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Greenwood repeats with win over Batesville

Hayden Smith threw for 319 yards and six touchdowns — four to Drew Morgan — as Greenwood made easy work of Batesville in a 53-11 win in the Class 5A state championship game.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hayden Smith threw for 319 yards and six touchdowns — four to Drew Morgan — as Greenwood made easy work of Batesville in a 53-11 win in the Class 5A state championship game.

The championship is the second straight for the Bulldogs (14-0) and the school's sixth in the last 11 seasons.

The Pioneers (11-3) entered the game having won 10 in a row and did their best to slow Greenwood early. Batesville closed the Bulldogs' lead to 14-11 in the first quarter after a 76-yard touchdown pass from Cody Vaughn to Athan Dockery.

Greenwood took control after that — scoring 39 unanswered points to take a 53-11 fourth-quarter lead after Smith's sixth touchdown pass. Smith finished 17 of 24 passing, while Morgan had six catches for 161 yards.

 

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