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5A State Title Game Recap

Andrew Hutchinson

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Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.

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Pulaski Academy hung on to beat Wynne 38-28 Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium to claim the Class 5A state championship.

Here is a look back at the Bruins' win.

Bruins Eclipse 700 (Again)

By scoring 38 points Saturday, Pulaski Academy ended the season with 704 points, becoming the seventh team in Arkansas history to eclipse 700 in a single season.

The 704 points rank fifth in state history, but only second in school history, as the 2011 Bruins team scored 721 points.

Of the seven 700-point seasons, the Bruins own three of them, as they also scored 700 points in 2008. All three seasons, … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Football Awards

Jimmy Carter

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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-ROG-FAY 11-1
Arkansas commit and Fayetteville standout Dre Greenlaw.
Here is the complete list of the 7A-West’s all-state and all-conference selections along with conference player and coach of the year awards.

The selections were made by league coaches.

Coach of the year: Jeff Williams, Fort Smith Southside

Outstanding back: Dre Greenlaw, Fayetteville

Outstanding lineman: Daytrieon Dean, Fort Smith Northside

Outstanding specialist: Andrew Barley, FS Southside

Outstanding kicker: Bennett Moehring, Bentonville

Outstanding punter: Eric Grom, Rogers Heritage Offensive newcomer of the year: Trey Smith, Springdale Har-Ber Defensive newcomer of the year: Jose Pargo, FS Northside ALL-STATE OFFENSE QB: Grant Hood, FS Northside, … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Returns To National Spotlight

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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It was supposed to be a banner year for Bentonville's football team in 2014, so much that the Tigers were mentioned among some of the top teams in the country.

Early-season injuries and four straight losses to start the season combined to knock Bentonville out of the national picture. However, nine consecutive victories and a second straight Class 7A title later, the Tigers returned to national prominence.

Bentonville's football team not only enjoyed a second consecutive Class 7A state championship Saturday, but the Tigers also returned to the national polls after mounting nine consecutive victories.Continue Reading ››

Pulaski Academy 38, Wynne 28

Andrew Hutchinson

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LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Will Hefley threw for 486 yards and four touchdowns as Pulaski Academy beat Wynne 38-28 in the Class 5A championship game.

The Bruins amassed 551 yards of offense, including 426 in the first half, en route to their fourth state title.

Hefley, a Tulsa commit, overcame two first-half interceptions and completed 36 of 56 passes (64.3 percent), earning most valuable player honors.

Pulaski Academy (13-1) had two 100-yard receivers. Will Hastings caught 14 passes for 234 yards and one touchdown, while Zack Kelley had 165 yards and three touchdowns on 11 receptions.

Cincinnati quarterback commit … Continue Reading ››

7A State Title Game Recap

Andrew Hutchinson

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

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Bentonville beat Fayetteville 24-21 in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium to claim the Class 7A state championship.

Here is a look back at the Tigers' win.

Back-to-Back for Bentonville

For the first time in school history, Bentonville has won back-to-back state championships.

The Tigers have reached the title game every year since 2010, but lost to Fayetteville in 2011 and 2012.

It is their fifth championship, all of which have come since 2001. Their last four have come since 2010.

Scroggins Named MVP

Cody Scroggins, an Arkansas baseball signee, was named most valuable player of the game after catching six passes for 66 yards … Continue Reading ››

6A State Title Game Recap

Andrew Hutchinson

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Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.

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Pine Bluff cruised past Benton 51-10 Friday night at War Memorial Stadium to win the Class 6A state championship.

Here is a look back at the Zebras' win.

Championship No. 22

While the Arkansas Activities Association recognizes only nine, Pine Bluff claims 22 total state titles in its history.

Friday's win marked the Zebras' first since 1995, when they won three straight from 1993-1995.

Only Little Rock Central, with 30, has won more state championships in Arkansas history.

Skelton Named MVP

Talented junior Ladarius Skelton was named the most valuable player of the game after accounting for 285 yards and six touchdowns.

The quarterback completed 8 of 14 … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 24, Fayetteville 21

Andrew Hutchinson

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LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Dylan Smith’s 6-yard touchdown run with 26 seconds remaining lifted Bentonville to a 24-21 win over Fayetteville in the Class 7A championship game.

It is the Tigers’ fourth title in seven years, but first against Fayetteville, which beat them in the title game in 2011 and 2012, since 2010.

Cody Scroggins was selected the most valuable player after catching six passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns and intercepting a pass on defense, while Smith finished with 145 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries.

His touchdown gave Bentonville (9-4) the lead after Fayetteville … Continue Reading ››

Pine Bluff 51, Benton 10

Andrew Hutchinson

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LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Ladarius Skelton accounted for 285 yards and six touchdowns as Pine Bluff cruised to a 51-10 win over Benton in the Class 6A championship game.

It is Pine Bluff’s ninth state title recognized by the Arkansas Activities Association, but first since 1995.

Skelton, selected the game’s most valuable player, had 166 yards and four touchdowns on 8-of-14 passing and 119 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries.

The Zebras (10-3) nearly had three 100-yard rushers, as Romar Reades had 106 yards and one touchdown on eight carries and Kentorius White had 96 yards on … Continue Reading ››

Fifth Round Playoff Matchups

Andrew Hutchinson

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4A State Championship

Mena vs. Warren

3A State Championship

Charleston vs. Smackover

2A State Championship

Hazen vs. Junction City

Week 14 Scoreboard

Andrew Hutchinson

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Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.

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Class 7A, 6A and 5A are playing their state championship games this week. Here is a scoreboard for the 4A, 3A and 2A semifinal games. Scores will be updated periodically. 4A Semifinals Mena 26, Malvern 7 (FINAL) Warren 17, Dardanelle 16 (FINAL) 3A Semifinals Charleston 21, Booneville 14 (FINAL) Smackover 18, Episcopal Collegiate 12 (FINAL) 2A Semifinals Junction City 50, Earle 16 (FINAL) Hazen 14, McCrory 6 (FINAL)