The Arkansas high school football season is 13 days away, with six teams in action on Labor Day. Today, we look at the best non-conference games against out-of-state opponents.
Check back later for lists of the best non-conference games against in-state opponents and the best conference games.
1. Sept. 19 – Bergen Catholic (N.J.) @ Bentonville
The best non-conference game of the season will be a showdown of two star junior quarterbacks.
Bentonville’s Kasey Ford and Bergen Catholic’s Jarrett Guarantano are each rated as four-star prospects. Ford has an offer from Louisville and has drawn interest from Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas, among others, … Continue Reading ››
PEARCY — A Lake Hamilton football player collapsed from a head injury during football practice Thursday night and was airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock as precaution, Lake Hamilton coach Jerry Clay said.
The player collapsed while running drills and complained of “feeling woozy,” Clay said. Paramedics were then called to the scene, working with the staff to prepare for the LifeNet helicopter.
Clay declined to give the player’s name over the phone, a call made just before the helicopter arrived.
will be following up on the story Friday.
Rogers Heritage secondary coach instructs a player during a recent practice.
Rogers Heritage assistant football coach Cam Prock began his 36th year of coaching this fall, but he's experiencing a first. Prock, long known for his work with offense will coach defensive backs for the War Eagles this season.
Prock spent the last seven seasons as offensive coordinator n at Rogers High, but moved over to Heritage late in the spring.
Q-How many different places have you been in your coaching … Continue Reading ››
Springdale junior running back Malcolm Neal.
Tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s first day in full pads Wednesday.
- Deandre Murray is set to suit up in the Pitt State backfield as a freshman, which leaves a big void to fill in the backfield. But two Springdale running backs provided the plays of the day offensively during the live team portion of practice Wednesday.
- Junior Malcolm Neal broke a 32-yard touchdown run down the home sideline, getting to the edge and showcasing his 4.44 speed to beat the … Continue Reading ››
Springdale class of 2014 guard D.J. Evans (left) and class of 2015 guard Chris Owens have a good shot at being future inductions into the Springdale High Athletic Hall of Fame.
Springdale High held an induction ceremony for the 10 newest members of the school’s athletic hall of fame Saturday night.
The list of honorees included two former Bulldog athletes, Paige Farrell-Rollins
and Meagan Pless-Anderson
, who graduated in 2004 and were first-ballot inductees.
The Springdale graduating class of 2014 won’t be eligible until 2024, but here’s a look at … Continue Reading ››
Springdale coach Shane Patrick has been impressed with several Bulldog sophomores.
Springdale High sophomores practiced separately from the team Wednesday on the first day of fall camp, but joined the varsity for the final two practices of the week.
Last year, quarterback Fuller Chandler
, receiver/quarterback Drake Wymer
and linebacker Sam Robinson
all made sizeable impacts on varsity as sophomores.
The current group includes 54 sophomores. And while several, especially receiver Kyler Williams
(5-7, 131) and linebacker Kamryn Dickerson
(5-11, 207), have displayed potential, it remains to be seen … Continue Reading ››
Milesplits.com has ranked the top teams in the Southeast based on the times on returning cross country runners and the Mounties are No. 1 in a region that covers Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Rogers returns an average time of 16:05, which is just ahead of No. 2 ranked El Paso, Texas Eastwood and Southlake Carroll, Texas.
The Mounties top retuning runners are Christian Liddell (15:49), Ian Smith (15:51), Austin Salazar (15:52), Taylor Bryant (16:23) and Jessie Ramirez (16:31).
Springdale coach Shane Patrick on the first day of fall camp.
SPRINGDALE — Tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s first fall football practice Wednesday morning.
- Football is finally back. Always a positive.
- Springdale won’t be in full pads until next week, so I hesitate to make too many observations based on a practice with players just in helmets that focused heavily on installation. Obviously far from a finished or accurate product, which should be expected. There was some rust, but also some bright spots.
- Here’s what appeared to be … Continue Reading ››