Three teams advance and another season ends as Conway, Mayflower and Conway Christian all advance to the second round as Greenbrier fell Friday night.
In Conway, there wasn’t much the Wampus Cats could do wrong as it dominated Rogers from the initial whistle in a 49-0 win over the Mountaineers.
It took Conway just three plays to score on the opening drive after a big return by running back Luke Bailey into Rogers territory.
The Wampus Cats punched it in on a 38-yard touchdown run by running back Cary McClain.
Mountaineers quarterback Hunter Lloyd then was intercepted by Conway cornerback Randy Thomas, who returned the pick to Rogers 18.
Two plays later, Wampus Cats quarterback Jovoni Johnson scored on a 4-yard quarterback keeper, making the score 14-0 with 9:20 left in the first quarter.
The Mountaineers lined up in what looked like an 87-yard field goal, but it was more of a punt or a scrimmage kick.
Conway couldn’t take advantage of the short field, punting the ball back to Rogers.
Threatening to score their first points, the Mountaineers turned the ball over on downs at the Wampus Cats 13.
Once again, it was quick scoring for Conway as McClain broke through the seam and ran 75 yards for a touchdown, giving the Wampus Cats a 21-0 lead with 1:15 left in the first quarter.
Another Thomas interception set Conway up one yard away.
Johnson scored his second touchdown of the game on a 1-yard rushing touchdown with 21 seconds left in the first quarter.
The Wampus Cats forced another scrimmage kick, which led to another touchdown by McClain, this time from four yards out, giving Conway a 35-0 win midway through the second quarter.
Conway scored once again on a 6-yard run by offensive lineman Lance Rogers, seemingly rubbing salt in the wound and making the score 42-0 with 3:01.
The Wampus Cats added its final score of the game when running back Deonta Bennett scored on a rushing touchdown with 5:53 left in the third, leading to a 49-0 score.
Rogers wouldn’t end the game being shut out, scoring on a long passing touchdown with 2:14 left in the game.
Conway advances to the second round and will play Bentonville West in Bentonville next week.
Conway Christian will also advance after a 40-6 win over Lavaca.
The Eagles first got on board when quarterback Jacob Wood scored on a 6-yard touchdown run.
A 27-yard touchdown run by wide receiver Brandon Shaw led to the Eagles second touchdown of the game.
Wood and Shaw would account for another touchdown, this time on a pass from Wood to Shaw for an 18-yard touchdown.
Wide receiver Nick Scherrey added CCS’s fourth score on the game when he scored from eight yards out.
Wood added another touchdown before halftime from 18 yards out, making the score 33-0 at halftime.
John Michael Scherrey added an 8-yard rushing touchdown, giving the Eagles a 40-0 lead.
Lavaca scored a touchdown late in the game, making the score 40-6 with 1:50 left in the game.
CCS will move on to host Fordyce in the second round next Friday.
Greenbrier’s season ended Friday when Little Rock Christian beat the Panthers 63-26 in Little Rock.
Greenbrier made it interesting scoring the first touchdown of the game.
The Warriors answered back when quarterback Justice Hill scored on a quarterback keeper, giving LRC a 7-6 lead.
That lead didn’t last long as the Panthers took advantage of a short field and a Warriors fumble, scoring on a 31-yard touchdown from quarterback Andrew Johnson to wide receiver Brody Johnson.
Another LRC turnover gave Greenbrier the ball at the Warriors’ 6, leading to a rushing touchdown by wide receiver Peyton Long, leading to a 20-6 score with 2:40 left in the first quarter.
However, the Panthers would struggle the rest of the game as LRC adjusted.
The Warriors scored 35 unanswered points on several Hill touchdowns, leading to a 42-20 lead with 6:44 left to go in the third quarter.
Greenbrier scored a final touchdown when Andrew Johnson connected with Ryan Barnard, leading to a 42-26 score.
LRC turned it up some more, scoring three more touchdowns before the end of the game, eliminating the Panthers in a 63-26 win.
Mayflower will advance to the second round as well with a 60-22 win over Pine Bluff Dollarway.
The Eagles led 22-0 at halftime.
No stats were available by press time.
The win propels the Eagles to a second round matchup in Rison.