Bearden's Best

With his high school season ending in an overtime loss on Friday night, Bearden linebacker Ben Owens takes an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State and talks about Arkansas and the other four officials he plans to take.

Ben Owens' high school career ended last Friday night with Bearden's 26-20 loss to Altheimer in overtime in the first round of the Class AA playoffs.

The 6-2, 210-pound linebacker then headed to Oklahoma State, where he took an unofficial visit and watched the Cowboys manhandle Baylor 49-21 in Stillwater.

"My parents and I really enjoyed our trip and I really enjoyed watching them play," Owens said. "They're fan support was a lot better than I was expecting. There was a whole lot of orange there."

Owens will now move on to basketball - Bearden starts practice Monday and has it first game against Fordyce on Friday - and recruiting.

He will take official visits to Arkansas, Oklahom State, Vanderbilt, Arkansas State and possibly Louisiana-Monroe.

"Those are the ones that I am really interested," Owens said. "All the Arkansas fans know how much I love the Razorbacks."

The Arkansas one will be in Jan. for a basketball game, etc. Owens finished the season with a whopping 129 tackles and also rolled up 1,207 yards and 17 touchdowns for a 7-4 squad.

"That was a tough way to end the season, but I thought we played hard and gave it our all this year," Owens said. "That's about all you can really ask for."

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