The game that decides the Central Ozark Conference Small Division championship will again be a rematch.
Bolivar (7-1) hosts undefeated Reeds Spring (8-0) Friday at 7 p.m. at SBU’s Plaster Stadium. The Liberators are on a mission to win their 13th consecutive COC Small title, but in their way stands Reeds Spring, a formidable challenger but also a team that Bolivar has vanquished more than 10 consecutive times.
Both teams come off of big offensive rushing performances in Week 8. Reeds Spring quarterback Nick Haddock carried 34 times for 222 yards and three rushing touchdowns in a 35-24 win at home over Central. Bolivar running back Aaron Samek rushed 14 times for 120 yards and three touchdowns of his own in a 49-0 road win at Springfield Catholic.
A season ago, Bolivar and Reeds Spring entered the ninth week of the regular season 7-1 and 8-0, respectively. The Liberators beat Reeds Spring 33-28 on the road to win the conference title outright.
News-Leader Game of the Week
Reeds Spring (7-1) at Bolivar (8-0)
Friday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m.
Plaster Stadium, Southwest Baptist University
1396 South Pike Avenue, Bolivar