By Pete Sams
Missed tackles and missed opportunities was the theme for Fouke as they lost to Smackover 41-26 here in Fouke tonight. Fouke had opportunities at time handed to them, but never could convert them into plays that would have made a difference on the scoreboard.
Both teams came out in the first quarter with series ending in either punts or turn over on downs. Smackover started the scoring late in the first quarter with a touchdown at the 4:39 mark as Dettravon Crockett ran it in with a 9 yard run. Harley Williams tagged on the extra point for a 7-0 lead. Fouke then turned around and answered with a score of it’s own has Hunter Lansdell hooked up with Seth Phillips on a 8 yard pass with only 22 seconds left in the first quarter. But Fouke couldn’t capitalize on the extra point making the score 7-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Smackover answered Fouke in the early 2nd quarter with a 6 yard run by Crockett. With the extra point by Harley Williams made it 14-6. Fouke then scored 12 unanswered points. Brayden Larey had a 11 yard run for a touchdown to make it 12-14 Smackover. Then Tyler Lawrence took it to the house from 4 yards out with 13 seconds left in the 1st half to give Fouke 18-14 lead at halftime.
Smackover took control of the 2nd half as Dettravon Crockett scored a touchdown 24 yard touchdown, with a Williams extra point took back the lead. Then Smackover again in the 3rd quarter gave the ball to Crockett for a 8 yard touchdown to make the score 21-18.
Smackover kept the foot on the gas pedal by letting Dettravon Crockett scored on a 1 yard touchdown. Being down 28-18, Fouke kept fighting, and it showed when Hunter Lansdell hooked back up with Seth Phillips for 9 yard touchdown in the air. Then Lansdell hooked up with Phillips for a 2 point conversion to make the score 35-26 with 8:58 left in the game.
With 1:29 left in the game, Smackover sealed the victory with a touchdown run by Dettravon Crockett. Crockett took the ball up the middle and didn’t stop running until he crossed the goal line. The 71 yard run made the score 41-26.
Dettravon Crockett had 35 carries for 222 yard and 6 touchdowns. Austin Goodwill threw 9 times for 16 yards, but also threw 1 interception for Smackover. Hunter Lansdell ended the night throwing 43 times, only competing 24 of them for 243 yards. He also had 28 yards rushing. Seth Phillips 13 catches for 112 yards with 2 touchdowns.
Fouke will look to go on the road and get a win against Harmony Grove next Friday, While Smackover will look for it’s first home win as they host Genoa Central.