Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football heading into week five.
1. Last week, the roundtable discussed top quarterbacks in the 7A-West. Who are the best running backs you've seen in the conference this year?
Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer) — Fort Smith Northside’s Justin Curry and Rogers Heritage’s Joey Saucier are probably the most talented running backs in the league. Both have speed, moves and size. Har-Ber’s Luke Hannon is good. Wildcats junior Sione Nasila is one … Continue Reading ››
This comes from NAN sports correspondent Walter Woodie and provides some interesting twists and turns over the final two weeks of the regular season as teams are jockeying for playoff seeds:
The 6 seeds are set (in no order) – Bentonville, Fayetteville, FS Northside, FS Southside, Rogers Heritage and Springdale Har-Ber. Rogers and Springdale have been eliminated.
If the chalk holds for Halloween, there will be a 4-way tie at 5-1 between Bentonville, Fayetteville, FS Northside and FS Southside. That sets up a two-game showdown on Nov. 7 – Fayetteville at Bentonville, Northside at Southside. That will decide seeds 1-4. All … Continue Reading ››
Springdale dropped to 0-8 on Friday in a 55-35 loss at Fort Smith Northside.
Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bulldogs.
2,287 — Yards of total offense and 22 touchdowns for junior quarterback Fuller Chandler, both easily first in the 7A-West.
1,978 — Passing yards for Chandler after throwing for a career-high 390 yards Friday. Fayetteville sophomore Taylor Powell is second with 1,296 yards. Chandler has led the 7A-West all year after throwing for 1,110 yards as a sophomore last season.
Springdale High volleyball finished its season 9-19-2 overall, 2-12 in 7A-West play.
Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Lady Bulldogs.
694 — Assists this season for junior setter Maddie Mueller, a career-high. Mueller excelled as Springdale switched to a 5-1 scheme a year after she recorded a team-high 369 assists as a sophomore with the Lady Bulldogs running a 6-2.
422 — Kills for junior Desiree Mack, a career-high and team-high. Mack was again a force at the net, improving on the team-high 203 kills she had … Continue Reading ››
Here are a few notable performances and games from the eighth week of the Arkansas high school football season. Are we forgetting anyone? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us at @arpreps.
Junction City defensive end/tight end Jamario Bell made seven tackles, including two for a loss, on defense and caught a 50-yard touchdown on offense in the Dragons' 60-6 win over Strong. He also had a 50-yard kickoff return.
Charleston quarterback Ty Storey completed 20 of 27 passes (74.1 percent) for 344 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for another score.
BENTONVILLE — Austin Bugos admitted he might have raced downfield a little bit faster than expected, but the ball from Chase Hunter might have been a little under thrown, as well.
It didn’t matter. The two connected for a 76-yard touchdown pass on Bentonville’s first offensive play Friday night, and the Tigers went on to post a 49-0 victory over Rogers High during 7A-West Conference play at Tiger Stadium.
“The play worked really well, and it was good to be back at 100 percent,” said Bugos, who missed the first four weeks of the season with a leg injury. “It looked for … Continue Reading ››
FORT SMITH — The best half of Fuller Chandler’s Springdale High career kept the Bulldogs within striking distance of arguably the most-talented team in the 7A-West Conference on Friday.
But then Fort Smith Northside took over in the second half.
The Grizzlies forced four Springdale turnovers and scored the first 21 points after halftime to pull away for a 55-35 win on homecoming at Mayo-Thompson Stadium.
Chandler kept Springdale within 34-28 at halftime by accounting for 313 of his career-high 496 total yards and four of his five touchdowns in the opening half. He threw for 220 yards and two scores while running … Continue Reading ››
Quarterback Clay Tyler threw three touchdown passes and the Rebels made a goal-line stand in the first half to defeat Springdale Har-Ber 35-25 at Wildcat Stadium.
Two of Tyler's touchdown passes went to Andrew Barley, who also recovered a late on-side kick for the Rebels. Luke Hannon scored on a pair of 2-yard touchdown runs for the Wildcats, who lost their third consecutive game.
Southside improved to 6-2, 4-1 while Har-Ber dropped to 2-6, 2-3.