Touchdowns by Jack Burnham and Cannon Turner during the fourth quarter of play helped the Arkadelphia Badgers pick up a huge 34-24 win over the Nashville Scrappers Friday night at Badger Stadium.

Touchdowns by Jack Burnham and Cannon Turner during the fourth quarter of play helped the Arkadelphia Badgers pick up a huge 34-24 win over the Nashville Scrappers Friday night at Badger Stadium.
It was a battle from start to finish as the Badgers were the first to get on the scoreboard following a Zion Hatley touchdown from four yards out. Gabe Goodman’s extra point kick was good to put Arkadelphia up 7-0 with 7:58 remaining in the first quarter.
A field goal by Nashville’s Jhonny Pioquinto put the Scrappers on the board with 2:08 remaining in the first quarter.
The Badgers increased their lead when Hatley rushed 42 yards down the field into the end zone. Goodman’s kick was good to give Arkadelphia a 14-3 cushion with 9:47 remaining in the first half.
The Scrappers responded when Trent Harris scored a touchdown. Noe Hernandez’s PAT was good to pull Nashville within four points.
The Badgers picked up the ball at their own 20 following a kick into the end zone. Hatley racked up six yards to bring up a 2nd-and-4. Hatley was tacked for a loss of four yards.
Following an incomplete pass intended for Alec Lewis, the Badgers were forced to punt. The ball went out of bounds at the Arkadelphia 43.
Nashville took its first lead of the game when Domonick Kight’s pass found Harris in the end zone. The PAT was good as the Scrappers took a 17-14 advantage over the Badgers.
Nashville increased its lead with 6:31 remaining in the third quarter when Kight rushed 76 yards down the field into the end zone. Pioquinto’s extra point kick was good as Nashville went up 24-14.
The balance of power began to shift to the Badgers as Hatley moved the ball down the field before being tackled by Nashville’s Levester Gillard.
Logan Lucas found a big break for the Badgers as he advanced the ball to the Scrapper 33 to bring up a first down.
Burnham moved the ball to the 17, before eventually making his way into the end zone for a touchdown. Goodman’s kick was good as Nashville held on to a 24-21 advantage with 3:39 remaining in the third quarter.
A call for blocking backed the Scrappers up to the 22. Tyler Hanson brought the ball to the 40 before being stopped by Arkadelphia’s Jordan Jarboe.
Carmillias Morrison was forced out of bounds at the Arkadelphia 29 yard line. A pass to Ty Pettway was good as Pettway racked up an additional nine yards for the Scrappers.
The Badgers got a big break when Carson Smith intercepted a Nashville pass late in the third quarter. Lucas broke free to advance the ball to the Nashville 33.
Hatley toted the ball to the 22 yard line before being stopped by Davion Holmes. Hatley then got a first down for the Badgers before being tackled by Nashville’s Jordan White at the 15 yard line.
Jack Burnham reached the end zone with 9:38 remaining in the game to put Arkadelphia back in the lead.
Goodman’s PAT was good as the Badgers went up 28-24.
The Scrappers picked up the ball at their own 40 yard line. Harris gained an additional five yards before being stopped by Demarco Britton. Nashville was stopped just short of a first down thanks to Dillon Scott and Arkadelphia picked up at their own 35.
A whistle for encroachment against Nashville moved the ball to the Badger 26. Hatley got a big break before being stopped by Kailus Hughes at the Scrapper 30. Hatley gained another 11 yards to bring the ball to the 22 and bring up a 3rd and 2.
Jack Burnham got the first down for the Badgers before eventually reaching the end zone from 21 yards out. The PAT was no good as Arkadelphia held on to a 34-24 lead with 3:07 remaining in regulation.
Victor Tadamy intercepted a Nashville pass intended for Jhalon Finley at the Badger 42 to seal the game for Arkadelphia.
The Badgers will be on the road Friday to take on Joe T. Robinson. The Senators are coming off of a 49-14 victory over the Fountain Lake Cobras.
Kickoff from Little Rock is at 7 p.m.