Panthers Cubs fall late at CAC

Heber Springs’ Samuel Bush fights of a Central Arkansas Christian defender in an attempt to reach the end zone Thursday night at Mustang Mountain in North Little Rock. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The Heber Springs seventh-grade Panthers dropped an 8-0 decision to Central Arkansas Christian Thursday night at Mustang Mountain.

Heber Springs threatened to score late in the first half reaching the Mustang 15 after a Lachlan Tubbs interception. But the Panthers were unable to score as the game remained 0-0 at the half.

In the second half, Heber Springs’ Samuel Bush intercepted a Conner Taylor pass attempt and again the Panthers reached deep into Mustang territory before turning the ball over on downs as the CAC 11.

On the first play of the drive, Taylor kept the ball and outran the Panther defense for an 89-yard touchdown with 2:21 left in the contest. Leo Garrison passed to Landen Hemphill for the 2-point conversion.

Heber Springs couldn’t mount a response as the game ended.


(All Game Times are 5:30 p.m.)

Aug. 26 – Clinton 16, Heber Springs 14

Sep. 09 – at Harding Academy (Canceled)

Sep. 16 – Heber Springs 16, Dover 6

Sep. 23 – Lonoke 20, Heber Springs 6

Sep. 28 – Stuttgart 6, Heber Springs 0

Oct. 07 – Central Arkansas Christian 8, Heber Springs 0

Oct. 14 – Bald Knob

Oct. 21 – at Southside Batesville

Oct. 28 – at Clinton