Arkansas Prep FB Playoff Scenarios

At the outset, let me say the following scenarios are NOT 100 percent conclusive. Though I feel comfortable with the ones listed here, there are potentially hundreds (if not thousands) of scenarios where 208 teams in 26 conferences can finish in terms of conference seeding. With that disclaimer, let’s get to it: Here is the link to the Arkansas Activities Association tiebreaker procedures. CLASS 7A 7A-Central – The top 2 seeds are clinched as top-seed North Little Rock and second-seeded Fort Smith Northside has each earned a first-round bye. Bryant is the 3 seed with a win over Conway, but a … Continue Reading ›› Tweets of the Week Oct. 24-30

We're only scratching the surface of the best tweets from NWA players and coaches, so please help us help make this even better by tagging @NWACappy with the next great tweet you see from one of your friends or coaches.

We thank players like Springdale quarterback Layne Hutchins for his support, and are biased in choosing this as the Tweet of the Week:

layne-hutchins We love tweets like this one from Pea Ridge quarterback Jakota Sainsbury, even if it actually appeared in our sister paper, the Pea Ridge Times. Jakota always has … Continue Reading ››


After receiving official statistics from the game film, Shiloh Christian dominated every aspect of the game during a 37-0 victory against Gravette. It was the Saints' second consecutive shutout, which hasn't happened since 2006, according to SCS supporter Clif Anderson. It was senior night at Champions Stadium and senior Jace Herman had a whale of a game while wearing No. 41 in honor of injured classmate Lorenzo Lopez. Herman tied for the team lead with seven tackles, including a whopping six tackles for loss and two sacks. Senior Broc Berus also had six tackles, including one for a loss, a sack, a … Continue Reading ››

FS Southside 48, LR Central 39 (Game Stats)

The two teams combined for 1,008 yards (Southside 508, LR Central 500), but it was the Mavs who blew the game open in the third quarter, leading 48-26 before the Tigers rallied for a pair of scores in the fourth quarter. With the win, Southside keeps its playoff hopes alive. The Mavericks need to beat Northside, which it has done for 11 games over a 10-year span, or have Central beat LR Catholic to clinch a playoff berth. 2016-10-28-southside-central-box-score

NWA Playoff Picture — With One To Go

As expected, the playoff picture for many Northwest Arkansas high school football teams became much clearer after Week 9's games were in the books.

Some teams secured not only playoff berths, but home field advantage in the opening round, while other teams watched their postseason hopes come to an end.

Now with the final week of the regular season approaching, here are the playoff situations for teams in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette coverage area. Some of these seem rather simple, while others will seem a little more complex.

Some of these may be considered outlandish and impossible, but I'm often reminded of the … Continue Reading ››

Full Stats w/Recap: Fayetteville 56, Springdale High 7

SPRINGDALE – Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell drew closer to tying former Purple'Dog Brandon Allen's state mark for touchdown passes in a career (98) Friday night. The Wake Forest commit threw for five scores and ran for another in a 56-7 win over Springdale. Powell, who needs just two touchdown passes to tie Allen, played only the first half, but finished with video game-like numbers: 19/23, 296 yards, 5 TD, INT. He scampered in from 10 yards out late in the first quarter to give Fayetteville a 28-0 lead. He, alongside receiver Barrett Banister, led the Purple'Dog offense. The two connected 10 times … Continue Reading ››


Bentonville wasn't flashy, but the Tigers didn't need to be in a 38-14 mercy-rule win against Rogers Heritage on Friday. The Tigers (7-2, 5-1 7A-West) scored on all five first-half possessions, and added a defensive touchdown to built a 38-0 halftime lead. Heritage scored two late touchdowns against a running clock, both set up by Bentonville turnovers. With the win, Bentonville is in line to share the 7A-West Conference title, but still likely finishes no higher than third in the conference playoff seedings due to point differentials with Fayetteville and Springdale Har-Ber. This likely means for the first time since byes were … Continue Reading ››

Box Score and Recap — Bentonville West 26, Rogers High 22

Bentonville West coach Bryan Pratt wasn't ready to concede Friday night's game, even with Rogers High less than a yard away from a go-ahead and potential winning score. He didn't have to. The Wolverines, aided by back-to-back penalties, made a last-minute stand and claimed a 26-22 victory Friday at Tiger Stadium. One play after Kobe Anderson stopped Mounties running back Jeb Brain short of the goal line, Rogers was hit with a false start penalty. That was immediately followed by an unsportsmanlike conduct call that backed the ball up to the West 21 with under a minute remaining. Rogers threw an incomplete pass … Continue Reading ››

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