Arp races past Crawford, 53-28


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Crawford senior Travis Lacina (8) blocks the kick by Arp junior Mykel Frost (14) after the first touchdown during their Class 2A Division II area playoff game Friday night at Buffalo High School in Buffalo. (Sarah A. Miller | Tyler Morning Telegraph)
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Arp junior Michael Roberson (3) scores a two-point conversion in the second quarter of the Class 2A Division II area playoff game against Crawford Friday night at Buffalo High School in Buffalo. (Sarah A. Miller | Tyler Morning Telegraph)
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Arp's sophomore Marcalas Johnson (7) has a touchdown run during a Class 2A Division II playoff game against Crawford Friday night at Buffalo High School in Buffalo. (Sarah A. Miller | Tyler Morning Telegraph)
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BUFFALO — Mikechell Potts amassed 215 total yards and four touchdowns as Arp steamed past Crawford 53-28 in a Class 2A Division II area playoff Friday at Buffalo Bison Stadium.

The Tigers (9-2) will play either Deweyville or Elysian Fields in the regional round next week. The Pirates ended their season 10-2.

Potts ran nine times for 140 yards and two scores and caught three passes for 75 yards and two more scores. He caught a 54-yard pass from Chase Bonner three minutes in to open the scoring then hauled in a 20-yard pass with 3 seconds left in the first half to send Arp into halftime ahead 26-14.

Potts’ touchdown runs came from 44 and 79 yards 33 seconds apart midway through the third quarter.

Marcalas Johnson added 135 yards and a score rushing for Arp, which outscored Crawford 40-14 in the second and third quarters.

Michael Roberson ran in three touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions for the Tigers.

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Class 2A Division II Area Playoff

Arp 53, Crawford 28

At Buffalo Bison Stadium

Arp 6 20 20 7 — 53

Crawford 7 7 7 7 — 28

First Quarter

ARP—Mikechell Potts 54 pass from Chase Bonner (kick blocked), 9:08.

CRA—Colton Adamick 15 pass from Colten Claxton (Matt Brown kick), 3:30.

Second Quarter

CRA—Braden Murphy 3 run (Brown kick), 8:46.

ARP—Marcalas Johnson 32 run (run fail), 6:56.

ARP—Michael Roberson 39 run (pass fail), 2:30.

ARP—Potts 20 pass from Bonner (Roberson run), 0:03.

Third Quarter

ARP—Potts 44 run (Roberson run), 7:50.

ARP—Potts 79 run (pass fail), 7:17.

CRA—Hunter Fritscher 4 run (Brown kick), 2:57.

ARP—Roberson 4 run (run fail), 1:53.

Fourth Quarter

ARP—Roberson 7 run (Mykel Frost kick), 7:16.

CRA—Murphy 12 run (Brown kick), 5:00.