ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - The Ouachita Baptist University Tigers rewrote OBU football history on Saturday with their 41-20 victory over rival Henderson State University. In addition to winning the 88th Battle of the Ravine, the Tigers finished the regular season with an undefeated, untied 10-0 record for the first time in program history.
Along with claiming the Great American Conference championship outright with the win, the Tigers finished the season with a No. 1 ranking in Super Region Three of the NCAA Division II Football Championship. That means Ouachita will host a second round matchup on Saturday, Nov. 29, also a first since the Tigers have been competing in D-II.
The playoff game will pit seventh-ranked Ouachita against the winner of a first-round game between the University of Minnesota Duluth, also undefeated at 11-0, and Northwest Missouri State University, the defending national champions with a 10-1 season record. Ouachita will host the Nov. 29 postseason game in Cliff Harris Stadium where the Tigers remain undefeated in the stadium's inaugural season. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
Ouachita Baptist University football games are broadcast live on KNAS 105.5 FM. Photos by the Nashville Leader.
The Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District on Monday presented a one thousand dollar grant to the Pike County Archives and History Society. State Representative Nate Steel was on hand for the presentation. The grant funds will be used for building improvements to the Pike County Archives office. Pictured from left to right are SWPDD Executive Director Renee Dycus, Pike County Archives Grants Coordinator Charlotte McCauley, Pike County Archives Secretary Darlene Watson, Pike County Archives President John Gould, Pike County Judge Don Baker, Pike County Archives Correspondence Secretary Dorothy Partain and State Representative Nate Steel.
A brief period of light to moderate snow occurred in Nashville just after midnight Monday morning. This year marks the 17th time that snow has been recorded in the city for the month of November..and only the 7th time it has happened by the 17th day of the month.
Nashville has received trace amounts of snow 14 times during November. The other measurable November snowfall totals include: half an inch on November 23rd, 1971; 8 tenths of an inch on November 27th, 1980; and 1.5 inches of snow on November 14th, 1976.
The last time Nashville saw a November snow this early was November 15th, 1997.