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PLAYOFF NOTES: Defenses Make Life Tough For Recruits

Posted: November 24, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Cole Harris, Fayetteville, runs for a touchdown Friday in the first half against North Little Rock.
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Cole Harris, Fayetteville, runs for a touchdown Friday in the first half against North Little Rock.

University of Arkansas commit Austin Allen and University of Alabama pledge Altee Tenpenny were primed to put on a show Friday at North Little Rock Stadium.

GameBreaker

Fayetteville 30, North Little Rock 28

Why the Bulldogs won

Ryan Starr kicked three field goals in the fourth quarter, none bigger than the game winner from 38 yards out with seven seconds left. The Bulldogs also got key plays from defense and special teams in the first half to build a lead in the first half.

Why the Charging Wildcats lost

Give North Little Rock credit. Despite falling behind 24-6 early in the fourth quarter the Charging Wildcats never gave up. Too many struggles on offense through the first three quarters might have been too much to overcome, though. The Charging Wildcats also couldn’t stop Fayetteville’s offense when it mattered the most, giving up back-to-back first downs in the closing seconds to set up the game-winning field goal.

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