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 ››
Week 3 Games
Springdale Har-Ber at Jenks, Okla.
St. Louis Normandy at Rogers High
Fayetteville at Dallas Bishop Dunne
Bentonville High at Conway
Russellville at Springdale High
Fort Smith Southside at Rogers Heritage
Muskogee, Okla. at Bentonville West
Greenland at Gentry
Alabama at Ole Miss
Texas A&M at Auburn
Georgia at Missouri
Florida State at Louisville
Michigan State at Notre Dame
Kansas City at Houston
Dallas at Washington
PICK ‘EM POLL
StandingsGraham Thomas: 23-7 overall, 13-2 last week
Rick Fires: 20-10 overall, 10-5 last week
Henry Apple: 19-11 overall, 12-3 last week
Chip Souza: 19-11 overall, 10-5 last week
Paul Boyd: 18-12 overall, 11-4 last week
Vernon Tarver: 18-12 overall, 10-5 last week
Scottie Bordelon: 17-13 overall, 10-5 last week
Mike Capshaw: 14-16 overall, … Continue Reading ››
We visited with Shiloh Christian linebacker/running back Broc Berus and his dad, defensive coordinator Chris Berus. Also, interviews with Prairie Grove son-coach duos Zeke and Craig Laird, and John David and John Elder.
Sophomore Lexi Richards and senior Haley Richards continue the legacy of Richards sisters at Shiloh Christian. All four have made impacts on the Lady Saints' volleyball program, and Lexi is the last of the sisters.
To learn more about the Richards sisters, click here to read the full feature from today's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Coming off a 44-42 win at 5A Little Rock Christian in Week 2 and a 35-22 win at a 3A Elkins in Week 1, the Saints finally get to play at home and against a fellow 4A opponent.
But that doesn’t mean the final non-conference game will be breeze as Pottsville has averaged nearly nine wins in each of the past six seasons under coach Bryan Rust. The Apaches opened this season with a 35-21 home win against Fountain Lake before losing 21-6 at Class 5A Vilonia this past week.
Tigers hit road for first time
Bentonville has enjoyed its first games at Tiger Stadium this season, but now it's time for the Tigers to hit the road.
The first of two road games take place Friday night when Bentonville travels to Conway for its first regular-season nonconference game against an in-state opponent since the 2011 season opener at North Little Rock.
"The opportunity presented itself with Conway this year," coach Jody Grant said. "Conway has been a real good program and well coached, and I thought it would be a good matchup for us before going into conference play.
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