The Nashville Junior High Scrappers extended their winning streak to 39 games Thursday night as they opened the season with a 28-12 home win over Hot Springs.
The Scrappers trailed 12-0 in the second quarter before Jake Moorer scored on a 2-yard run with 1:18 to go before halftime. Moorer passed to Jamarta Gilliam for the 2-point conversion and closed the gap to 12-8.
Nashville outscored Hot Springs 20-0 in the second half.
Moorer scored once in the third quarter and once in the fourth. TK Hopkins capped off the Scrappers’ scoring on a 39-yard run with 1:11 left in the game.
Moorer completed 4 of 8 passes for 50 yards. He ran the ball 10 times for 102 yards and 3 touchdowns. Hopkins had 15 carries for 147 yards and a TD.
Gilliam was Nashville’s leading receiver with 2 catches for 38 yards. Hopkins had 1 catch for 3 yards, and Kalob Carpenter had 1 catch for 9 yards.
The Scrappers put up 279 yards total offense, including 229 rushing and 50 passing.
The defense gave up 210 yards, including 163 rushing and 47 passing.
The junior Scrappers winning streak covers four complete seasons – 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 – and the last 2 games of the 2010 season.
Nashville will host Prescott Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Scrapper eighth graders defeated Hot Springs 34-8.
Nashville scored 14 points in the first quarter, 14 in the second and 6 in the fourth. The junior Trojans’ only score came in the fourth quarter.
Ty Basiliere completed his only pass attempt of the night for 11 yards. The receiver was Detrich Young.
Carmillias Morrison ran the ball 4 times for 195 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Lance Easter had 4 carries for 22 yards. Davonte Witherspoon had 1 carry for 43 yards and a touchdown.
The eighth graders had 320 yards total offense and gave up 43 rushing yards on defense. Hot Springs did not complete a pass.
The eighth graders will host Prescott Thursday at 5:30 p.m.