WARREN — Quarterback Drake Jones accounted for the first four touchdowns of the game, leading Warren to its fifth straight victory, 42-0 over Monticello in the annual Saline River Shootout.
Jones totaled 189 yards on 9-of-18 passing with one interception. He ran 19 yards for the game’s first score and then tossed a 5-yard TD pass to Darveon Brown, who finished with three receptions for 49 yards.
Jaylon Marshall, who led the Lumberjacks (5-3, 5-0 in 8-4A) with 83 yards on four catches, was on the receiving end of Jones’ next two touchdown passes of 31 and 18 yards. Warren went into halftime with a 28-0 lead.
Trent Broughton had a 10-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He led the Lumberjacks’ ground attack with 13 carries for 137 yards.
Justin Gorman capped the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 9-yard carry.
Also for Warren, Kilay Cox had six carries for 57 yards, and Otis Miller, Chris Oliver and Patrick Smith each intercepted a pass.
Warren’s win, along with Hamburg edging Crossett 27-22 Friday, sets up a de facto conference championship game next Friday in Hamburg. Both Warren and Hamburg came into Friday’s games two games ahead of third-place DeWitt.
Monticello fell to 2-6 and 2-3 in the 8-4A.
Sheridan 18, Little Rock Fair 15
LITTLE ROCK — A 23-yard field goal by Joe Riggan with 5:34 remaining provided the difference as Sheridan (2-6, 1-4 in 7A/6A-South) ended a six-game skid with a three-point win at Fair on Friday.
Sheridan came from a 15-0, first-quarter deficit to top Fair (1-7, 0-5) in a battle to break out of the conference cellar. Logan Loftis got the Yellowjackets on the board on a 1-yard run with 2:02 left before halftime to cut the lead to 15-7.
After a scoreless third quarter, Brockton Brown ran in from 7 yards out to make it 15-13. Dustin Reid’s pass to Brady Bibb tied the game.
Sheridan dominated possession, owning the ball for 32 minutes, 39 seconds, and held Fair to 144 total yards. The Yellowjackets converted 4 of 4 fourth downs, but was only 6 for 13 on third down.
Reid completed 14 of 21 passes for 167 yards with three interceptions. Four Sheridan receivers had 31 or more yards receiving, including Dakota Hedden’s 50 yards on four catches. Brown led all rushers with 68 yards on 16 carries.
Fair attempted only five passes, completing four for 40 yards. Rasheed Mondica rushed eight times for 65 yards and a touchdown.
The War Eagles’ other touchdown was on a 75-yard Nick Williams interception return that opened the scoring.
Star City 49, Lake Village 18
LAKE VILLAGE — Tye Brown threw for three touchdowns, L.J. Shelton rushed for two, and Star City (5-3, 3-2 in 8-4A) kept Lake Village (1-7, 0-5) winless in the 8-4A Conference.
Brown completed 15 of 24 passes for 222 yards with an interception. Star City ran for 189 yards, led by Dajunn Harris’ 76 yards on six carries.
Harris scored the Bulldogs’ first touchdown on a 6-yard run. Brown followed up with a 44-yard pass to Darien Chaney to make it 14-0, but the Beavers stormed back with two straight touchdowns to pull within two.
But Shelton’s 1-yard tote, Darien Washington’s 10-yard run, and Brown’s 5-yard toss to Bo McBroom gave Star City a 35-12 cushion at halftime.
Brown fired a 49-yard scoring pass to Toney Matthews in the third quarter, followed by a 27-yard TD run for Shelton.
McGehee 32, Prescott 6
McGEHEE — Kaaion Parker rushed, caught a pass and returned an interception for touchdowns, and McGehee (5-3, 4-1 in 6-3A) remained in the hunt for the 6-3A Conference championship with a 26-point win against Prescott (4-4, 3-2) on Friday.
The win sets up a battle for first place with conference leader Smackover on the road next Friday. Smackover (8-0, 5-0) defeated Camden Harmony Grove 14-0 Friday.
“I’m very proud of our men,” McGehee coach Marcus Haddock said. “The effort was great, and the execution was better.”
Parker capped the game by intercepting a tipped pass and returning it for a touchdown. He also caught a 36-yard touchdown pass and rushed for another.
Fordyce 63, Drew Central 14
FORDYCE — Fordyce had three different players rush for touchdowns as the Redbugs (6-2, 3-2 8-3A) defeated Drew Central (0-8, 0-5) Friday night.
Larry Buckley had eight carries for 140 yards with a touchdown and Bobby Hentz had four carries for 88 yards with one touchdown. Jakeymes Gates had four carries for 43 yards with two touchdowns.
Jerry Cross returned a fumble 34-yards for a touchdown and Cameron Smith returned a fumble 57-yards for a score.
For Drew Central, Gabriel Suber finished with over 100 yards rushing and a touchown. Quarterback Triston Hill scored on a 1-yard run for the Pirates’ other score.
Fordyce will host Camden Harmony Grove next week while Drew Central will play at Fouke.