Patriots fall to Lions on the Road
Searcy defends home turf in Homecoming game
By THE TIMES SPORTS STAFF
In Friday’s 5A East Conference clash, the host Searcy Lions football squad scored a solid 36-14 victory over the Marion Patriots.
It was Homecoming night for the Lions and the Searcy squad sent the crowd home happy. It was a close first quarter, with Searcy holding an 8-7 lead thanks to a two-point conversion. In the second half, Searcy turned on the jets, with three touchdowns, taking a 29-14 lead into the locker room at the half.
The second half was all Lions defense, as Searcy held the Patriots scoreless while adding a touchdown to coast to a decisive 36-14 final score.
In their next game, the Lions clash with the Pine Bluff Zebras (Pine Bluff, AR) in a 6A East match, on Friday, October 16. Searcy will attempt to move on its 4-2 season record. The Zebras enter the match with a 1-3 record after their 34-33 league loss to Jonesboro (Jonesboro, AR).
The Patriots (1-5) will now prepare for their match against El Dorado (El Dorado, AR). The Wildcats enter the 6A East match with a 1-3 record. In their last match, El Dorado ran past Sheridan (Sheridan, AR), 44-13, in a league match.
The Marion Patriots had their hands full last Friday night with a tough Searcy squad. The Patriots will look to get back on the winning track this Friday night against El Dorado.