Faulkner football: Vilonia scores 7 and is only winner among county schools

 

 

Vilonia made seven points stand up for the only victory Friday night among Faulkner County teams.

Greenbrier, Mayflower and Conway Christian all lost in showdown games at the top of the league standings.

North Little Rock overpowered Conway to hand the Wampus Cats their fifth-straight defeat.

North Little Rock 38

Conway 7

At John McConnell Stadium, North Little Rock rushed for 311 yards the first half and quarterback Trey Cox threw three touchdown passes as the undefeated Charging Wildcats added to the Wampus Cats’ woes in the 38-7 victory. North Little Rock (5-0) led 21-0 at the half.

The Charging Wildcats drove 61, 96 and 76 yards for first-half touchdowns.

With backs Alex Day and Wynton Ruth gashing the CHS defense, the Charging Wildcats scored on their first possession of the second half — a pass to Darius Austin.

Day added a 3-yard TD run and Savana Melton booted a 42-yard field goal to cap the scoring by North Little Rock.

Shamar Harper scored Conway’s only touchdown after an interception by Karlton Hood in the third quarter. Hood also intercepted a pass in the end zone at the end of the first half.

Vilonia 7

Maumelle 0

At Phillip Weaver Stadium, Isaiah Rocha ran for the game’s only score as Vilonia (4-1, 1-1) held off winless Maumelle (0-5, 0-2) in a old-style defensive struggle marred by penalties and turnovers.

The Vilonia defense held Maumlle to 126 yards rushing.

Morrilton 35

Greenbrier 27

At Morrilton, the Devil Dogs (4-1, 2-0) built a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, then held off a furious Greenbrier comeback for a 35-27 victory in an early scrap for a share of the 5A-West lead.

The Panthers (3-2, 1-1) got back in it on the arms an feet of quarterback Carter Burcham, who rushed for 142 yards, including a 27-yard scoring run. that brought Greenbrier within 21-13 at the half.

Burcham connected with on a 48-yard scoring pass to Cody Hopper, then hit Alex Massey for a 13-yard TD pass and a two-point conversion to draw the Panthers within 28-27 with 6:30 left.

The Devil Dogs then mounted a final drive, capped by Danny Smith’s 9-yard scoring run with 1:42 left to pull away again.

Hector 44, Conway Christian 24

In a battle of unbeatens at Hector, quarterback Tanner Gaines rushed for 237 yards and passed for 207 in leading Hector (5-0, 2-0) to a 44-24 victory over Conway Christian (4-1, 1-1).

Hector scored early on a 3-yard run by Jaden Graham and a 7-yard pass from Gaines to Brenden Landrum. CCS drew within 12-10 with a 10-yard run by Jacob Wood and a 32-yard field goal by Will Jackson.

Then, Gaines took over with scoring runs of 4, 37 and 2 yards, then passed to Camren Haralson for a 38-10 lead.

The Eagles pulled within 38-24 on 70-yard kickoff return by Seth Smith and a 39-yard pass from Wood to Smith.

Gaines passed 38 yards to Haralson for a final cushion for Hector.

Wood was 16 of 33 for 213 yards for CCS. Smith had 117 yards in receptions.

Gaines was 19 of 24 for 207 yards.

Bald Knob 35, Mayflower 12

At Patrick Stadium, Bald Knob took early command of the 2-3A race with the 35-12 victory over Mayflower.

The loss halted a three-game winning streak for Mayflower (3-2, 1-1). Bald Knob, which defeated perennial 3A power Harding Academy last week, is 4-0, 2-0.

 

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