The Paris Eagles went to Yellville-Summit last week hoping to establish a good ground game.
Dakovan Wise made sure of that.
Wise ran for 241 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles blasted the Panthers, 46-14, in the season opener.
Wise also caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Kris Graham. For his effort, the Eagles’ senior is the Times Record Athlete of the Week.
“I felt good going into the game,” Wise said. “I felt like the running game was working really good.”
The Eagles’ offensive line, all first-year players, helped the offense grind out 479 yards on the ground and another 44 through the air. The line includes Trenton Hice, Noah Davis, Yobani Mendoza, Corey Maegle, Guy Lovelace, Kevin Swafford and fullback George Poole.
The game also marked the return of Paris coach Bryan Hutson. He had stepped away for two seasons to assume the role of high school principal.
“I like him; he had a game plan for us, and he knows what he’s doing,” Wise said of Hutson. ”(But) nothing really changed overall.”
Graham also rushed for 91 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
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• Arkoma’s Kobe Ragsdale had 296 all-purpose yards, including 226 yards rushing, and caught a TD pass in the Mustangs’ 58-26 win against Arkansas Christian Academy.
• Paisley Templeman had 52 digs in Booneville’s emotional five-set win over Mena last week — the Lady Cats’ first win over the Lady Bearcats since 2011.
• Mason Wisdom caught nine passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns in Charleston’s heart-stopping 29-23 win over Dardanelle.
• Sophomore quarterback Nicholas Buckner threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for 129 yards and another score in Clarksville’s dramatic 27-24 come-from-behind win over Lamar.
• Greenwood’s Peyton Holt caught seven passes for 216 yards and a pair of touchdowns and threw a TD pass in the Bulldogs’ 34-7 win over the Northside Grizzlies.
• Hackett quarterback Brady Hester accounted for five touchdowns in Hackett’s 40-0 win over Pocola. Hester passed for 180 yards and three touchdowns, and he ran for two more scores in the Hornets’ blowout.
• Keota quarterback Chaz Williams threw for 79 yards and two TD passes and added 99 yards rushing and a TD as the Lions rolled past Oaks, 46-0.
• Mansfield sophomore quarterback Ethan Stovall passed for 230 yards in the Tigers’ 35-28 loss to the Waldron Bulldogs.
• Mountainburg’s Jesse Quick snapped a 12-12 tie with a go-ahead 39-yard touchdown run in the Dragons’ 26-12 win over Cedarville. Quick finished with 129 yards rushing.
• Muldrow senior quarterback Braden Gleason threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns in Muldrow’s 52-47 loss to Stilwell.
• Northside senior libero Sydney Green had 31 and 30 digs in the Lady Bears’ volleyball wins last week against Rogers Heritage and Bryant, respectively.
• Ozark sophomore Bryant Burns caught five passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned an interception for a touchdown in the Hillbillies’ 33-30 win over Gravette.
• Panama quarterback Sydney Fout had three touchdown runs, including a 57-yarder, as the Razorbacks defeated Heavener, 46-6.
• Poteau sophomore quarterback Easton Francis threw for 270 yards and four touchdowns in the Pirates’ 52-17 rout of Durant. Francis also ran for 131 yards and a TD.
• Roland defensive end Josh Strassle scooped up a fumble and raced 22 yards for the go-ahead touchdown as the Rangers capped a 28-point second half comeback in a 34-28 win over Spiro.
• Southside quarterback Taye Gatewood threw three touchdowns and ran for two more in the Mavericks’ 48-35 loss to the Har-Ber Wildcats.
• Stigler tailback Garret Brooks ran for 181 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 42-7 victory over Hartshorne. Brooks had 382 yards and seven TDs in two games.
• Van Buren junior T.J. Saniseng won a hard-fought singles match and was part of a doubles win as well to help lead Van Buren’s tennis team to an 8-1 win over the Springdale Bulldogs.
• Vian quarterback River Simon tallied 177 yards rushing and two TDs, including one covering 94 yards in the Wolverines’ 21-12 win against Eufaula.
• Waldron quarterback Trey Williams ran for 220 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 35-28 win over the Mansfield Tigers.