Tigers commit six turnovers, fall to 0-3

Saturday, September 18, 2004

By MARK BRASFIELD

Blytheville Courier News

BLYTHEVILLE -- Blytheville's defense forced six Cape Central turnovers Friday night, rolling to a 49-20 win at Haley Field.

The Chicks (3-0) held Central quarterback Blake Slattery to 10 of 23 passing for 127 yards, a touchdown and four interceptions. Garrett Stevens lined up behind center in fourth-quarter mop-up duty, completing five of 13 for 43 yards and throwing a pick.

Cape rushed for just 43 yards to finish with 213 total yards.

Meanwhile, Blytheville's Brice Beck was 16 of 31 for 247 yards and three touchdowns. Combined with the Chicks' 292 yards rushing, BHS piled up 539 total yards, its second straight 500-plus yard game.

Cape Central kept it close in a sloppy first half, one that saw six turnovers -- three apiece.

Blytheville got on the scoreboard first with a 72-yard connection from Beck to Logan Rebstock.

Central (0-3) answered with 3:12 left in the first, when Slattery found Scott Dunaway for 31-yard score, tying the game 6-6.

Blytheville regained the lead on Beck's 33-yard field goal with 11:30 left in the half, then added two scores to take a 23-6 lead.

Central roared back.

Trey Lucas picked off Slattery, but fumbled and Brandon Twiggs recovered, returning it 55 yards to paydirt. The conversion made it 23-13 with 4:43 left in the half.

The Tigers carved the lead to 23-20 -- the score at halftime -- with 2:56 remaining in the second, when Twiggs ran it in from nine yards out.FOOTBALL

Scott City 17, East Prairie 0

Scott City took a 14-0 halftime lead and beat East Prarie on the road to improve to 3-0.

Mark Johnston threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Luke McClellan in the first quarter, and Matt Schaefer scored on a 6-yard run in the second. Schaefer kicked a field goal in the third to finish off East Prairie.

  • In other games involving local teams, St. Vincent (2-1) fell 17-14 to Potosi, while Chaffee (0-3) scored its first points but suffered a 37-7 loss to Crystal City.SOFTBALL

    Kelly 3, Delta 1

    Kelly's Whitney Beggs had 13 strikeouts and threw her second no-hitter in seven days to lead Kelly in a home victory.

    Delta's only run came on a stolen home base in the seventh innings with two outs.

    Jessica Burnett and Brittney Ponder had two hits apiece for the Hawks (11-2).

    Sarah Cook suffered the loss for Delta (7-6).

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    WP -- Whitney Beggs, 5-2. LP -- Sarah Cook, 7-5. 2B -- Jessica Burnett (K), Kelly Essner (K), Beggs (K). Multiple hits -- Kelly, Burnett 2-3, Brittney Ponder 2-3. Records -- Kelly 11-2, Delta 7-6.VOLLEYBALL

    Notre Dame25-25 Saxony Luthern6-11

    Notre Dame hammered Saxony for its 15th win. Allison Essner had nine assists and Amber Karnes had seven assists for the Bulldogs (15-2-1). Lauren Mehner added 13 service points. Notre Dame's JV won 25-3, 25-14.

    Eagle Ridge Christian25-25 Heartland Christian19-18

    Eagle Ridge Christian cruised to a home victory. Savanna Irizarry had five assists for the Eagles.

    New Salem Baptist25-25 Liberty Christian Academy9-21

    New Salem Baptist swept Liberty Christian Academy from Festus, Mo., in two sets at home. Mary Poole had seven aces and Celsey Cook had six aces for New Salem (6-2), while Laura Poole had six assists and Holly Jordan had six kills.

    New Salem's JV won 25-17, 25-21.

    -- From staff reports

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