at Cad Polk Stadium dropping their record to 1-6 overall. Their 1-3 conference record leaves Central hanging by their fingernails for any hopes of making a post season appearance. The Cougars now have to win all three of their final games to even have a remote shot at the playoffs.
Watson Chapel got touchdowns from six different players en route to the rout. The Wildcats built a 20-0 first quarter lead. Watson Chapel’s first score came after taking a gamble on a fourth-and-12 from its 45. Quarterback Kyle Coleman hooked up with Mitch lane for a 55-yard scoring strike.
Central cut the lead to 20-7 in the second quarter after Watson Chapel turned the ball over on downs. Quarterback Markeith Jacobs scored on a 4-yard run to cap off a 4-play, 57-yard drive.
Watson Chapel scored again with 3:24 left in the half to increase its lead to 27-7.
The Cougars opened the second half with an impressive 9-play, 65-yard scoring drive. Jacobs completed the drive with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Cadedric Davis.
The Wildcats went on to score 27 unanswered points.
The Cougars travel to White Hall Friday night for a crucial conference contest.