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Week 9 Storylines

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.

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After a pair of games Thursday night and a forfeit, Friday night features 102 games across the state, all of which can be found on our Week 9 scoreboard. Scores will be updated periodically throughout the night.

Here are some story lines to keep an eye on during Friday's games.

Battle of Defending Champs

The highly anticipated Halloween night matchup between defending 4A state champ Booneville and defending 3A state champ Charleston is finally upon us.

Booneville dropped down to the 3A after going 15-0 last season en route to the 4A state title, while Charleston has dominated the 3A the past … Continue Reading ››

Week 9 Scoreboard

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.

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If you don't see your school's score listed or if you see an error, tweet @arpreps or comment below. Thursday, Oct. 30 2A Brinkley 36, Augusta 0 (FINAL) Poyen 39, Mountain Pine 6 (FINAL) Friday, Oct. 31 7A/6A Bentonville 21, Rogers Heritage 0, 1Q Bryant 21 Siloam Springs 0, 2Q Conway 41, Russellville 3, 2Q Benton 10, El Dorado 0, 1Q Fort Smith Southside 3, Springdale 0, 2Q Jonesboro 14, Cabot 14, 1Q Lake Hamilton @ Little Rock Parkview Little Rock Catholic 28, Greenwood 21, 2Q Little Rock Central 7, Marion 0, 2Q Searcy 28, Mountain Home 14, 1Q North Little Rock 34, West Memphis 0, 1Q Pine Bluff 28, Sheridan 0, 2Q Fayetteville 10, Rogers 0, 1Q Fort Smith … Continue Reading ››

Week 9 Springdale Football Notes

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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AN FBH-SDALE PRACTICE Some pre-Southside game notes.

  • Fort Smith Southside (6-2, 4-1 7A-West) is up next for senior night at Bulldog Stadium. Counting the Rebels, Springdale’s last four opponents (Fayetteville, Bentonville, Fort Smith Northside) have a combined 16-4 conference record, with the only losses coming against each other.


  • Southside has the worst offense of the four, but the best defense, at least statistically. The Rebels have the top-ranked scoring defense (14.9 points per game) and total defense (237.9 yards per game) in the conference. Their starters have only given up 9.9 points per game … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Who Is The 7A-West’s Best RB?

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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AN FBH-HARB-FAY 10-18
Springdale Har-Ber running back Luke Hannon.
Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football heading into week five.

1. Last week, the roundtable discussed top quarterbacks in the 7A-West. Who are the best running backs you've seen in the conference this year?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer) Fort Smith Northside’s Justin Curry and Rogers Heritage’s Joey Saucier are probably the most talented running backs in the league. Both have speed, moves and size. Har-Ber’s Luke Hannon is good. Wildcats junior Sione Nasila is one … Continue Reading ››

Interesting Playoff Scenarios In Final Two Weeks

Chip Souza

Sports Editor at NWA Media
Chip Souza is the sports editor of the four daily newspapers in Northwest Arkansas. His primary beat is Shiloh Christian. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas.

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This comes from NAN sports correspondent Walter Woodie and provides some interesting twists and turns over the final two weeks of the regular season as teams are jockeying for playoff seeds:

Class 7A/6A

7A-West

The 6 seeds are set (in no order) – Bentonville, Fayetteville, FS Northside, FS Southside, Rogers Heritage and Springdale Har-Ber. Rogers and Springdale have been eliminated.

If the chalk holds for Halloween, there will be a 4-way tie at 5-1 between Bentonville, Fayetteville, FS Northside and FS Southside. That sets up a two-game showdown on Nov. 7 – Fayetteville at Bentonville, Northside at Southside. That will decide seeds 1-4. All … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Football By The Numbers

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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AN FBH-SDALE-FAY 10-11
Springdale quarterback Fuller Chandler.
Springdale dropped to 0-8 on Friday in a 55-35 loss at Fort Smith Northside.

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bulldogs.

2,287 — Yards of total offense and 22 touchdowns for junior quarterback Fuller Chandler, both easily first in the 7A-West.

1,978 — Passing yards for Chandler after throwing for a career-high 390 yards Friday. Fayetteville sophomore Taylor Powell is second with 1,296 yards. Chandler has led the 7A-West all year after throwing for 1,110 yards as a sophomore last season.

1,020 — Receiving yards for senior … Continue Reading ››

Week 8 Notable Performances and Games

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.

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Here are a few notable performances and games from the seventh week of the Arkansas high school football season. Are we forgetting anyone? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us at @arpreps.

Performances


  • Junction City defensive end/tight end Jamario Bell made seven tackles, including two for a loss, on defense and caught a 50-yard touchdown on offense in the Dragons' 60-6 win over Strong. He also had a 50-yard kickoff return.


  • Charleston quarterback Ty Storey completed 20 of 27 passes (74.1 percent) for 344 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for another score.


  • North Little Rock wide receiver K.J. … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 49, Rogers High 0

Henry Apple

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Bentonville, as well as Gravette and topics that include state schools and the Arkansas Activities Association. During the spring, he handles high school track in Northwest Arkansas. He is a lifelong Arkansas resident.

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BENTONVILLE — Austin Bugos admitted he might have raced downfield a little bit faster than expected, but the ball from Chase Hunter might have been a little under thrown, as well.

It didn’t matter. The two connected for a 76-yard touchdown pass on Bentonville’s first offensive play Friday night, and the Tigers went on to post a 49-0 victory over Rogers High during 7A-West Conference play at Tiger Stadium.

“The play worked really well, and it was good to be back at 100 percent,” said Bugos, who missed the first four weeks of the season with a leg injury. “It looked for … Continue Reading ››

Fort Smith Northside 55, Springdale 35

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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FORT SMITH — The best half of Fuller Chandler’s Springdale High career kept the Bulldogs within striking distance of arguably the most-talented team in the 7A-West Conference on Friday.

But then Fort Smith Northside took over in the second half.

The Grizzlies forced four Springdale turnovers and scored the first 21 points after halftime to pull away for a 55-35 win on homecoming at Mayo-Thompson Stadium.

Chandler kept Springdale within 34-28 at halftime by accounting for 313 of his career-high 496 total yards and four of his five touchdowns in the opening half. He threw for 220 yards and two scores while running … Continue Reading ››

Shiloh Christian 49, Lincoln 13

Chip Souza

Sports Editor at NWA Media
Chip Souza is the sports editor of the four daily newspapers in Northwest Arkansas. His primary beat is Shiloh Christian. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas.

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Connor Reece used his legs to break open a 7-7 tie and spark Shiloh Christian (6-2, 5-0) to its fifth straight win.

Reece scored on a 61-yard run on fourth-and-2 to spark the Saints to the mercy-rule win.

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