Flowers’ blocked punt, interception helps Razorbacks eliminate Morrilton

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MORRILTON, Ark. – Eric Flowers delivered two fatal blows as Arkansas High defeated Morrilton Friday night in the 5A playoffs, 20-14.

Flowers blocked a Devil Dog punt and recovered for a touchdown that helped the Razorbacks build a 20-7 lead. He then intercepted a pass on the game’s final play. Arkansas High (7-0) advances to play Wynne next Friday.


Hogs shut down Morrilton offense

“It was a physical football game just like we expected,” said winning coach Barry Norton. “Our plan was to go in and run the football. Torie (Blair) had a good game, not sure how many yards he had. We wanted it to be a field position game. We wanted to put our defense on the field in good situations, and we did for the most part. Defensively we did a good job against the run.

“In the second half we were trying to protect a lead, so we barely threw the ball at all. There was nothing shiny about it. It was just an old slobber-knocker. It was a fun game to watch.”

The Devil Dogs scored in the fourth quarter to pull within six points. Arkansas High recovered the ensuing kickoff and ran the clock down three minutes to 1:12 before punting. Flowers interception followed, and quarterback Layton Lammers took a knee to run the final seconds off the clock. Lammers accounted for two of the Razorbacks’ touchdowns on sneaks.