Bryant JV racks up 40 points in win over Benton JV

Bryant center Seth Hoffmans prepares to snap to quarterback Wesley Akers with Sawyer Ivey (53), Jacob Ward (50) and Dalton Griesemer (87) along with Benton linebacker Jay Lucas (18) prepare for the play. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)Photos by Kevin Nagle

BENTON — On the ground, through the air and on defense, the Bryant Hornets junior varsity team[more] piled up points in a variety of ways Monday night on the way to a 40-21 win over the Benton Panthers JV at C.W. Lewis Stadium.

Bryant's Stoney Stevens (31) closes in on Benton's Shaun Carey. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

One quarterback, Wesley Akers, threw for a touchdown and ran for one and another, Devonte Howard, ran for one. Davis Nossaman intercepted a pass to set up his 22-yard touchdown run on offense. Stoney Stevens and Jake Johnson each contributed a pick-6.

To start the scoring, Bryant drove down the field with Akers completing a pair of passes apiece to Greyson Giles and Austin Powell. That set up his quarterback sneak for the touchdown.

In the second quarter, Powell hauled in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Akers as the lead extended to 14-0.

Benton got on the board on the last play of the first half, hitting a long touchdown pass to make it 14-7 at the break.

To start the scoring in the second half, Stevens made his interception and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was missed, making it 20-7.

Benton cut into the lead with a pass that also converted a fourth-and-12 from the 33.

Bryant countered with a drive for another score, capped off by Howard’s 13-yard keeper.

Nossaman followed up with his interception and, early in the fourth quarter, he capped off the ensuing drive with a 22-yard run to paydirt. A two-point conversion attempt failed and the Hornets led 33-14.

Johnson’s interception and return for a touchdown added the finishing touches. With the extra point, it was 40-14.

Benton made one final drive for a touchdown to set the final margin.

The Bryant JV improved to 4-3 on the season. It was their second win in a row. On Monday, Oct. 24, they play their final game at home against Cabot.Sophomore tight end Kaleb Squires (89) blocks Benton's Trey Lester (95) as Jeffery Hodge (61) tries to get a hold on Bryant's running back. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

Bryant's Amador Gaspar (68) puts pressure on the Benton quarterback as James Gibson (94) and Jacob Stringer (70) close in. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

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