ARKADELPHIA — Sizzling Springs head coach Darrell Burnett nearly received massive on the sphere the place he performed school soccer.
Inside Henderson State’s Carpenter-Haygood Stadium, the Trojans (1-1) led Arkadelphia 20-7 early within the third quarter.
Later, with Sizzling Springs forward 28-21, Arkadelphia (2-0) scored a landing as time expired earlier than finishing the two-point conversion for a 29-28 win over Sizzling Springs.
“We must always’ve, would’ve, might’ve, you understand,” Burnett mentioned. “Burnt a timeout that got here and bit us within the rear on the finish of the sport. Missed some additional factors that got here and bit us within the rear on the finish. You realize, small issues.”
Burnett emphasised that the timeout might have helped later within the contest and that the Trojans want to repair their kicking sport after a shaky two video games to begin the season. Nevertheless, there have been additionally different moments all through the competition the place Sizzling Springs might have put the sport to mattress.
“It is a assortment of every little thing,” Burnett mentioned. “Once you get defensive stops you have to capitalize. You realize we had them on the ropes I believe proper at 20-7. We had just a few instances the place we acquired a cease the place we simply wanted to attain. You realize it might’ve made them one sided the place they needed to chunk it round as a substitute of run their massive quarterback. Issues of that nature. You have to have a way of urgency.”
Burnett added that when taking part in a championship degree program like Arkadelphia, the staff has to capitalize on the minor features of the sport. Though he mentioned the Trojans don’t take ethical victories, there have been positively positives to take from the robust battle towards the No. 1 Class 4A staff.
“We dealt with adversity,” Burnett mentioned. “Greatest factor was we transformed some massive third downs. We transformed on some defensive stoppages. We did numerous issues good, man, you understand. It is simply that while you lose it does not seem to be it.
Sizzling Springs’ Matthew Contreras put in one other high quality efficiency for the Trojans in his second begin.
“Derrick Hicks performed rather well,” Burnett mentioned. “Quarterback Matthew Contreras had over 250 one thing passing yards and over 100 speeding. Octavious Rhodes performed rather well. Xavier Parker manned either side of the ball, offensive line and D-line. Demarious Porter performed good too with a few sacks. There really ought to’ve been a fumble on considered one of them.”
Burnett mentioned the efficiency made his program really feel like “you belong a bit bit.”
“I am not going to say that you just made an announcement,” he mentioned. “You do not make an announcement except you win.”
JUNIOR RAMS DOMINATE RUSSELLVILLE
The Lakeside junior excessive soccer staff blanked Russellville 30-0 Thursday night time.
The junior Rams opened the scoring on a 39-yard landing run by Beau Brock with 6:34 left to play within the first quarter. Brock tacked on the two-point conversion for an early 8-0 lead.
After a stout stand from the Lakeside protection, Brock punched it in from the 3-yard line, and Wally Wolcott discovered Luke Wrublesky for the two-point conversion.
Wolcott struck early within the second quarter when he discovered Drew Morgan for a 47-yard landing cross. Sam Luse added an additional level for a 23-0 junior Ram benefit.
Lakeside set the ultimate when Wolcott related with AJay Burns on a 17-yard landing cross, and Luse knocked within the level after try. Wolcott completed 13-for-15 with 207 yards and two scores.
Brock tallied 145 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, and Drew Morgan added 4 receptions for 81 yards and a rating. Burns completed with 4 catches for 77 yards and a landing. Deklan McKinney led the junior Rams with seven tackles, and Preston DeGrasse and Kavan Morgan every had an interception.
The eighth grade Rams took down Russellville 30-14. Lakeside took an early lead when Emerson Collins discovered Quardarius Jackson for a 47-yard landing cross. Collins stored it himself for the two-point conversion and an 8-0 lead.
Jackson put Lakeside forward 14-8 after a 16-yard landing scamper. Collins related with Ethan Hornbeck on the two-point try for a 16-8 Lakeside edge.
Popping out of the half forward 16-14, Collins scored on a 36-yard carry earlier than Jackson scored on the conversion try for a 24-14 lead. With 1:12 to play within the sport, Collins returned an interception to the home to set the ultimate.
MALVERN STOMPS GLEN ROSE
MALVERN — Malvern tallied 659 yards of whole offense within the Leopards’ 59-20 win over Glen Rose Friday.
Malvern quarterback Cedric Simmons went 8-for-12 passing for 220 yards and two scores. Jalen Dupree was Simmons’ favourite goal, racking up 117 yards and a rating on 4 receptions.
Dupree additionally led Malvern (2-0) on the bottom. He carried the ball 13 instances for 240 yards and two touchdowns. Operating again Donta Cagle added 123 yards and two scores on simply two carries. Simmons helped within the operating sport as nicely, choosing up 70 yards and three touchdowns on 11 makes an attempt.
Arric Clegg and Romere Bennett led the way in which on protection for the Leopards, every tallying 12 whole tackles. Clegg accounted for 11 solo tackles, and Bennett had 10 solo stops.
CENTERPOINT EDGES MENA
MENA — For the second consecutive week, Centerpoint beat an opponent by two factors.
The Knights (2-0) skipped previous Hackett 34-32 in Week Zero and adopted it up with a 15-13 win over Mena Friday night time.
After a scoreless first quarter, Centerpoint took an 8-7 lead into halftime. The Knights added seven factors within the third quarter and led 15-7 heading into the sport’s ultimate quarter. Mena was capable of rating six within the fourth however couldn’t full the comeback.
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