Mena scored first on an interception returned for a touchdown, but didn’t get any more points until the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, the Maumelle Hornets tallied 37 unanswered points to defeat the Bearcats, 37-13, last Friday.
The Hornets (3-1, 1-0 4A-4) were able to overcome a total of three interceptions and one fumble to hold off Mena. Maumelle tallied 14 points each in the first and second quarters and added nine in the third period for the victory.
Quarterback Tyshun Robinson tied the contest at 7-all with 7:52 left in the first quarter on his 30-yard run. With 1:13 left in the first quarter, Robinson found JB Minix for an 11-yard touchdown. After both kicks by Hunter Cockrell, Maumelle led 14-7 after the first period.
Two more scores in the second quarter gave the Hornets a commanding 28-7 halftime lead. With 5:49 left in the second period, Corry Cullins broke loose and scampered 60 yards for the touchdown. Three minutes later, Jessie Hopkins scored from 10 yards outs. Cockrell was good on both kicks.
A safety and a one-yard run by Cullins in the third period finished the scoring for Maumelle. The Hornets accumulated 288 rushing yards with Robinson pacing them with 119 yards on nine totes. Cullins tallied 94 yards on eight carries, and Hopkins finished with 74 yards on 15 attempts. Robinson passed for 72 yards on 4-of-8 passing with two interceptions and a touchdown. Minix caught three passes for 52 yards, and Braylon Waits had one catch for 20 yards.
The Hornets travel to Waldron on Friday and face the 0-4 Bulldogs.