It was a brisk night in Fort Smith, Arkansas for “The Battle of Rogers Avenue”. There was a lot of buzz surrounding this game because of the national attention the town was receiving from the United States Air Force and the Great American Rivalry Series.


Julius Jones


Jonathan Benson


Southside’s recipient is senior Jonathan Benson, son of Jim and Sharon Benson. Jonathan carries a 4.1304 GPA and plays tight end. He also plays varsity baseball. Jonathan is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the SAIL team, and Senior Council. He is also active in the Eastside Baptist Youth Group.
Vinh Pham


Northside’s scholarship recipient is senior center Vinh Pham, the son of Dung Pham. Vinh has a 3.61 grade-point average, is a member of the international club, and has received the Arkansas Hooten Scholar of the Week award. He plans to attend University of Arkansas or UAFS to major in business or human hospitality.


Northside came out ready to play and had a great start. An unfortunate interception stalled a drive early, otherwise the offense was moving just the way they would have liked. Southside moved the ball well too, but their defense was key. Julius Jones established himself as the go to guy for the Rebels and scored three first half touchdowns, to give the home team a 35-10 lead going into halftime. The second half resembled more of the same as running was the main focus of Southside.