LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Junction City allowed only 157 yards in its 38-6 win over Hazen in the Class 2A championship game.
The Dragons’ 40th consecutive win gives them their third straight title and fifth in seven years. It is the fourth-longest winning streak in state history.
JaQwis Dancy, a Louisiana Tech commit, was selected as the game’s most valuable player after rushing for 139 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries. He also had a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Randall Holyfield completed 6 of 10 passes for 130 yards, while Keyundra Evans caught three passes … Continue Reading ››
Warren cruised to a 48-14 win over Mena to claim the Class 4A state championship Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium.
Here is a look back at the Lumberjacks' win.
Stiff Defense by Warren
Warren's defense did not allow Mena's offense to get going until the Lumberjacks pulled their starters in the fourth quarter.
Through two and a half quarters, the Bearcats had five first downs, including two just before the half when Warren was playing a somewhat prevent-defense.
After that, the Lumberjacks had already enforced the mercy rule and pulled its starters, allowing Mena to score a pair of touchdowns and finish the game … Continue Reading ››
Charleston used a touchdown in the final minute of the game to beat Smackover 33-26 Friday night at War Memorial Stadium to claim the Class 3A state championship
Here is a look back at the Tigers' win.
The win capped another perfect season for Charleston, as the Tigers finished with a 14-0 record in 2014.
Last year, Charleston went 15-0 en route to the 3A title, meaning the Tigers now own a 29-game winning streak.
That is the second-longest active winning streak in the state, trailing only Junction City's 39-game streak. The Dragons could extend its streak to 40 games with a win … Continue Reading ››
LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Kilay Cox’s 6-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter triggered the mercy rule in Warren’s 48-14 win over Mena in the Class 4A championship game.
It was Cox’s fourth score of the game. He finished with 214 yards and five touchdowns on 35 carries and was selected as the game’s most valuable player.
Mena (12-3) managed only five first downs before the Lumberjacks (12-3) enforced the mercy rule. The Bearcats went three-and-out three times and Warren’s defense forced three turnovers.
Arkansas State wide receiver commit Jaylon Marshall caught five passes for 106 yards … Continue Reading ››
Farmington played its final varsity basketball games at Myrl Massie Gymnasium on Friday. The Cardinals and Lady Cardinals sent their home venue out in style, picking up a pair of wins over rival Prairie Grove.
Massie Gym, which opened in 1984, is being replaced at Farmington by a brand-new state-of-the-art Cardinal Arena. The teams will play their first games in the new building next month.
Here's footage of the 'Turning out the Lights' ceremony following the games. Athletic director Brad Blew welcomed back Farmington alumni (players, cheerleaders, band members, coaches, etc.) from over the years to help celebrate with the festivities.
I'll give … Continue Reading ››
Chris Owens hit a 70-foot game-winner at the buzzer to lift Springdale High to an improbable 61-59 comeback victory over Raytown, Mo., at the Blue Springs, Mo., tournament on Friday.
Owens' game-winner capped Springdale's 13-0 game-ending run after trailing 59-48 with just 1:37 left. Springdale trailed 46-39 entering the fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs (4-4) snapped a three-game skid with the victory. Owens scored a game-high 19 points, senior Wyatt Norris hit three 3-pointers and had a career-high 13 points, senior Tyler Tutt added 11 and senior TreShawn Gause 10.
Brandon Sublett and Jailen Gill each scored 17 for Raytown, while Derrick Walker added … Continue Reading ››
LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Ty Storey’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Taylor King with 17 seconds left gave Charleston a 33-26 win over Smackover in the Class 3A championship game.
It is the Tigers’ fifth state title in school history and third in four years.
Storey, an Arkansas signee, accounted for all but 17 yards of Charleston’s offense and was selected as the game’s most valuable player.
He completed 24 of 38 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries.
King finished with 101 yards … Continue Reading ››
9:54 p.m. -- Thanks for joining me and others on the live blog. Thanks to NWA Media Sports Editor Chip Souza for saying yes to this. It was a blast. Time to head back to Fort Smith and prepare for ACT test monitoring in the morning. Good night.
9:51 p.m. -- A little early but I think it will be safe to predict that Charleston's Ty Storey will be the game's MVP. A well earned choice by the way.
Give this Smackover team credit. They would have made a worthy champion as well. But the difference in the game was Storey. He … Continue Reading ››