Quad Conference Champs: 2nd Seed Wynne Yellowjackets Advance in Playoffs
Friday, November 2, the Wynne Yellowjackets beat the Nettleton Raiders 27-7 at Nettleton High School. This win qualified the Jackets to advance on to playoffs in a surprising quad conference championship, with Wynne as 2nd seed; a first for 5A East, sources say dedication and heart drive the team.
Senior Linebacker Allen Watson, #13, says “There’s something very special about this team. We have a whole lot of heart; we have more potential. We play like brothers- everybody has each others’ back no matter what. We fight together, we play together. We get the job done.”
Many have commented on the unlikely progress of the Wynne Yellowjackets since their great loss in Searcy at a scrimmage earlier this year; however, many have praised the great growth of the team, despite early challenges.
Lindell Staggs, KWYN radio broadcaster, says “Well, I think its been a good season. And the reason why is because nobody expected a whole lot out of this. We lost 20 starters off of last year’s team. Everybody expected this to be a down year. I saw a lot of heart, a lot of character, and a lot of fight. The strength is the running game. The line has made drastic improvement from week 1 to week 10. I think all in all just across the board they’ve shown drastic improvement from what we thought they would be after the scrimmage.”
Throughout the whole 2018-2019 football season, football players have continued to shock with ceaseless determination as they have carried out powerful plays. Senior #42 Brennan Shaver, Tight End, showed up and showed out with an interception on Nov. 2, scoring a 20 yard touchdown. This touchdown gained a nomination for Kait8’s Sweetest Play of the Week.
Coach Drew Smyly, Defensive Coordinator, speaks about Harrison saying “It’s going to be the best game because I believe in my boys.”
Wynne beat Camden Fairview 10-6 in a surprising close home game, where both luck and skill showed off. The next playoff match takes place against Harrison Senior High School on Friday, November 16th, with kickoff at 7 on their turf. Go Jackets!
KWYN’s PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (this season)
- Arkadelphia: Jadacus Nelson (23)
- West Memphis: Andrew Mohr (5)
- Blytheville: Colden Davis (16)
- Greene County Tech: Wesley Gatlin (1)
- Valley View: Darnell Waits (52)
- Batesville: Jake Andrews (75)
- Paragould: Allen Watson (13)
- Forrest City: Holden Parker (12)
- Nettleton: Brennan Shaver (42)
- Camden Fairview: Cameron Holmes (17)