Conway hit the accelerator quickly, then put things on cruise control in a 33-14 victory over Jonesboro on Friday night at Hurricane Stadium in Jonesboro.
The Wampus Cats (2-0) built a 30-7 halftime lead on a 29-yard pass from Breylin Smith to D.J. Johnson, a 25-yard run by Karlil Johnson, a 15-yard run by Demontrez Franklin, a 5-yard pass from Smith to Hunter Rose and a 47-yard field goal by Matt Cummings, who added a 30-yarder in the second half.
“Just as you’re prone to do, we relaxed a little bit and lost focus and intensity,” said Conway coach Clint Ashcraft.
AJ Burton had two intercepted passes for the Cats, who travel to Cabot next week.
TEXARKANA 33 GREENBRIER 21
At Greenbrier, Greenbrier gave up too much early in the loss to Texarkana, the first in the regular season for the Panthers since 2011.
The Panthers scored first on a 15-yard pass from Will Drewry to Kevin Reynolds.
The Razorbacks scored on runs of 12 and 70 yards by Andrew Bishop. An interception right before the half led to a 21-yard TD run by Kaviron Oliver for a 30-7 lead. Greenbrier drew within 30-14 on another pass from Drewry to Reynolds. The Panthers closed the gap to 30-21 with 7:54 left in the third. The Panthers’ fumbled deep in Texarkana territory with 4:54 left.
WYNNE 52 VILONIA 28
At Wynne, the Eagles lost more than the game. Eagle running back Houston Cotton sustained a serious leg injury early in the third quarter and left the stadium via ambulance.
Leading 14-7 early, the Yellowjackets took command on a 67-yard interception return for a 24-14 lead with 27 seconds left in the first half. The Eagles (0-2) drew within 31-28 before Wynne (2-0) pulled away.
CEDARVILLE 26 CCS 21
Cedarville quarter Dylan Shelton passed for 150 yards and three touchdowns in sparking a 26-21 victory over Conway Christian at Mission Field, the second straight defeat for the Eagles.
Chandler Ferrand passed for 210 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Eagles.
DARDANELLE 52 MAYFLOWER 41
At Mayflower, the Class 4A Sand Lizards, who have scored 94 points in two victories, prevailed in the expected high-scoring contest.
Mayflower, of Class 3A, fell to 1-1.