Harmony Grove quarterback Hunter Williams his hit by an Arkadelphia defender Friday during the Cardinals 19-0 loss at home. Harmony Grove also celebrated homecoming prior to the 7-4A Conference match.

The Harmony Grove Cardinals got what they were hoping for Friday against the Arkadelphia Badgers: a physical, grind-it-out, low-scoring game.

But the visitors were simply too much for the cardinals.  

Arkadelphia handed Harmony Grove a 19-0 loss.

“Their size and athletic ability … we couldn’t match it,” said Cardinal Coach Mike Guthrie. “I’m proud of my kids. They gave it all they had. There’s nothing left in their tank. There’s nothing more that I can ask from them.”

This contest was dominated by the run as the two 7-4A squads threw a combined total of 11 passes. However, Arkadelphia (6-1, 3-1) proved to be better at using the physical, run-oriented style of play. That’s mostly because of quarterback Braeden Thomas and running back Kyren Harrison.        

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