Hornets hold off Wildcats in opener
TRUMANN — Harrisburg built a 17-point lead Friday night and survived Trumann’s fourth-quarter rally for a 30-25 victory in the season opener for both teams.
Drew Wright threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead the Hornets. Samuel Moore also threw a touchdown pass for Harrisburg.
Wright scored on a 4-yard run and added the two-point conversion to start the Hornets’ scoring. Trumann answered when Gaven Guy scored the first of his three touchdowns on a 5-yard run later in the first quarter.
Wright threw touchdown passes of 6 and 4 yards in the second quarter, the latter with six seconds remaining, to give Harrisburg a 21-13 halftime lead. Guy scored on a 1-yard run in the second period for the Wildcats.
The Hornets built their lead to 30-13 in the third quarter, adding a safety on a high Trumann punt snap and a touchdown on Moore’s 24-yard pass to Jacob Wallace.
Guy scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter and, after a successful onside kick, Milton Lewis scored on a 2-yard run for the Wildcats. The Hornets recovered the next onside kick and ran out the clock.
Hoxie rolls past Mountain View
HOXIE — Daylon Powell accounted for four touchdowns and 243 yards of total offense Friday night, leading Hoxie to a 47-16 rout of Mountain View.
Powell completed all five passes he attempted for 193 yards and three touchdowns. He added 50 yards rushing and a touchdown on only two carries.
ShunDerrick Powell added two touchdowns and 85 yards on five carries for Hoxie (2-0). Stefan Coleman finished with two receptions for 61 yards.
Mountain View (1-1) scored first on Elijah Carlton’s 46-yard run, but Hoxie answered with the next 47 points. Daylon Powell’s 47-yard pass to Cade Forrester and ShunDerrick Powell’s two-point conversion pulled the Mustangs into an 8-8 tie.
The Mustangs scored twice more in the first quarter on Daylon Powell’s 21-yard pass to Coleman and his 16-yard touchdown run. Daylon Powell added the two-point conversion after his touchdown run and Hoxie took a 22-8 lead into the second quarter.
ShunDerrick Powell scored twice in the second quarter on runs of 8 and 39 yards. Daylon Powell found Davie Powell on a 49-yard touchdown pass with 1:23 left in the period as the Mustangs took a 41-8 halftime lead.
Forrester scored Hoxie’s final points on a 54-yard run in the third quarter.
Mohawks shut out Missouri opponent
PIGGOTT — Tanner Dixon scored twice Friday night and Piggott’s defense did the rest as the Mohawks defeated St. Pius X of Festus, Mo., 12-0.
Dixon scored on a 31-yard run with 21 seconds left in the first quarter and on a 14-yard run with 4:44 left in the game. He finished with 68 yards on 18 carries and also completed 7-of-17 passes for 56 yards.
Michael Parker finished with nine carries for 43 yards and Trent Stevens added 42 on five attempts.
Parker led Piggott’s defense with 10 tackles. Logan Ralph added nine tackles and an interception.
Fourth-quarter TD lifts Blytheville
BLYTHEVILLE — Jeremiah Northern’s 60-yard touchdown pass to Kylen Wells with 3:57 left in the game lifted Blytheville to a 25-24 victory over Osceola.
Touchdowns on defense and special teams helped the Chickasaws (1-1) overcome the Seminoles’ 427-205 advantage in total offense. Blytheville led 6-0 at halftime after Tavares Townsend returned a fumble 9 yards for a touchdown with 7:18 left in the second quarter.
Wells returned the second half kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown to give the Chicks a 13-0 lead.
Osceola (0-2) rallied as Dontaven Littleton scored on runs of 7 and 5 yards, cutting the Seminoles’ deficit to 13-12. Blytheville answered Littleton’s second touchdown as Dee Wells scored on a 56-yard run, giving his team a 19-12 lead with 4:37 left in the third quarter.
Littleton scored on a 1-yard run with 50 seconds left in the third quarter. He threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Jaden Brown with 11:28 left in the game to give Osceola its first lead, 24-19.
Littleton finished with 27 carries for 132 yards and three touchdowns. He was 18-of-33 passing for 264 yards and another score. Brown finished with five receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown, while A.J. Harris had seven receptions for 68 yards.
Turner powers Colts in 56-24 rout
PARAGOULD — Kam Turner accounted for 293 yards total offense and four touchdowns in the first half as Rivercrest opened the season with a 56-24 victory over Paragould.
Turner completed 10-of-16 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns. He added 84 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
Turner threw two touchdown passes in the first four minutes, finding Jaylan West on a 19-yard scoring pass and Keshawn Scott on a 44-yard pass. Omar Phillips added the next two Rivercrest touchdowns on runs of 1 and 13 yards as the Colts took a 29-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Brayden Hines scored Paragould’s first points on a 25-yard run, but Turner answered with a 6-yard touchdown run and found Elijah Nichols on a 15-yard touchdown pass with 38 seconds left in the half to give Rivercrest a 43-8 lead.
The Colts’ T.J. Scott scored on a 19-yard run in the third quarter. The teams then traded kickoff returns for touchdowns, Paragould’s Jamal Savior scoring on a 70-yard return and Rivercrest’s Clay Burks on a 93-yard return.
Ashton Oakes scored the Rams’ final touchdown on a 12-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Keshawn Scott finished with five receptions for 116 yards.
Davis, Marshall power Greyhounds
HEBER SPRINGS — Newport scored all of its points in the first half Friday night to pummel Heber Springs 45-6.
Tharon Davis led the Greyhounds with 10 carries for 115 yards and three touchdowns. Davis scored on runs of 2, 6 and 41 yards.
Dejai Marshall completed all 11 passes he attempted for 135 yards and three touchdowns. Marshall threw touchdown passes of 10 yards to Chris Reynolds, 10 yards to Isiah Kendall and 38 yards to Tristan Griffen. He also scored on a 3-yard run.
Jamarriel Balentine also scored for Newport on a 2-yard run. Balentine finished with 43 yards on eight carries. Jakeyvin Davis led the Greyhounds’ defense with seven tackles and a sack.
Indians escape with 28-27 victory
PALESTINE — Marked Tree blocked an extra point after Palestine-Wheatley’s final touchdown to hold on for a 28-27 victory.
Laray Brown scored on runs of 11 and 21 yards in the second quarter to give Marked Tree (1-0) a 20-14 halftime lead. The Indians’ first touchdown came on Brylan Honeycutt’s 11-yard run in the first quarter.
After a Palestine-Wheatley touchdown in the third quarter, Brennon Honeycutt scored on a 4-yard run and the Indians added the two-point conversion for a 28-21 lead.
Brylan Honeycutt was 6-of-8 passing for 81 yards and added 83 yards on 18 carries. Brown finished with 67 yards on 10 carries and BJ Marshall caught four passes for 45 yards. Orlando Harper led Marked Tree’s defense with nine tackles.
Rains leads EPC past Manila
MANILA — Preston Rains threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score Friday night to lead East Poinsett County to a 22-7 victory over Manila.
Rains was 13-of-22 passing for 146 yards. He added 90 yards on 16 carries.
The Warriors (1-1) led 16-7 at halftime. Rains threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Barry Rossell Jr. in the first quarter and scored on a 2-yard run in the second.
EPC added another touchdown on Rains’ 25-yard pass to Deuce Moore with 59 seconds left in the game. Moore was EPC’s leading receiver with five catches for 56 yards.
The Warriors held the Lions to 183 total yards.