Rapid Report: Bentonville 28, North Little Rock 21

BENTONVILLE — Tim Fernandez came up with a key defensive play for the second straight week and helped Bentonville hold on for a 28-21 victory over North Little Rock in Class 7A state playoff quarterfinal action Friday night. Fernandez, a senior defensive end, sacked North Little Rock quarterback Corvasea Cooney for a 5-yard loss on a fourth-and-11 play from the Bentonville 14 with under 2 minutes remaining. The Tigers (10-1) then ran out the clock, thanks to Jacob Clark's 16-yard run on a third-and-6 play. Bentonville, which hosts Fayetteville in semifinal action next week, led 28-7 at halftime. Logan Darby scored twice … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Pulaski Robinson at Pea Ridge

Previewing Pulaski Robinson at Pea Ridge.

Blackhawks Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Pulaski Robinson 9-2. Pea Ridge 9-2.

BETWEEN THE LINES Pea Ridge running back Zaine Holley has rushed for over 1,600 yards in the Blackhawks ground-oriented attack. … Pea Ridge will rotate quarterbacks Cole Wright and Jakota Sainsbury, who are combining for around 125 yards passing a game. … Bradley Beavers leads the Blackhawks’ defense in tackles with over 140. … A Pea Ridge victory would mark the third time in the last four seasons that the Blackhawks have won 10 games. … Pea Ridge is riding a four-game winning streak. … Robinson … Continue Reading ››

Preview: North Little Rock at Bentonville

North Little Rock's Tyrell Robinson (left) and Bentonville's Kam'ron Mays-Hunt.
North Little Rock's Tyrell Robinson (left) and Bentonville's Kam'ron Mays-Hunt.

Previewing North Little Rock at Bentonville.

Tiger Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS North Little Rock 7-4. Bentonville 9-1.

ON THE AIR online at www.bentonvillehssports.com

BETWEEN THE LINES The two teams have met five times since 2006, with Bentonville sporting a 4-1 edge in the series … The two teams met in a Class 7A semifinal game last year at War Memorial Stadium, with Bentonville earning a 42-10 victory … They share two common opponents in … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Greenland at Prescott

Previewing Greenland at Prescott.

Cummins Stadium

RECORDS Greenland 10-1; Prescott 9-2

BETWEEN THE LINES This is the programs’ first meeting since Prescott mercy ruled Greenland 49-14 in the quarterfinals of the 2012 playoffs, a Pirates loss which came a week after they beat Osceola 28-14 in the second round. This year, Greenland advanced to the second round with a 35-6 victory over Osceola. … Both teams have standout QBs. Prescott senior Trevor Pipkin has thrown for 3,483 yards and 39 touchdowns so far this year, while Greenland senior Cole Self has thrown for 1,577 yards and 21 touchdowns while running for 651 yards … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Shiloh Christian at Nashville

Previewing Shiloh Christian at Nashville.

Scrappers Stadium

RECORDS Shiloh Christian 7-3. Nashville 11-0

ON THE AIR online at shilohchristianfootball.org

BETWEEN THE LINES Shiloh Christian struggled offensively in a 23-8 win over Dover last week, but the Saints’ defense held Dover out of the end zone three times near the goal line. The Saints led 21-0 at halftime, but were blanked offensively in the second half for the second straight week. … Saints QB Connor Reece is 124-of-194 for 2,146 yards and 20 TDs this season. … RB John Marcus Carruthers leads the team in rushing with 87 carries for 582 yards and 6 TDs. … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Conway at Har-Ber

Har-Ber quarterback Fuller Chandler (left) and Conway quarterback Breylin Smith.
Har-Ber quarterback Fuller Chandler (left) and Conway quarterback Breylin Smith.

Previewing Conway at Springdale Har-Ber.

Wildcat Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Conway 6-5. Har-Ber 9-1

ON THE AIR Watch via the free Har-Ber NIAAA app or on the Springdale Public Schools YouTube channel.

BETWEEN THE LINES Tonight’s winner advances to play the Cabot vs. Fort Smith Southside winner in a third-round game. … Har-Ber has won nine consecutive since opening the season with a 36-26 loss to nationally-ranked Webb City, Mo…. Har-Ber beat Conway 37-7 … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Ashdown at Prairie Grove

Previewing Ashdown at Prairie Grove.

Tiger Stadium

RECORDS Ashdown 8-3. Prairie Grove 10-1

ON THE AIR pgtigersonline.com

BETWEEN THE LINES Ashdown scored 14 fourth-quarter points last week to edge Stuttgart 26-25. … Panthers sophomore QB Jaylen Hill was 13-of-19 for 200 yards and 1 touchdown in the win. On the season, Hill is 75-of-154 for 937 yards and 8 TDs with 9 interceptions. … Tre Green is Ashdown’s leading rusher with 773 yards on 111 carries and 8 TDs. … Senior Brandon Northcross led the Panthers last week with 15 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown against Stuttgart. … The Tigers scored 26 … Continue Reading ››

Boys — Bentonville 86, Conway 71

Bentonville outscored Conway 26-6 in the first quarter, and the Tigers proceeded to claim an 86-71 victory over the Wampus Cats during Thursday's boys benefit basketball game in Conway. Malik Monk, who committed and signed a national letter of intent Wednesday with Kentucky, was one rebound short of a double-double as he scored 36 points. Jordan Hemphill was the only other Bentonville player in double figures with 14. The Tigers led by a 50-16 margin late in the first half and settled for a 53-23 halftime cushion. Conway made the game much closer when the Wampus Cats outscored Bentonville 29-11 in the … Continue Reading ››

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