The post-season of rematches continues for North Little Rock as the Charging Wildcats host Conway at 7 p.m. this Friday.
This is the second time this season North Little Rock will have played the Wampus Cats.
The Cats beat Conway, 24-14, in week 5.
Conway is led by senior running Michael George, who passed the 2,000 yard rushing mark last week as the Wampus Cats beat Bentonville West.
In the week 5 loss, George rushed for 182 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries. Conway had 284 yards in the loss as well.
In that game, North Little Rock jumped out to a 24-7 lead before Conway scored its final touchdown in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter.
It was North Little Rock’s Brandon Thomas who did the heavy lifting that week, as he rushed for 130 yards and senior quarterback David Chapple passed for 142 yards.
Against Northside, it was Chapple who went wild and passed for 224 yards on a 11 of 15 night. Chapple also tossed two touchdowns in the win as well.
Senior kicker Savana Melton made a 31-yard field goal to start the game, and ended the game with a 35-yard field goal with 1:25 remaining in the fourth quarter.
In between, Chapple added a rushing touchdown in the third quarter of five yards, and also hit Deontae Montgomery for an 8-yard score. Chapple also rushed for second touchdown in the fourth quarter. All four of Melton’s point after kicks were good as well.
Thomas was North Little Rock’s leading rusher with 53 yards on 16 carries while Montgomery had five catches in the win as well.
As a team, North Little Rock accounted for 375 yards of total offense and held Northside to 159.
It was touch and go at first though as North Little Rock, perfect on the season at 11-0, and Northside fell to 4-8 but went toe-to-toe in the first half and the Cats only held a 10-0 advantage.
The one touchdown came when Chapple, who else?, hit Aaron Griffin for an 80 yard catch and run with 1:31 remaining in the second quarter.
“We were playing the No. 1 team in the state of Arkansas, and early our defense battled and battled and we had our chances,” Northside coach Mike Falleur said. “I can’t say enough about [North Little Rock] they’re a great football team, and I’m proud of ours and the way they fought these last three weeks. We just met a team that was a little bit better than us … We’ve got to get better.”