It was sweet revenge and redemption for the Yerger Middle School eighth grade football team on the road last Thursday night to pull out an impressive close victory against Camden 24-22 in junior high action.

It was sweet revenge and redemption for the Yerger Middle School eighth grade football team on the road last Thursday night to pull out an impressive close victory against Camden 24-22 in junior high action.

YMS fell short in the first meeting to Camden at Hammons Stadium back on Sept. 7. This time, Hope returned the favor to come out as the victors in their second meeting and be victorious on the Jr. Cardinals territory for their first win of the 2017 football season.

YMS trio playmakers' Ammorrion Dempsey, Keyuan Booker and Ladarious Allen accounted Hope's touchdowns that helped secure their thrilling win offensively. A big key stop for Hope late in the fourth by the defensive impacted their performance against Camden.

YMS football eighth grade head coach Ricky Rhodes thought his troops battled effectively from the start to the end to close out one of the most thrilling victories in their football program. The team continues to improve each game and the production has shown in leading up to their first win of the season last Thursday night in Camden.

"I thought we played extremely well and improving every ball game to look like a totally different group with what coach Turley is trying to get done. The guys deserve to win. We have been in five close games this year and still had the chance to win but fell short," Rhodes said.

They've worked hard all season long and look to close out the season on a high note according to Rhodes. On Monday, Oct. 30 Hope eighth and ninth grade football teams will play their final game of the season hosting De Queen at Hammons Stadium. Kickoff set for 5:30 p.m., beginning with eighth grade action, followed by the ninth grade for the nightcap around 7 p.m.