After road win over Ashdown, Scrappers set for visit to Mena


    The Nashville Scrappers will travel to Mena Friday night for a District 7-4A game against the Bearcats. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

    The Scrappers (7-0, 4-0) come into the game after close contests the last 2 weeks. Nashville defeated Joe T. Robinson 31-28 Oct. 7 and Ashdown 56-51 Oct. 14. The Scrappers are the top-ranked team in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Class 4A poll and most other polls around the state.

    Mena (5-2, 3-1) defeated Arkadelphia 23-21 last week.

    The Scrappers are averaging 60.3 points per game while giving up 33.3. Mena has averaged 29.6 points per game and given up 17.8 through the first 7 games.

    The Bearcats are led by quarterback Carson Cannon, who has completed 64 of 131 passes for 921 yards, 12 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.

    Ty Cole is the leading receiver with 8 catches for 174 yards and 2 touchdowns and Justin Dean with 12 receptions for 175 yards and 2 TDs.

    Jonny Gun is the leading Bearcat tackler with 63 on the season.

    For the Scappers, quarterback Tyler Hanson has completed 85 of 117 passes for 1,462 yards, 22 TDs and 2 interceptions.

    Ty Pettway has 22 receptions for 461 yards and 8 touchdowns. Dominick Kight has 22 catches for 414 yards and 8 TDs.

    Hunter White is the Scrappers’ leading tackler through the first 7 games with 81 total. He has 13 tackles for losses.

    Mace Green has recorded 3 sacks. Kight has 3 interceptions.

    Nashville defeated Mena 44-0 last season.

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