ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Dec. 5-11

He didn't come home with a state championship, but Pea Ridge quarterback Jakota Sainsbury earned — perhaps — an award almost as distinguished when he became the first player to repeat Tweet of the Week honors.

Less than 48 hours after Sainsbury and the Blackhawks lost 54-37 to Warren in the Class 4A state championship, the junior took to Twitter with this masterpiece that showed he still kept his sense of humor despite the defeat.

jakota-sainsbury-totw There was plenty for everyone to tweet about over the past week, but let's take a … Continue Reading ››

A Crazy Way To Win For St. Joe

St. Joe's senior boys celebrated their first win of the season Friday night as the Wildcats rallied from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter and defeated district rival Bruno-Pyatt 54-52 on the Patriots' home floor.

What transpired before St. Joe's late rally is what makes this story so interesting.

The two schools were tied early in the fourth quarter when a St. Joe player was whistled for a foul and drew the ire of Wildcats coach Joe McKinney.

McKinney then received back-to-back technical fouls and was ejected from the game. That left St. Joe (1-12) without a coach until a man, pictured … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville’s Powell earns Athlete of the Week honors

The cherry of a performance Taylor Powell put on top of his incredible career has earned him ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week honors.

Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell during Friday night's game at Hornet stadium in Bryant. Special to the Democrat-Gazette/JIMMY JONES
Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell during Friday night's game at Hornet stadium in Bryant.
Special to the Democrat-Gazette/JIMMY JONES
Powell won a second consecutive 7A state championship and the Most Valuable Player award after leading the Bulldogs’ to a 53-19 victory against North Little … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

With the state football playoffs wrapping up and winter sports like hoops heating up, there was plenty to tweet about in Northwest Arkansas over the past week.

A high volume of happenings led to a high volume of great tweets, making it more difficult than usual to choose the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week.

But we were impressed by the sportsmanship shown by Shiloh Christian football coach Jeff Conaway in his tweet to Pea Ridge offensive coordinator Crosby Tuck, a Shiloh Christian alum. This was tweeted after the Saints' season ended with a 30-24 loss at Pea Ridge, which will take on … Continue Reading ››

Pick’Em Poll — FINAL STANDINGS

Congratulations to Graham Thomas, who went wire-to-wire to win our ARPreps.com Football Pick'Em Poll Contest this season. Graham, our writer with the Siloam Springs Herald-Leader, was pushed late by Paul Boyd, our man on the Rogers High and Rogers Heritage beats. But Graham pulled away for an impressive victory! As for the bottom of the standings, Mike Capshaw and Scottie Bordelon were in a heated battle for the cellar down to the last game. Congrats to Scottie for avoiding the dreaded last place spot, barely edging Mike :) !!! PICK ‘EM POLL Final Standings Graham Thomas: 146-63 overall, 11-4 last week Paul Boyd: 141-68 overall, … Continue Reading ››

Pick’Em Poll — Playoffs Week 4

Playoff Round 4 Games Fayetteville vs. North Little Rock Greenwood vs. Russellville Pulaski Academy vs. Wynne Shiloh Christian at Pea Ridge Warren at Prairie Grove Glen Rose at Charleston Newport at Prescott England at Hampton Camden Harmony Grove at Mount Ida Alabama vs. Florida Oklahoma State at Oklahoma Colorado vs. Washington Wisconsin vs. Penn State Clemson vs. Virginia Tech Kansas City at Atlanta PICK ‘EM POLL Standings Graham Thomas: 135-58 overall, 9-6 last week Paul Boyd: 132-61 overall, 11-4 last week Rick Fires: 130-64 overall, 10-5 last week Vernon Tarver: 127-67 overall, 11-4 last week Henry Apple: 125-69 overall, 9-6 last week Chip Souza: 125-69 overall, 11-4 last week Scottie Bordelon: 119-75 overall, 9-6 last week Mike Capshaw: … Continue Reading ››

VIDEO – TAYLOR POWELL PROFILE

Fayetteville senior quarterback Taylor Powell has already accomplished more than most in his high school playing days. The record holder in Class 7A for career touchdown passes, single season TD passes, single season total TDs accounted for and No. 2 all-time in 7A passing yards, Powell now becomes the first Class 7A quarterback ever the start three state championship games. More than the numbers, Powell just wants one more win. More importantly, one more title.

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