Football fanatics, the time has come! Local minor league football team, the Ouachita Reapers, are back for year two and set to kick off in their first home game of the 2020 season. Headed by coach, Rick Landry, the Reapers hold a roster full of players from all over the River Valley. Flying high in their second season, the Reapers are revamped and already showing a huge improvement from last year. They currently hold a 1-1 total season record with plans to continue bringing in the wins.
Tearing up the football field and popping pads this season will be Ryan Erickson, BJ Kempf, Michael Beaty, Jackson Davis, JoJo Wright, Ramar Easter, Deonte Jamison, Jacob Nichols, Paul Headings, Anthony Ashley, Matt Townzen, Brandon Atkinson, Larry Erickson, Jeff Roberts, Shane Justice, Cayden Cordeiro, Wesley Schuller, Devon Washington, John Hamilton, Kameron Atkinson, Weldon Beaty, Alex Matlock, Ethan Obar, Donell West, Justin Pace, and Martain Jones.
“Our second season is going great,” explained Reapers owner, Wesley Allen Schuller. “We defeated the Little Rock Patriots 25-6 in our pre-season game. For game one of the regular season, we traveled to Dallas to take on the defending league champions, the Dallas Bulldogs but left with a close hard-fought defeat of 18-12. It was a great game by both teams but we ultimately made too many mistakes to overcome.”
“I am loving this year’s group. We just have to clean up our mistakes and continue to gel as a team.” The Ouachita Reapers will be on their home turf of Sawyer Wright Field in Waldron, Ar this Saturday, March 14 at 3 p.m. They will be hosting Arkansas Xtra who reside out of Little Rock. “Fans can expect a hard-hitting physical football game. This year’s team is night and day compared to our first year. We need to fill the stands up and have a great atmosphere to play in this Saturday!”
If you’re looking for some out-of-this-world in-yo-face football action, look no further. Make plans and take the trip to support your local Reapers team in their first home game of the season. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and 6 and under free. Bring your friends, bring your family, and let’s give these guys a homecoming that’ll knock their cleats off!