|Lonoke quarterback Daniel Seigrist calls a play during second-half action against CAC on Friday. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)|
By Mark Buffalo
LONOKE — The Lonoke Jackrabbits stayed in the hunt for a playoff spot with a 49-7 win over Central Arkansas Christian for homecoming Friday night at James B. Abraham Stadium.
With the win, Lonoke improves to 3-5 on the season and 2-3 in 4A-2 play.
Lonoke is currently in sixth place. Southside Batesville, Stuttgart and Heber Springs are all tied for first at 4-1. Riverview and Helena-West Helena Central are tied for fourth at 3-2.
The Jackrabbits host Stuttgart this Friday before traveling to Searcy to take on the Raiders on Nov. 2.
Against CAC, Lonoke led 21-7 after one quarter and 28-7 at halftime.
The Jackrabbits scored 14 points in the third quarter and added another touchdown in the fourth quarter to set the final score.
Jackrabbits quarterback Daniel Seigrist scored three rushing touchdowns. Xavier Hodge and Shawn Lake scored one each. Seigrist threw a touchdown pass to Braidon Bryant. Michael Hodges returned an interception for a touchdown.
Seigrist completed 4 of 6 passes for 34 yards. He rushed for 115 yards on eight carries. Hodge had 114 yards rushing on 16 carries. Bryant had 47 yards on four carries. Lexington Mays had 41 yards on six carries.
Bryant caught two passes for 14 yards. Also catching passes were Ethan Mulligan and Conner Linton.
Lonoke kicker Nick Tate was 7 for 7 on extra points.
Defensively, Tyler Washington had three interceptions. Also getting picks were Hodges and and Dalton Smith.
Jackson Ward led Lonoke with 10 points. Terry Moore had seven. E’Shawn Brown had six. Hodges had five.
Lonoke coach Taggart Moore was proud of his team’s effort against CAC. The Jackrabbits were coming off a 28-14 loss to Southside on Oct. 6 and a 6-0 loss to West Helena on Oct. 13.
“I was very happy with our focus this week,” Moore said. “Our defense has been really coming into its own and playing with a swagger. Now that our offense is starting to roll, I think we are just going to continue to get better.”
Lonoke’s final home game is Friday against Stuttgart. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.