Prescott top­ples Moun­tain View

Texarkana Gazette - - SPORTS - From Staff Re­ports

PRESCOTT, Ark.—Prescott se­nior quar­ter­back Ryan John­son passed for three first-half touch­downs as the Cur­ley Wolves built a 28-0 half­time cush­ion and cruised to a 42-6 vic­tory over Moun­tain View in the first round of the Class 3A foot­ball play­offs Fri­day night at Ed­die Jack­son Field.

Prescott (10-1) ad­vances to next Fri­day’s sec­ond round on the road against un­beaten Clin­ton (11-0), which blew out Charles­ton, 49-0, in its play­off opener.

The Wolves used a bal­anced of­fense to romp past the Yel­low­jack­ets, gain­ing 354 yards to­tal of­fense, in­clud­ing 197 on the ground.

John­son was a cat­a­lyst, com­plet­ing 8-of-14 passes for 157 yards and three scores. All three touch­downs went to dif­fer­ent re­ceivers: Keonte Franklin (43 yards), Quan­tas Gul­ley (19 yards) and Ja­cobi Nolen (17 yards).

Prescott’s other first-half TD came on a 1-yard plunge by Colton John­son.

The Wolves added sin­gle scores in the third and fourth quar­ters, with Dar­riun Thomp­son break­ing loose on a 70-yard TD scam­per and Jay­lon Hop­son dash­ing 16 yards for the other TD.

Prescott’s de­fense, which has been al­low­ing only 7.7 points a game, also did its job, hold­ing Moun­tain View (2-8) to 158 yards to­tal of­fense. The Wolves also forced three three turnovers, re­cov­er­ing all three fum­bles.

The Yel­low­jack­ets averted the shutout when Gun­ner Wil­lis broke free for a 21-yard touch­down run with 10:04 re­main­ing in the game.

Ga­tors to host Mag­a­zine

FORE­MAN, Ark.—De­fend­ing Class 2A state cham­pion Fore­man (8-1) will play host to Mag­a­zine (6-4) in a sec­ond-round play­off game next Fri­day in Gator Sta­dium.

Fore­man drew a first-round bye in the state play­offs af­ter win­ning the Con­fer­ence 7-2A ti­tle. Mag­a­zine (6-4) de­feated Carlisle, 26-6, in its first-round play­off game Fri­day at Mag­a­zine. Af­ter three score­less quar­ters, the Rat­tlers went on a 20-6 fourth-quar­ter run to win the game.

The Ga­tors went 13-1 and de­feated Mount Ida, 24-21, in last year’s 2A state cham­pi­onship game.

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