Springdale Central built up a 20-0 halftime lead and went on to a 34-7 victory over the Siloam Springs freshmen on Thursday night at Panther Stadium.
The Panthers had a few early highlights, including Elijah Coffey forcing a fumble on the sixth play of the game and A.J. Arriaga recovering for Siloam Springs.
But the Panthers (2-5) couldn't get much going offensively and went into the half down 20-0.
Siloam Springs' only touchdown came in the second half when Coffey returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown. Coffey also recovered the ensuing onside kick.
Springdale Central scored a pair of touchdowns and recorded a safety in the fourth quarter to take a 16-0 victory over the eighth-grade team on Thursday.
The game was scoreless going into the fourth quarter.
Siloam Springs' defense had several stops prior to the fourth quarter, including a pair of stands in the red zone. The Panthers also had a fumble recovery and interception defensively from Josh Stewart.
Offensively, Siloam Springs moved into the Central red zone three times but was never able to cash in.
Both teams are scheduled to play their final regular season home game next week. The eighth-graders host Bentonville Lincoln at 5:30 p.m., while the freshmen will play Bentonville High at 7:30 p.m.Sports on 10/15/2017