Pea Ridge, Conway Christian, Smackover and Prescott win at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Kickoff Classic
MAGNOLIA - Smackover senior Corbin Lee (in photo) rushed 19 times for 120 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown Tuesday as the Class 3A 12th-ranked Buckaroos downed Class 2A No. 3 Camden Harmony Grove 14-6 at SAU during the second night of the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic.
Sophomore running back Dexter Crockett added 66 yards on 11 carries for Smackover. Camden Harmony Grove senior running back Jordan Hicks carried 20 times for 87 yards, while junior quarterback Gannon Bearden completed seven of 16 passes for 69 yards and a TD with 10 seconds left in the second quarter.
In the nightcap, Class 3A No. 1 Prescott stuffed 2A No. 4 Hampton 30-6. Prescott held Hampton to 21 first-half yards, but Hampton junior QB Gauge Welch ran 12 times for 54 yards for the game. Hampton junior tackle Desmond Brown wreaked havoc up front with 10 tackles, four tackles for loss and three sacks. Prescott senior QB Cade Haynie completed seven of 12 passes for 111 yards and a TD.
On Monday night, Pea Ridge senior Drew Winn rushed for 155 yards and four touchdowns, and senior quarterback Jakota Sainsbury completed 13 of 15 passes for 218 yards and three TDs as Class 4A No. 2 Pea Ridge dispatched of No. 10 Hamburg 50-30 in the opening game of the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic at UCA.
Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Kickoff Classic
Pea Ridge 50, Hamburg 30
Conway Christian 35, Danville 12
Smackover 14, C. Harmony Grove 6
Prescott 30, Hampton 6
All-conference receiver Hayden Holtgrewe caught a team-high seven passes for 75 yards and two scores for Pea Rodge. Hamburg junior quarterback Jonathan Kelley completed 20 of 30 passes for 218 yards.
In the nightcap, Class 2A No. 9 Conway Christian whipped No. 4 Danville 35-12. Conway Christian junior QB Jacob Wood completed six of 13 passes for 75 yards and TD, while senior RB Luke Gates carried 24 times for 112 yards and a TD. Danville junior Quentin Tolbert ran for 115 yards and a TD, while classmate Trent Cathey ran for 36 yards and caught three passes for 58 yards.
“We appreciate Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield affirming youth across the state and being involved in a positive activity like high school football,” said Chad Hooten of Hooten’s Arkansas Football. “Not only do all eight teams start the season in grand style at college stadiums, but Arkansas Blue Cross enables the players, cheerleaders and band members to help their communities while having a lot of fun before the games with the Forth and Fearless Pep Rallies with a Purpose.”
Founded in 1948, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest health insurer in Arkansas. Arkansas Blue Cross and its affiliates have more than 2,700 employees. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is comprised of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans that collectively provide healthcare coverage for nearly 106 million members — one in three Americans.