Helena-West Helena Central (4-0) had no trouble with the Baptist Prep Eagles (0-4) as they cruised to 48 first half points and a 48-3 victory.

Helena-West Helena Central (4-0) had no trouble with the Baptist Prep Eagles (0-4) as they cruised to 48 first half points and a 48-3 victory.

The Cougars needed only 12 seconds to put points on the board.  Joseph Robinson took the opening kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown.  Kobe Simpson nailed the PAT and Helena-West Helena led 7-0 with 11:48 remaining in the first quarter. 

 After a three and out for the Eagles, Quarterback Armonie Calhoun called his own number for a 43-yard touchdown run to complete a 3-play, 52-yard possession.  The PAT was no good and the Cougars led 13-0 with 9:23 to go in the first. 

 After another Eagle punt, Helena-West Helena needed only two plays to go 61 yards.  Armonie Calhoun threw to Syieed Wilson for a 59-yard scoring pass with 3:55 to go.  Calhoun threw a shovel pass to Nathaniel Harvey for the two-point conversion to push the lead to 21-0.

 The Cougars would score again on the ensuing possession when Terrance Calhoun capped off a four-play, 54-yard drive with a 24-yard touchdown run with 0:58 to go in the first quarter.  The PAT failed but the Cougars were cruising with a 27-0 lead.

 Helena-West Helena added three more scores in the second quarter.  Terrance Calhoun scored on a 9-yard run to finish an 8-play, 58-yard drive with 9:00 to go in the first half.  Conail Murry ran in the two-point conversion to make it 35-0.

 Two plays after recovering an Eagle fumble on the ensuing possession, Sammie Arnett, who normally plays on the offensive line, scored on a 14-yard run with 7:39 to go in the first half.  The Pat failed making the score 41-0.

 Helena-West Helena finished their scoring with 3:25 to go in the first half when backup quarterback Caldreekious Harrell ran for 54 yards and the score.  Simpson hit the PAT and the Cougars led 48-0 at the break.

 Baptist Prep got its first points of the season after driving to the Helena-West Helena 2-yard line against the backup defense.  The Cougar defense forced a 19-yard field goal by Allie Mead with 1:02 to go in the third, making the final score 48-3.

The 4-0 start is the best start for Cougar Head Coach Russell Smith.  He said, “Very proud of the improvements we continue to make.  The team is playing hard.  We have some things we need to work on, but it is great to get the win.

 The Cougars return to home to Cad Polk Stadium next week to face Central Arkansas Christian.