TEXARKANA, Ark. –Arkansas High had key saves on defense, plenty of offensive distance and even some big special team players in their 35-0 win over Pine Bluff Dollarway on Friday night at Razorback Stadium.
Kyron Young, who was replacing fellow Razorback Marjaevion Cummings, was tough to take down as he sprinted for 138 yards on 12 carries (11.5 yards per carry) and found the end zone three times. Teammates Trystan Powell and Luke Paxton also enjoyed success on limited runs, combining 56 yards on just three attempts and a Powell touchdown.
Arkansas High (1-1) scored 21 points in the second quarter and seven points in each of the third and fourth quarters. During that span, the special teams blocked two punts and the defense came away with an interception, forcing a fumble and a turnaround on the downs.
Layton Lammers gave the Hogs their first score of the game in the second quarter when he found Jeremiah Jones on a 53-yard catch-and-run to take a 7-0 lead. Lammers completed 6 of 10 passes, 124 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Razorbacks.
Young and Powell will score the next three, including two 5-yard runs by Young and a 9-yard play by Powell.
Dollarway (1-1) set the tone at the start of the first quarter and only allowed Arkansas High two offensive snaps throughout the quarter.
The Cardinals saw their first punt of the game blocked by Arkansas High safety Ricky Williams, which put the Hogs in the red zone. But Lammers’ first pass of the game was intercepted and almost the rest of the quarter went to Dollarway.
Following the interception, Dollarway’s Jayvion Cain got a first down on a game of fourth and -2. Four games later, the Cardinals faced another fourth down situation, this time a false punt was called that saw Deion James find the sideline for a 16-yard run on a fourth and 13 to recover the first down. James finished with 36 yards on 12 carries.
Dollarway tried to push his running game against the Razorback defense and finished with 102 yards on 33 downs, averaging about 3 yards per carry. Cain led the attack with 52 yards on 13 attempts.
Briveon Sample completed 3 of 10 passes for 7 yards for the Cardinals.
Arkansas High travel to Mount Pleasant next week for a 7 p.m. kickoff against the Tigers.