High School Roundup: Arkadelphia routs Sheridan


Arkadelphia 56, Sheridan 6

SHERIDAN — The Arkadelphia Badgers held the Sheridan Yellowjackets to 6 points on Friday night.

The Badgers scored 42 first-half points in their 56-6 victory.

Most of the offense for Arkadelphia occurred in the first quarter. Quarterback Jakahari Howell scored the game’s first touchdown on a 1-yard run. Chris Clark, who was 6-of-6 on the night, kicked the field goal to give the Badgers a 7-0 lead. Kris Oliver scored next, on an 11-yard run. Oliver then scored again on a 5-yard run. Howell would then throw a 24-yard pass to John Burnham with 7 seconds left in the quarter.

The Badgers would waste no time scoring in the second quarter. Howell scored on a 3-yard run on their first drive. Adavion Perry would score their final touchdown of the half on a 2-yard run. Braden Lunday gave the Yellowjackets their first and only touchdown on a 64-yard run just before the half.

In the third quarter, Oliver scored on a 37-yard run for the Badgers. Jackson Ochello came in to kick the extra point. The game’s final touchdown came on a 35-yard fumble return by Arkadelphia. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.

Star City 35, Camden Harmony Grove 0

STAR CITY- The Star City Bulldogs rolled to a 35-0 victory over Camden Harmony Grove at home Friday night.

Dajunn Harris had a big night on the offensive side of the ball for Star City. He scored three of the five Bulldog touchdowns.

Harris scored the game’s first touchdown on a 44-yard run. He would then score on a 49-yard pass and a 17-yard pass in the second quarter. Darien Chaney would later score on an 18-yard pass to put the Bulldogs on top 28-0 at the half.

After the half, the only touchdown that would be allowed by either team was a 72-yard pass to Blake Wynn. Defense played a major role in the Bulldogs’ victory. They were accountable for 10 total sacks, seven of which came in the first half. Darien Washington had three of the 10 sacks, and two blocked punts.

Austin Capps was the leading tackler for the Bulldogs. He had nine on the night. The Bulldog’s will travel to Booneville next Friday. Scheduled game time is at 7:30 p.m.

Fordyce 20, Crossett 8

CROSSETT — The Fordyce Redbugs improved to 2-0 on the year after they defeated Crossett 20-8 Friday night.

Senior Bobby Hentz caught a 3-yard pass from senior Braden Chambers to put Fordyce on the board in the first quarter.

The extra point was missed and the Redbugs led 6-0 after the first half.

In the third quarter, Senior Javeaz Sledge scored on a 6-yard run and Sledge completed a pass to Josh Stroud to completed the 2-point conversion to make it 14-0.

Sophomore Jakeymes Gates intercepted a pass and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown to give the Redbugs a 20-0 lead.

Crossett scored a touchdown late in the contest for the game’s final points.

Magnolia 17, Monticello 13

MAGNOLIA — The losing drought ended for Magnolia when it defeated Monticello 17-13 Friday night at Panther Stadium.

Magnolia snapped a 14-game losing streak, dating back to Oct. 14, 2011.

The Billies answered the Panthers’ opening score when Omar Simpson, who rushed for 142 yards on 26 carries, scored from the 4. Peyton Merrell’s PAT tied the game at 7-7.

A 35-yard field goal by Magnolia junior place-kicker Austin Miller and an 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by classmate Devonte Robinson proved to be the difference in the game.

The Billies used more than five minutes in the final quarter to score with 1:40 remaining. Simpson got his second score on a 1-yard run, but Merrell’s missed PAT left the score at 17-13.

Palestine Wheatley 45, Drew Central 0

Drew Central, which trailed 38-0 at halftime, fell to Palestine Wheatley 45-0 on Friday night. The Pirates’ next game is at Lake Village next Friday at 7 p.m.

— The Magnolia Banner-News contributed to this report.