SEARCY — Harding Academy had just moved into the Class 3A rankings this week. They were hoping to make it a second week, but standing in the way was Yellville-Summit.

Friday night in Searcy, the Wildcats defeated the Panthers, 52-18.

With the win, Harding Academy moves to 5-0 in league play and more importantly the squad is 2-0 in the 3A-2.

Yellville-Summit falls to 0-2 in league play and is 0-5 overall.

Harding started to roll early. The Wildcats put seven touchdowns on the board in the first half.

Yellville-Summit managed two scores in the opening two quarters. The score at halftime was 49-12.

The Panthers are at home on Friday facing Rector in an non-conference contest. Harding Academy will be at home against Mountain View in a conference game.

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