Who will take the first snap under center for Rogers High on Friday night will most likely be a game time decision, Rogers coach Shawn Flannigan said. The Mounties host Springdale Har-Ber in the 7A-West Conference opener.
Starting quarterback Cole Evans suffered bruised ribs in last week’s loss to Jefferson City, Mo., but the senior has been practicing this week. Junior Joseph Sultemeier replaced Evans last week and has been getting extra reps at quarterback this week. Sultemeier also starts at receiver for the Mounties.
Sophomore Grayson Lee, who was Evans’ backup at the start of the season, is still sidelined after … Continue Reading ››
Springdale High running back Malcolm Neal has had an impressive first three weeks, ranking fifth in the 7A-West with 234 rushing yards.
The junior showed off his team-best 4.44 40-yard dash on a 51-yard touchdown run against Greenwood for his first varsity score, then ran for a career-high 104 yards on 19 carries against Alma a week later. His 6.5 yards per carry rank fourth among the conference’s top 10 rushers.
Check out a feature on Neal in tomorrow’s Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.
Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football heading into the first week of conference play.
1. How many of the 7A-West’s winless teams (Bentonville, Springdale, Har-Ber) pick up their first victory this week?
Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer) — It wouldn’t be a surprise if all three teams win Friday. Southside always gets up to face Barry Lunney’s Bentonville teams, but it would be a shocker if the Tigers faltered again. This is the first time both Springdale teams have started 0-3 … Continue Reading ››
Springdale fell to 0-3 with a 44-20 road loss to Bixby, Okla., on Friday.
Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bulldogs.
451 — Yards of total offense allowed by the defense Friday, the second time in three games an opponent has topped the 450-yard mark.
280 — Receiving yards through three games for senior receiver Salvador Sandoval, a team-high. He has a team-best 16 catches and his two touchdowns are tied for the team lead with senior Chris Owens, who has nine catches for 183 yards and … Continue Reading ››
The preliminaries are over. It's time to get down to the serious business at hand as conference play begins this week across the state.
The 4A-1 Conference race promises to be a dogfight from start to finish with no clear cut favorite, but plenty of worthy teams that should be in the race for the league title all the way to the … Continue Reading ››