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Second-half surge sends JHS to victory

Jonesboro running back Darren Veasley tries to squeeze through a hole during Friday’s 56-21 win over Searcy at Cooksey-Johns Field. Veasley rushed for 99 yards on 17 carries as the Hurricane racked up 419 rushing yards.

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — Jonesboro got all it wanted and more from Searcy in the opening half on Friday at Cooksey-Johns Field.

The second half, however, was all Hurricane.

Jonesboro turned a 21-all halftime game into a 56-21 . . . more »

   

Small carries Raiders past Mustangs

Nettleton quarterback Jaylin Small eludes a Forrest City defender during Friday’s game at Raider Field. Small ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more to rally the Raiders for a 34-30 victory.

Hannah Dolle | Special to the Sun

By Austin Emerson, Special to The Sun

JONESBORO — Friday night's game at Raider Field featured two of the three teams that were tied for second place in the 5A-East conference. After a hard-fought game between Nettleton and Forrest City, only the Raiders . . . more »

   

Quick start propels Blazers

By Ben Cowens, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — As Valley View players streamed from the mouth of the pregame tunnel, a barrage of fireworks greeted them over the scoreboard in the south end zone.

The wisps of smoke that hung over Blazer Field had yet to . . . more »

   

Warriors swat down Hornets

By Bobby Joe Watson, Special to The Sun

JONESBORO — Harrisburg won the coin toss Friday night, but that was about all that went right for the Hornets as the Westside Warriors took another step toward a third straight playoff appearance with a 46-6 win.

The . . . more »

   

Arkansas high school football scores

By The Associated Press

Alma 20, Russellville 16

Ashdown 35, Arkadelphia 33, 2OT

Barton 31, Bald Knob 28

Batesville 48, Blytheville 0

Bauxite 41, Waldron 7

Beebe 37, JA Fair 0

Benton 31, Lake Hamilton 0

Bentonville 49, Rogers . . . more »

   

Area basketball roundup

Riverside 60, Armorel 36

ARMOREL — Kollin Stone and Luke Baker both had a double-double Friday night as Riverside opened the season with a 60-36 victory over Armorel in senior boys' basketball.

Stone finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Baker added . . . more »

   

Pocahontas wins 4A-3 showdown

POCAHONTAS — Pocahontas forced a Gosnell turnover on downs inside its own 20 in the final two minutes of the game Friday as the Redskins held on for a 26-20 win over the Pirates in a battle between the two top teams in the 4A-3 conference. . . . more »

   

Wynne bounces back with 49-7 victory

PARAGOULD — The Wynne Yellowjackets bounced back with a vengeance at the expense of the Paragould Rams on Friday night. . . . more »

   

Newport remains in tie atop 4A-2

NEWPORT — Gunnar Bullard and Carl Turner helped keep the Newport Greyhounds near the top of the pack in the 4A-2 conference Friday night. . . . more »

   

Marked Tree stops Salem in OT

SALEM — Marked Tree scored on the first play of overtime and stopped Salem at the goal line on a fourth-and-1 play to end the game as the Indians rallied for a 20-14 overtime win. . . . more »

   

Dye, Liles lead Trumann past Brookland

BROOKLAND — Grayson Dye and Justin Liles combined to run for 223 yards and four touchdowns Friday night as Trumann beat Brookland 37-14 for its second consecutive 4A-3 conference victory. . . . more »

   

EPC slips past Earle 28-26

LEPANTO — Aaron Scales two-point pass to Quinn Young with 4:24 left in the game proved to be the difference Friday as East Poinsett County rebounded from its first loss of the year by taking out Earle 28-26. . . . more »

   

Hoxie crushes Corning

CORNING — Cole Sears threw for four touchdowns and added a rushing tote as well in Hoxie's 62-20 victory over Corning on Friday night. . . . more »

   

Cross County moves to 5-0 in 2A-3

CHERRY VALLEY — Cross County rolled to a 56-19 victory over Rector in 2A-3 conference football Friday night. . . . more »

   

Rebels strike quickly in rout of Cavemen

CAVE CITY — Highland scored 22 points in the first quarter and added 21 more in the second on its way to a 49-20 rout of Cave City in 4A-3 conference football Friday night. . . . more »

   

Walnut Ridge smashes Midland 46-0

WALNUT RIDGE — Tyler Binkley and Will Weir each scored two touchdowns in Walnut Ridge's 46-0 demolition of Midland on Friday night. . . . more »

   

Colts gallop past Cedar Ridge

WILSON — Cecil Langston rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown and returned a blocked punt for another score Friday as Rivercrest beat Cedar Ridge 35-11. . . . more »

   

A-State volleyball team wins thriller

JONESBORO — Arkansas State snapped a three-match losing skid with a 25-20, 25-23, 22-25, 25-27, 15-12 victory over Appalachian State in Sun Belt Conference volleyball Friday night. . . . more »

   

A-State falls to South Alabama in women’s soccer

JONESBORO — Arkansas State took an early lead, but South Alabama scored four unanswered goals to hand the Red Wolves a 4-1 defeat Friday afternoon in women's soccer. . . . more »