Watson Chapel battled Nashville in the final game of the 1037 The Buzz Kickoff Classic Tuesday night but fell short, losing 35-28 to the Scrappers at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
The Scrappers and the Wildcats found themselves in a defensive struggle early on in the first quarter. Nashville opened up with a turnover on downs, while Watson Chapel was forced to punt on their first series.
The Scrappers struck first on their second possession when Keyshawn Stewart ran it in from 31-yards out with 6:04 left in the first quarter.
The Wildcats answered on their next drive after recovering a fumbled snap and converting on 4th and 1 near mid-field. Following the fourth down conversion, quarterback Devin Curry connected with Kevin Compton on a 63-yard pass to tie the game up 7-7.
The Scrappers answered on their next possession as Stewart found pay dirt for the second time from 21-yards out with 10:37 remaining in the first half to put the Scrappers up 14-7.
Compton returned the ensuing kickoff 91-yards to set the Wildcats up with first and goal at the 10. Durran Cain ran it in for the Wildcats on the next play.
Watson Chapel took the lead with 4:15 remaining in the half when Curry connected with Compton from 30-yards out, but Nashville was able to tie the game up just before halftime on a nine-yard run by Stewart.
The Wildcats regained the lead on a 24-yard pass from Curry to Tekhi Urqhart late in the third quarter, but Nashville was able to quickly tie it back up after converting a 4th and Goal from the one.
The Scrappers scored the go ahead touchdown on a six yard run by Dontrell Robinson with 7:32 left to play in the game.
The Wildcats had an opportunity to tie the game but back-to-back sacks by the Scrapper defense closed the game out late.
Watson Chapel senior Kevin Compton Jr. recorded 169 yards on four kickoff returns with a long of 91. Compton also reeled in two catches for 93 yards and two touchdowns.