Dudley Dawson

Hammonds' 301 Yards Rushing Heads Up Top Performers

Arkansas commitment T.J. Hammonds had 301 yards rushing on just 13 carries Friday night as he led Pulaski Robinson over Baptist Prep 59-20 and heads up this list of this week's top performers

It appears that Pulaski Robinson tailback and Arkansas commit T.J. Hammonds is fully healthy once again.

Hammonds (5-11, 200) rushed for 301 yards on just 13 carries and scored four touchdowns as he led the unbeaten Senators to a 59-20 win over Baptist Prep on Friday night.

Hammonds, who could play either tailback or slot receivers for the Razorbacks, had touchdown runs of 83, 58, 44 and 22 during the night.

The Arkansas coaches plan to get the ball in Hammonds hands a variety of ways once he gets to campus.

“They have just told me to come in ready to play and that I would line up in the backfield and also play the slot,” Hammonds said. “They want to just be very creative in how they get the ball in my hands.

“I’m very excited about their plans for me.”

Hammonds has been a big cog in Pulaski Robinson jumping out to a 5-0 lead, but has had plenty of help.

Robinson sophomore wide receiver Nathan Page had two catches for 44 yards and a touchdown and also picked off three passes Friday night.

Senators junior Myles Fells had 12 carries for 78 yards and also had an interception while senior quarterback Brennan Johnson accounted for all eight touchdowns in his team’s 55-35 win over CAC three weeks ago.

“I just try to get out there and make plays for my team,” Hammonds said. “I’ve got great blockers and we have a lot of weapons on this team so the other teams can’t just key on me.”

Hammonds says that he has really bonded with Arkansas running back coach Jemal Singleton.

“I love getting up there and visiting with him and we just have a great relationship,” Hammonds said. “It seems like I have known him a lot longer than I have.”

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Some other top performers on Friday night:

  • Fayetteville junior quarterback Taylor Powell was 21 of 30 passing for 423 yards and four touchdowns in his team’s 46-19 win over Fort Smith Northside.
  • Senior wideout Tyson Morris had six catches for 183 yards and a trio of touchdowns for Fayetteville in the win.
  • Arkansas wide receiver pledge Jordan Jones had two catches for 49 yards and a touchdown and also had a 51-yard punt that he also made the tackle in Smackover’s 40-0 win over Fouke.
  • Arlington Martin wide receiver and Razorback commit Kofi Boateng had four catches for 60 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown catch in his team’s 52-24 win.
  • Arkansas tight end pledge Grayson Gunter of Madison, Miss., Central had 4 catches for 87 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 35-30 loss to Clinton.
  • Boise State tailback commit Damarea Crockett had 15 carries for 229 yards and five touchdowns in Little Rock Christian’s 62-20 win over Farmington.
  • Jonesboro junior wide receiver Jonathan Adams had 11 catches for 262 yards and three touchdowns in his team’s 83-41 win over Mountain Home.
  • Episcopal Collegiate senior Allie Freeman, son of the former Razorback basketball player of the same name, also had 11 catches for 262 yards and also five touchdowns in a 44-37 win over Horatio.
  • Arkansas running back target Devwah Whaley had 29 carries for 210 yards and three touchdowns as Beaumont Central topped Goose Creek Memorial 35-30 on Friday night.

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