Ste­wart, eighth-graders sal­vage tie

■ The ninth-graders suf­fered a 14-0 loss at Spring­dale South­west.

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - SPORTS - From Staff Re­ports

SPRING­DALE — Josh Ste­wart and the Siloam Springs eighth-grade foot­ball team came through Thurs­day with some late game hero­ics to sal­vage a 14-14 tie against Spring­dale South­west.

Ste­wart threw a touch­down pass to Bren­dan Lash­ley with 20 sec­onds left in the game to pull the Pan­thers within 14-12.

Ste­wart then broke sev­eral tack­les and scored the two-point con­ver­sion as the Pan­thers tied the Cougars in their sea­son opener at Wild­cat Sta­dium on the cam­pus of Spring­dale Har-Ber.

Af­ter South­west re­turned the open­ing kick­off for a touch­down to take a 6-0 lead, Ste­wart scored the Pan­thers’ first touch­down in the first quar­ter on a quar­ter­back keeper.

The score was tied 6-6 at half­time. South­west took a 14-6 lead in the third quar­ter, and Siloam Springs’ game-ty­ing drive started with 3 min­utes, 30 sec­onds left on the clock.

No over­time is played in eighth-grade games.

Ninth-grade

The ninth-grade Pan­thers lost 14-0 to Spring­dale South­west in their sea­sonopener.

The Pan­thers trailed 7-0 at half­time and gave up an­other score in the sec­ond half.

The Pan­thers (0-1) had a cou­ple of scor­ing chances, in­clud­ing driv­ing down all the way to the 3-yard line on one but failed to score.

Up next

The eighth- and ninth­grade teams are sched­uled to play their first home games of the sea­son Thurs­day at Pan­ther Sta­dium. The eighth-graders play Rogers Oak­dale at 5:30 p.m., fol­lowed by the ninth-grade against Rogers Her­itage at 7:30 p.m.

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