In the biggest game of Charleston’s season, Ty Storey had another normal day at the office.
The four-star quarterback and Arkansas commit completed 23 of 27 passes (85.2 percent) for 392 yards and five touchdowns in the Tigers’ 47-20 win over Booneville. He also rushed for two touchdowns.
“We had a great game plan coming in and everybody executed,” Storey said. “Our linemen gave us time. Our receivers got open and made great catches all night.”
The Charleston-Booneville game had been circled by fans across the state all season, as it pitted the defending 4A state champ Bearcats, who dropped down to 3A over the summer, and defending 3A state champ Tigers.
The game lost some luster when Booneville lost a non-conference game in Week 3, but the Bearcats were still undefeated in conference play and ranked No. 2 in the 3A entering the 4-3A conference showdown with undefeated Charleston.
“Ty played great,” Charleston head coach Greg Kendrick said. “Big time players make big plays in big games. He amazes me weekly with the throws he makes and what he does. He’s as good of a high school quarterback as there is in the nation.”
A 74-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Christenberry on the first play of the game got things started for Storey, who finished the first quarter with 266 yards and three touchdowns on 10 of 10 passing.
“Christenberry ran a great route,” Storey said. “We knew we were going to get some combo and the safeties were going to have trouble getting over and we took advantage of it.”
While his stat line against a Booneville defense that had allowed only 12.6 points per game in conference play was impressive, Storey said he was just doing what his team needed.
“It seems like we have to do that every week,” Storey said. “That’s what our offense is around: throw the ball and when we get down to the goal line, run the ball. We did it and I’m thankful to come out on top.”
The victory was Charleston’s 24th straight win, the second-longest active winning streak in the state. Only Junction City, led by Arkansas defensive end commit Jamario Bell, has a longer streak (35 games).
“I know if we play to the best of our ability, we’ll be able to roll with any team,” Storey said. “All of our guys played great. My receivers caught all night it seemed like and we had a great overall game.”
Here is a look at how other Arkansas commits and prospects performed Friday night.
• Dallas Bishop Lynch and Razorback tailback pledge Rawleigh Williams had 25 carries for 322 yards and five touchdowns in a 62-49 win over TCA-Addison. Williams had 257 of those yards in the first quarter alone and now has 254 carries for 2,354 yards (9.27 yards per carry) and 31 touchdowns on the season.
• Arkansas wide receiver commit K.J. Hill had 6 carries for 19 yards and a touchdown and two punt returns for 37 yards in limited action as his team cruised to a 40-0 mercy rule win over West Memphis.
• Nashville WR and Razorback pledge LaMichael Pettway had 9 catches for 145 yards in a 28-26 win over Malvern.
• Fayetteville’s Dre Greenlaw – an Arkansas defensive commit – rushed for two scores and also caught a 28-yard touchdown pass as the Purple Bulldogs.
• In that same game, Fayetteville tight end C.J. O’Grady had 2 catches for 31 yards.
• Prairie Grove junior tight end Dylan Soehner caught a 17-yard TD pass as his team downed Berryville 44-14.
• Razorback tight end Will Gragg of Dumas had 5 catches for 54 yards in his team’s 34-18 loss to Monticello.
• Lawton, Okla., offensive lineman Jalin Barnett – a key Arkansas recruiting target – and his team downed Midwest City 24-22 when junior female kicker Caitlyn Cox hit a 32-yard field goal with 1:25 left.
• The Woodlands tailback Patrick Carr had 130 yards and six touchdowns while going over the 1,000-yard mark for the third straight years as his team downed Summer Creek 63-14. Carr’s sixth touchdown also gave him a new school record with 49.
• Coppell, Texas tailback Charles West had 18 carries for 190 yards with a 56-yard touchdown run in his team’s 34-22 win over Colleyville Heritage.
• Conway junior QB Breylin Smith was 7-of-9 passing for 150 yards and two touchdowns – all in the first half – as he and Arkansas offensive line commit Colton Jacokson led the unbeaten and No. 1 Wampus Cats to a 41-10 rout of Russellville.
• Newport junior tailback Carl Turner had 251 yards and three touchdowns as his team whipped Central Arkansas Christian 46-24.
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