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Fayetteville 46, Bentonville 21 – Recap with Full Stats

Vernon Tarver

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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Fayetteville moves on to the state finals, and adds another notch to its rematch belt over Bentonville. The Purple'Dogs took complete control of this Class 7A state semifinals clash in the third quarter and just about dominated the entire second half Friday at Harmon Stadium in their 46-21 win against the Tigers. At one point, Fayetteville (11-1) reeled off 29 unanswered points, as defense and special teams set the tone while offense was on a roll. Trey Coulter blocked three kicks - Yes, three (two PATs and a punt) and Fayetteville's D-Line took away Bentonville's strong rushing attack that was so effective … Continue Reading ››

Prep Spotlight: Bentonville QB Canaan Ross

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. 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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Pick’Em Poll – Playoff Round 3

Vernon Tarver

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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Playoff Round 3 Games Bentonville High at Fayetteville Bryant at North Little Rock Pine Bluff at Greenwood Benton at Russellville Gosnell at Prairie Grove Hamburg at Pea Ridge Shiloh Christian at Dardanelle Centerpoint at Charleston Mount Ida at Danville Arkansas at Missouri Tennessee at Vanderbilt Michigan at Ohio State Washington at Washington State Kansas City at Denver Green Bay at Philadelphia PICK ‘EM POLL Standings Graham Thomas: 126-53 overall, 9-6 last week Paul Boyd: 122-57 overall, 10-5 last week Rick Fires: 120-59 overall, 9-6 last week Vernon Tarver: 116-63 overall, 11-4 last week Henry Apple: 116-63 overall, 9-6 last week Chip Souza: 114-65 overall, 10-5 last week Scottie Bordelon: 110-69 overall, 8-7 last week Mike Capshaw: 109-70 overall, 10-5 last week Bentonville High … Continue Reading ››

VIDEO: TRUESDELL INSPIRES PEA RIDGE TEAMMATES AFTER SEASON-ENDING INJURY

Chip Souza

Chip Souza

Sports Editor at NWA Media
Chip Souza is the sports editor of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Benton County schools. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas. He has earned numerous writing awards in both states.
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Prairie Grove’s Laird earns Athlete of the Week honors

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Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Shiloh Christian as well as Greenland, Huntsville and West Fork.
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Prairie Grove Zeke Laird
Prairie Grove Zeke Laird
Prairie Grove senior quarterback/linebacker Zeke Laird starred on offense, defense and special teams to earn ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week honors.

The first-year starting quarterback accounted for five touchdowns as the Tigers piled up 520 yards during a 61-13 home win against Central Arkansas Christian. Laird was 7-of-9 passing for 156 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for two touchdowns. He also booted six extra points.

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ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Nov 14-20

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Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Shiloh Christian as well as Greenland, Huntsville and West Fork.
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Someone asked about the process behind our Tweets of the Week feature, which is entering its sixth week with the publishing of this post.

It's not an exact science, although we wish there was a better way to find the best tweets from NWA coaches and players each week. We look at rosters and begin searching for each player to see if they have a public Twitter account. Once found, we simply scroll through all of their tweets to try to find something — anything — that's interesting in some way. We cull out all the RTs (retweets) and look at … Continue Reading ››

Recap: Glen Rose 45, Elkins 13

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. 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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GLEN ROSE — Elkins had a pair of 100-yard rushers Friday night, and the Elks surpassed 200 yards through the air in their Class 3A state playoff game. Turnovers, however, provided a recurring nightmare for Elkins, which closed out its season with a 45-13 loss to Glen Rose. The Elks threw six interceptions — two of them coming in the end zone to end scoring threats — and had another fumble inside the Beavers' 20. "I don't know how many times we turned the ball over in the red zone," Elkins coach Chad Harbison said. "We had opportunities to score, and we've … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 31, FS Northside 10 (recap with stats)

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.
Another year, another season of Bentonville in the semifinals. The Tigers (10-2) reached the 7A semifinals for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons with the dominating victory over the Grizzlies (7-3). Bentonville travels to Fayetteville for the 7A semifinals on Friday. One key stat was Bentonville's offense possessing the ball for 30:11 of the 48-minute game. The Tigers simply controlled the ball and never let Northside get any big plays or rhythm on offense. The Tigers ran 72 plays (for 344 yards) while Northside was limited to 43 plays (and 195 total yards). That may be the formula for Bentonville next week … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 35, Conway 0 – Recap with Full Stats

Vernon Tarver

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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Fayetteville marched through the Class 7A quarterfinal round with ease on Friday, pitching a defensive shutout in a 35-0 win at Harmon Stadium against Conway. The Purple'Dogs (10-1) held the Wampus Cats (4-8) to just 168 yards of total offense, with a good chunk of that coming on a final drive which ate up nearly the entire fourth quarter after Fayetteville had the sportsmanship clock rule in effect. Taylor Powell was 13-of-21 passing for 221 yards and four TDs, with Brennon Lewis having three catches for 74 yards and two TDs and Terrance Rock finishing with 77 rushing yards on 15 carries … Continue Reading ››