501 Football Extra: Beebe Badgers

“We were very young last year,” Coach John Shannon said. “We got off to a slow start, going 0-3 in non-conference play. We then won three of the next four, but we lost our last three. We were in every game except against Monticello.”

Seniors Scott Gowen (5-11, 185) and Colby Taylor (5-10, 160) return at quarterback and running back, respectively. They lead a group of six returning starters on offense.

The Badgers will look to senior William Conley (5-11, 265) and junior Bradley Gann (5-11, 195) to lead six returning starters in the 5-2 defense.

“We will be better this year because we have so many back,” Shannon said. “We are not sure how much better because we are changing conferences, and we do not know a lot about the other teams in the [5A-East]. We are a very strong team – we won the class 5A state weight lifting meet. But we don’t have much speed.”

5 Players to Watch: Scott Gowen (Sr. QB), Colby Taylor (Sr. RB), William Conley (Sr. DL), Ethan Boyce (Jr. TE) and Bradley Gann (Jr. DL).


1 Must-see Game: “Lonoke – this is a huge rival game.” – Shannon

2010 Schedule

Sept. 3        at Greenbrier
Sept. 10    Lonoke
Sept. 17    at Vilonia
Sept. 24    Paragould*
Oct. 1        at Forrest City*
Oct. 8        Wynne*
Oct. 15        at Blytheville*
Oct. 22        at Greene County Tech*
Oct. 29        Nettleton*
Nov. 5        at Batesville*