Prairie Grove 48, Gosnell 26: Recap with full stats

Averaging more than seven yards per run, Prairie Grove didn’t need to pass much to defeat Gosnell 48-26 at Tiger Stadium on Friday.

When senior quarterback Zeke Laird did drop back to throw, he was effective and efficient by completing 10 of 14 passes for 147 yards and touchdowns to three different receivers.

Of course, senior speed demon Isaac Disney is a weapon (3 receptions, 40 yards, 1 touchdown), but tight end Demarkus Cooper proved to be just as dangerous and difficult to tackle. The Tigers’ 6-foot-1, 220-pound junior tight end finished with three grabs for 82 yards and a touchdown.

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Playoff Recap — Shiloh Christian 49, Dardanelle 28

DARDANELLE — The numbers Connor Reece put up Friday night were staggering, but he did it in only half the allotted time.

Shiloh Christian's senior quarterback, however, completed 18 of 21 passes for 427 yards and six touchdowns and guided the Saints to a 49-28 victory over Dardanelle in Class 4A state playoff quarterfinal action at Keenan Field.

Reece hit five different receivers, with a trio of receivers hauling in five passes apiece. Both Jake Nelson and Jaret Russ surpassed 100 yards receiving, while Russ, Broc Berus and Blake Thomson each had two touchdown catches.

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Russellville 45, Benton 15 – Recap with stats

The Cyclones (11-1) punched their ticket to the 6A championship game with an impressive win over the Panthers (8-5). This will be the first time that Russellville has reached the state finals and the first time the school has won 11 games in a football season. The Cyclones face Greenwood (12-0), who gave RHS its only loss of the season, a 27-24 decision at Greenwood. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday Dec. 3 at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium.   2016-11-25-russellville-benton-box-score

Fayetteville 46, Bentonville 21 – Recap with Full Stats

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 ››

Pick’Em Poll – Playoff Round 3

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 ››

Prairie Grove’s Laird earns Athlete of the Week honors

Prairie Grove Zeke Laird
Prairie Grove Zeke Laird
Prairie Grove senior quarterback/linebacker Zeke Laird starred on offense, defense and special teams to earn 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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