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Weevil Come Up Just Short on the Road at Henderson State


ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello football team played their third match-up of the 2022 season on Saturday evening. The Boll Weevils traveled to Arkadelphia, Arkansas to take on in-state, Great American Conference rival Henderson State University, taking a 37-27 loss from the Reddies. The loss on the day drops the Weevils to a 2-1 record on the season.

UAM struggled to find their stride in the first half of Saturday evening’s Great American Conference match-up, as Henderson State held a 30-7 lead over the Weevils heading into half time. The Boll Weevils dominated the second half, outscoring the Reddies 20-7. Unfortunately, the effort would not be enough as UAM would fall to the home team.

On offense, quarterback Demilon Brown went 14-of-29 on passing plays for 320 yards and claimed two touchdowns passes. He threw a touchdown pass to both Isaiah Cross and Jordan Mansfield. Although he did not score himself, LaCedric Smith led UAM in receiving with six receptions for 144 total yards. His longest of the night being for a 41 yard gain. On the ground, Brown’s 19 carries for 133 yards led the team, but, Jonero Scott was a close second with 97 yards of his own on 19 attempts.

Defensively, Kaytron Allen once again led the way for the Boll Weevils with 10 total tackles and seven solo stops.

Marquise Mcknight led the night in extra point attempts, going 3-3.

Post Game
Boll Weevil Head Coach Hud Jackson had this to say after the game: “Can’t expect to win a game against a good team with that many penalties and not taking advantage of scoring opportunities. Our team has a chance to be good if we can move forward and correct mistakes. Excuses is not the answer. Fixing issues and being able to look in the mirror and being honest with yourself is the first step. We will bounce back and be better! Eat’em Up!”

How it Happened

First Quarter

  • 08:46 – HSU | Andrew Edwards rushes one yard into the Boll Weevil end zone for a touchdown following an eight play, 81-yard drive.
  • 02:00 – HSU | Edwards tosses a 31 yard pass to Matt Childers for a touchdown after a 10-play, 78-yard series.

Second Quarter

  • 13:20 – HSU | Xavier Malone brings in a 38-yard pass from Edwards to score a touchdown after a four plays, 78-yard Reddie drive.
  • 06:32 – HSU | Tristan Heaton kicks a 49-yard field goal after a 10-play, 48-yards series.
  • 05:24 – UAM | Demilon Brown rushes into the Reddies end zone to score a 26-yard touchdown for the Weevils, following a four play, 75-yard drive.
  • 00:23 – HSU | Malone catches another pass from Edwards for a 35-yard reception touchdown after a five play, 73-yard run.

Fourth Quarter

  • 14:36 – UAM | Isaiah Cross brings in a 29-yard pass from Brown to score a touchdown after a seven play, 80-yard drive.
  • 05:05 – HSU | Riley Fredrksen caught a 26-yard pass from Edwards to score, following an 11-play, 90-yard series.
  • 02:41 – UAM | Brown rushes into the Reddies end zone to score a 13-yard touchdown for the Weevils, following a seven play, 65-yard drive.
  • 00:00 – UAM | Jordan Mansfield snags a pass from Brown for a 25-yard reception touchdown as the time runs out.

Up Next
The Weevils return to Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium on September 24 as they host in-state Great American Conference foe Arkansas Tech University. Official kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m.You can find links the official live stream and live stats as tabs on the Weevil Football schedule page at

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