The Lonoke Junior Jackrabbits bounced back from their season-opening loss to Beebe with a 30-22 win over Little Rock Christian last week at James B. Abraham Stadium.
It was the first win for new Lonoke coach Darrick Lowery, who replaced Tim Scarborough. Scarborough was hired as Little Rock Hall coach in June.
The Junior Warriors took a 7-0 lead with 2:17 left in the first quarter on a 30-yard pass play.
The Junior Jackrabbits responded with a touchdown of their own as Logan Dozier threw a 17-yard pass to Casey Martin with 5:44 left in the first half. Isaac Toney added the two-point conversion to give Lonoke an 8-7 lead.
Little Rock Christian reclaimed the lead at 13-8 on a four-yard run with 2:27 left in the first half.
Lonoke wasted no time in tying the game at 14-14 at halftime. Michael Hodge scored on a 1-yard run with 31.2 seconds left. The two-point conversion failed.
Lonoke took a 22-14 lead with 5:09 left in the third quarter when Dozier scored on a 19-yard run. Dozier threw to Kameron Cole for the two-point conversion.
The Junior Warriors tied the game at 22-22 with 4:24 left in the third quarter on a 67-yard pass. The two-point conversion was good.
The Junior Jackrabbits responded with a scoring drive of their own as Dozier ran it in from 28 yards out with 7:41 left in the game. Ricky Nichols added the two-point conversion.
Lonoke’s defense came up with two turnovers in the final six minutes. Martin intercepted a pass with 5:13 left and Hodge recovered a fumble with 1:54 left.
The Junior Jackrabbits rushed for 203 yards. Dozier completed 6 of 8 passes for 62 yards.
Martin caught three passes for 35 yards. Conner Linton caught two balls for 16 yards. Cole caught one pass for 11 yards.
Lonoke will host Heber Springs tonight in the 4A-2 conference opener. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.