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Bobcats win!!

The Corning Bobcats won Friday’s away non-conference game against Yellville-Summit by a score of 40-0. ALL PHOTO CREDITS: DANIELLE FRANCIS

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BOBCAT FOOTBALL

The Sr. Bobcats took the long trip to Yellville on Friday night and got a win of 40 to 0. I want to thank my administrators and loyal Bobcat fans that made the long trip. We played well and got everybody in the game. Once any team goes ahead by 35 points then the clock continues to run and if you are at Yellville (3 hours) you want the clock to run faster. Our quarterback, Jake Gutierrez had a good game running the offense, getting people lined up and controlling the tempo of the game. Parker Davis recorded two picks on defense and had several tackles. Nikoda Amiker, Landon Lucas, Clayton Crosby, Rhett Eddington, and Gary Comstock all ran the ball well. Our defensive line, Ethan Jordan, Landon Berry, Rhett Eddington, Dakota Wilkins and Francis Fisher) gave up little yardage upfront. Offensively, (Francis Fisher, John Swint, Dakota Wilkins, Ethan Jordan, Kent Young, Eli Mason ) opened up some big holes for our running backs. We recovered two onside kicks (Rocky Flores - Special Teams) and only punted once. We have a good Salem team coming to town on Friday, Sept. 18 and hope to build on our recent success. Go Bobcats!

School during a pandemic

School during a pandemic

We have two weeks of school behind us and to say the least, it has been interesting and quite different from years past. Seeing students exit the buses wearing masks is definitely something you do not see or want to see every year. I would like to commend all of the students and staff for making the beginning of school as positive as it could be under the circumstances. With very few exceptions, the students have complied with the mask directive and have done a good job with social distancing. I was pleasantly surprised at their obedience to the rules and I know it is because of our great parents. You have done an excellent job teaching your kids about the guidelines and the importance of following them even if we do not personally agree with them. The students have tried very hard to social distance from each other and I know that has been very difficult because that is so unnatural for kids. The teachers have been troopers when it comes to learning a whole new teaching platform and implementing classroom guidelines. They have performed each task with charm and grace even though I know there have been times they wanted to lose their patience with the technological component. I am so proud of all the employees for pitching in and doing anything that was needed to help with the new adjustment. My heart swelled with Bobcat Pride as I watched almost every person go the extra mile to make school as normal as possible for our students. Even in these difficult circumstances, it’s always a great day to be a Bobcat!

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On Friday evening, April 17, the Corning, Rector, and Piggott School Districts turned on the football stadium lights and the baseball and softball lights at 8:20 p.m. for 20 minutes and 20 seconds to honor the 2020 graduating seniors and to remember the lost spring sport season. The lights were a symbol of hope and a reminder that things will eventually return to normal.

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