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Prep Football: Dragons survive Wolverines

Mountainburg rallied from a small deficit and utilized a pair of turnovers in the second half to pull away from Western Yell County Friday night to win 40-27.

The Wolverines took a 20-14 lead in the second quarter, but the Dragons responded with a Josh Skattebo three-yard touchdown run to tie it up at halftime.

Mountainburg retook the lead after a 12-yard run by Chris Robbins in the third quarter. Robbins then picked off a pass and returned it 70 yards for a score and the Dragons led 34-20 in the fourth quarter.

Dakota Hobson had an interception and returned it to the Wolverine 12. Skattebo scored his third touchdown of the night, this time from six yards out and Mountainburg led 40-20.

WYC added its final score late.

“We were glad to get out of there with a win,” said coach Tom Harrell. “We have a lot of kids hurt so it was a bit of mix and match out there. We survived. That’s about all I can say.”

Sophomore Clayton Stevenson added a 10-yard touchdown run to to give Mountainburg a 14-6 toward the end of the first quarter.

The Dragons (5-2) wrap up the season with a two-game home stand starting with the final 2A-4 game of the season with Magazine (5-1).

A win would secure Mountainburg the No. 2 seed from the league and hosting duties for the first round of the playoffs.

Mountainburg hosts Pocola (Okla.) for a non-conference game on Nov. 8.

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