Yellowjacket Football 2019 Regular Season

Connor Lynch, Christopher Smiley, Jacobi Williams and Production Artist Connor Lynch

Connor Lynch, Reporter

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The Yellowjackets started the season with a clutch interception and fumble recovery by Wynne to seal the win at Marion on Friday, September 6. 

“I feel like the way we practice and the way we move on the field, nobody can stop us,” says Marterious Ross, 11, FB

Wynne lost Thursday’s away, non-conference game against Arkadelphia by a score of 51-31. The Badgers trailed the Yellowjackets 14-7 at halftime. Arkadelphia put 37 points on the scoreboard in the second half while Wynne only scored 11 points.

Holden Parker, 12, QB, K, believes that communication is key to a great season. “Listening to coaches and understanding what needs to be done, knowing ahead of time what to do and where to be to make the play work.”

Wynne’s matchup against West Memphis September 20 ended up as a huge Yellowjacket win. Wynne trailed the Blue Devils at halftime by a score of 10-7. West Memphis only scored one touchdown falling behind the Yellowjackets 15 points in the second half. 

“If we’re ever down at halftime we have to step up and give everything we’ve got,” says Kavion Alston, 6, SB, S. 

Friday, September 27, the Wynne Yellowjackets defeated the Blytheville Chickasaws by a score of 42-22. Wynne rushed for 431 yards and threw for 34 yards. Marterious Ross, 26, FB, had an amazing night with 4 touchdowns.

Wynne traveled to Paragould to play Greene County Tech for their homecoming. Wynne dominated GCTH with a final score of 49-21 to keep the win streak alive. Marterious Ross, 26, FB, rushed for 134 yards with 4 touchdowns. 

“I’m never off and always grinding,” says Holden Parker, 12, QB, K. 

The Yellowjackets faced off with the 5-0 Blazers for Wynne’s homecoming. Valley View struck first with a touchdown pass in the first quarter. At halftime, the score stood at 13-14 with Valley View in the lead. Wynne took their first conference loss of the season to the Blazers with a final score of 28-23.

When asked who would be Wynne toughest matchup, Hunter Williams, 54, C says, “The next one because you’re only as good as your last performance.”

             Friday, October 18, the Yellowjackets traveled to Pioneer territory to play Batesville for their homecoming. Kavion Alston had a huge night with 2 interceptions. In addition, Holden Parker rushed for 120 yards and threw for 89 yards with 2 touchdowns(1 passing TD, 1 rushing TD). Wynne dominated the Pioneers with a final score of 21-7. 

Wynne’s matchup against the Paragould Rams nothing new for the Yellowjackets. Wynne shut down the Rams for the third year in a row. Paragould was beaten by the Yellowjackets by a score of 36-0. Holden Parker, 12, QB, rushed for 45 yards and 3 touchdowns to carry Wynne to victory.

November 1, Wynne traveled to Forrest City to play the Mustangs. The Yellowjackets had a tough time finding their game in the conference matchup. The Mustangs defeated the Yellowjackets with a score of 33-16. Wynne’s offense put up 141 total offensive yards with 123 rushing yards and only 18 passing yards.

“We came out flat but after the half, we had new energy which dominated the third quarter. We should have won,” says Tyler Jones, 14, DT, when asked how the game went.