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First of all I want to thank everyone who keeps the KDQN website updated and not making me wait to find out what is going on at home. My name is Manuel Cisneros I am in the United States Navy I graduated high school this year and I am already on my first deployment right now my ship the USS NIMITZ and we are in the Persian Gulf and well knowing that I have a way to know what is going on at home is great I love Leopard football I didn’t miss a single game while I was in high school, but anyways thank you all...!"



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   “The De Queen Leopards start out 1-0 in 5A-South Conference action for the first time since joining the league back in 2012 after dominating the Hope Bobcats 35-7 Friday night at Leopard Stadium in action you heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

   Hunter Earney, our McDonalds Player of the Game, was worth the price of admission Friday night. He rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns, on only 16 carries. Earney had a reception for 35 yards to set up another score. Defensively, Earney had a big interception that stopped the Bobcats… as they were trying to drive in for what have been a game-tying touchdown just before the half.

   Drew Dykes completed 6 of 10 for 106 yards, and scored two touchdowns on one yard quarterback sneaks. Maurice Moore had three receptions for 31 yards. Brandon Hagood was the workhorse with 24 carries for 80 yards on the night.

   Rolando Sotelo was all over the field to lead an aggressive Leopards defense that allowed only one touchdown on the night. Sotelo was credited with 15 tackles. The defense forced four Bobcat turnovers. Mack Carver had an interception and a fumble recovery for the second week in a row.

   Although De Queen and Hope did not play each other for 33 seasons from 1969 to 2012, Friday night’s win marked the first Leopard victory over the Bobcats since 1965.

    The Leopards improve to 2-2 on the season. More importantly, they’re 1-0 in 5A-South Conference action as De Queen looks to return to the State Play-offs for the first time since 2011. The Leopards travel to Pine Bluff Friday night to battle the Watson Chapel Wildcats, also off to a 1-0 start in league play.”




Friday night, the Ashdown Panthers held off the Mena Bearcats for a one-point victory in the conference opener for both teams at Dick Hayes Stadium.


Ashdown down gave the Homecoming crowd something to cheer for in the first half, as they scored on two big plays in the second quarter to take a 13-0 lead.


Ashdown quarterback Jaden Hill connected with Anthony Nelson on a 55-yard toss with 5:19 to play in the half. Hill then connected with LaDarius Bishop on a 67-yard touchdown pass with 2:50 to play in the second to put the Panthers up 13-0.


But, the Mena Bearcats would cut the lead to 10 on a field goal just before halftime.


In the second half, Mena held Ashdown scoreless, while the Bearcat offense got on track and scored a touchdown with 8:59 to play in the third quarter.


With 9:11 to play in the game, the Bearcat defense cut the lead to one, by scoring on a safety.


Then late in the fourth quarter, senior safety Tajhnick Bishop intercepted Mena's quarterback Carson Cannon to secure the one-point win 13-12.


Ashdown will travel to Bauxite Friday night to take on the winless Miners in 7-4A action. You can follow the Panthers on your Number One Country 92.1 beginning at 6:30 with the Panther Pre-game show with Jim Pinson and Jim Cross. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.




De Queen dominated Hope 35-7
Ashdown edged Mena 13-12

Elsewhere in Southwest Arkansas:
Horatio slipped past Gurdon 13-7
Dierks trounced Mountain Pine 40-8
Nashville outscored Arkadelphia 71-40
Murfreesboro edged Lafayette County 28-26
Mount Ida manhandled Mineral Springs 49-18
Foreman spanked Springhill 51-14
Greenwood destroyed Arkansas High 55-10

And in Southeast Oklahoma:
Broken Bow clobbered Rogers College out of Tulsa 56-20
Antlers put away Valliant 49-12


De Queen at Watson Chapel….Live on 102.1 The Good Path
Ashdown at Bauxite…..Live on #1 Country 92.1

Elsewhere in Southwest Arkansas:
Centerpoint visits Horatio
Foreman travels to Dierks…Live on sister station 105.5
Nashville goes to Fountain Lake…Live on sister station 99.5
Malvern visits Mena….Live on sister station 104.1
Mount Ida visits Murfreesboro…Live on sister station 105.3
Mountain Pine travels to Mineral Springs
Lake Hamilton goes to Arkansas High

And in Southeast Oklahoma:
Broken Bow visits Hilldale in Muskogee
Muldrow travels to Idabel
Valliant goes to Panama





7:00 Catch On the Air with Bret Bielema Thursday night as the Hogs Coach previews Saturday’s match-up with Alcorn State in Little Rock on your #1 Country 92.1.

