Saturday, June 4, 2011

2011 Sonic Air Raid Results

Pulaski Academy may start asking Harding Academy to move their home games to First Security Stadium in Searcy.  The Bruins have gone 28-0 at the Sonic Air Raid since the tournament expanded to 16 teams in 2006 and began using the stadium to play their games.  They did not attend in 2006 or 2008, but they won the tournament in 2007, 2009, 2010, and now, 2011.  The Bruins defeated Lake Hamilton in the first round of the double elimination tournament, Searcy in the second round, then Greenbrier in the winners' bracket finals.  Lake Hamilton would battle back and play in its 6th straight game (1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, and 5:15)  to get another shot at PA.  That proved to be too much to overcome as the Bruins defeated the Wolves, 30-21 for the championship.

In the consolation bracket, Harding Academy would breeze through the winners' bracket after finishing pool play with a disappointing 0-3 record.  They defeated Watson Chapel, Wynne, and Bald Knob before waiting for the losers' bracket winner, Shiloh Christian.  Shiloh defeated Harding to force the if necessary game.  Harding would recover, however, and defeated Shiloh, 26-18, to win the consolation championship.

In our opinion, there were few surprises coming out of this year's tournament.  We were pleased to see three teams getting involved in 7 on 7 that normally don't.  We are quite sure this was the first big tournament that Catholic, Corning, and Wynne have ever attended.  Catholic has played in 7 on 7 leagues for several years, so there wasn't much of an adjustment period for them as they played pretty well.  Both Corning and Wynne performed about as expected considering.  They will both me much better in this event next year.

One other note about the tournament is the absence of five teams (Conway, Bryant, Lakeside, DeWitt, and Heber Springs) that had planned this for their summer schedule.  One of the Arkansas Activities Association rules about these tournaments is that you cannot compete in them unless your school is out for the summer.  With days missed this year due to snow and floods, not only did some teams have to miss this tournament, but West Memphis had to cancel their annual tournament that was scheduled for this same day.


Pool A
PA Blue 26, Watson Chapel 2
PA Blue 42, GCT 12
PA Blue 22, Catholic 6
Catholic 26, GCT 6
Catholic, 22, Watson Chapel 6
Watson Chapel 32, GCT 15

PA (3-0), Catholic (2-1), Watson Chapel (1-2), GCT (0-3)

Pool B
Greenbrier 26, Lake Hamilton 20
Greenbrier 21, Shiloh 20
Greenbrier 29, Harding Academy 6
Lake Hamilton 26, Shiloh 21
Lake Hamilton 15, Harding Academy 12
Shiloh 25, Harding Academy 22

Greenbrier (3-0), Lake Hamilton (2-1), Shiloh (1-2), Harding (0-3)

Pool C
Searcy 27, Wynne 22
Searcy 21, Conway Christian 7
Searcy 12, Bald Knob 9
Conway Christian 25, Bald Knob 20
Conway Christian 10, Wynne 2
Wynne 25, Bald Knob 12

Searcy (3-0), Conway Christian (2-1), Wynne (1-2), Bald Knob (0-3)

Pool D
PA Gold 21, Batesville Southside 15
PA Gold 24, Rose Bud 14
PA Gold 27, Corning 24
Corning 22, Rose Bud 19
Corning 26, Batesville Southside 9
Rose Bud 12, Batesville Southside

PA (3-0), Corning (2-1), Rose Bud (1-2), Batesville Southside (0-3)

Consolation Bracket Results

First Round
Harding Academy 32, Watson Chapel 18
Wynne 11, Batesville SS 10 (OT)
Shiloh 28, GCT 22
Bald Knob 29, Rose Bud 24

Second Round                          
Harding Academy 28, Wynne 16
Bald Knob 15, Shiloh 12

Winners’ Bracket Final
Harding Academy over Bald Knob

Losers’ Bracket
Watson Chapel 20, Batesville SS 12
Rose Bud 33, GCT 7

Shiloh 18, Watson Chapel 6
Rose Bud 23, Wynne 20

Shiloh 19, Rose Bud 12

Shiloh 22, Bald Knob 0

Shiloh defeats Harding Academy forcing if necessary game

If Necessary Game
Harding Academy 26, Shiloh Christian 18

Championship Bracket Results

First Round
PA Blue 37, Lake Hamilton 24
Searcy 23, Corning 17
Greenbrier 36, Catholic 22
PA Gold 14, Conway Christian 8

Second Round
PA Blue 43, Searcy 12
Greenbrier 25, PA Gold 8

Winners’ Bracket Final
PA Blue 37, Greenbrier 24

Losers’ Bracket
Lake Hamilton 40, Corning 6
Catholic 28, Conway Christian 9

Lake Hamilton 29, PA Gold 8
Catholic 32, Searcy 6

Lake Hamilton 36, Catholic 18

Lake Hamilton 31, Greenbrier 18

PA Blue 30, Lake Hamilton 21


  1. Do you plan on posting pictures?

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