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Monday Night Observations

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-HOOTENS 9-2

Staff photo Andy Shupe - Justin Fender, Midland Christian tailback, rushed for 183 yards against Highland on Monday.

The prep football season is officially under way in Arkansas following Monday night's Labor Day action. The two featured games of the hootens.com Classic at Reynolds Razorback Stadium saw a pair of blowouts that went to the Arkansas Activities Association 35-point mercy rule by halftime. Lincoln, an 11-2 team a year ago, was no match for Class 5A Hot Springs Lakeside in a 36-0 loss. The Wolves were outmanned basically everywhere … Continue Reading ››

Opening Day Recap

Andrew Hutchinson

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

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High school football returned to Arkansas Monday, with four games featuring teams from the Natural State. All four games were blowouts.

Little Rock Central 38, Dallas Madison (TX) 0

The Tigers traveled to Dallas to take on their first out-of-state opponent since 1982 and came away with a dominant 38-0 victory.

Dallas Madison managed only 87 yards of total offense, while LR Central piled up 362 yards.

Quarterback Cooper Westbrook completed 14-of-25 passes for 202 yards and three touchdowns to three different wide receivers: Peyton Stevens, Tom Coulter and Richard Hays.

Hays also had 57 yards and one touchdown on nine carries, finishing the game … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Fuller Chandler

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 SCRIMMAGE

Springdale High junior quarterback Fuller Chandler.

Springdale High junior quarterback Fuller Chandler will be counted on to make plays in his second year as a starter.

Chandler threw for 1,110 yards and 12 touchdowns as a rare sophomore starter in the 7A-West last year and will be relied on more both throwing the ball and running this fall. He also plays basketball and baseball for Springdale.

Check out a feature on Chandler in the NWA Media football preview tab in Sunday’s papers.

Who’s your funniest teammate?

Daniel Salas and … Continue Reading ››

Lunney Cites Poor Effort In Tigers’ Loss

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.
Bentonville looked like the team it was supposed to be for the first 12 minutes of Thursday's scrimmage with Tulsa (Okla.) Union.

Everything took a turn for the worse when the Tigers switched sides of the field, especially when one considers some of the numbers during that 12-minute span at Union-Tuttle Stadium.

Those numbers include:

• 0 — the number of passes Bentonville completed in the second quarter, as well as the points the Tigers scored in that time

• 3 — number of touchdowns by Union, two of which came on plays of 45 yards or more

• 4 — number of times junior … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Triple Option

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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The new cast in the Rogers High triple option offense got off to a good start Monday. In a two-quarter scrimmage against Little Rock Central, the Mounties, who are replacing all 11 starters on offense, rushed 30 times for 178 yards.

Fullback Bryan Grigsby led the way with 90 yards on 18 carries. He had a 24-yard run. Quarterback Cole Evans had 7 carries for 61 yards, which is 8.7 yards a carry. Evans scored the only touchdown on an 11-yard run.

"We drove about 65 yards and scored," said Rogers coach Shawn Flannigan. "Once Grigsby got going, he ran really, really … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville’s Talents On Display During Tiger Pride Scrimmage

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.
Here are the highlights of Bentonville's football scrimmage Saturday night during the annual Tiger Pride Celebration at Tiger Stadium.

• Junior quarterback Kasey Ford was 4-of-8 passing for 99 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He connected on a 40-yard pass to Ben Barron, whose made a spectacular diving catch on the play, and a 36-yard touchdown strike to Cody Scroggins on his final attempt.

• Senior tailback Dylan Smith had only two carries, but he bolted for 31 yards the first time he touched the ball. He finished with 37 yards to lead the rushing attack as 12 different players … Continue Reading ››

4 Downs: Shiloh Christian WR Adler Goode

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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NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK -- Shiloh Christian senior Adler Goode has lofty goals for 2014.

NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK -- Shiloh Christian senior Adler Goode has lofty goals for 2014.



Shiloh Christian senior WR/DB Adler Goode enjoyed a breakout season in 2013, with 35 catches for more than 500 yards and seven touchdowns.

He is among a number of returning skill position players for the Saints this season, who hope to return to their glory days when the program won three consecutive Class 4A state championships.

Goode was in a protective boot on Saturday … Continue Reading ››

Top 10 Non-Conference Games vs. In-State Opponents

Andrew Hutchinson

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

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The Arkansas high school football season is nine days away, with six teams in action on Labor Day. Today, we look at the best non-conference games against in-state opponents.

We have already released our list of the best games against out-of-state opponents. Check back later for a list of the best conference games this upcoming season.

1. Sept. 12 – North Little Rock @ Fayetteville

The best non-conference in-state game this season could be a preview of a 7A semifinal matchup.

Hooten’s ranks Fayetteville and North Little Rock No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in the 7A. With the … Continue Reading ››

Chandler shines in Fountain Lake scrimmage

Sean Saunders

Sports Reporter at The Sentinel-Record
Sean Saunders is a sports writer for The Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs.

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The Sentinel-Record/Mara Kuhn Fountain Lake’s Marco Martinez (4) runs the ball as Dilan Holcomb (54) blocks and Chris Tobin defends during the Cobras’ annual Purple and Gold game Friday on Allen Tiller Field at Beckham Memorial Stadium. The Purple squad won 27-19, though Gold quarterback Carson Chandler led three scoring drives. The Sentinel-Record/Mara Kuhn
Fountain Lake’s Marco Martinez (4) runs the ball as Dilan Holcomb (54) blocks and Chris Tobin defends during the Cobras’ annual Purple and Gold game Friday on Allen Tiller Field at Beckham Memorial Stadium. The … Continue Reading ››

Storey Ready to Concentrate on Senior Season

Leland Barclay

Leland Barclay is a freelance sports reporter and has been covering Arkansas high school sports since 1983. He is the author of the Almanac of Arkansas High School Football, a comprehensive historical guide to Arkansas high school football. Email him at Barclayalmanac@hotmail.com.

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3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - GLEN ROSE VS CHARLESTON

CHARLESTON -- Quarterback Ty Storey was glad to sign a financial aid agreement with the University of Arkansas so he could put all of his focus on his final semester of high school.

“It’s definitely good to have it out of the way,” Storey said. “I wanted to get it out of the way. Now I can focus on this year.”

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