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King of Batesville

Coach, Pioneers on brink of another title

Posted: November 28, 2012 at 4:45 a.m.

Batesville Coach Dave King, talking with his players during a 40-21 victory over Pulaski Academy in Little Rock on Friday, said he felt this would be the year for the Pioneers, but the loss of four senior starters during the offseason presented a bigger challenge. The Pioneers met it, defeating Hot Springs Lakeside and Greenbrier in the Class 5A playoffs to advance to Friday’s title game, where they will meet Camden Fairview at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

Batesville Coach Dave King, talking with his players during a 40-21 victory over Pulaski Academy in Little Rock on Friday, said he felt this would be the year for the Pioneers, but the loss of four senior starters during the offseason presented a bigger challenge. The Pioneers met it, defeating Hot Springs Lakeside and Greenbrier in the Class 5A playoffs to advance to Friday’s title game, where they will meet Camden Fairview at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

Batesville playing for the Class 5A state championship isn’t a surprise. Then again, it is.

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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Sports, Pages 19 on 11/28/2012

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