Bentonville 21, KC Rockhurst 17
Andrew Edwards' 40-yard touchdown pass to Chas Nimrod with 2 minutes, 14 seconds left in the third quarter put Bentonville ahead to stay as the Tigers knocked off Rockhurst in a back-and-forth affair in Kansas City.
Bentonville (2-0) led 14-1o at halftime, thanks to a 23-yard run by sophomore tailback Josh Ficklin with 40 seconds remaining. Rockhurst (1-2) regained the lead when Cashius Howell ran 20 yards for a score on a fourth-down play midway through the third quarter before the Tigers took the lead on Nimrod's second TD catch of the game.
Bentonville's defense made the lead stand on two occasions. Cole Joyce hit Howell in the backfield and held him on a fourth-and-2 play at the Tigers' 36, then Ethan Estes intercepted Luke Bailey's pass on the next-to-last play.
Andrews was 10-of-16 passing for 130 yards, and both of his touchdown passes went to Nimrod, whose catch gave Bentonville a 7-3 lead with 5:26 left in the first half. Rockhurst, however, used a flea-flicker to regain the lead less than a minute later as Bailey hit John Gyllenborg with a 76-yard touchdown pass.
Nimrod had five receptions for 81 yards, while Ficklin finished with 112 yards on 15 carries.
Bentonville returns to action Friday when the Tigers travel to Shawnee Mission, Kan., and take on defending Class 5A state champion Mill Valley.
Elkins 62, Mansfield 6
Kain Johnson rushed for 126 yards, threw for 115 yards and accounted for three touchdowns to help the Elks improve to 3-0.
Johnson ran for a touchdown and threw for two touchdowns as Elkins led 54-0 at halftime. Cody Drummond also ran for two scores, while Trevor Shumate added a receiving touchdown and two interceptions, including returning one 70 yards for a touchdown.
Huntsville 35, Lincoln 14
Slayter Watkins ran for four touchdowns as Huntsville defeated Lincoln and earned back-to-back victories for the first time since the start of the 2018 season.
The Eagles (2-1) jumped out to a 13-0 lead on a 4-yard touchdown run by Gus Comer and Watkins' 5-yard touchdown run. Watkins scored from 7 yards out to give Huntsville a 21-8 halftime cushion, then added touchdown runs of 68 and 82 yards in the fourth quarter.
Levi Wright accounted for Lincoln's scoring with a 5-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion run in the second quarter, then scored from 13 yards out in the third quarter.
Watkins finished with 275 yards on 17 carries and added 29 receiving yards.
Darryl Kattich had 14 carries for 247 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Pirates past Green Forest.
Kattich also caught a 27-yard touchdown pass in a game that was played with a running clock in the second half because of the 35-point mercy rule in Arkansas.
Ozark 32, Clarksville 12
Harper Faulkenberry ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Hillbillies earned the nonconference win.
Ozark (1-1) led 24-0 at halftime and cruised to the victory. Faulkenberry rushed for 87 yards on 14 carries and also completed 3 of 5 passes for 51 yards and another score.
Ozark rushed for 229 yards on 35 carries and accounted for four touchdowns on the ground.
Greenland 27, Danville 8
Jett Dennis rushed for 172 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown to lead the Pirates to the nonconference win.
Quarterback Gabe Wilson also threw for a touchdown and ran for another for Greenland (1-1), which shut out the Little Johns in the second half after being tied 8-8 at the intermission. Dennis also had a 102-yard interception return for a touchdown called back for an illegal block.
The Pirates' defense pitched a shutout in the second half and pulled away for the win. Sophomore Seth Center led the Pirates with 11 tackles, while Max Meredith added 10 tackles, including a sack.
Panama, Okla. 7
Ethan Slavens fired a pair of touchdown passes to lead the Hornets to a nonconference win Friday night.
Slavens was 10 of 21 passing for 151 yards and connected with Fischer Shipman and Peyton Hester on scoring strikes. Shipman caught 4 passes for 115 yards. Slavens also intercepted a pass.
Defensively, Hester recorded 21 solo tackles and 4 assists in the win, and Weston Winters had 14 solo tackles.
Magazine 27, Lamar JV 14
The Rattlers scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally for the win.
Kobe Faughn rushed for 121 yards and two touchdown to help Magazine (1-1) rally from a 14-12 fourth-quarter deficit to claim the win.