By Shawn C.White
Under The Radar NWLA
Arcadia (5-3. 1-3) can say the road for the last four weeks has not been easy. Besides a win over Ringgold, the Hornets have had the gauntlet of Haynesville, Glenbrook, and last week Homer (6-2, 4-0). The Hornets have lost the last three out of four games in the toughest district in Class A. The tough schedule can only benefit them as they prepare for the playoff and prepare to outdo the quarterfinal appearance from last year.
Arcadia’s two scores came from Ian Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald had 21 carries for 89 yards. Fitzgerald also connected with Rodtravious Jackson on a touchdown reception. The Hornet defense swarmed around Homer. Tayshaun Johnson had 9.5 tackles (5 solo, 9 assist). Omareion Carr and Braylon Roberson added 5.5 tackles (4 solo,
The Pels burst through with 421 yards of offense for the night. Zyan Warren was 16 for 25 with 221 yards passing and two touchdowns. Warren also had a quarterback keeper. Freshman Raymond Castro showed a little of Homer’s future with two touchdowns. Spencer Dunn and Gregory Williams also scored for Homer. Jermaurion Pickens kept the Homer defense rolling with 6.5 tackles (6 solo, 1 assist). Tymarrion Knowles also kept the Hornets back with 6 tackles (4 solo, 4 assist).
Warren found an opening and jetted on a 35-yard quarterback keeper for the Pels. Homer led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Arcadia reached the red zone and Fitzgerald finished the drive rumbling in the end zone on a 4-yard run to tie at 6-6. Greg Williams gave the Pels the lead back with a 7-yard run. Castro added another Homer touchdown with a 20-yard run. Homer carried a 22-6 lead into halftime.
Castro scored again in the third quarter. Warren connected with Brandon Williams one more time as Homer had a commanding 36-6 lead.
Warren hit Spencer Dunn for one last Pelicans score for a 44-12 final.
Homer will test their undefeated district record as they host Glenbrook. Arcadia will host the Magnolia School of Excellence out of Shreveport.
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