TEXARKANA — The Arkansas High Razorbacks honored three former Hogs coaches at halftime as they defeated the Hot Springs Trojans 37-20 Friday night at Razorback Stadium.
The Razorbacks honored Swede Lee, who led Arkansas High to consecutive championship seasons from 1974-76, Johnny Toombs, the winningest coach in program history, and Bill Keopple, who won state titles from 2006-07.
It was coincidental Keopple was being honored on a night the Razorbacks cruised to their fifth consecutive conference win since the start of conference play, a feat not accomplished since 2007 when Keopple led the Hogs to their last state championship.
Senior running back Cameron Collier had four carries for 80 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore running back Torie Blair carried six times for 22 yards. Quarterback Sean Foreback rushed twice for 25 yards, and Keandre Woods produced 19 yards on five carries. Arkansas High rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.
Receiver Drake Browning caught two passes for 49 yards, and teammate DeJordan Mask caught three passes for 62 yards and a touchdown.
Arkansas High’s defense dominated the Trojans, limiting them to 32 carries for 29 yards. Jaylon Bead recovered a fumble on a punt and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. The Hogs defense also managed to get a safety in the second quarter off of a bad snap by Hot Springs that went out the back of the end zone.
The Razorbacks improve to 7-1 with a 5-0 record in the 5A conference and face the Hope Bobcats on the road next week. Hot Springs slips to 1-7 with a 1-4 conference mark and a home date with Camden Fairview next Friday.