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Bentonville Advances

Scroggins Gives Tigers A Boost

Posted: November 24, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Nate Gneiting, left, a Bentonville senior defensive back, deflects a pass intended for Fort Smith Southside senior Reece Strickland in the first half Friday at Tiger Stadium in Bentonville.

The play called for Cody Scroggins to see what Fort Smith Southside’s safety was going to do concerning pass coverage, then make his countermove.

Gamebreaker

Bentonville 28 Fort Smith Southside 21

Why the Tigers won

Cody Scroggins’ 17-yard touchdown pass from Reece Dollins with 26 seconds left in the first half gave Bentonville the lead for good. Scroggins had another touchdown catch in the third quarter that briefly extended the Tigers’ lead.

Why the Rebels lost

Southside couldn’t convert a pair of fourth-down pass plays in Bentonville territory in the third quarter, and Austin Haggard’s interception of Austin Jackson’s pass in the fourth quarter set up Bentonville’s final score.

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