The Wonder Boys football team was unable to overcome the Harding Bisons last weekend in a disappointing 24-17 loss. This game finishes out the regular season for the Wonder Boys, who now await to hear their fate in the postseason. With a berth to the playoffs ruled out, it is likely that the Wonder Boys could receive an invitation to the Agent Barry Live United Bowl in Texarkana on Saturday, Dec. 2.
With the final games of the season completed, the Wonder Boys are tied for second at 8-3 with the Bisons. The Ouachita Baptist Tigers hold the top spot and the Great American Conference title at 9-2, after a 49-42 win over in-city rival, Henderson State Reddies.
The Wonder Boys fought hard but came up short, due to turnovers and game changing penalties. Ty Reasnor, from Cashion, Oklahoma, passed for 157 yards and a touchdown. The Wonder Boys had a total of 248 yards of offense with 85 yards on the ground. J.V Davis, from Benton, had the first touchdown of the game, after a 16-yard pass from Reasnor gave him the score. The only other touchdown scored by the Wonder Boys came from a 5-yard run from Reasnor to make it 14-7. Eric Perez, from Green Forrest, kicked a 35-yard field goal to add on three more to make the total 17 points.
The Wonder Boys defense held strong, holding the Bisons to the ground with 311 yards rushing, 50 less of their game average and zero yards passing. The Bisons threw three times, going zero out of three with two interceptions. KJ Reid, from Texarkana, had 12 tackles to lead the defensive effort.