Hogs oust Net­tle­ton to open play­offs

AHS next faces LR Chris­tian

Texarkana Gazette - - SPORTS - By Ja­son Hop­kins

Cameron Col­lier rushed for a ca­reer-high 248 yards on 29 at­tempts and scored twice as top-seeded Arkansas High ousted fourth-seed Net­tle­ton, 27-7, in first-round ac­tion on Fri­day night at Ra­zor­back Sta­dium.

Col­lier’s scores came on an 18-yard run and a 32-yard pass from Sean Fore­back. Along with his ca­reer-best rush­ing yardage, the se­nior run­ning back also had 38 yards re­ceiv­ing.

Fore­back fin­ished with 93 yards and three touch­downs on 7-of-11 pass­ing for the Ra­zor­backs.

De­Jor­dan Mask caught two of Fore­back’s touch­down passes, in­clud­ing a 28-yarder right be­fore in­ter­mis­sion to give Arkansas High a 27-0 lead go­ing into half­time. Mask fin­ished with a teamhigh 44 yards on three catches.

The Ra­zor­backs held Net­tle­ton to 182 yards, while pil­ing on 343 yards of their own. The de­fense also forced four turnovers, in­clud­ing two fum­ble re­cov­er­ies in the fi­nal 13 sec­onds of the first half. Larry Jef­fer­son and Tyrie Black each re­cov­ered a fum­ble and Mask in­ter­cepted a pass in the end zone.

The Raiders’ lone score came in the fourth quar­ter when quar­ter­back Cade Carter found his re­ceiver in the end zone on an 8-yard pass. Carter com­pleted 11 of 19 passes for 127 yards.

With the win, Arkansas High (10-1, 7-0) ad­vances to the sec­ond round and will host Lit­tle Rock Chris­tian, which elim­i­nated Green­brier, 63-26.

Staff photo by Hunt Mercier

■ Arkansas High de­fen­sive back Tyrie Black runs a fum­ble re­cov­ery to­ward the end zone while be­ing cheered on by team­mate De­jor­dan Mask dur­ing the Ra­zor­backs’ game against the Net­tle­ton Raiders on Fri­day at Ra­zor­back Sta­dium.

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