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Junior Rabbits ground Cardinals, 19-0

Lonoke’s Logan Dozier runs past the block of Caleb Horton for a touchdown against Pine Bluff Dollarway last week.Buy Photo
Lonoke’s Logan Dozier runs past the block of Caleb Horton for a touchdown against Pine Bluff Dollarway last week.

The Lonoke Junior Jackrabbits won their fifth consecutive game last week, beating Pine Bluff Dollarway 19-0 in a showdown for first place in the 4A-2 conference.

Lonoke is now 5-1 on the season and 4-0 in league play.

The game was scoreless at halftime. Lonoke’s Zack Murray recovered a Dollarway fumble in the first quarter but the Junior Jackrabbits couldn’t do anything with it.

Lonoke got the ball to start the second half. Logan Dozier returned the kickoff 67 yards to the Dollarway 5. That led to Isaac Toney scoring on a 5-yard run with 7:35 left in the third quarter. Casey Martin kicked the extra point to give the Junior Jackrabbits a 7-0 lead.

Lonoke pushed its lead to 13-0 when Toney scored on a 16-yard run with 2:56 left in the third quarter. The two-point conversion failed.

As the Junior Cardinals were trying to mount a comeback, Lonoke’s Dylan Smith recovered a fumble with 3:40 left in the game. From there, Lonoke put the game away when Dozier scored with 15.6 seconds left on a 6-yard run to make the score 19-0.

“It was a big win,” Lonoke coach Darrick Lowery said. “We came out flat in the first half. They gave us a little bit of trouble. We can’t say enough about the kids and the way they came out in the second half and doing a great job of making adjustments and taking over.”

The Junior Jackrabbits finished with 202 yards rushing on 22 carries. Toney had 115 yards on 13 carries. Dozier had 50 yards on 4 carries. Martin had 21 yards on 2 carries.

Dozier completed 1 of 4 passes. Martin completed his only pass. Caleb Horton caught two passes for 18 yards.

Dollarway had only 46 yards in total offense.

Lonoke plays at Marianna tonight. Game time is 7 p.m.

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