Maumelle is no stranger to the road this season as the Hornets head to Shreveport, Louisiana for a Thursday night game against the Byrd Yellow Jackets.
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The Hornets are coming off a tight 34-32 loss at Vilonia last Friday and are now 1-2 on the season.
Byrd is 2-0 on the season after beating Tioga, 18-3, last Friday. Byrd competes in Class 5A, Louisiana's largest classification and the Yellow Jackets are considered one of the state's better programs this season.
Maumelle, down 34-19, in the fourth quarter, scored 13 consecutive points against 5A-West member Vilonia down the stretch but it wasn’t enough to get the win.
History is repeating itself for the Hornets as they played no home games until October in the first season at the high school. Now, on season 11 and with new turf, the road trips are back and Maumelle won’t play at home until Oct. 1 when they host Beebe. It is one of just three home games this season for Maumelle.
In between this week’s game and then is a trip to Little Rock Christian.
Play of the Game: Vilonia set the tone early with an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the game’s first play. Maumelle returned the favor with a 36-yard interception return by Maurice Mosby with 10:40 remaining in the first quarter to tie the game, but Maumelle never led in the contest.
Player of the Game: Weston Pierce passed for two touchdowns and 151 yards in the loss. The last score was to John Bruchhagen for 49 yards and it was Bruchhagen who kicked the extra point for Maumelle to set the final score.
What’s next: Maumelle (1-2) travels to Shreveport Byrd (2-0) at 7 p.m. this Thursday
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Friday: Maumelle 21, Ozark 7 (Scrimmage)
Aug. 26: Maumelle 31, Sylvan Hills 21
Sept. 3: Robinson 47, Maumelle 44 (OT)
Sept. 10: Vilonia 34, Maumelle 32
Thursday, Sept. 16: Maumelle at Shreveport Byrd
Friday, Sept. 24: Maumelle at Little Rock Christian
Friday, Oct. 1: Beebe at Maumelle
Friday, Oct. 8: Maumelle at Jacksonville
Friday, Oct. 15: Pulaski Academy at Maumelle
Friday, Oct. 22: Maumelle at White Hall
Friday, Oct. 29: Watson Chapel at Maumelle
All games kickoff at 7 p.m. unless noted, BOLD indicates 5A-Central conference game
5A-Central StandingsLittle Rock Christian ... 3-0Pulaski Academy ... 2-1White Hall ... 2-1Maumelle ... 1-2Watson Chapel ... 0-1Jacksonville ... 0-2Beebe ... 0-3
Dashaire Ford-Burton, Southern Arkansas
Nathan Juhl, Arkansas Monticello
Charles McRae, Arkansas State
Houston Motes, Arkansas Tech
Jonathan Reyes, Iowa Wesleyan
Zyon Slade, College of the Canyons, a junior college in California
Kendall Donnerson, was cut by Carolina Panthers on Aug. 24 and has yet to sign with a new team.
Have any additions to this list? Email us at Arkansas@substack.com
Watch Horton in ActionSports streamer Natural State Sports will have a Coach’s show with Kirk Horton, broadcasting live from American Pie Pizza at 7 p.m. this Tuesday night. The show will be weekly and should be every following Tuesday at 7 p.m. until the season is over.Natural State Sports will also be streaming Maumelle football games this season and the YouTube channel can be found by clicking here.
Sports streamer Natural State Sports will have a Coach’s show with Kirk Horton, broadcasting live from American Pie Pizza at 7 p.m. this Tuesday night. The show will be weekly and should be every following Tuesday at 7 p.m. until the season is over.
Natural State Sports will also be streaming Maumelle football games this season and the YouTube channel can be found by clicking here.