WEEK 1 REVIEW
September 14, 2012
No. 1 Bentonville (1-0) 7A/6A-West
Defeated Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurtst, 24-7
Bentonville opened a tough stretch of nonconference games with the win. Tearris Wallace went over the 3,000-yard mark in his career with 25 carries for 170 yards and a touchdown. Reece Dollins also threw for 138 yards and an 18-yard touchdown pass to Nate Gneiting. Garrett Kaufman added a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown.
No. 2 Fayetteville (0-1) 7A/6A-West
Lost to Memphis University School, 42-20
Austin Allen threw for 263 yards and a 5-yard touchdown pass to Brooks Ellis, but was sacked six times. Memphis University School put the game away with three fourth quarter touchdowns.
No. 3 North Little Rock (7A/6A-East)
Defeated Lake Hamilton, 42-7.
Altee Tenpenny ran for 9-yard and 42-yard touchdowns after sitting out all of last season with an injury. Juan Day ran for a pair of touchdowns as well, his second invoking the mercy rule in the third quarter.
No. 4 Springdale Har-Ber (0-1) 7A/6A-West
Lost to Webb City, Mo., 30-15
The Wildcats managed just two first-half first downs and being shutout in the opening half. Kyle Pianalto and Pierce Phillips tossed second-half touchdowns for the Wildcats, who rushed for just 47 yards. Webb City ran for 297 yards. Webb City increased its win streak to 32 games.
No. 5 El Dorado (0-1) 7A/6A-South
Lost to No. 10 Camden Fairview, 49-21
Matthew Olison threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns to Jerry Moorehead, who also ran for a touchdown to lead Class 5A Fairview. Jamie Smith added 119 yards on the ground. Lucas Reed threw two touchdown passes for El Dorado.
No. 6 Pulaski Academy (0-1) 5A-Central
Lost to West Hills, Calif., Chaminade Prep, 49-39
Pulaski Academy led 26-23 at the half and 39-26 in the third quarter before a touchdown and field goal had Chaminade within 39-35 with 6:29 left. Two late turnovers allowed Chaminade Prep to rally to the win. Lawson Vassar threw for 445 yards and three touchdowns for Pulaski Academy. The Bruins were the fourth team of the top six that lost on opening week.
No. 7 West Memphis (1-0) 7A/6A-East
Defeated Ashdown, 41-17
West Memphis scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, spurred by Stanley Gainesâ€™ blocked punt and 15-yard return for a touchdown. Jarvis Cooper ran for three touchdowns.
No. 8 Conway (1-0) 7A/6A-Central
Defeated Bryant, 21-3
Jeff Anderson running 21 times for 164 yards and a 23-yard touchdown run, and Brandon Cox rushing 11 times for 105 yards and a 29-yard touchdown run. Brandon Kotch, a 265-pounder, ran for Conwayâ€™s first touchdown on a 2-yard run on a direct snap. Conway held Bryant to just 79 yards of offense.
No. 9 Greenwood (1-0) 7A/6A-Central
Defeated Sallisaw, Okla., 47-14
Greenwood rallied from early deficits to beat Sallisaw, Okla., 47-14. Sallisaw led 7-0, 7-6 and 14-13 before Kevin Jones kicked a field goal five seconds before halftime to put Greenwood up 16-14. The Bulldogs scored four touchdowns in the third quarter, highlighted by Drew Morganâ€™s 69-yard punt return for a touchdown.