Indians Look to Add More in their History Book

In 2020, the state of Arkansas got see a new team come in and find success. The Poyen Indians made it to their first ever quarterfinals appearance last fall, but came up short against powerhouse Junction City. This season, there were more struggles than anticipated but somehow, these band of Indians fought through adversity and got back to the quarterfinals once again. Not many media outlets expected Poyen to take down Hazen, but were regrettably wrong. The Hornets up until last week were considered a really good team despite low numbers. Hazen definitely had the playoff experience, in which they played for a title in 2018. All of these things however didn't bother Poyen. They Indians took control late in the first half last week, and took a 30-16 lead before halftime. A score by Poyen in the third quarter put them up 38-16, before Hazen scored the final touchdown of the night, sending Poyen to their first ever semi-finals appearance in program history with a 38-24 victory. The "Road to The Rock" does not get any easier this week however for Poyen. McCrory has been a Top 3 team in Class 2A all season long, and could be number one entering this week. The Jaguars were able to take down Des Arc a second time this season after defeating the Eagles back in Week One. Poyen and McCrory are much alike when it comes to offensive scheme; Running the Football. Colton Lowe and Blake Rhodes have now become a sharp quarterback-running back tandem out of the backfield. The Indian defense will also have to keep the trio running game of McCrory to a minimum. Jaguar quarterback Cason Campbell and running backs Reid Kennon and Latreal Neal all topped 100 yards on the ground last week. This will be the first ever meeting between the two. Roll Tribe Nation is expected to fill the stands tomorrow night on the road in McCrory to cheer the Poyen Indians to a hopeful victory. The winner between the two get either two-time defending state champion Fordyce or 6-2A champion Clarendon in the 2A State Championship. Kickoff for tomorrow is slated for 7 p.m.

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