Saturday, September 01, 2012

SPORTS STORY >> Wildcats pounce on Lake Hamilton

The North Little Rock Charging Wildcats came up big in their season opener with a 42-7 blowout victory at Lake Hamilton on Friday.

The Wildcats got the job done by committee as senior standout Altee Tenpenny led the way with 85 yards rushing and two touchdowns while classmate and fellow Division I college prospect Juan Day added 62 yards and another pair of scores for North Little Rock. Senior Rodney Bryson finished with 59 yards and a touchdown, while junior quarterback Peyton Holmes completed 6 of 10 pass attempts for 74 yards, and converted the Charging Wildcats’ final score of the game on the ground from a yard out.

Tenpenny struck first for North Little Rock with a nine-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter, and added to the Charging Wildcats’ lead later in the first with a two-yard rush into the end zone. Sophomore kicker Sandy Burks added the point-after successfully both times, and went 4 for 5 on extra points on the night.

Bryson got in on the scoring action in the second quarter with a six-yard touchdown run, and Day got his scores on long runs of 42 and 20 yards. Dion Tidwell also scored on a two-point conversion run for the Charging Wildcats.

Next week, North Little Rock will venture out of state to face Longview High School in Longview, Tex. in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Lake Hamilton will try to recover on Friday against Earle in another home game at Wolf Stadium.