There is a pivotal match up tonight in Class 4A for the lead in the 8-4A Conference between the Dollarway Cardinals and the Fordyce Redbugs.
Both teams started off slow by losing their non-conference games, but have come on strong since conference play has begun. Fordyce has also changed QB's after Clint Fawcett moved from Fordyce to Woodlawn after the second game of the season. Both teams are undefeated in conference play so far.
The game will start at 7:00 PM tonight at Dollarway, and it is Dollarway's homecoming game.
Players to keep your eyes on for the Dollarway Cardinals in the 2008 season include Senior Athlete Jesse Grandy who currently holds a scholarship offer from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Tulsa. He runs a 4.4 forty yard dash, and accounted for over 2000 yards of total offense last season.
Senior RB Michael Willingham is 5-foot-9, 185 pounds and rushed for 2,295 yards last season for the Cardinals.
Jeremy Sharp is a 6-foot-1, 205 pound Junior WR who transferred into Dollarway from Indiana in the spring. Sharp should prove to be a key player in the passing game for the Cardinals in 2008.
Antonio Spicer is a 6-foot-2, 285 pounds Senior lineman with a 300 pound bench press. Spicer plays on both sides of the ball is has proved to be a force on the line for the Cardinals in previous seasons.
For the Fordyce Redbugs, Dean Adams moved to QB after Fawcett left the team, and has been doing well so far.
The wide receiver corps will be led by 6-foot-1, 175 pound Nick Clary. Clary posts a 4.5 forty, and caught 5 touchdown passes last season. Terrell Morris who is 6-foot-4, 200 pounds will see time at tightend and receiver as well. Other players seeing time at the receiver position include Everett Green, Michael Hubbard, and Tolefree. Neither Hubbard or Tolefree saw any playing time last season, but showed poise in spring ball.
Taylor Fuller (6-0, 225), Nick Vaughan (6-2, 260), Cameron Jackson (6-2, 220), Winston Raney (5-10, 200), and Mark McMillan (5-9, 260) will lead the Redbugs on the offensive, and defensive lines.
On defense, Jonathan Smith, Jarrion Sparks, and Darius Matthews should see time at the linebacker positions. Darius Cleaves, Nick Clary, and Terrel Morris should see time on the field in the secondary for the Redbugs.
Both teams have really turned it on the past couple of weeks. For Dollarway, a change from the Spread offense back to the Wishbone offense proved to be a wise choice by Coach Cortez Lee, and for Fordyce, a new QB and a team with a lot of heart has proven to be a key for success for Coach Clark Watkins.
ArkansasVarsity.com feels that this one will be taken in the 4th quarter, and we are picking Dollarway by 13 points over Fordyce.
ArkansasVarsity.com will have a full rundown of this game tomorrow morning. We plan on being in attendance for this game, and look forward to a great game between two solid teams.