Hogs oust Nettleton to open playoffs
AHS next faces LR Christian
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.
■ 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.