Category Archives: Football

First 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 Little Rock Central (Winner plays Fort Smith Southside)

Cabot at Fayetteville (Winner plays Conway)

Springdale Har-Ber at Bryant (Winner plays Bentonville)

Little Rock Catholic at Fort Smith Northside (Winner plays North Little Rock)

Class 6A

Little Rock Parkview at Searcy (Winner plays Benton)

Marion at El Dorado (Winner plays Greenwood)

Texarkana at Siloam Springs (Winner plays Pine Bluff)

Alma at Lake Hamilton (Winner plays Jonesboro)

Class 5A

Blytheville at Pulaski Academy

Harrison at Camden Fairview

Jacksonville at Batesville

Watson Chapel at Greenbrier

White Hall at Maumelle

Sylvan Hills at Wynne

Little Rock Christian at … Continue Reading ››

Week 10 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 final week of the Arkansas high school football regular season. Are we forgetting anyone? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us at @arpreps.

Performances


  • North Little Rock wide receiver K.J. Hill caught seven passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns in the Charging Wildcats' 59-22 win over Little Rock Central. He also rushed eight times for 53 yards and one touchdown and had three kickoff returns for 118 yards, including a 63-yard return for a touchdown. That is 392 all-purpose yards on 18 touches (21.8 yards/touch).


  • In that same game, North … Continue Reading ››

Rogers 43, Springdale 42

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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ROGERS — Sophomore Jeb Brain’s 20-yard touchdown run and subsequent two-point conversion with 52 seconds left lifted Rogers High to a thrilling 43-42 win over Springdale High in the season finale for both teams Friday.

A last-second Springdale pass fell incomplete in the end zone as the Mounties hung on for the victory.

Rogers (2-8, 1-6) avoided a last-place finish with the win, while the Bulldogs (0-10, 0-7) dropped their 13th straight game dating back to last year.

Springdale junior quarterback Fuller Chandler threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs back from a 28-0 deficit late in the first … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 45, Fayetteville 2

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 — When Destyn Adkins fell on a fumble and ended Fayetteville’s first possession, it appeared as a simple break for Bentonville at the time.

Little did anybody at Tiger Stadium know that it was a sign of things to come Friday night. Bentonville’s defense accounted for five turnovers and turned one into a score, and the Tigers rolled to a 45-2 victory over Fayetteville in the regular-season finale for both 7A-West Conference teams.

“You never think that this is going to happen,” Bentonville coach Barry Lunney said. “You never sit and think the other team is … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber 35, Rogers Heritage 12

Paul Boyd

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Boyd is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers Heritage, as well as West Fork and Gentry.

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SPRINGDALE — Springdale Har-Ber proved to just be too much for Rogers Heritage to handle Friday night.

The Wildcats offensive line opened holes for backs to run through time and again and also gave quarterback Caleb Daniels plenty of time to throw. The end result was a dominating 35-12 Har-Ber victory.

Junior running back Luke Hannon, who leads the 7A-West Conference in rushing, racked up 111 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns, but he had plenty of help. Sophomore Trey Smith chipped in 91 and junior Sione Nassila added some tough yards inside.

Har-Ber (3-7, 3-4 7A-West) snapped a four-game losing streak … Continue Reading ››

West Fork 22, Greenland 13

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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WEST FORK — With a 3A-1 Conference championship on the line, West Fork took Greenland’s best shot for most of the first half.

The Tigers then delivered the knockout blow after intermission.

Colton Wise hit Louie Crawford with a 23-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter to give West Fork its first lead of the game, and the Tigers turned to a physical running game and big-play defense to do the rest in pulling away for a 22-13 win over the Pirates at Tiger Stadium.

With the victory West Fork (9-1, 7-0 3A-1) completed a perfect run through conference play, but it … Continue Reading ››

Week 10 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

3A

Barton 30, Rose Bud 14 (FINAL)

Thursday, Nov. 6

7A/6A

Benton 39, Pine Bluff 36 (FINAL)

Cabot 49, Searcy 36 (FINAL)

Jonesboro 35, Marion 0 (FINAL)

Lake Hamilton 51, Little Rock Hall 14 (FINAL)

North Little Rock 59, Little Rock Central 22 (FINAL)

5A

Beebe 56, North Pulaski 7 (FINAL)

Greenbrier 52, Vilonia 19 (FINAL)

Jacksonville 16, Little Rock McClellan 7 (FINAL)

Mills 52, Little Rock Fair 12 (FINAL)

4A

Cave City 61, Brookland 28 (FINAL)

Central Arkansas Christian 48, Stuttgart 28 (FINAL)

Crossett 34, Star City 33 (FINAL)

Dardanelle 56, Subiaco Academy 7 (FINAL)

DeWitt 24, Monticello … Continue Reading ››

Pea Ridge 32, Shiloh Christian 6

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-SHILOH-PEA
David Beach/Special to NWA Media -- Shane Ivy of Pea Ridge looks for running room against Shiloh Christian. Ivy scored three touchdowns in the Blackhawks' 32-6 victory.


The Pea Ridge Blackhawks secured the 4A-1 Conference championship by dominating Shiloh Christian from start-to-finish.

Shane Ivy rushed for 183 yards and scored three touchdowns, and the Blackhawks (10-0, 7-0) forced three Saints (7-3, 6-1) turnovers in front of a packed Blackhawks Stadium crowd.

With the win, Pea Ridge earns a first-round bye for next week's playoffs. Shiloh Christian will host Jonesboro Westside … Continue Reading ››

PRAIRIE GROVE 42, LINCOLN 16

Rick Fires

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Rick Fires is a sports reporter and columnist for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale Har-Ber, as well as Lincoln and Prairie Grove.

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LINCOLN — Bobby Catt and Eli Lopez each scored two touchdowns to lead Prairie Grove to a 42-16 victory at Lincoln. The game was played with a running clock in the second half after Prairie Grove took a 35-0 lead at halftime.

Prairie Grove will host Lonoke in a first-round playoff game on Friday at Tiger Stadium.

Greenbrier 52, Vilonia 19

Andrew Hutchinson

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

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Greenbrier clinched the No. 2 seed from the 5A-West with a convincing 52-19 win over rival Vilonia at Don Jones Stadium.

The Panthers led the entire game, but didn't score until their second drive. After its offense threw an interception inside the red zone, Greenbrier's defense recovered a fumble and marched down the field for the first score of the game, capped by a 4-yard touchdown run by Karson Matthews.

Vilonia was forced to punt on the ensuing possession and Austin Porter returned it 95 yards to put Greenbrier up 12-0.

It looked like the Panthers were going … Continue Reading ››