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Benton strikes huge plays in win over MHHS

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BENTON– Benton hit Mountain Home with numerous huge plays, and the Bombers failed to score points on 2 journeys inside the Panthers’ 10-yard line as the host Panthers went to a 35-7 victory Friday night in a 6A-West Conference video game at Everett Field.Benton quarterback Garrett Brown finished 29-of-46 passes for 409 backyards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Panthers’556-yard onslaught.The Panthers notched 8 plays in the game that went for more than 20 backyards, consisting of a 52-yard touchdown catch by Trevor Standridge and an 85-yard goal run by Donovan Pearson that both can be found in the second half to put the Bombers away.”When you play great football groups, you need to play a great

football video game,” Mountain Home head coach Steve Ary said.”We simply didn’t. Defensively, we gave up four actually big plays– long touchdowns. When you play your butt off, in some cases you have to make a play in an important circumstance, and we simply didn’t do it tonight.” The Panthers scored on their very first 2 ownerships, with running back Casey Johnson scoring one touchdown and Brown finding receiver Cameron Harris on 3 consecutive passes for a combined 70 yards and a touchdown.The Bombers responded with a 15-play drive that went all the way to the Panthers’

8-yard line prior to a fourth-and-1 play led to a turnover on downs.Brown found 3 different receivers and drove the Panthers to a 21-0 lead after Johnson scored his 2nd touchdown.”Those screen passes, we spoke about them for 4 days,”Ary said. “We required to play physical, but we could not get

it done. We just need to improve.” Mountain Home was finally able to get on the board with 9:40 left in the 2nd quarter as quarterback Bryce McKay discovered Logen Walker for a 50-yard touchdown pass.Benton struck the 2 big previously mentioned plays to represent the only scoring of the second half. Almost all of the Panthers’ first-half yardage (251 of 275) came through the air, but the hosts developed the run game in the second half as Pearson hurried for 98 yards on nine carries.Mountain Home had another 16-play drive– highlighted by passes to Gage Hershberger, Anthony Mojica and a 28-yarder to Dawson Tabor– however on second-and-goal at the 6-yard line, McKay’s pass was intercepted in the end zone.McKay was 12-of-29 for 137 backyards in the

video game, with Walker capturing 5 passes for 77 lawns, Tabor grabbing four for 40 lawns, Hershberger capturing 2 for 13 yards, and Mojica capturing one for 7 yards.Hershberger produced a difficult 134 lawns on 29 brings, while the Panthers kept McKay confined all night with 30 total backyards of rushing.Harris caught 5 passes for 122 lawns, while Standridge caught six for 112 lawns and a touchdown, Andre Lane caught eight passes for 41 backyards, Pearson captured 3 for 37 backyards, and Jordan Parham captured three for

30 yards to lead the balanced Benton getting corps.The Bombers( 3-4, 1-3)are back on the roadway next week as they travel to Siloam Springs on Friday night.Facebook Email

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