The Arkadelphia Badgers bounced back from their loss to the Joe T. Robinson by crushing the Fountain Lake Cobras 70-7 Friday night at Badger Stadium for homecoming.

The Arkadelphia Badgers bounced back from their loss to the Joe T. Robinson by crushing the Fountain Lake Cobras 70-7 Friday night at Badger Stadium for homecoming.
Junior running back Zion Hatley, who did not play the previous week against Robinson due to an injury, finished the first period of play with four touchdowns and more than 120 rushing yards.
Hatley got his first touchdown at the 10:50 mark when he rushed 27 yards into the end zone. Logan Lucas connected on the two-point conversion to put the Badgers ahead 8-0.
After an unsuccessful drive by the Cobras, the Badgers took over at their own 22. Quarterback Cannon Turner was stopped by Fountain Lake’s Ahman Johnson at the Cobra 5-yard line after rushing 73 yards down the field.
Hatley scored on a touchdown from five yards out to put the Badgers up 14-0. Gabe Goodman’s PAT was perfect through the uprights to give the Badgers a 15-0 lead.
Hatley struck again with 6:10 remaining in the quarter when he rushed 21 yards into the end zone. Goodman’s kick was good as the Badger’s went up 22-0.
The Cobras continued to struggle on their next drive and were forced to punt after bringing up a 4th and 24.
Hatley responded with his fourth touchdown of the night from 69 yards out to give Arkadelphia a 28-0 advantage. The PAT by Goodman was good as Arkadelphia went up 29-0.
The Badgers were not finished scoring in the first quarter as Jack Burnham scored, followed by the PAT by Goodman to give Arkadelphia a 36-0 advantage with 2:56 remaining.
Fountain Lake’s only score of the game came with 49 seconds remaining in the period when Parion Johnson rushed into the end zone from 37 yards out. The extra-point kick by Dustin Pitts was good to put the Cobras on the board with seven points.
Lucas scored a touchdown for the Badgers during the early moments of the second quarter. The extra-point kick was good to give Arkadelphia a 43-7 cushion.
An interception by Arkadelphia’s Lorenzo Lawson at the Cobra’s 30-yard line positioned the Badgers to increase their lead. Hatley got his fifth and final touchdown for the night to give Arkadelphia a 49-7 advantage. The PAT was good as the Badgers went up 50-7 with 8:43 remaining in the half.
Arkadelphia’s Dillion Scott intercepted a Cobra pass and returned the ball from 26 yards out to score again for the Badgers. Goodman’s kick was good to put the Badgers up 57-7.
Things did not get better for the Cobras as Carson Smith recovered a fumble at the Badger 45-yard line. Turner got the first down for the Badgers as he was stopped by Dylan Wasson at the Cobra 42. The Badgers took a 50-point lead into the locker room at halftime, and the mercy rule was enforced during the second half of play.
Sophomore running back Earnest Young put the Badgers up by 57 points as he made his way into the end zone from 11 yards out. The extra point kick was good by Ethan Savage to put Arkadelphia up 64-7 with 5:07 remaining in the third quarter.
Arkadelphia’s Staton Whitten put the cherry on the top with three seconds remaining in the game when he rushed 75 yards down the field into the end zone to give the Badgers a 70-7 win.
The Badgers will be on the road Friday night to take on the Mena Bearcats who are looking to snap a three-game losing streak. The Bearcats dropped a 32-28 decision on the road to Bauxite Friday night.
Kickoff from Mena is at 7 p.m.