Junior high roundup: DeShazier’s big game leads to Colts’ first victory


Jaylon DeShazier ran 23 times for 235 yards and two touchdowns Thursday, leading Jack Robey to a 22-18 win over Little Rock Hall at Jordan Stadium for the Colts’ first win of the season.

DeShazier also had two two-point conversions in the game. For Jack Robey (1-2), Ronald Rockett made an interception and Eddie Bell rushed for a touchdown from a yard out.

The Colts will play at Helena-West Helena next Thursday.

Watson Chapel 44, Jacksonville 0

At Watson Chapel, Michael Williams scored three touchdowns (including one on defense), Simeon Blair had a 50-yard touchdown run and the Wildcats (3-0, 2-0 River City Conference) blanked the Red Devils.

Watson Chapel did all its scoring before halftime.

Williams returned an interception from 30 yards out to start the scoring. He scored again on a 2-yard rush set up by Blair’s 65-yard pass to Keyshawn Johnson, and Blair’s long run made it 20-0.

Williams’ last touchdown, on an 11-yard run, and a Ja’Kobi Jackson conversion made the score 28-0. Davion White turned in a 9-yard scoring run, and Blair connected with Collin Branch for an 11-yard scoring pass.

Blair also ran into the end zone on a pair of conversion plays and completed another to Branch.

Watson Chapel totaled 252 yards, including 137 passing. The Wildcats will play next Thursday at Little Rock Mills.

Sheridan 8, White Hall 6 (OT)

WHITE HALL — After a scoreless four periods of regulation, Sheridan scored on a sweep and added the winning conversion pass in overtime to defeat White Hall (2-1).

White Hall struck first on its overtime possession when Jon Speer caught an 11-yard pass from Garrett Blaylock. The conversion after that failed.

Both teams missed out on scoring opportunities in regulation. Sheridan drove to the White Hall 2 before time ran out in the first half, and White Hall turned the ball over on downs after making a drive inside the Sheridan 10.

“Just a hard-fought game both ways,” White Hall coach Mark Cantwell said. “Neither team quit until the bitter end.”

White Hall will host Maumelle next Thursday.

Newport 8, Dollarway 6

At Dollarway, the Greyhounds returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown with 5:49 left in the fourth quarter to defeat the Cardinals 8-6 Thursday night.

Dollarway (0-3, 0-1 in 2-4A Conference) was led by Anthony Scott with six carries for 64 yards and one touchdown. He was also 2 for 7 passing for 35 yards.

Dionte Wilson had 31 all-purpose yards for Dollarway.

Scott scored on an 80-yard touchdown run with 3 seconds left in the first half, but the Cardinals missed the 2-point conversion to lead 6-0.

Dollarway will travel to Marianna next week.