Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Kickoff Classic continues

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Kickoff Classic continues

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CONWAY - Pea Ridge senior Drew Winn rushed for 155 yards and four touchdowns Monday night and senior quarterback Jakota Sainsbury completed 13 of 15 passes for 218 yards and three TDs as Class 4A No. 2 Pea Ridge dispatched of No. 10 Hamburg 50-30 in the opening game of the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic at UCA.

All-conference receiver Hayden Holtgrewe caught a team-high seven passes for 75 yards and two scores for Pea Rodge. Hamburg junior quarterback Jonathan Kelley completed 20 of 30 passes for 218 yards.

In the nightcap, Class 2A No. 9 Conway Christian whipped No. 4 Danville 35-12. Conway Christian junior QB Jacob Wood completed six of 13 passes for 75 yards and TD, while senior RB Luke Gates carried 24 times for 112 yards and a TD.

Danville junior Quentin Tolbert ran for 115 yards and a TD, while classmate Trent Cathey ran for 36 yards and caught three passes for 58 yards.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff continues at 5:30 p.m. today at SAU in Magnolia. Class 2A No. 3 Camden Harmony Grove takes on Class 3A No. 12 Smackover followed by Class 2A No. 6 Hampton taking on Class 3A No. 1 and defending state champion Prescott.

“We appreciate Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield affirming youth across the state and being involved in a positive activity like high school football,” said Chad Hooten of Hooten’s Arkansas Football. “Not only do all eight teams start the season in grand style at college stadiums, but Arkansas Blue Cross enables the players, cheerleaders and band members to help their communities while having a lot of fun before the games with the Forth and Fearless Pep Rallies with a Purpose.”

Founded in 1948, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest health insurer in Arkansas. Arkansas Blue Cross and its affiliates have more than 2,700 employees. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is comprised of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans that collectively provide healthcare coverage
for nearly 106 million members — one in three Americans.

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