5:45 Six plus hours of the most comprehensive high school football coverage on your radio dial kicks off with the Horatio Coaches Show, as Lions Coach David Bennett previews the Centerpoint at Horatio contest. Don’t miss the exciting coverage on #1 Country 92.1 and on 102.1 The Good Path.
6:00 It’s the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Game Day High School Football Preview Show as Brad Haworth previews every game from around the Natural State.
6:30 102.1 The Good Path goes live to Pine Bluff with Jay Bunyard, Shane Haarmeyer, and Toney Stowers as the De Queen Leopards visit the Watson Chapel Wildcats in a 5A South Conference matchup. Meanwhile, #1 Country 92.1 goes live to Bauxite with Jim Pinson and Jim Cross as the Ashdown Panthers battle the Bauxite Miners.
10:00 Rex Nelson and Richard Atkinson have all the scores and game reports from around the Natural State on the most comprehensive two hour Scoreboard Show on the airwaves! Six hours of exciting high school football coverage only on your #1 Country 92.1 and on 102.1 The Good Path!

The Arkansas Razorbacks host Alcorn State in Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium. Kick-off is set for 11:00 Saturday morning. Airtime with Chuck Barrett, Keith Jackson, Quinn Grovey, and crew is set for 8:00 Saturday morning on your Razorbacks station for all of Southwest Arkansas - #1 Country 92.1.


De Queen Junior High Cubs fall to Magnolia


The De Queen Junior High Cubs traveled to Magnolia Thursday night and dropped a 28-7 decision to the junior Panthers. Magnolia raced to a 21-0 halftime lead and never looked back. The Cubs avoided the shutout on a quarterback keeper by Ramirez from six yards out on the game's final play to cap a 75 yard drive in eight plays. The Cubs fall to 1-3 on the season.



Congratulations to Panther Golf Team member, Logan Henry. Logan was the #3 Individual Qualifier in the District Match Tuesday, Sept 20th. He will advance to participate in the State Match on October 4th in Stuttgart.



UA Cossatot Colts Win Second Soccer Game


UA Cossatot Colts Soccer team swept the first two games they played while competing in a club division. 


The first game of the season was played at Tarrant County Community College located in Fort Worth, Texas. 


The Colts won 4-1.  The second game for the Colts, they shut out Houston University with a score of 5-0.

The soccer players are as follows:  Silvano Gomez, Samuel Ramirez, Angel Sepulveda, Esquivel Landa, Delfino Benitez, Horacio Sotelo, Jose Martinez, Omar Victoriano, Edgar Pacheco, Edgar Zamora, Abel Resendiz, David Hernandez, Diego Martinez, Jose Camacho and Bryan Alarcon.  Goalies are Jimmy Nunez and Miguel Morales.  Coaches for the Colts are Marco Cruz and Saul Cruz.  Erika Buenrrostro is the UA Cossatot Sponsor. 


“The guys played fantastic and I have great expectations for the season,” said Buenrrostro.  “We invite all soccer fans to watch our next home game on October 8 at Scrapper Stadium in Nashville.”  







It was a good week to be away from home, as eight road teams won in our ten games selected for Week Three of the Pigskin Pick 'em contest!  We had five listeners miss only ONE game!  They were Cheryl Huston, Denise "Charlie" Sorrels, Rhonda Spradlin, Chrysti Keener, and James Spradlin.  So we go to the Arkansas vs Texas State tie-breaker score.  The Hogs whipped the Bobcats 43-3 in Fayetteville on Saturday.  Chrysti Keener predicted 48-7, missing by just ten points.  James Spradlin guessed 45-10, also missing by only ten points!  So Chrysti Keener and James Spradlin will split the $100, and each will receive $50 checks this week!


Week Four play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations.  Big games in Week Four include:  Arkansas vs Texas A & M in Arlington, Oklahoma State at Baylor, Florida at Tennessee, and Georgia at Ole Miss.  Pick up a play sheet at a participating sponsor location and circle your predicted winners.  Don't forget to guess your Arkansas vs Texas A & M  tie-breaker score.  Drop your entry by the radio station before 12 noon on Friday.  Good luck from your Pigskin Pick 'em headquarters, #1 Country KDQN.




After Leopards quarterback Drew Dykes sprinted 80 yards for a touchdown to give De Queen a 26-23 lead with 9:29 to go in the game, Poteau drove 60 yards with the winning score coming on a six yard run by quarterback Ben Klutts with 7:19 to play and the Pirates escaped Leopard Stadium with a 30-26 win Friday night in action heard live on “102 The Good Path”.

