Panthers advance to state quarterfinals round; defeat McCrory 38-14 in second round

LAYING THE SMACKDOWN: Magnet Cove’s (28) Logan Walker makes a monster takedown tackle for productive defense for the Panthers against McCrory during the second round of the Class 2A state football playoffs on Friday November 22, 2019 at Kenneth W. Hammons Stadium.
Gerren Smith
Staff Writer

For Hooten's Arkansas Football 2A Game of the Week—it began as a classic showdown on the gridiron Friday, November 22, 2019 for Week 12 of Arkansas high school football featuring the No. 1 seed Magnet Cove Panthers (11-1 overall) hosting No. 2 seed the McCrory Jaguars (9-3 overall) in the second round of the 2019 Class 2A state football playoffs at Kenneth W. Hammons Stadium. The match-up was very close and intense early in the first half as the Panthers and the Jaguars were tied 14-14 at halftime. But, the second half was a totally different story for the home team of Kenneth W. Hammons Stadium, as the Panthers showcased their productive play and totally dominated the Jaguars for the 38-14 victory to advance to the quarterfinals and continue their quest to War Memorial as contenders for the 2A state title.
Read more from this story in Saturday's November 23, 2019 MDR newspaper edition.