Claremore (Okla.) Stuns Rogers High

CLAREMORE, Okla. — A quarterback switch gave Claremore, Okla. a much needed lift Friday night.

Aaron McCollough took control of the offense to start the second and the sophomore guided the Zebras to two quick second half touchdowns as Claremore defeated Rogers High 17-14 in a nonconference game.

McCollough was 2-for-3 passing for 79 yards an one touchdown as the Zebras scored two touchdowns in a span of just over two minutes in the third quarter. Both completions were to senior Dustin Basks, who started the game at quarterback but moved to receiver to start the second half.

“McCollough is just young and … Continue Reading ››

Week 2 Storylines

Pulaski Academy started Week 2 with a 52-20 road win over New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) Thursday night and 109 games will cap the week Friday night.

To see a schedule of tonight's games, check out our Week 2 scoreboard. Scores will be updated periodically throughout the night.

Here are some story lines to keep an eye on during Friday's games.

Battle for No. 2

Despite a one-point loss to Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst last week, Bentonville remained No. 1 in the 7A according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's and Hooten's polls.

The two spots behind the Tigers are held by Fayetteville and North Little Rock … Continue Reading ››

Pulaski Academy Travels Far for Non-Conference Games

Here is a map showing the route to take if you were to drive to all three of Pulaski Academy's non-conference games.

Here is a map showing the route to take if you were to drive to all three of Pulaski Academy's non-conference games.

Pulaski Academy's three non-conference games this season are all on the road, with two of them played outside of the Natural State's borders.

Last week, the Bruins battled Texas-powerhouse Highland Park and led at halftime, before ultimately losing 48-42.

The game was played at the Scots' home field, … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Caity Townsend + Merscedez Ruiz

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Springdale junior tennis co-captains Caity Townsend (left) and Merscedez Ruiz.

Juniors Caity Townsend and Merscedez Ruiz have become the top tennis players for Springdale High two years after making the team as freshmen.

Ruiz has a 3-3 record in No. 1 singles, while Townsend is 6-0 in No. 2 singles. The duo is 3-2 playing No. 1 doubles together.

They’ve helped Springdale get off to one of its better starts in the last few years, including a win over crosstown rival Springdale Har-Ber in August, the first time the Lady Bulldogs … Continue Reading ››

NWA WEEK 1 TOP PERFORMERS

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NWA Media -- Farmington junior Justice Hobbs scored 4 touchdowns against Prairie Grove last week.

Everyone is buzzing about Bryan Grigsby of Rogers High this week, and rightfully so after his record-setting 32-446, 5TD performance against Siloam Springs in the season opener last Friday night at Whitey Smith Stadium.

But Grigsby was not the lone standout individual performer by a Northwest Arkansas athlete last week. There were many shining moments as the 2014 season got underway with games starting Monday (Lincoln) and ending at almost midnight Saturday (Springdale … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Week 2 Football Notes

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Springdale coach Shane Patrick.

  Some pre-Alma game notes.

  • The big question is pretty clear at this point: Is Springdale closer to the team that led Greenwood after the first 14 minutes Friday night or do the Bulldogs more resemble the team that gave up 49 unanswered points during the second and third quarters of the 56-26 loss?


  • Coach Shane Patrick: “We could’ve played a lot better. Our kids know it. We know it. We did play better at times in the game. And at other times we just didn’t … Continue Reading ››

Top 10 Conference Games

The first week of the Arkansas high school football season featured several great non-conference games. Bentonville lost a close 17-16 battle with Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst and Fort Smith Southside survived a close game with Warren, winning 29-22.

Those two games were featured on our list of the top non-conference games against out-of-state opponents and our list of the top non-conference games against in-state opponents.

Several more of those games will be played over the next two weeks, but for 22 teams in the 2A, conference play begins this week.

Conference play will be completely underway by Week 4 of the … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Look Ahead: at Claremore, Okla.

Rogers High (1-0) hits the the road Friday night when the Mounties travel to Claremore, Okla. for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

Claremore (0-1) opened the season with a 28-3 loss to Pryor, Okla. Pryor has won the last two meetings.

Claremore drove inside the Pryor 10 on its first possession but a fumble at the one ended the drive. Pryor then marched 99 yards in 10 plays for a 8-0 lead.

Claremore managed just 137 yards of offense. Running back Derrick Reliford had 17 carries for 121 yards for Claremore, but … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Football By The Numbers

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Springdale receiver Salvador Sandoval had six catches for 152 yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs' season opener against Greenwood.

Springdale opened its season with a 56-26 home loss to Greenwood on Friday night.

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bulldogs.

568 — Yards of total offense for Greenwood, 286 passing and 282 rushing.

232 — Yards passing for quarterback Fuller Chandler, a new career-high.  The junior completed 13 of 27 passes and threw two touchdowns and two interceptions. He was 6 of 8 for 142 yards and a … Continue Reading ››

Week 1 NWA Box Scores

How They Scored

Class 7A

Fayetteville 45, Lawton Eisenhower 38

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First Quarter

Fay — Conway 33 FG, 8:09.

Ike — Bussey 54 pass from Bross (Bross pass to Spratt.), 3:00.

Second Quarter

Ike — Blowe 30 FG, 8:25.

Fay — Lockett 65 kickoff return (Conway kick), 8:12. Ike — McGee 2 run (run failed), 4:34.

Fay — O’Grady 9 pass from Lindsey (Conway kick), 0:59.

Third Quarter

Fay — O’Grady 20 pass from Powell (Conway kick), 8:22.

Ike — Bussey 17 pass from Bross (Blowe kick), 6:30.

Fay — Morris 56 pass from Powell (Conway kick), 5:36.

Ike — Spratt 29 pass from Bross (Blowe kick), 0:25.

Fourth Quarter

Fay — Rock 29 run (Conway kick), … Continue Reading ››

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