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Wonder Boys upset at home

Ricci Logan/The Arka Tech The Wonder Boys red zone drive in the final seconds was not enough as they lost the contest.

The Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys will travel to Monticello to take on the Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils this Saturday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m.

The 24th ranked Wonder Boys, 4-1 in Great American Conference play, will take on the Boll Weevils, 2-3 in GAC play. The Wonder Boys move to second in the GAC tied with the Tigers. The Boll Weevils sit in a 5-way tie for 6th in the GAC.

Last weekend, the Wonder Boys lost to the Tigers, their first loss on the season.

The Tigers struck first with a 75-yard, 2-play drive, only 46 seconds into the game. The Wonder Boys answered back to make it 7-7 after Bryan Allen, from Forrest City, rushed for an 8-yard touchdown to cap off an 8-play drive.

The Wonder Boys defense held the Tigers to only a field goal on the next drive to make it 7-10. The Wonder Boys then made it 14-10 after a 1-yard pass from Ty Reasnor, from Cashion, Oklahoma, caught J.V. Davis, from Benton, in the end zone. The successful extra point attempt from Eric Perez, from Green Forrest capped off the drive.

In the second quarter, another long pass from the Tigers made it 14-17. Shortly after, the Tigers would be held to a field goal, which pushed the score to 14-20. As time expired in the second quarter, Perez brought the Wonder Boys closer with a successful field goal, making the score 17-20.

After halftime, a 68-yard run from Braden Stringer, from Blanchard, Oklahoma, ended a 5-play drive, making it 24-20. The Wonder Boys defense held the Tigers to another field goal, making it 23-24.

To start the 4th quarter, Stringer breached the end zone with a 3-yard rush to end a 9-play drive making it 31-23 with 13:57 left in the game. The Tigers fired back with 7:19 left in the game after a 34-yard run to make it 31-29. The Tigers then managed to score to make it 35-31 after missing the extra point with 1:36 left in the game. The Wonder Boys drove down the field to the 25-yard line. With six seconds left on the clock, the Wonder Boys tried one last play that failed, as the ball was deflected by the Tigers as time expired.

The Wonder Boys set a season high with 522 yards of offense while the Tigers had 477. Reasnor was 29-44 on passing with 236 yards a touchdown. Stringer had 89 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Allen had 87 yards rushing and one touchdown.