BENTON -- Coming off a 2017 state title, Arkadelphia was wondering what was wrong after dropping its first two games of 2018 en route to an 0-5 start.
A year later and coming off a second consecutive Class 4A title, the Badgers (2-0) are in a better state of mind. On Friday night, they disposed of their second consecutive Class 6A team after rallying past Benton 33-20 at Panther Stadium.
"We wanted to be committed to having a better start,'' Arkadelphia Coach J.R. Eldridge said, "but a football season is a whole body of work.
"That body of work that started last season has produced a 10-game winning streak for the Badgers, who trailed 14-7 until a drive late in the first half closed their gap to 14-13 at the break.
"That was huge," Eldridge said of the touchdown. "We came out on fire in the first quarter and got away from that. Then I... Click here to read full article