Liberty-Eylau Offense Grounded in 20-6 Loss to Arkansas High
TEXARKANA, Ark. — Arkansas High gave up a meaningless touchdown in the final minute, which allowed Liberty-Eylau to avoid the shutout by the Razorbacks during a game dominated by defense.
The Hogs finished with 299 yards of offense, kicking a pair of fourth-quarter field goals to seal the victory over their cross-town rivals. Arkansas High opened the game with a 20-point streak before the late L-E score.
Jordan Hall rushed for 175 yards and a TD in the first quarter to cap a 7-play, 63-yard drive. He had a workhorse 24 carries before leaving with injury and not returning.
Patrick Cook booted field goals of 33 and 32 yards in the final period for Arkansas High, and DeJordan Mask leapt over a defender for a 13-yard score in the third quarter. His touchdown came with 18 seconds left and finished off an 11-play, 80-yard drive following a missed field goal by Liberty-Eylau.
The Leopards were limited to just 183 yards of total offense in their season-opening loss. Arkansas High improved to 2-0 with the win and faces Texas High next week at Tiger Stadium.
Liberty-Eylau hosts Carthage.
Cedric Dickerson dove for the goal line from the 1 with 36 ticks remaining for L-E’s only points. A 2-point pass came up short.
Sean Foreback completed 13 of 24 passes for 110 yards and the TD to Mask, who came up with an interception on defense as well.
Both teams had two turnovers.
Isaiah Cross hit on 8 of 15 passes for 115 yards and an interception for the Leopards.