NEWPORT — Newport earned its second consecutive shutout victory last Friday, limiting Mountain View to 110 total yards in a 42-0 rout.
The Greyhounds have posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 2009, when they shut out Highland, Valley View and Pocahontas in succession. Jakeyvin Davis led Newport with eight tackles, while Tyler Johnson finished with 7.5 tackles and 2.5 quarterback sacks.
Offensively, Dejai Marshall threw four touchdown passes and Jadarius Reed scored twice on the ground for Newport (7-0, 3-0 3A-2 conference).
The Greyhounds opened a 27-0 halftime lead over the Yellowjackets (4-3, 0-2 conference). Reed started the scoring on a 3-yard run in the first quarter, followed by Marshall’s extra point.
Marshall threw touchdown passes of 29 and 9 yards to Isiah Kendall, the first in the first quarter and the latter in the second. Reed scored again on a 6-yard run and Eli Alcorn followed with the two-point conversion run to set the halftime score.
Marshall threw touchdown passes of 19 and 49 yards to Alcorn in the second half, also adding a two-point conversion pass to Kendall. He finished the game 10-of-13 passing for 205 yards.
Jamarriel Balentine led Newport with 69 yards rushing on 11 carries, followed by Reed with 60 yards on six carries and Tharon Davis with 35 yards on four attempts.
Kendall led Newport receivers with four receptions for 81 yards. Alcorn added three receptions for 79 yards and Davis caught three passes for 49 yards.
Newport is 7-0 for the first time since 2007 when the Greyhounds won all 10 regular-season games.
The victory helped Newport remain second in the five-team Arkansas Sports Media Class 3A state poll. Harding Academy remains first with 21 first-place votes and 116 total points, while Newport is second with four first-place votes and 87 points. Prescott (80 points), McGehee (31) and Hoxie (28) are ranked third through fifth, respectively.
The Greyhounds travel to Salem (4-2, 1-1) for another 3A-2 conference game Friday night. Salem defeated East Poinsett County 42-6 in a non-conference game last Friday. In 3A-2 play, Salem has beaten Riverview 34-8 and lost to Melbourne 41-22.