After a scoreless first quarter, Dykes tossed a 26 yard scoring pass to Hunter Earney to put the Leopards in front 7-0. Poteau took an 8-7 halftime lead with a six yard run and a two point conversion run.

Poteau extended the lead to 16-7 on a 25 yard “pick six” by Race Williams. A three yard run by Brandon Hagood pulled the Leopards to within 16-13. After Poteau moved in front 23-13, Dykes and Earney hooked up again on a five yard touchdown pass to cut the Poteau lead to 23-19 after three quarters. Dykes gave the Leopards the lead 26-23 on his 80 yard scoring run. Then Klutts pulled out the 30-26 victory for the Pirates on his six yard touchdown carry.

On the night, Drew Dykes was 12-24 for 152 yards and two touchdowns. Hunter Earney, our McDonalds player of the game, had six catches for 90 yards and two scores. Earney also had 41 yards rushing on five carries. Rolando Sotelo led the tackle charts with 11, and Jason Tellez added 10. Mack Carver had an interception and a fumble recovery. Logan Hall also recorded his first interception of the season.

The Leopards, now 1-2, open up 5A-South Conference action when Hope comes to town Friday night for a 7:00 kick-off.



Poteau, Oklahoma outlasted De Queen 30-26
Hamburg nipped Ashdown 24-23
Mena defeated Waldron 31-18
Nashville outscored Idabel, Oklahoma 91-63
Prescott pounded Hope 48-28
Arkansas High turned back Camden Fairview 28-20
Foreman whipped Horatio 42-7
Fouke slipped past Dierks 45-41
Centerpoint thrashed Mineral Springs 42-8
Hampton hammered Murfreesboro 67-14
Mount Ida edged Lamar 14-11

And in Southeast Oklahoma:
McAlester nipped Broken Bow 13-12


Hope at De Queen…..Live on 102.1 The Good Path
Mena at Ashdown…...Live on #1 Country 92.1

Elsewhere in Southwest Arkansas:
Horatio travels to Gurdon
Dierks visits Mountain Pine…..Live on our sister station 105.5
Arkadelphia goes to Nashville…Live on our sister station 99.5
Lafayette County travels to Murfreesboro
Mineral Springs visits Mount Ida
Foreman visits Springhill

And in Southeast Oklahoma:
Rogers College out of Tulsa visits Broken Bow
Valliant travels to Antlers




Thursday 9/22:


7:00 pm- Catch On the Air with Bret Bielema Thursday night as the Hogs Coach previews Saturday’s S.E.C. match-up with Texas A & M in Arlington on your #1 Country 92.1.

Friday 9/23:

6:00 pm-
Six hours of the most comprehensive high school football coverage on your radio dial kicks off with the Horatio Coaches Show, as Lions Coach David Bennett previews the Horatio at Gurdon conference opener. Don’t miss the exciting coverage on #1 Country 92.1 and on 102.1 The Good Path.

6:15 pm- It’s the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Game Day High School Football Preview Show as Brad Haworth previews every game from around the Natural State.

6:50 pm-  102.1 The Good Path goes live to Leopard Stadium with Jay Bunyard, Shane Haarmeyer, and Toney Stowers as the De Queen Leopards host the Hope Bobcats in the 5A South Conference opener. Meanwhile, #1 Country 92.1 goes live to Dick Hays Stadium in Ashdown with Jim Pinson and Jim Cross as the Panthers host the Mena Bearcats for their 7-4A conference opener and homecoming.

10:00 pm-  Rex Nelson and Richard Atkinson have all the scores and game reports from around the Natural State on the most comprehensive two hour Scoreboard Show on the airwaves! Six hours of exciting high school football coverage only on your #1 Country 92.1 and on 102.1 The Good Path!

Saturday 9/24:

The Arkansas Razorbacks open up S.E.C. play against the Texas A & M Aggies at AT & T Stadium in Arlington. Kick-off is set for 8:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett, Keith Jackson, Quinn Grovey, and crew is set for 5:00 Saturday on your Razorbacks station for all of Southwest Arkansas - #1 Country 92.1.



De Queen Junior Cubs outlasted camden fairview


The De Queen Junior high Cubs outlasted Camden Fairview 28-20 in overtime Thursday at Leopard Stadium for their first victory of the season.


