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Gravette 41, Lincoln 6

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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Gravette beat Lincoln 41-6 behind four touchdowns and 223 yards rushing by Cedric Duarte. The Lions scored all their touchdowns after Lincoln took a 6-0 lead.

Gravette returns home for a big conference game against Prairie Grove on Friday.

Week 4 Storylines

Andrew Hutchinson

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

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While some teams in Class 2A started conference play a couple weeks ago, the rest of the state begins tonight.

The schedule of 104 games can be found on our Week 4 scoreboard. Scores will be updated periodically throughout the night.

Here are some story lines to keep an eye on during Friday's games.

7A-West Showdown

For the second time in three weeks, the biggest game in the state's largest classification will be played in Fayetteville.

The Bulldogs are 3-0 and are No. 1 in the state after beating North Little Rock in Week 2 and Bentonville starting 0-3. Fort Smith Northside has also … Continue Reading ››

Bulldog Stadium Renovation Up Next For Springdale District

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 architect's rendering of the renovated Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium. The project will begin in December and should be ready by the start of the 2015 football season.

Springdale Har-Ber unveiled its new football stadium last week in its home opener against Conway.

The school district’s next big project will be a $3 million renovation of Springdale High’s Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium beginning in December.

The project will include new home bleachers, a new press box and a facelift to the stadium’s exterior. The renovation should be ready … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High QB Practicing

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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Who will take the first snap under center for Rogers High on Friday night will most likely be a game time decision, Rogers coach Shawn Flannigan said. The Mounties host Springdale Har-Ber in the 7A-West Conference opener.

Starting quarterback Cole Evans suffered bruised ribs in last week’s loss to Jefferson City, Mo., but the senior has been practicing this week. Junior Joseph Sultemeier replaced Evans last week and has been getting extra reps at quarterback this week. Sultemeier also starts at receiver for the Mounties.

Sophomore Grayson Lee, who was Evans’ backup at the start of the season, is still sidelined after … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Malcolm Neal

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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Springdale junior running back Malcolm Neal.

Springdale High running back Malcolm Neal has had an impressive first three weeks, ranking fifth in the 7A-West with 234 rushing yards.

The junior showed off his team-best 4.44 40-yard dash on a 51-yard touchdown run against Greenwood for his first varsity score, then ran for a career-high 104 yards on 19 carries against Alma a week later. His 6.5 yards per carry rank fourth among the conference’s top 10 rushers.

Check out a feature on Neal in tomorrow’s Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.

When did you … Continue Reading ››

Week 4 Springdale Football Notes

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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Springdale football coach Shane Patrick.

Some pre-Rogers Heritage game notes.

  • This is a huge game for Springdale. With a win, the Bulldogs position themselves to be in the playoff hunt. But a loss really puts them behind the eight-ball.


  • Springdale coach Shane Patrick didn’t mince words on the significance of the conference opener: “This is a must-win game for us. There’s a lot riding on this one.”


  • Hootens ranked Springdale ahead of Heritage in each of the first three weeks, but flipped the teams this week and lists Heritage as … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Who Wins The 7A-West?

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-ROCK-BENT

Bentonville junior quarterback Kasey Ford.

Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football heading into the first week of conference play.

1. How many of the 7A-West’s winless teams (Bentonville, Springdale, Har-Ber) pick up their first victory this week?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer)It wouldn’t be a surprise if all three teams win Friday. Southside always gets up to face Barry Lunney’s Bentonville teams, but it would be a shocker if the Tigers faltered again. This is the first time both Springdale teams have started 0-3 … Continue Reading ››

Photo gallery from Victory Christian at Shiloh Christian game

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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Here are photos from the Victory Christian at Shiloh Christian football game. To purchase photos from this game, click on the image.
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Springdale Football By The Numbers

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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Springdale junior quarterback Fuller Chandler.

Springdale fell to 0-3 with a 44-20 road loss to Bixby, Okla., on Friday.

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bulldogs.

451 — Yards of total offense allowed by the defense Friday, the second time in three games an opponent has topped the 450-yard mark.

280 — Receiving yards through three games for senior receiver Salvador Sandoval, a team-high. He has a team-best 16 catches and his two touchdowns are tied for the team lead with senior Chris Owens, who has nine catches for 183 yards and … Continue Reading ››

4A-1 Race Should Be A Doozy

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 GRAV DUARTE

FILE PHOTO -- Cedric Duarte of Gravette has exploded out of the gate with more than 600 yards rushing and 8 TDs for the Lions.

The preliminaries are over. It's time to get down to the serious business at hand as conference play begins this week across the state.

The 4A-1 Conference race promises to be a dogfight from start to finish with no clear cut favorite, but plenty of worthy teams that should be in the race for the league title all the way to the … Continue Reading ››

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