|Lonoke senior punter Hannah Moseley (72) is congratulated by teammates after seeing her first action of the season in the Jackrabbits' 35-8 win over Mills University Studies High on Friday night. (Photo by Ashley McGowan)|
By Mark Buffalo
LONOKE — For the first time in four seasons, the Lonoke Jackrabbits have won three consecutive games.
The Jackrabbits routed Mills University Studies High 35-8 on homecoming Friday night to improve to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in 4A-2 play. The victory was Lonoke’s third in a row after dropping three games in a row. The last time the Jackrabbits were winners of three in a row was the 2014 season.
“I’m glad we were able to come out and overcome all the distractions of homecoming week,” Lonoke coach Taggart Moore said. “I think we are starting to click and get on a roll at the right time.”
Lonoke led 21-0 after one quarter, 28-0 at halftime and 35-0 after three quarters. Mills’ lone score came in the fourth quarter.
Lonoke’s Anthony Parks continued his hot streak running the football. He rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Davonta Adams had 119 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
Lonoke quarterback Braidon Bryant completed 5 of 7 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. Parks caught three passes for 65 yards. Shawn Lake caught one pass. Dalton Smith caught one pass for 12 yards and a touchdown.
Smith also returned an interception for a touchdown.
Nick Tate kicked five extra points.
Jackson Ward led Lonoke with 10 tackles. Brayden Coble and Antonio Earl had eight tackles each.
Also, Hannah Moseley, possibly the first female football player in school history, at least the first in the last 25 years, saw her first action of the season. She had a punt for 30 years in the fourth quarter.
The Jackrabbits are tied for second in the conference at 3-1 with Heber Springs, which holds the tiebreaker by virtue of it’s previous win over Lonoke in the conference opener. Stuttgart is undefeated at 4-0. The Jackrabbits are primed for their first playoff spot since 2015 if they win at Central Arkansas Christian on Friday night at Mustang Mountain. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.