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Copperhead Football Underway


It is purported to be young copperhead season, and that holds true in Mountain View, where about 90 youth football players in Copperhead jerseys take the field each week.

Mountain View Copperheads youth football teams drew a record number of players this year, and they are being managed by Trent and Megan Martin and Keenan Glenn.

“Ninety-one kids signed up to play. It’s a record number of players and lot of jerseys and equipment,” Megan said. “We wanted to grow the program and get more kids from Timbo and Rural Special in the program. Which we did. It’s been amazing.”

The coaching trio took over the job this season from Andy and Telisha Tinkle, who coached in the program for more than a decade.

Midway through the season, the 5th-6th Grade Copperheads team is undefeated, while the 3rd-4th Grade team is less than perfect in league play, but are also new to the field of play and the game rules, Megan noted.

The next home game is Oct. 10 vs. Melbourne. Teams take the gridiron at 6 p.m. The general public is urged to attend, with mild weather in the forecast. Megan says game spectators will have the opportunity to see boys grow a bit as they match up with the Melbourne team.

The Mountain View Beta Club will staff the concession stand, and players’ siblings will lead the cheerleaders.

This year’s Copperhead jerseys and helmet art was designed by Dusty Mitchell.

There are only a few games remaining in the season. The Copperheads play Oct. 7 at Yellville and away again at Cave City on Oct. 14, before the final game at home against Quitman Oct. 21.

Team roster 3rd and 4th grade:
Harper Holland
Greyson Crum
Alan Joyner
Gunner Gillihan
Reed Jones
Bryce Briscoe
Hayes Butler
Brycen Glenn
Hayes Holland
Kagen Staggs
Weston Quinn
Arlo Ankeney
Peyton Tinkle
Waylon Wilkins
Christian Mazanares
Cooper Burrier-manager
John David Wilbanks
Tryton Chism
Damian Torres
Landin Dimitrion
Rush Stewart
Owen Mitchell
Bradley Cooper
Bennett Ragan
Jak Masters
Maddix Kendrick
Peyton Brackett
Charles Bechdoldt
Chevy Leonard
Colton Amerson
Quade Rainey
Davis Stewart
Linkoln Hendrix
Jackson Dayberry
Reed Cavender
Trevyn McClannahan
Greyson Jefferies
Justin Davis
Easton Brown
Devin Bruce
Westyn Smith
Clayton Dickens
Collin Butterworth
Bentley Lowery

5th and 6th grade
Kooper Owens
Jasper Yarbrough
Paul Edwards
Payton McCarroll
Cameron Clem
Goku Morrison
Dawson Davis
Remi McGee
Liam Mitchell
Colt Greenway
Jay Davis
Hayes Jones
Waylon Glenn
Devonte Lancaster
Grady Smith
Kamdyn Johnson
Dylan Gearhart
Tryton Chism
Ryder Turner
Gavin Stubbs
Wylie Pine
Jayce Barnes
Collin Luebner
Warren Murray
Scooter Blevins
Karson Brightwell
Ryker Gammill
Kaleb Tyrone
Cooper Harris
Blake Kindstrom
Layton Glenn
Micah Swafford
Leo Cook
Logan Hickman
Aedric Dennison
JJ Dayberry
Camdyn Turner
Haven Harris
Eli Strauser
Cainyn Turner
Chase Mitchell
Tate Taylor
Dylyn Sweat
Sabriel Hendrix
Trent Melton

Coaches roster:
Trent Martin
Keenan Glenn
Aman Minick
Ryan Tinkle
Aaron Wilkins
Carey Cavender
Ryan Pine
Kevin McGee
Jeremy Davis
Dusty Mitchell
Dustin Stewart
Jamie Barnes
Justin Cook
Jonathan Masters

John Powell
Michael Stallings
Derek Burns

Stone County Leader, Mountain View AR, youth football


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