Football: 'Cats win thriller

It was a thriller, thriller yeah, as North Little Rock moonwalked past Little Rock Parkview, 28-27, in a double overtime game.

The Patriots, coached by former North Little Rock coach Brad Bolding, had entered the game as the No. 1 team in Class 5A, while North Little Rock was winless, but, it was still the ‘Cats that came out on top.

While, alas, there’s no Billie Jean for North Little Rock, the ‘Cats do have Malachi Gober and Torrance Moore at quarterback and running back, respectively.

They were the keys to the win as Gober hit Moore for an eight-yard touchdown pass in the second overtime, then Moore ran in the two-point conversion to set the final margin in a walk-off win that set-off a wild celebration on the field.

Sports, man.

Central Arkansas Christian lost to Harmony Grove last Friday but the Mustangs look to right the ship with a trip to Little Rock Hall this week. The Warriors, once one of the most-feared teams in the state, had previously dropped down to 8-man football and this is the first season back for 11-man at Hall, and has yet to win a game.

Speaking of once feared, and maybe still, teams, Pine Bluff will be at Maumelle this Friday as the Zebras are in town in a game that would have been literally impossible not that many years ago.

The other game and back to the once feared is Little Rock Central as the formerly mighty Tigers are at North Little Rock. Central is currently on a 14-game losing streak that stretches back to the 2020 playoffs.

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Pine Bluff at Maumelle

  • Records: Maumelle (2-1), Pine Bluff (2-1)

  • Streamer: Natural State Sports

  • Hootens.com Rankings: Maumelle is No. 14 in 5A while Pine Bluff is No. 21

  • Last week: Maumelle had last week off, while the Zebras got the first loss of the season last week against Vilonia.

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Season schedule

  • Aug. 26: Maumelle 28, Sylvan Hills 27 (OT)

  • Sept. 1: Maumelle 35, Batesville 0

  • Sept. 9: White Hall 44, Maumelle 24

  • Friday: Pine Bluff at Maumelle ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Sept. 30: At Mills ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Oct. 7: Robinson at Maumelle... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Oct. 14: At Morrilton ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Oct. 21: Watson Chapel at Maumelle ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Oct. 28: At Vilonia ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Nov. 4: At Beebe ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

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CAC at Little Rock Hall

  • Records: CAC (0-4), Hall (0-3)

  • Hootens.com Rankings: CAC is No. 33 in 4A, while Hall is No. 47, last in the classification.

  • Last week: CAC lost to Harmony Grove last week as quarterback Grayson WIlson passed for a touchdown.

Highlights

Season schedule

  • Aug. 26: Lonoke 41, CAC 13

  • Sept. 2: Perryville 35, CAC 31

  • Sept. 9: Bauxite 37, CAC 14

  • Sept. 16 Harmony Grove 35, CAC 14

  • Friday: At Little Rock Hall... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Sept. 30: Mayflower at CAC ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Oct. 7: Pottsville at CAC ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Oct. 14: At Clinton ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Oct. 21: Dover at CAC ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Nov. 4: At Lamar ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

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Little Rock Central at North Little Rock

  • Records: North Little Rock (1-2), Central (0-3)

  • Streamer: NLRTV

  • Hootens.com Rankings: North Little Rock is No. 8 in Class 7A, while Central is No. 16.

  • Last week: QB Malachi Gober passed for 150 yards and a touchdown in North Little Rock’s win. Gober averaged 10 yards a completion and has been extremely effficient this season running the ‘Cats offense.

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Season schedule

  • Aug. 26: Little Rock Catholic 23, North Little Rock 6

  • Sept. 2: Fayetteville 28, North Little Rock 10

  • Sept. 16: North Little Rock 28, Little Rock Parkview 27 (2 OT)

  • Friday: Little Rock Central at North Little Rock ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Sept. 30: At Conway ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Oct. 7: Little Rock Southwest at North Little Rock ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Oct. 14: At Jonesboro ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Oct. 21: At Fort Smith Northside... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Oct. 28: Bryant at North Little Rock ... 7 p.m. ... Conference  

  • Nov. 4: Cabot at North Little Rock ... 7 p.m. ... Conference 

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