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BRYANT - Deandre Burns caught a touchdown pass and ran for another, as Barton’s eighth-grade football team topped Bryant 14-0 Thursday night.

The Wildkittens did all of their scoring in the first half despite running only four plays thanks to Bryant keeping the ball for nearly the entire half.

Barton scored on its first offensive play of the game, as Kolin Parker connected with Burns on a 54-yard touchdown pass. Omer Alshujaa’s extra point made it 7-0.

Barton led by the same score after the opening period, but extended their lead on their second offensive play.

This time, the Wildkittens scored on the ground with Burns racing 66 yards for a score that made it 14-0 with Alshujaa’s extra point.

Despite being on the field for almost all of the first half, the Wildkittens were able to keep Bryant from cutting into their lead.

The coaching staff singled out Orlando Hampton, Javeon Carroll, Nic Wilson, Treyson Jones, Rodderick Watts, Alex Smith and Kamron Moody for their play.

The Wildkittens improve to 5-1 with the win, and will take on Mountain Home Thursday at Little Rock Christian.

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