Conway High and Mayflower wasted no time in establishing dominance on the way to mercy-rule victories Friday night.
Conway 49, Cabot 14
On the Cats’ first possession, Michael George, including a 52-yard burst, carried five straight times in gaining all 80 yards on a touchdown drive.
Conway’s defense shut down the Panthers (96 total yards the first half) establishing solid field position as the Wampus Cats built a 28-0 first-half lead at John McConnell Stadium. Jackson Freeman capped an almost perfect first half for Conway, intercepting an option pitch for a “pitch-6” touchdown that brought the home crowd to its feet.
Jovani Johnson scored on a 2-yard run while George, who rushed for 143 yards the first half, ran 20 yards for another touchdown.
Cabot quarterback Tommy Oaks ran back the second-half kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, but Conway (4-2, 2-1) retaliated with two touchdowns, one of a 5-yard run by George, and another after a fumble. Cary McClain later scored on a 1-yard run.
George went over 1,000 yards for the season.
Cabot, which had scored more than 40 points in its last three games, fell to 4-2, 2-1.
Mayflower 60, Rose Bud 0
The Ramblers (4-2, 2-1) came into Patrick Stadium at Mayflower unbeaten in 3-2A play.
It didn’t last long.
A safety, three touchdowns by Deon Simmons and two by Keon Simmons sparked Mayflower (6-0, 3-0) to a 50-0 halftime lead.
In limited action, Deon Simmons rushed for 101 yard on six carries with three rushing touchdowns and one receiving TD. Keon Simmons rushed for 96 yards on six carries and a rushing touchdown plus a punt return for another score. Sean Harris passed for for one touchdown.
Tayshaun Mattison had 64 yards rushing and one TD. Tyler Farris returned a punt for another TD. Houston Cochran added a 34-yard field goal.
Harrison 42, Vilonia 14
Harrison (5-1, 3-0), one of the 5A-West leaders, established control from the beginning at Phillip Weaver Stadium, scoring 42 straight points in the mercy-rule victory over Vilonia.
The Eagles fell to 0-6, 0-3.
Conway Christian 37, England 32
At England, Conway Christian found itself on the brink of a second straight loss, trailing England, 24-15, in the third quarter.
The Eagles (5-1, 2-1) scored three straight touchdowns to pull out a 37-32 victory over the defending conference champion Lions (2-4, 1-2).
Jacob Wood, who rushed for 152 yards on 23 carries, scored on runs of 10, 2, and 6 yards. He passed 16 yards to Bennett Ellis for another touchdown.
CCS held off England after Darrius Clarkson scored from 65 yards out in the fourth quarter.
Russ Jackson had nine tackles (seven solo) for CCS.
Greenbrier 41, Farmington 33
At Don Jones Stadium, Greenbrier (3-3, 2-1) survived tight scrap with Farmington (2-4, 1-2).
Spencer Sutterfied rushed for 167 on 17 carries and scored four touchdowns for the Panthers. Reese Hammontree had three catches for 100 yards and a touchdowns. Grant Brown added 11 catches for 90 yards.
Seth Howard rushed for 80 yards on 12 carries. Andrew Johnson passed for 300 yards and two touchdowns.
Farmington drew within 41-33 with 2:30 left, then the Panthers recovered an onside kick and ran out the clock.