Football: Hornets head to Louisiana to face Shreveport Byrd on Thursday night

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.

Vilonia 34, Maumelle 32 | Game Sketch

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Maumelle football schedule

  • 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 Standings

Little Rock Christian ... 3-0
Pulaski Academy ... 2-1
White Hall ... 2-1
Maumelle ... 1-2
Watson Chapel ... 0-1
Jacksonville ... 0-2
Beebe ... 0-3



  • Kendall Donnerson, was cut by Carolina Panthers on Aug. 24 and has yet to sign with a new team.

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Watch Horton in Action

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.