WARREN — Drake Jones threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns, and 4A top-ranked Warren finished 8-4A Conference play unbeaten Thursday with a 45-0 win over Lake Village.
Warren (7-3, 7-0 in 8-4A) earned a first-round bye in the state playoffs last week with a win over Hamburg. The Lumberjacks will play Highland or the winner of tonight’s Dardanelle vs. Mena game in the second round.
Jones threw touchdown passes to Jaylon Marshall, Franklin Gilmore and Von Eric Gonder, all in the first half, as the Lumberjacks built a 28-0 lead. Kendrick Newton started the scoring with a 7-yard touchdown run.
For Senior Night, Warren allowed two of its senior linemen to rush for touchdowns in the second quarter. Defensive tackle Mickel Taylor and offensive lineman Jhamahl Bell each had 1-yard scoring carries.
Kevin Cortez added a 31-yard field goal in the third quarter to cap the scoring.
The Beavers finished the season 1-9 and 0-7 in the 8-4A.
Monticello 28, DeWitt 20
MONTICELLO — The Billies (4-6, 4-3 in 8-4A) won their fourth game in the last five and ended the Dragons’ playoff hopes.
With Monticello leading 21-20 and 1:04 left in the game, Justin Berry intercepted a pass and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown to seal the deal. DeWitt (4-6, 2-5) had pulled within 21-20 with less than 2 minutes left and was going to go for the extra two, but was forced to kick an extra point after a 5-yard penalty. The kick was no good.
Monticello recovered the onside kick and was eventually forced to punt. But Berry came up with the interception two plays later.
For the Billies, Imani Riley carried the ball 26 times for 153 yards and completed 6 of 13 passes for 112 yards and three touchdowns. Demetri Ruffin made six tackles, including one for loss, and recorded his fifth interception of the year in the win.
Next Friday, Monticello will play at the loser of tonight’s Arkadelphia-Malvern game, which will determine the 7-4A Conference champion, in the first round of the 4A playoffs.
DeWitt dropped its last four to fall out of playoff contention.
Woodlawn 72, Hermitage 52
HERMITAGE — Jeffrey Jones had a career night Thursday as he led the Bears to a win over the Hermits in an offensive explosion to end the season.
According to Woodlawn coach Zack Branch, Jones unofficially ran for 380 yards in the win, which would set a school record.
The Bears, who had last won Oct. 11 against Hampton, led 40-32 at halftime. Hermitage returned a punt for a touchdown.
Counting a win over the Norphlet junior varsity, Woodlawn finished the season 3-6 overall, but the Arkansas Activities Association recognizes the record as 2-6 (2-5 in 8-2A). Hermitage finished 1-8 and 0-7.
Star City 48, Crossett 20
CROSSETT — Star City (7-3, 5-2 in 8-4A) wrapped up third place in the conference and ended Crossett’s playoff hopes.
The Bulldogs led 28-0 through one quarter and 48-6 at halftime. The Eagles (3-7, 2-5) scored touchdowns each in the third and fourth quarters. No statistics were available.
Star City will host Gentry or Gravette next week in the first round of the 4A playoffs.
Marianna 20, Stuttgart 18
STUTTGART — Marianna (1-8, 1-6 in 2-4A) scored 20 unanswered points after trailing 18-0 late in the third quarter to pick up its only win of the season and hand defending state champion Stuttgart (4-6, 3-4) its third straight defeat.
The Trojans scored their last two touchdowns capitalizing on Ricebirds fumbles. Still down 18-6, the Trojans recovered the ball on their own 8 and drove 92 yards for a touchdown. The two-point conversion make it 18-14 with 10:02 left in the game.
After another Stuttgart fumble, Marianna struck again with 4:22 left on a 19-yard pass for its only lead. Stuttgart was stopped on downs on its ensuing possession.
The loss overshadowed a big rushing game for Tyler Luster (20 carries, 150 yards and a touchdown). Jackson Kennedy carried five times for 70 yards and converted a 24-yard field goal in the second quarter.
Lavonte Kelly tackled a Marianna player in the end zone for a safety in the first quarter. Malik Brasfield had a 3-yard touchdown run with 5:32 left in the third for the Ricebirds’ last score.
Depending on the Lonoke-Clinton result Thursday, Stuttgart will be seeded fourth or fifth from the 2-4A for the first round of the 4A playoffs.
Camden Harmony Grove 51, Drew Central 6
HARMONY GROVE — The Hornets scored two defensive touchdowns and led 28-0 en route to a decisive win against the Pirates (0-10, 0-7 in 6-3A).
Gabriel Suber scored Drew Central’s only touchdown in the third quarter.
Harmony Grove finished 4-6 and 3-4 in the 6-3A, missing the playoffs by one game to fifth-place Fouke.
Texarkana will play at Sheridan tonight.