Har-Ber blanks Jays; Crusaders pick off first win at new home

The Jefferson City Jays fell to Har-Ber (Arkansas) 38-0 on Friday night. (Rod Smith/KRCG13)

JEFFERSON CITY --- Har-Ber has grown into one of the best programs in Arkansas.

Jefferson City is working to get back there in Missouri.

There's still work to do on this end.

Grant Allen tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another score on a fake punt as the Har-Ber (Ark.) Wildcats took down the Jays 38-0 before a big crowd at Adkins Stadium on Friday night.

The Wildcats have now beaten the Jays by a combined 92-14 in the two meetings between the teams. Last year in Springdale, Har-Ber rolled to a 54-14 in the first-ever meeting.

Har-Ber (3-0) --- ranked No. 6 in Arkansas (rankings include all classes) --- didn't need any help, but got some early from Jefferson City (2-2).

In the first quarter, the Jays lost a fumble at their own 28 and three plays later, Allen found Logan Collins on a crossing pattern and he outran the defense for a 23-yard score to make it 7-0.

The Jays made the Wildcats earn it on their next scoring drive, but the result was the same. Har-Ber put together an 11-play, 70-yard effort that Bryant Cook ended on a 21-yard run to make it 14-0 with 9:19 left in the first half.

The lead grew to 21-0 at the half when Allen hooked up with Cook on a 31-yard touchdown. The Jays mustered only 69 yards of total offense in the first half, making that 21-0 lead almost feel like 121-0.

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