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Vilonia 56, Alma 20 10/23/21

Vilonia 56, Alma 20 

 

Already 7-0 for the first time since 1989, the Vilonia Eagles moved a step closer to settling a Faulkner County Fued two weeks from now with unbeaten Greenbrier by steamrolling Alma, 56-20 Friday in 5A-West play. 

 

The Airedales (3-5, 2-3) took a quick 7-0 lead on Brilee White's 72-yard touchdown catch on the second play of the game. 

 

Vilonia answered almost as quickly when quarterback Austin Myers added to his storied season with a 67-yard swing pass to Lane Hunter, who weaved his way down the sideline for a quick score. With 10:51 left in the first quarter, Alma led 7-6. 

 

Myers was just getting started. He threw for 432 yards (19-of-24 passing) and six touchdowns. Vilonia finished with 547 total yards of offense. 

 

Myers threw two more touchdown passes in the first quarter to Jamison Hinsley and Kannon Barlett to put the Eagles ahead 20-7. 

 

Alma moved inside the Vilonia 20 twice in the first half but turned the ball over on downs. Meanwhile, the Eagles added to the lead on Hinsley's 25-yard touchdown reception and a 97-yarder to Barlett. 

 

Alma quarterback Joe Trusty threw a 25-yard scoring strike to Derek Hatcher to pull Alma within 35-14 at the half. 

 

Trusty threw for 230 yards and capped Alma's scoring with a 9-yard run.