Pictured above is kicker Grant Hinze and girlfriend Jessica Allbritton. Hinze was awarded the game ball after kicking a 42-yard field goal with .7 seconds remaining in the game to secure the win for the Panthers.
HOUSTON -- Ryan Mallett's wait to be a starter is over.
After toiling in the shadow of Tom Brady for three seasons in New England and backing up Ryan Fitzpatrick for nine games this year, coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday that the Houston Texans will bench Fitzpatrick and start Mallett at Cleveland on Nov. 16.
"I've been waiting four years for this," Mallett said. "Now it's my time to have an opportunity to show what I can do."
28 New Orleans (4-4) @
10 Carolina (3-5-1)
New Orleans took over sole possession of first place in the NFC South, as running back Mark Ingram continued his strong season as he ran for 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns. The New Orleans defense was able to stymy Carolina QB Cam Newton, who was 10-28 passing for 151 yards.
22 Cleveland (5-3) vs.
17 Tampa Bay (1-7)
BENTON â€” It didnâ€™t start well for the Benton Lady Panther ninth-grade team, but it came up victorious over Cabot South for a school-record 9-0 Central Arkansas Junior High Conference mark and finished the regular season 25-3 before the conference tournament on Saturday in Russellville.
The Jr. Lady Panthers were down 12-5 in the first set before coming back to win 26-24, and won the second game easily 25-11 for the match and the No. 1 seed in the tournament.
MAGNOLIA â€“ Benton Junior High volleyball Coach Michelle Shoppach, or otherwise known as â€śCoach Shoopâ€ť, was inducted into the Southern Arkansas University Hall of Fame on Friday in the Grand Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center at SAU. A Benton native, Shoppach coached the SAU Lady Mulerider program from 1990 to 1997 and led it to a 157-88 record in her time there.
The 157 wins ranks her second all-time among SAU volleyball coaches, and four of her teams won over 20 matches in a season. Shoppach led the Lady Muleriders to a 32-11 record in 1994.