DIERKS, Ark. — Dierks unleashed a massive ground assault as the Outlaws blasted Cutter-Morning Star, 42-0, in Southwest Arkansas high school football action Friday night.
Dierks (2-0) had two players top the century rushing mark. Andrew Kirby, a bruising 230-pound fullback, smashed his way for 114 yards on 13 carries, averaging 8.8 yards per carry. Eli Sharp, a sophomore, also gained 114 yards rushing on only 12 carries (9.5-yard average).
Outlaw junior running back Konnor Shelton added 52 yards on five trips and scored three touchdowns.
The entire second half was played under the 35-point mercy rule as the hosts built a 36-0 halftime cushion. The visiting Eagles from Hot Springs National Park fall to 0-3 with the loss.
Dierks opened with a 14-0 first-quarter lead. Shelton got the first TD on a 5-yard run and the PAT failed. Sharp then dashed 10 yards to paydirt, and Brandon Clayborn ran for the 2-point conversion.
A 22-point second-quarter barrage put the game away. Kirby started the spree with a 6-yard run, and Sharp ran for two points. Shelton scored two touchdowns in the final 3:07 before halftime. His second TD was a 28-yard run, followed by a 3-yard run. Kirby again had a 2-point conversion.
Dierks had the lone score of the second half as Austin Hanson scored on a 5-yard run.
The Outlaws are at home next Friday, hosting Jessieville.
Five area teams earn wins
Five Southwest Arkansas schools posted impressive victories Friday night.
Prescott remained undefeated with a 51-0 thrashing of Parkers Chapel (El Dorado). It was a replacement game for the Curley Wolves after Lafayette County has canceled its opener.
Ashdown (3-0) remained undefeated by knocking off host Hope, 41-21. The Bobcats (0-3) kept it close in the first half before the Panthers took control in the final two quarters.
Nashville (2-1) extended its winning streak to two in a row by downing winless De Queen, 48-6. The Scrappers' only loss was a season-0pening setback to Pleasant Grove.
Genoa Central ran its record to 2-1 by beating Lafayette County, 45-12. It was the Dragons' second straight win and the Cougars' second straight setback.
Junction City (3-0), a perennial powerhouse, handed Foreman its third consecutive loss, 30-12; and Murfreesboro (1-1) shut out hapless Horatio, 22-0. It was the third shutout loss this season for the Lions (0-3).