Batesville defeats Newport 36-20

BATESVILLE, AR(KAIT) - Region 8's second high school football game of 2009 took place Thursday.  The rivalry continued as Batesville hosted Newport at Pioneer Stadium in the Battle of the White River Bowl.

In the first quarter, Quadarius Ross scored from five yards out and Newport took a 7-0 lead.

But Newport's lead was short lived and all the momentum swung Batesville's way.

In the second quarter, Justin Smithee pounded in a four 4-yards score and he went on to score three touchdowns in the half.

Batesville goes on to blitz newport Thursday defeating the 'Hounds by the final of 36-20..