Bills sign, add Harding’s Powell to active roster

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Former Harding defensive end Ty Powell has been claimed by the Buffalo Bills and placed on their 53-man active roster. Powell spent the previous two weeks on the New York Giants practice squad.

Powell is listed on the Bills’ website as the backup strong-side linebacker. He could make his NFL regular season debut Sunday at noon Central Time when Buffalo hosts the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Dixon receives national tight end honor

CONWAY — University of Central Arkansas tight end Chase Dixon was named the co-FCS National Tight End Performer of the Week by College Sports Performance Awards on Monday.

Dixon, a 6-foot-5, 239-pound senior from Fort Smith Southside, caught a career-high nine passes for a career-high 149 yards on Saturday against McNeese State. Dixon had a 3-yard touchdown reception and also set up another score with a 52-yard reception on UCA’s first offensive possession of the game.

Dixon, who caught 11 passes, with four touchdowns, last year, has 17 receptions for 215 yards and a team-high four touchdowns this season. He was on the preseason watch list for the College Football Performance Awards Tight End Watch List prior to the season.

The Bears, who piled up 644 yards of total offense on a school-record 106 offensive plays last weekend, continue their homestand on Saturday, hosting Nebraska-Kearney at 3 p.m. at First Security Field at Estes Stadium. UCA then closes the season with six consecutive Southland Conference games.


YellowJackets down Warriors

LONGVIEW, Texas - The Hendrix College men’s soccer team lost to LeTourneau University 3-0 on the road Tuesday night.

The host YellowJackets (3-8-1) broke a scoreless game in the 43rd minute when Edwin Raudales scored on a pass from Patrick Tchekane. Adam Schutlz added another goal in the 48th minute and Schultz assisted Mario Lopez in the 63rd minute for the final score.

The Warriors (4-5-2) took 13 shots, seven on goal, and the Jackets took 13 with 11 on goal.

Sophomore midifelder Jacob Pierce shot seven times for Hendrix and junior midfielder Alex Cummings and sophomore midfielder C.J. Thompson each had two.

Sophomore Marco Luna had eight saves in 84 minutes for the Warriors. Sophomore Jerry Thomaczek played six minute in front of the net, but did not face a shot.

Hendrix will return home for a Southern Athletic Association match against Berry College on Friday night.