Young Farmers Host Tractor Driving
and Goat and Calf Scramble
by: Bobby McDonald
Events in the Hopkins County Fall Festival that have been a part of the annual celebration since its inception, 43 years ago, were conducted by the Sulphur Springs Young Farmer Chapter, as they hosted their Goat and Calf Scramble and FFA Tractor Driving Contest. These events were hosted the first year of the annual festival as something for the kids to do and an event to test the skill of FFA members at driving a tractor safely. Well, 43 years later, we still have kids that enjoy running calves and goats for a prize, and we still need qualified Tractor Drivers in Hopkins County!
Thursday night's event was hosted in the Civic Center Arena in conjunction with the Cover Girl events and named a number of local youth as winners. Scramble and FFA Tractor Driving winners were:
Six and under Goat Scramble winners were: left to right, Rhett Newsom, 1st place;
Reece Malone, 2nd place; and Allaina Lee, 3rd place.
7 and 8 year old Goat Scramble winners were: left to right, Cash Vititow, 2nd place;
Hunter Horton, 1st place; and Tucker Stinson, 3rd place.
9 and 10 year old, Calf Scramble Winners were: left to right, Riley Malone,
1st place; Garrett Rogers, 2nd place; and Cassidy Froneberger, 3rd place.
11 and 12 year old Calf Scramble winners were: left to right, Cami Froneberger,
1st place; Wesley McDonald, 2nd place; and Dalton Miller, 3rd place.
Left to right, FFA Tractor Driving winners were: Ashlin Rosamond, 4th place; Daniel Torres, 1st place;
Kyle Seale, 2nd place; and Dequavian "Smack" Moseley, 3rd place."