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Showcase Game: North Little Rock defeats Cabot


11:43 PM, Nov. 16, 2012 EST

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- High school football playoffs kicked off last week and half the teams were eliminated. Now it's week two of the playoffs and the field is narrowed once more.

In our Showcase Game of the Week, North Little Rock advances in playoffs with 28-0 win over Cabot.

Things didn't get off to such a smooth start for either team Friday night. In the opening kick off Cabot kicks it off to North Little Rock, but Altee Tenpenny makes an unusual mistake and fumbles the catch. Luckily, the Charging Wildcats recover.

Defense was the story of the first quarter as both teams are scoreless to end the first.

In the second quarter, however, North Little Rock finds its offense. Quarterback Payton Holmes finds Deon Tidwell for a big gain on an eventual scoring drive. Tidwell gets a big hit on the play, but would be okay.

Tidwell's big gain helps set up the scoring play. Running back Juan Day takes it in from nearly 30 yards out. That makes it 7-0, North Little Rock with the lead.

Charging Wildcats go on to win this one 28-0. They'll face Fayetteville next week. Fayetteville defeated Conway 38-17 Friday night.

 

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Rank School Record
1 North Little Rock High School
North Little Rock, AR
18-2-0
2 Parkview Arts-Science Magent H S
Little Rock, AR
18-0-0
3 Jonesboro Senior HS
Jonesboro, AR
18-2-0
4 Springdale High School
Springdale, AR
18-2-0
5 Bentonville HS
Bentonville, AR
11-2-0

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