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Rapid Report: Shiloh Christian 77, Charleston 49

Chip Souza

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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Broc Berus scored four touchdowns, and Shiloh Christian scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to pull away from Charleston and claim a wild victory over during Tuesday’s second game of the Hootens.com Kickoff Week at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Charleston, which had its 29-game win streak snapped, had made it a 43-36 game when Jackson Rowland and Mason Wisdom connected with 59-yard touchdown pass with 9 minutes, 36 seconds left in the third quarter before Shiloh Christian blew the game open. Berus, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior, scored on runs of 11 and 6 yards, then Jacob Plunkett returned an interception … Continue Reading ››

FS SOUTHSIDE 35, ALMA 19

Chip Souza

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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Video shot by NWADG's Henry Apple from the Fort Smith Southside vs. Alma game Tuesday night at Razorback Stadium.

7A-West Top 5: Nonconference Games

Jimmy Carter

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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First-year Bentonville coach Jody Grant (left) and former Har-Ber standout Jake Hall against Webb City in 2013.
First-year Bentonville coach Jody Grant (left) and former Har-Ber standout Jake Hall against Webb City in 2013.


High school football season is getting close to kicking off, which means another year of high-level competition in the 7A-West.

The conference has claimed 10 straight state titles and the league figures to again have multiple contenders this fall. This is a look at the conference’s top players, games and more as September approaches fast. These rankings … Continue Reading ››

Charleston-Shiloh Christian Preview

Matt Jones

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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7A-West Top 5: Quarterbacks

Jimmy Carter

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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Bentonville's Kasey Ford (left) and Fayetteville's Taylor Powell.
Bentonville's Kasey Ford (left) and Fayetteville's Taylor Powell.


High school football season is getting close to kicking off, which means another year of high-level competition in the 7A-West.

The conference has claimed 10 straight state titles and the league figures to again have multiple contenders this fall. This is a look at the conference’s top players, games and more as September approaches fast. These rankings were made with input from other writers, coaches and players from around the league.

Here’s the schedule for the … Continue Reading ››

DOG DAYS: SHILOH CHRISTIAN’S JOHN MARCUS CARRUTHERS

Chip Souza

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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For more on John Marcus Carruthers, check out Tuesday's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

At A Glance

John Marcus Carruthers

School: Shiloh Christian

Class: Junior

Height: 5-8

Weight: 180

Position: Running back/safety

Notable: Rushed for 663 yards and 7 touchdowns last season as a sophomore. ... Accounted for more than 270 all-purpose yards against Jonesboro Westside in a first-round playoff game. ... Will start at strong safety this season as well as running back.

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7A-West Top 5: Defensive Linemen

Jimmy Carter

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 Southside's Daevon Johnson (left) and Fayetteville's Eli Hale.
Fort Smith Southside's Daevon Johnson (left) and Fayetteville's Eli Hale.


High school football season is getting close to kicking off, which means another year of high-level competition in the 7A-West.

The conference has claimed 10 straight state titles and the league figures to again have multiple contenders this fall. This is a look at the conference’s top players, games and more as September approaches fast. These rankings were made with input from other writers, coaches and players from around the league.

Here’s … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Top 5: Offensive Linemen

Jimmy Carter

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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High school football season is getting close to kicking off, which means another year of high-level competition in the 7A-West.

The conference has claimed 10 straight state titles and the league figures to again have multiple contenders this fall. This is a look at the conference’s top players, games and more as September approaches fast. These rankings were made with input from other writers, coaches and players from around the league.

Here’s the schedule for the series.

Monday, Aug. 24 — Jerseys

Tuesday, Aug. 25 — RBs

Wednesday, Aug. 26 — LBs

Thursday, Aug. 27 — WRs

Friday, Aug. 28 — DBs

Saturday, Aug. 29 — OL

Sunday, Aug. 30 … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Top 5: Defensive Backs

Jimmy Carter

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 Northside's Kiondre Thomas (left) and Bentonville's Tyrone Mahone.
Fort Smith Northside's Kiondre Thomas (left) and Bentonville's Tyrone Mahone.


High school football season is getting close to kicking off, which means another year of high-level competition in the 7A-West.

The conference has claimed 10 straight state titles and the league figures to again have multiple contenders this fall. This is a look at the conference’s top players, games and more as September approaches fast. These rankings were made with input from other writers, coaches and players from around the league.

Here’s … Continue Reading ››

Union Rallies Past Har-Ber Late

Jimmy Carter

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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Tulsa, Okla. — Springdale Har-Ber led Oklahoma power Union 22-7 at halftime, but gave up 21 unanswered points and turned the ball over three times in the second half as the Redskins rallied for a 29-22 scrimmage win Thursday.

The teams combined for seven turnovers. All three of Union’s came in the first half as Har-Ber built an early 22-7 lead it took into the break after the first of two 12-minute halves. But the Redskins were able to bounce back and force three Har-Ber turnovers in the second half, tying the game with less than … Continue Reading ››