North Little Rock had it easy last Friday.
The Charging Wildcats hosted Class 5A Little Rock McClellan and won handily, 48-30.
While the team didn’t have any problems, that wasn’t the case for the police department as a shooting incident after the game kept them hopping.
At about 9:30 that night, officers responded to disturbance in the west parking lot. The police also got reports of shots being fired.
The stadium was placed on lockdown as a result, and among those still inside was a correspondent for The Times, who had been at the game taking photos.
One juvenile was injured when a bullet ricocheted and was struck. The juvenile was taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital for what the police called “non life-threatening injuries.”
Back to the game, North Little Rock jumped out early and at the end of the first half held a 34-8 lead.
North Little Rock (2-0) scored twice in the third quarter while McClellan (1-1) added a touchdown and two point conversion in the third quarter and two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter to set the final margin.
North Little Rock racked up 334 yards of total offense, with the bulk being on the ground with 242 yards rushing. McClellan actually outgained for 377 yards of total offense and also rushed for 259 yards as a team.
North Little Rock’s leading rusher was John James who had 93 yards on six carries and one touchdown on a 70-yard rush on the game’s opening play. Tyler Day and Oscar Adaway also rushed for a touchdown each.
Quarterback David Chapple rushed for two scores, and also threw for a touchdown in the win. Chapple finished the game with 92 yards passing on an 8-for-16 night.
Senior kicker Savana Melton was 6-for-6 on the night.
North Little Rock also scored on special teams as the Cats blocked a McClellan punt and Emmanuel Barnum recovered it rumbled for the touchdown.
North Little Rock will be at home this Friday when Little Rock Parkview comes to town.
The game will feature a familiar face in Parkview coach Brad Bolding, who formerly coached at North Little Rock.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.