Little Rock Mills and Pulaski Academy combined for seven first-half turnovers. Fortunately for the Bruins, Will Hefley threw for almost as many touchdown passes in the same amount of time.
The Pulaski Academy quarterback tossed six touchdown scores in the first two quarters and helped the Bruins to a 50-21 blowout of Little Rock Mills on the road on Friday night.
Despite a rough start for both teams, Pulaski Academy (8-0, 5-0 5A Central) was able to take advantage of the turnovers the Comets (6-2, 3-2) gave them, four in total. Mills, however, wasn't as efficient. Twice, the Bruins turned the ball over near the 50 yard line, and both times, Mills turned the ball right back over to Pulaski Academy on their first offensive play of the possession.
In all, Hefley finished the first half 19-for-35 passing, for 316 yards and an interception — that Mills’ Josh Pike returned for a touchdown — to go along with the six touchdown passes. In their run-based attack, the Comets passed for nine yards and racked up 74 yards of total offense in the half.
After an Pike’s Pick 6 with 4:09 left in the first quarter, the Bruins reeled off 35 unanswered points to end the half. The Sportsmanship Rule was in effect for the entire second half.
The biggest benefactor of Hefley’s aerial attack is receiver Will Hastings, who caught five passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.
Read more about this story in tomorrow’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.