Lake Hamilton and Lakeside resumed their rivalry Friday night after a year absence. An overflow crowd of more than 6, attended the first meeting between the Wolves and Rams since Fans lined up on the track outside of the yard line on both sides, and both stands were packed more than an hour before the 7 p.
Lakeside Athletic Director Don Pierce said 4, pre-sale tickets were sold. The series was ended by school administrators after the game because of pranks from students at both schools. Lake Hamilton and Lakeside have played each other in other sports.
It was just a great night for our community and for our administration for hosting this event. The Wolves led late in the fourth quarter when senior linebacker Kanaan Williams recovered Lakeside senior running back Dorecus Ferguson's fumble inside the yard line.
As much attention as the Lake Hamilton-Lakeside game received from the schools' students and fans, both the Wolves and Rams have nine games left on their schedules. The Wolves won Friday's game over the Rams, and while Coach Tommy Gilleran and his team celebrated, the Lake Hamilton graduate knew he has to get his team focused on Malvern.
We had a good game. Now we've got to go. We have to figure out each week how to continue to win. We have to get ready for the Malvern Leopards. That was last week. This is this week. Let's get our minds right. We've got a new game. We've got to get them focused because we've got a whole schedule to play.
Burnett was hired June 19 after serving two seasons as Bryant's defensive coordinator. He helped the Hornets advance to the Class 7A semifinals in and Burnett also was an assistant for a Class 5A state championship team at Camden Fairview.
Burnett has high hopes for the Trojans, but admitted that being with the program for less than three months before its first game was a concern.
It's hard for kids to game plan, to learn a new weight room plan, a new offense and defense. We're learning at the same time we're getting ready for somebody, which is never good. What ticks them off, what doesn't. We were a play or two away from having something happen. We'll get it turned around, I guarantee that.
Hampton had 17 players ejected after a brawl in Friday's game at Drew Central in Monticello. Per AAA rules, players who are ejected in a game must miss the next game.
Drew Central had 11 ejections. The Hampton-Drew Central game was ruled a "no contest". A full half must be played for the game to count.
Hampton was playing its first game of the season Friday. Williams rushed for yards and 3 touchdowns on 37 carries in a loss to Rivercrest on Friday.
He scored on runs of 4 yards in the first quarter, 69 yards in the second quarter and 48 yards in the fourth quarter. His longest run was 70 yards.
Last season, Williams played in the Rams' season-finale against Greene County Tech as a ninth-grader. Paragould is at Pocahontas on Friday. Frank McClellan won games in 38 seasons at Barton. Malham is in his 38th and final season with the Panthers.
Fayetteville senior quarterback Darius Bowers completed 24 of 35 passes for yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions in the Bulldogs' victory over Owasso, Okla. Bowers is one of the state's leading passers through the first two weeks, as he's passed for yards, 7 touchdowns and no interceptions.
The Bulldogs are off this week and will travel to Bryant on Sept.
Friday, while Bentonville takes on Aledo, Texas, at 3 p.