Category Archives: Football

Fayetteville 42, Conway 35

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.

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AN-Fay-Con2   CONWAY — The scoreboard might have read like a shootout. But it a was good old fashion dose of ground and pound that made the difference for Fayetteville on Friday. With a passing game struggling for consistency early in the game — and mistakes hurting Fayetteville’s chances through the first half — the Bulldogs turned to running backs Luke Rapert and Terrance Rock. And the two answered the call, churning out the scoring drives and chunks of yards necessary in a 42-35 Class 7A quarterfinals win against Conway at John McConnell Stadium. Rapert … Continue Reading ››

Third Round Playoff Matchups

Matt Jones

Online Sports Editor at Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, NWA Media
Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.

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Class 7A Fayetteville at Fort Smith Southside Bentonville at North Little Rock Class 6A El Dorado at Benton Pine Bluff at Jonesboro Class 5A Batesville at Pulaski Academy Beebe at Wynne Class 4A Clinton at Malvern Arkadelphia at Mena Dardanelle at Nashville Warren at Shiloh Christian Class 3A Osceola at Charleston Hoxie at Booneville Fordyce at Smackover Episcopal Collegiate at Mayflower Class 2A Des Arc at Junction City Brinkley at Earle Rison at Hazen McCrory at Cross County

Week 12 Scoreboard

Matt Jones

Online Sports Editor at Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, NWA Media
Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.

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Class 7A

Fort Smith Southside 30, Rogers Heritage 28 (FINAL)

Fayetteville 42, Conway 35 (FINAL)

Bentonville 17, Bryant 7 (FINAL)

North Little Rock 56, Fort Smith Northside 29 (FINAL)

Class 6A

Benton 49, Little Rock Parkview 28 (FINAL)

El Dorado 24, Greenwood 14 (FINAL)

Pine Bluff 41, Siloam Springs 7 (FINAL)

Jonesboro 32, Alma 27 (FINAL)

Class 5A

Pulaski Academy 44, Camden Fairview 6 (FINAL)

Batesville 41, Greenbrier 18 (FINAL)

Wynne 27, Maumelle 17 (FINAL)

Beebe 42, Hot Springs 35 (FINAL)

Class 4A

Malvern 45, Pea Ridge 6 (FINAL)

Clinton 21, Dollarway 20 (FINAL)

Mena 34, Star City 24 (FINAL)

Arkadelphia 7, Gosnell 6 … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Patrick Resigns

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.
AN FBH-SDALE PRACTICE
Springdale coach Shane Patrick resigned Thursday morning.
Springdale High head football coach Shane Patrick resigned Thursday morning and was reassigned within the school district.

Patrick announced his resignation to the team Thursday morning and also resigned his associate athletic director title. He was reassigned to an associate principal position at Southwest Junior High.

His resignation came less than two weeks after the Bulldogs completed their first winless season since going 0-0-3 in 1916. Springdale was 18-34 during his five-year tenure.

“We will begin a search for a new head football … Continue Reading ››

Revisiting 13 Springdale Football Predictions

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.
AN FBH-SDALE-FAY 10-11
Springdale quarterback Fuller Chandler.
Here’s a look back at 13 Springdale football predictions made before the season began.

1. Junior quarterback Fuller Chandler will throw for more than 1,750 yards in his second year as a starter, a significant increase from the 1,110 he passed for as a sophomore.

TRUE — He finished with 2,447 yards. I thought this was a fairly bold prediction. It would have been more than a 150-percent jump from his sophomore production, but he wound up more than doubling that production. He … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 35, Cabot 14

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.

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AN FBH-CABOT-FAY

FAYETTEVILLE — Dre Greenlaw added another chapter to his big play career at Fayetteville.

Greenlaw, coined ‘Big Play Dre’ for his key interceptions and special teams plays over the past two seasons, turned his attention to offense Friday and sparked Fayetteville to a 35-14 win over Cabot at Harmon Stadium.

The victory for the Bulldogs in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs sets up a quarterfinal matchup with 7A-Central champion Conway.

“I knew they had a couple of plays (on offense) put in for me,” Greenlaw … Continue Reading ››

Prairie Grove 41, Lonoke 24

Paul Nielsen

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Nielsen is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers High, as well as Pea Ridge and Decatur.

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PRAIRIE GROVE — An offensive takeaway gave Prairie Grove a big spark Friday night.

Prairie Grove receiver Isaac Disney took a pass away from Lonoke defensive back Deondray Joiner and raced the final 10 yards for a go-ahead touchdown as Prairie Grove defeated Lonoke 41-24 in a first round playoff game. Disney’s touchdown gave Prairie Grove a 28-24 lead as the Tigers scored the game’s final 27 points.

“It was a little bit under thrown and we both went up for it,” Disney said. “He got it first, but I just jerked it away from him. Then I just ran for my … Continue Reading ››

Shiloh Christian 43, Jonesboro Westside 15

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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AN FBH-WEST-SHILOH
David Beach/Special to NWA Media -- John-Marcus Carruthers celebrates a touchdown against Jonesboro Westside.


The Saints scored on five of their six first half possessions and rolled to a big win in a first-round Class 4A state playoff game.

Sophomore RB John-Marcus Carruthers had 272 all purpose yards, including 138 rushing, and scored two touchdowns. Sophomore QB Connor Reece fired three touchdown passes for Shiloh Christian (8-3).

Cody Banda led the Warriors with 112 yards rushing.

The Saints will travel to Pocahontas next week for a second round playoff game. Westside … Continue Reading ››

Second Round Playoff Matchups

Matt Jones

Online Sports Editor at Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, NWA Media
Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.

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Class 7A

Rogers Heritage at Fort Smith Southside

Fayetteville at Conway

Bryant at Bentonville

Fort Smith Northside at North Little Rock

Class 6A

Little Rock Parkview at Benton

El Dorado at Greenwood

Siloam Springs at Pine Bluff

Alma at Jonesboro

Class 5A

Camden Fairview at Pulaski Academy

Greenbrier at Batesville

Wynne at Maumelle

Beebe at Hot Springs

Class 4A

Malvern at Pea Ridge

Clinton at Dollarway

Star City at Mena

Arkadelphia at Gosnell

Prairie Grove at Nashville

Hamburg at Dardanelle

Shiloh Christian at Pocahontas

Heber Springs at Warren

Class 3A

Fouke at Charleston

Melbourne at Osceola

Booneville at Prescott

Hoxie at McGehee

Fordyce at … Continue Reading ››

Week 11 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. Class 7A Rogers Heritage 35, Little Rock Central 26 (FINAL) Fayetteville 35, Cabot 14 (FINAL) Bryant 28, Springdale Har-Ber 27 (FINAL) Fort Smith Northside 24, Little Rock Catholic 14 (FINAL) Class 6A Little Rock Parkview 47, Searcy 27 (FINAL) El Dorado 52, Marion 6 (FINAL) Siloam Springs 26, Texarkana 13 (FINAL) Alma 14, Lake Hamilton 7 (FINAL) Class 5A Pulaski Academy 49, Blytheville 21 (FINAL) Camden Fairview 61, Harrison 54 (FINAL) Batesville 33, Jacksonville 14 (FINAL) Greenbrier 36, Watson Chapel 28 (FINAL) Maumelle 24, White Hall 21 (FINAL) Wynne 54, Sylvan Hills 7 (FINAL) Hot Springs 47, Little Rock Christian 35 (FINAL) Beebe 49, … Continue Reading ››