After finishing 3-0 in pool play, the Atkins Red Devils fell to the Marion Patriot’s, 28-21, Friday (6-9), in the quarterfinals of the Atkins 7 on 7 Football Tournament at Atkins. The Red Devils had defeated Magnet Cove 17-14, Lavaca 24-14, and Jacksonville 10-9 to win their pool and enter the tournament as Pool B’s #1 seed.
Eli Roberson’s 35-yard td pass to Josh Jones gave Atkins a quick 7-0 lead, but Marion tied the game, 7-7, on a 40-yard td pass on the opening play of the series. The Red Devils regained the lead, 14-7,after Roberson’s 25-yard touchdown pass to Trey Davis, but the Patriot’s tied the game once again, 14-14, on the following possession.
Atkins took a 21-14 lead on Roberson’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Parker Sweet, but Marion tied the game on a 1-play 40-yard td pass, and took a 28-21 lead after the Marion defense stopped Atkins on downs at the MHS 8 yard line. The Patriots hit 4 of 5 passes and scored on a 12-yard pass to take the 7-point lead. The Red Devils took over on their final possession of the game with just over a minute left in the game and drove 39-yards in 4 plays. The game ended after Roberson’s 19-yard pass completion to Parker Sweet on the final play of the game was stopped at the MHS 1.
Atkins sophomore quarterback Eli Roberson completed 14 of 23 passes for 196 yards and 3 TD’s in the loss.
The Clinton Yellow Jackets defeated Bald Knob, 21-14, in the finals of the Atkins 7 on 7 Tournament. Clinton had finished pool play with an 0-3 record and entered the tournament as the #4 seed from Pool C. They defeated Marion in the semifinals and Bald Knob in the finals. Both teams had defeated the Yellow Jackets in pool play.
Atkins 17 Magnet Cove-14
Bald Knob-17 Gravette-7
Pine Bluff-24 Mansfield-0
Perryville-17 Clinton JV-14
Jacksonville-23 Magnet Cove-13
Marion-21 Bald Knob-0
Pine Bluff-31 Perryville-7
Mansfield-21 Clinton JV-0
Lavaca-34 Magnet Cove-14
Bald Knob-10 Clinton-7
Pine Bluff-27 Clinton JV-0
Pool A Pool B Pool C
Pine Bluff-3-0 Atkins-3-0 Gravette-2-1
Mansfield-2-1 Jacksonville-2-1 Marion-2-1
Perryville-1-2 Lavaca-1-2 Bald Knob-2-1
Clinton JV-0-3 Magnet Cove-0-3 Clinton-0-3
Atkins 7 on 7 Tournament
#4 C Clinton-14 #3 B Lavaca-7
#2 C Marion-42 #4 B Magnet Cove-21
#2 B Jacksonville-34 #3 A Perryville-7
#3 C Bald Knob-28 #2 A Mansfield-20
Clinton-21 #1 A Pine Bluff-14 OT
Marion-28 #1 B Atkins-21
#1 C Gravette-14 Jacksonville-7
Bald Knob-28 Gravette-21
Clinton-21 Bald Knob-14
Atkins Jr. High 7 on 7 Tournament
Mena-27 Magnet Cove-0
Dardanelle-14 Magnet Cove-7
Atkins-20 Magnet Cove-0
Magnet Cove-17 Perryville-7