The game was tied at 20 at the end of regulation. The junior Cardinals took the opening possession in overtime, but could not score from ten yards out. The Cubs took over for their overtime possession. After Marquez Ester carried for eight yards on first down to the two yard line, Ester took it in from two yards our on the next play for the win.


Ester had a big night with a 31 yard catch and run on an opening quarter pass from Isiah Williamson. The Cubs led 8-6 at the half at the half.


Ester returned the second half kickoff 94 yards for a score after a reverse handoff. The game was tied 14-14 at the end of the third quarter. Each team scored sic points in the fourth quarter to set up the dramatic overtime period.


The Cubs, now 1-2 on the season, travel to Magnolia next Thursday night.



Pigskin pick 'em week 2



Week two Pigskin Pick 'Em is in the books and we have a clear winner! Cathy Johnson of De Queen missed the Oklahoma State/Central Michigan game and (like just about everyone else) also picked The Cardinals to beat New England, so with only those two misses, Cathy wins the $100 cash prize in week two of Pigskin Pick 'Em.


Week three Pigskin Pick 'Em play sheets are available at participation sponsoring locations. Big games in week three include, Poteau at De Queen, Ohio State at Oklahoma, Michigan at Stanford, in SEC action Texas A&M will be at Auburn, and in the NFL the Cowboys take on Washington. Circle your winners, don't forget the Arkansas/Texas state tie breaker score and turn in your play sheet by noon on Friday.


Good luck, from Pigskin Pick 'Em.



Pigskin Pick 'em Week 1


There were several upsets this weekend as Oklahoma, L.S.U., and Notre Dame all went down to defeat. That made for a tough opening week in the Pigskin Pick 'em contest. A total of EIGHT listeners missed THREE games each. They included: David Ricker, Tawana Ricker, Doralene Martin, Annette Wiederhoeft, Antonio Ugarte, Robbie Rogers, Lamark Lawson, and Jessica Ugarte. So we go to the Arkansas - Louisiana Tech tie-breaker score to determine the Week One winner. The Hogs slipped past the Bulldogs 21-20 Saturday in Fayetteville. Lamark Lawson predicted a 31-17 victory for the Razorbacks - missing by 13 points. So LaMark Lawson wins the $100 for Week One!


Week Two Pigskin Pick 'em play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Two include: South Carolina at Mississippi State, Virginia Tech versus Tennessee, Penn State at Pitt, and three NFL contests including the New York Giants taking on the Dallas Cowboys. Pick up a play sheet at a participating sponsor location, circle the teams you predict to win, don't forget to list your Arkansas - TCU tie-breaker score, and drop your entry by the radio station before noon on Friday! Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!






The De Queen Leopards rallied from a nine point deficit late in the third quarter to defeat the Mena Bearcats 25-21 Friday night at Leopard Stadium.


Mena doubled up De Queen in time of possession and total yardage in the first half, but the Bearcats only took a 14-12 lead into the locker room as the Leopard defense turned away the Bearcats in the red zone in the final minute of the half. Leopard first half scores came on a "pick six return" of ten yards after an interception by Spencer Bowens, and an 11 yard run by Bandon Hagood to cap a 70 yard drive.


The Bearcats extended the lead to 21-12 in the third quarter, before the Leopards rallied. Hunter Earney capped a 68 yard drive with a 13 yard run on the final play of the third quarter to cut the lead to 21-18. Earney put the Leopards ahead for the first time and for good with an 11 yard scoring run with 6:26 to play. Chris Castellanos added the P.A.T. to make the final score 25-21.


Brandon Hagood was the workhorse for the Leopards with 29 carries for 153 yards and a touchdown, and earned our McDonalds Player of the Game Award. Hunter Earney had two rushing touchdowns, and two catches for 55 yards. Drew Dykes completed 7 of 13 for 123 yards.


After the game, Coach Justin Kramer presented the game ball to the family of the late Layne Woods. Layne was tragically killed in a hunting accident last fall. Layne wore number 25 for the Leopards, and ironically....the Leopards put 25 points on the board in Friday night's season opening victory.








Friday night, the Ashdown Panthers traveled to Monticello and picked up a road victory over the Billies, 28-14.


Ashdown's Tasnick Bishop scored the first touchdown of the season with 4:29 to play in the first quarter on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Jaden Hill and the Panthers held a 7-0 lead until the Billies scored in the second quarter on a 5-yard run by Jeff Carmical.


But, the Panthers would take a 7-point lead into the locker room at the half, after Anthony Nelson scored on a 14-yard pass from Hill with no time remaining on the clock.


