Batesville stays grounded, disarms PA’s big-play plan

Posted: November 24, 2012 at 3:50 a.m.

Batesville running back Jose Rodriguez (3) tries to avoid a tackle by Pulaski Academy defender Sutton Bartlett (right) during the Pioneers’ 40-21 victory over the Bruins on Friday at Rector Field in Little Rock. Video is available at arkansasonline.com/videos.

The Batesville Pioneers controlled the line of scrimmage and played keep-away from Pulaski Academy, dealing the Bruins a 40-21 defeat in the Class 5A state semifinals Friday in Little Rock.

Batesville eliminates Pulaski Academy

Batesville advanced to the Class 5A state finals with a 40-21 victory over Pulaski Academy. They'll face Camden Fairview in the finals next week. (By Daniel Krupsaw)
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