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last-minute TDPARAGOULD — Clarksville’s Jacob Buckner scored on a 12-yard run with 21 seconds left in the game and the Panthers kicked the extra point to defeat Greene County Tech 21-20 in the Class 5A state playoffs.

Both teams scored in the final 90 seconds of the game. GCT (6-5) took a 20-14 lead on David Williams’ 1-yard run with 1:16 remaining, but the Golden Eagles were unable to get the snap down for the extra point to be kicked.

A 29-yard kickoff return and a facemask penalty on the next play put Clarksville (4-6) on the GCT 24 with 56 seconds remaining. The Panthers scored three plays later and the Eagles were unable to answer.

GCT took a 7-0 lead on Williams’ 44-yard touchdown run with 6:15 left in the first quarter. The Eagles were stopped on downs at the Panthers’ 26 with 5:24 left in the second quarter and the Panthers tied the game on Broderick Robinson’s 47-yard touchdown run at the 2:13 mark.

Clarksville took a 14-7 lead on Arthur Alvarez’s 2-yard run with 5:05 left in the third quarter. GCT tied the game on the first play of the fourth quarter after Christian Barber threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Storm Harris.

Lake Village nips Walnut RidgeLAKE VILLAGE — Lake Village held off Walnut Ridge for a 21-14 victory Friday night in the Class 3A state football playoffs.

The Beavers (3-5) will visit Hoxie (9-0) for a first-round game next Friday.

Walnut Ridge (2-8) scored first on Blane Wade’s 2-yard run with 7:31 left in the first quarter. Parker Carmack kicked the extra point.

Lake Village tied the game later in the first quarter, but the Bobcats regained the lead when Wade scored on a 14-yard run with 3:40 left in the second quarter. The game was tied 14-14 at halftime after the Beavers returned an interception for a touchdown with seven seconds left in the half.

A touchdown with one second left in the third quarter gave Lake Village its first lead at 21-14. Walnut Ridge lost a fumble at the Beavers’ 20-yard line with four minutes to play.

Wade finished with 146 yards on 25 carries, while Mari Thomas added 87 yards on 26 carries for the Bobcats.

King, Lewis power TrumannTRUMANN — Rian King and Milton Lewis combined for 179 yards rushing and five touchdowns Friday night as Trumann pounded Heber Springs 43-14 in the Class 4A state football playoffs.

The Wildcats (6-5) will travel to Malvern (5-5) next Friday.

King finished with 104 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries, while Lewis added 75 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Gavin Morgan finished with 75 yards and a touchdown on six carries.

Trumann took a 7-0 lead on King’s 2-yard touchdown run with 5:13 left in the first quarter. Lewis reached the end zone on a 7-yard run four seconds into the second quarter to make it 14-0.

After a Heber Springs (2-9) touchdown, Lewis scored on a 14-yard run with 1:56 left in the half to give the Wildcats a 20-6 halftime lead.

King scored on a 46-yard run at the 9:43 mark of the third quarter and Connor McClain added the two-point conversion to give Trumann a 28-6 lead.

King scored on a 9-yard run with 10:49 left in the game. Heber Springs scored before Morgan scored on a 46-yard run, followed by Lewis’ two-point conversion to set the final score with 8:26 left in the game.

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