Bearcats edged by Lions
Ruston High didn’t just quietly tip-toe out of the Class 5A regional round of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs on Friday night.
Nor did they finish their 2012 season with a whimper.
The No. 25-seeded Bearcats (6-6) gave the No. 9-seeded and No. 6 Louisiana Sports Writers Association-listed Lions (10-2) of Ouachita High a gritty battle right down to the final quarter on a chilly evening at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium at James Field.
After falling behind 9-0, Ruston raced back to lead twice (10-9, 18-15) twice in the final half before losing 27-18.