Rattlers win 2A-4 opener in overtime.
With the Bearcats winning 48-0 on a rainy night, the 88th meeting between Booneville and Paris is far from one of the most memorable in the series.
Booneville didn’t score their first touchdown until the 6:40 mark of the first quarter but by the 9:05 mark of the second quarter it was already 41-0 and the Bearcats went on to win the Conference 3A-1 opener, 48-0
Andrew Robertson drew first blood with an 85-yard run and a pair of fourth down runs by Evan Schlinker and Michael Hesson, covering 25 and 11 yards respectively, gave the Bearcats (4-0, 1-0) a 21-0 cushion with 14 seconds left in the first quarter.
Ian Suttles returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown and Carson Ray ran 30 and 52 yards for touchdowns over the next 3:09 and the lead was 41-0.
For Suttles it was his second interception return for a touchdown this season. Ray would match Robertson with 89 yards to lead the Bearcats, who ran for 391 yards.
Dalton Ritchie had a touchdown run negated by a penalty before the intermission but would score on a 47-yard run in the fourth quarter to set the final.
With the sportsmanship rule in effect the Eagles (0-4, 0-1) had the ball just twice with both possessions ending in punts.
Paris managed only 68 yards of total offense.
MAGAZINE 18 HACKETT 12 (OT)
Magazine took their first lead on the final play of the game when Caleb Hyatt plunged in on a fourth-and-goal from inside the 1 to beat the Hornets.
The Rattlers (2-2, 1-0 Conference 2A-4) had trailed the Hornets (2-2, 0-1) 12-0 when the final quarter began at Diamondback Stadium. Touchdown runs by Hyatt and Tatum Scott tied the forced overtime.
Magazine held the Hornets on four downs to start the extra session. Hyatt's winning score came after both teams had used their overtime time out preparing for the play.