SPRINGDALE – Turnovers, penalties and lack of a running game doomed Springdale High Friday night against Russellville.
The Cyclones, who's top three tacklers hail on the defensive line, shut down the Bulldog rushing attack. After factoring in a 35-yard loss on a fumble to close out the first half, Springdale finished in the minus on the ground.
That put the load on quarterback Layne Hutchins, who performed admirably despite being knocked to the turf time after time. He finished 19 of 34 for 204 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. The Russellville front line forced Hutchins to improvise and make quick decisions … Continue Reading ››
Rogers High improved to 3-0 with an easy 35-7 win over St. Louis (Mo.) Normandy on Friday night at Whitey Smith Stadium.<br><br>
The Mounties scored touchdowns on their first three possessions and never looked back. Collin McWhorter and Hunter Hawkins scored two touchdowns each. <br><br>
Rogers took a 35-0 lead with less than five minutes left in the first half and started the second half with the running clock.<br><br>
Normandy (2-3) scored its only touchdown on a 25-yard pass on fourth down with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter. <br><br>
Springdale Har-Ber showed it could hang right with the top football program in Oklahoma... at least for a half.
The third quarter, and pretty much the entire second half belonged to the hometown Trojans as Jenks eventually wore down Har-Ber in a 44-22 win on Friday.
The Wildcats (2-1) played almost the entire game without RB Logan Collins. After just two carries, Collins was out for the rest of the game with an ankle injury. Har-Ber's offense was effective in the first half without Collins, but Jenks shut down the Wildcats in the third quarter while reeling off 20 unanswered points.
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BENTONVILLE — Muskogee jumped out to a 28-0 first-quarter lead Friday night, and the Roughers and went on to ruin Bentonville West' first-ever home game with a 62-13 victory Friday over the Wolverines in Tiger Stadium.
Moe Gilbert ran for two short touchdown runs, and Muskogee's defense turned two turnovers into touchdowns in the first quarter for the big lead. Devin Hillmon intercepted a pass by backup quarterback Jake West — who was filling in for an injured Will Jarrett — and returned it 20 yards for a score, and Kaleel Smith knocked the ball out of West's hands in the … Continue Reading ››
SPRINGDALE — By halftime, Broc Berus had amassed more than 200 yards and three touchdowns en route to Shiloh Christian's 48-19 win against Pottsville at Champions Stadium.
The Saints' senior touched the ball just once in the second half as he finished with 12 carries for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Berus also caught a 70-yard touchdown pass from Connor Reece, who completed 7 of 13 passes for 174 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Jaret Russ rushed for two touchdowns, including a 73-yard run when the Saints went for it on 4th-down-and-short from deep in their own territory. That gave Shiloh … Continue Reading ››
FORT SMITH – A strong line of severe thunderstoms with persistent lightning forced school officials from both Pine Bluff and Fort Smith Northside to cancel a schedule non-conference game here Friday night.
A severe thunderstorm hit the Fort Smith area around 6:20 p.m., forcing the teams into their respective locker rooms and fans into Kaundart-Grizzly Fieldhouse. Though that storm eventually passed, another series of storms with constant lightning kept everyone off of Mayo-Thompson Stadium for nearly two hours before the decision to cancel the game was announced by Fort Smith School District activities director Dr. Darren McKinney around 8:15 p.m.
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Fort Smith Southside won its first game of the season in its final nonconference game.
Mavericks quarterback Graves Schmidley led the way, passing for one score and running for another. Kobe Rogers scored three touchdowns for Southside and Garrett Gordon returned an interception 73 yards for another score.
Heritage (0-3) got a pair of touchdown passes from Zach Brown.
Little Rock Christian has played two of the top 3 teams in Class 4A, losing 55-48 to Warren in Week 1 and 44-42 to Shiloh Christian in Week 2, so we asked LRC coach Jeff Weaver to compare the two teams.
BETWEEN THE LINES The Mounties will celebrate homecoming with their second home game of the seaosn and try to improve to 3-0. … Rogers road a solid running game to victory at Claremore, Okla., last week, piling up 260 yards on the ground. … Jeb Brain rushed for 151 yards and one touchdown for Rogers. … The Vikings, a Class 3 school in the St. Louis area, have only about 35 players on their roster. … Normandy finished 0-10 a year ago, … Continue Reading ››