Week 9 Review
October 30, 2018
Unanimous No. 1 North Little Rock (9-0) rallied from behind to beat No. 2 Bryant (8-1), 34-28. Bryant led 21-0 after a quarter before the Wildcats charged back with four straight scores. Kareame Cotton threw three touchdown passes and ran for a touchdown as North Little Rock had 467 yards of offense. Brandon Thomas ran for 115 yards and a touchdown to lead the Wildcats to their 22-straight win.
No. 3 Conway (8-1) throttled Little Rock Catholic, 59-14. Jovoni Johnson threw for 255 yards and three scores, and ran for 91 yards and two touchdowns.
Fourth-ranked Greenwood (8-1) went on the road and coasted to a 42-14 win over Sheridan to wrap up the top seed from the 6A-West. The Bulldogs tallied a pair of defensive scores with Gunner Perkins returning an interception 23 yards for a first-quarter touchdown, and Eli Martin returning a fumble 70 yards for a fourth-quarter score.
No. 5 Bentonville (6-3) rolled past Springdale, 42-7. Easton Hughes threw three touchdown passes and Preston Crawford ran for three scores.
Fayetteville (7-2), tied for sixth, pasted Rogers Heritage, 56-7, after leading, 42-0, at the half. Darius Bowers threw for 259 yards and four touchdowns. Connor Flannigan had four catches for 131 yards and a score.
Bentonville West (6-3), also sixth, rolled past Van Buren, 46-10, behind Will Jarrett, who is back in form after missing six games. Jarrett threw for 394 yards and two touchdowns.
Pulaski Academy (8-1), also ranked sixth, romped past Watson Chapel, 51-14. Braden Bratcher threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns. Hudson Henry caught eight passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. John David White caught two touchdown passes, and Merritt Jones and Nate Cumming each caught one.
No. 9 Warren defeated Hamburg, 36-14, to wrap up the Lumberjack’s seventh straight conference title. Keemontrae McKnight ran for two touchdowns and caught a 69-yard touchdown pass from J’Malachi Kinnard, who also ran for a touchdown. Jesus Tinoco booted field goals of 22, 27 and 34 yards for Warren, which led just 20-14 at the half.
No. 10 West Memphis remained undefeated with a 24-23 win over Pine Bluff. Latavion Murray ran for a touchdown, and Devin Olloway ran 41 yards for a touchdown and returned a kickoff 83 yards for a score. Colin Clark booted a 26-yard field goal in the third quarter.