Football: Hornets head to Vilonia after OT loss

Maumelle’s month on the road continues this Friday when the Hornets travel to Vilonia for a 7 p.m. Friday kickoff.

Maumelle enters the game 1-1 after last Friday’s 47-44 overtime loss to Joe T. Robinson, while Vilonia is 1-0 after beating Greene County Tech, 56-17.

The Robinson loss is going to sting for a bit for Maumelle as the Hornets were up 41-21 early in the fourth quarter before the Senators started to rally, and scored three touchdowns, with the last coming in the game’s final minute.

Robinson could have won the game in regulation but it was Jaiden Worsham who kept that from happening when he blocked an extra-point kick in the final seconds, to keep the score at 41-41.

Things looked promising in overtime, as Nico Davillier went into the game as a wildcat quarterback as the Hornets started the possession at the 10-yard line. Davillier took the ball to the five-yard line on the first rush, but the 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive end went backwards on the second rush attempt and Weston Pierce, who had already thrown three touchdowns at that point, came back in at quarterback.

The third down play was for naught, and that set up a field goal from John Bruchagen that gave Maumelle the 44-41 lead but Robinson scored on its first play to give the Senators the win.

Now, Maumelle heads back to the road with a trip to Vilonia, with the next three games away. The first home game for the Hornets, assuming the turf is ready, is set for Oct. 1 when Maumelle hosts Beebe.The Hornets only have three home games this season, turf and Covid permitting.

Robinson 47, Maumelle 44 (OT) | Game Sketch

  • Plays of the Game: Sophomore running back Jaiden Worsham crashed through the kick protection line and blocked the extra-point and that sent the game into overtime. John Bruchhagen gave Maumelle the lead, 44-41, with a field goal, but it wasn’t enough to get the win.

  • Players of the GameRoderick Watts, below, had three touchdown catches from quarterback Weston Pierce, who also rushed for two touchdowns. The pair has now combined for five scores in the regular season, plus two more in the Week 0 scrimmage at Ozark.

  • What’s next: Maumelle (1-1) travels to Vilonia (1-0) at 7 p.m. this Friday

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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)

  • Friday, Sept. 10: Maumelle at Vilonia

  • 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 ... 2-0
Pulaski Academy ... 2-0
White Hall ... 2-0
Maumelle ... 1-1
Jacksonville ... 0-1
Watson Chapel ... 0-1
Beebe ...0-2

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  • 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.