Monticello would tie the game again with 9:10 to play in the fourth quarter, but Ashdown's LaDarius Bishop would score on the ensuing kickoff. Bishop would take the kick back 80-yards to put the Panthers up 21-14 with 8:57 to play in the game.


Ashdown's Tasnick Bishop would score the final touchdown for the Panthers on an 8-yard catch with 1:38 on the clock to seal the victory.


The Panthers are back on the road this week, as they travel to Hope to take on the Bobcats. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.




Cubs Season Opener Results



The De Queen Junior High Cubs traveled to Mena for their season opener Thursday night and fell to the Bearkittens 40-6. After a 65 yard touchdown run by Marquez Ester pulled the Cubs to within 8-6 in the opening quarter, Mena out scored De Queen 32-0 the rest of the way. Ester rushed for 139 yards on 14 carries to account for the bulk of the Cubs offense on the night. The Cubs travel to Hot Springs Lakeside next Thursday night.









I would like to thank all the athletes who attended the Triple Threat Basketball Camp this year and for the parents trusting us with your children. Also a big thank you to all the local sponsors who support us and allow us to keep putting on a great camp for these future stars.

Check out the photos below, the award winners, the shirts and balls the sponsors help provide. Thank you for another great year. Next year will be the 20th year for this camp. It's hard to believe but I hope it's even bigger and better. -Coach Barker










Danielle Duggan wins Rotary Crystal Award


  The De Queen Rotary Club presented the prestigious Crystal Award to Danielle Duggan at the Monday club meeting. The award has annually been presented to the outstanding senior girl athlete since 2000.

   Danielle competes in track, soccer, basketball, and cross country for the Lady Leopards. She’s a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, D.H.S. Show Choir, gifted and talented, and the year book staff.

   The daughter of Greg and Donna Duggan, Danielle plans to attend Arkansas Tech University in Russellville this fall and major in human resources.



Rotary Club names Rotary Cup recipient


Daniel Villeda is the 79th recipient of the prestigious Rotary Cup that’s presented annually to the top performing football player at De Queen High School. Besides performance on the field, the award is also based on leadership, academics, and representation of De Queen Schools in other sports and activities.




Past recipients include:

2014 Brady Hanney

2013 Jake Arndt

2012 Miguel Soria

2011 Jace Stephens

2010 John Lee Miller

2009 Greg White

2008 Zack Taylor

2007 Kyle Atkins

2006 David Lee

2005 Randy Hayes

2004 Kirby Atkins

2003 Trey Williams

2002 Zach Jones

2001 Brian McLelland

2000 Richard Bell

1999 Joesph Parson

1998 Justin Powell

1997 Matt Scott & Drew Williams

1996 Alan Bender

1995 Rodney Williams

1994 Charlie White & Mark Palfreeman

1993 Brad Patterson

1992 J.J. Jernegan

1991 Lance Pinkerton

1990 John Frachiseur

1989 Bryan Blackwood

1988 Rocky Halter

1987 Wade Thrapp

1986 Jeff Holcombe

1985 Greg Hayes

1984 David Peppers

1983 DeWayne Pettigrew

1982 Joe Boyles

1981 Scott Smith

1980 Eric Willis

1979 Jimmy Etzkorn

1978 Joe Longacre

1977 Jerry Cobb

1976 Terry Tutt

1975 Scott Renfrow

1974 Greg Miller

1973 Chuck Barnhill

1972 Joe Barnhill

1971 Steve Halter

1970 Randy Davis

1969 Dick Van Bebber

1968 Glen Knod

1967 Bobby Trammell

1966 Bill Stainton

1965 Danny Pike

1964 Richard Knight

1963 Bob McKinley

1962 Tommy Harris

1961 Jack Suggs

1960 Jerry Caplinger

1959 John Whitaker

1958 James R. Norwood

1957 Carl Beutelschies

1956 Lyndall Smith

1955 Don Hubbard

1954 Buddy Wesson

1953 Don Park

1952 Quinton Taggart

1951 Buddy Bob Benson

1950 Jack Humphreys

1949 Billy Pickens

1948 Clarence Wilson

1947 Harold Sunderman

1946 Harold Brinson

1945 Paul Lamb

1944 Dwight Dodson

1943 and 1942 No Award

1941 Durwood Bourns

1940 James Williams

1939 W.L. Hawthorne & Nathan Bourns

1938 Johnny Kyle

1937 Watson Hendricks

1936 Buck Aubrey, Jr.