Izard County boys advance to state title game

The Izard County High School boys' basketball team punched its ticket to Hot Springs. The Cougars took part in the semifinals of the Class 1A State Tournament Saturday at Morrilton and defeated Mount Vernon-Enola 52-48. Caleb Faulkner led the Cougars with 25 points, and Justus Cooper added 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Izard County improves to 37-3 on the season, and they'll play Guy-Perkins for the state championship at Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs.

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