Junior high roundup: Chapel's defense holds; Wildcats remain undefeated

Down by eight points late in the fourth quarter at Watson Chapel, Pulaski Academy scored to trim the lead to just two points.

A sack on the quarterback by a pair of Watson Chapel defenders ended the two-point try and the Wildcats held on to win 20-18 Thursday to remain undefeated on the season.

Chapel jumped out to a 20-0 lead but Pulaski Academy scored 18 unanswered points, including two touchdowns in the second half to get back into the game.

Watson Chapel (6-0, 5-0 River City Conference) got on the board first when Simeon Blair connected with Michael Williams for a 17-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. The two-point try was no good and the Wildcats led 6-0 early.

After an interception by Jonathan Harris, Blair completed a 24-yard pass to Williams and the two-point try was good to give Chapel a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Williams scored on a 16-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to take a 20-0 lead. The Wildcats went into halftime with a 20-6 lead.

Chapel will play at White Hall next week.

White Hall 41, Bauxite 0

WHITE HALL — Garrett Blaylock scored four total touchdowns and the White Hall Bulldogs shutout the Bauxite Miners 41-0 Thursday night at home.

Blaylock completed two touchdown passes in the second quarter. The first was a 8-yard pass to Spencer Scallion and the second was a 17-yard pass to Jon Speer.

Blaylock also had a 1-yard run for a score in the first quarter.

Blaylock’s final touchdown of the game came in the third quarter. After he stripped the ball away from a Bauxite return man, Blaylock ran 30 yards for the score.

Lance Smith had an 18-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and a 3-yard score in the third quarter. Smith finished with 14 carries for 150 yards.

Myles Jolly was 5 of 5 on extra point attempts.

White Hall improved to 4-2 and 3-2 in the River City Conference.

Lonoke 19, Dollarway 0

LONOKE — Jaylon Swift rushed for 80 yards and Deonte Wilson grounded out 58 yards for Dollarway, but the Cardinals lost 19-0 to Lonoke on Thursday night.

The Cardinals fell to 1-5 overall and 1-4 in the 2-4A. They will play at Stuttgart next week.