An Electric Eagle

Vilonia junior running back James Sax (6-1, 212, 4.5) was on hand for Arkansas' 31-7 win over Louisiana-Monroe Saturday night in Little Rock and hopes to one day don a Razorback jersey himself.

One of the best football prospects at the University of Arkansas' win in Little Rock Saturday night would love to be making plays on the same field two years from now.

Vilonia junior running back James Sax (6-1, 212, 4.5) was among a host of recruits who attended the Razorbacks' 31-7 win over Louisiana-Monroe at War Memorial.

"I would love to put on that Razorback jersey and play here and in Fayetteville someday," Sax said. "They have a great program. I am hoping I get an offer from Arkansas. That's what I am thinking right now."

Sax has been coming to Arkansas' football camps for several years and is a big fan of Razorback running backs coach Tim Horton.

"I've known him since the eighth grade and just think he has is a great guy and a great coach," Sax said. "I would love to get a chance to play for him."

Sax, who rushed for over 1,000 yards as a sophomore in the Eagles' double wing offense, is also getting attention from Ole Miss, Auburn and others.

"I think I run the ball really hard and I have speed so it's a good combination, but I am still working on getting stronger and trying to get better every day," Sax said. "I want to help us have a great season."

He had 127 yards in a season-opening 42-14 win over Sylvan Hill and then his team had 11 days off before hitting the field against Wynne.

The Eagles whipped the Yellowjackets 28-20 despite putting the ball on the ground several times.

"We've got to clean that up," Sax said. "We can't be stopping ourselves."

Vilonia lost to eventual Class 5A state champion Monticello 31-0 last season in the opening round of the state playoffs.

It was seventh time in eight years that Vilonia has played the eventual state champion.

"We always say the state title goes through Vilonia, but we want to be the one winning it this season," Sax said. "I think we have the team to do it if we come together."

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