Football: Maumelle travels to Robinson this Friday

Joe T. Robinson will host Maumelle* this Friday night in a Pulaski County rivalry game.

The game had originally been scheduled to be at Maumelle but the new turf there is not quite ready for action and the game was moved.

*NOTE: The first version of this story incorrectly stated the game would be at Maumelle and thanks to KATV’s Max Bennett for the catch!

The Hornets are coming off a 31-21 victory at Sylvan Hills last Thursday, while Robinson took one on the chin in a 60-27 loss to Pulaski Academy.

It was a sloppy game at Sylvan Hills but the Hornets powered through as senior wide receiver Roderick Watts had two touchdown catches, while quarterback Weston Pierce also scrambled in for a rushing touchdown.

Maumelle’s Jessie Knight added a defensive touchdown when he scooped up a fumble and rumbled back 24 yards for the score. It was one of four fumbles the Maumelle defense forced in the second half as Sylvan Hills offense stalled out

Kicker John Bruchhagen sealed the win with a 24-yard field goal. He was also perfect on extra point attempts.

Maumelle 31, Sylvan Hills 21 | Game Sketch

  • Plays of the Game:John Bruchhagen, above, had the 24 yard field goal to seal the win for Maumelle while Jesse Knight, below, picked up a fumble and ran it back 24 yards for a touchdown.

  • Players of the Game: Roderick Watts, below, had two touchdown catches from quarterback Weston Pierce, who also had a scramble for a touchdown. The Pierce to Watts connection was fruitful against Ozark as well as the pair accounted for two touchdowns in that scrimmage.

  • What’s next: Maumelle (1-0) travels to Joe T. Robinson (0-1) 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

  • Friday, Sept. 3: Maumelle at Robinson

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



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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.