Friday night features 106 games across the state, all of which can be found on our Week 6 scoreboard. Scores will be updated periodically throughout the night.
Here are some story lines to keep an eye on during Friday's games.
The 7A/6A classification has two 7A vs. 6A powerhouse showdowns.
In the central, No. 1 Conway travels to Greenwood. The Bulldogs were blown out by Fort Smith Northside in non-conference play, but bounced back with big wins over Russellville. The Wampus Cats will be very similar to the Grizzlies for Greenwood: a top 7A opponent.
Friday’s 115th meeting between Springdale and Fayetteville will be featured as part of the Great American Rivalry Series, an initiative by iHigh.com. Former Springdale coach Jarrell Williams is Springdale’s nominee for the American Rivalry Hall of Fame. Springdale will try to snap its five-game losing streak this year and a five-game skid in the series with the Purple’Dogs.
Fayetteville may very well be the most talented team in the 7A-West. The Purple’Dogs have several Division I players on their roster, most notably Arkansas tight end commit J. … Continue Reading ››
Four writers rank the top half of the 7A-West midway through the season.
Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer):
1. Fayetteville: The Bulldogs may very well be the most talented team in the league. Big-time playmakers on both sides of the ball should pay dividends against top competition down the stretch and in the playoffs.
2. Bentonville: The Tigers’ win over Fort Smith Northside could signify a turning point in their season. The running game finally stepped up and took some pressure off Kasey Ford. … Continue Reading ››
Bentonville's boys basketball team has drawn Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler as its first-round opponent at the 42nd annual Culligan City of Palms Classic.
The game is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Central time on Dec. 19 at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Fla. Tournament officials announced the field for the 17-team championship bracket and the first-round games last week.
Wheeler had a 29-6 record last year and finished the season as the Georgia Class 6A state runnerup. Its head coach is Doug Lipscomb, who will make his third trip to this tournament in the past eight seasons.
Springdale dropped to 0-5 on Friday as a near-comeback at crosstown rival Springdale Har-Ber was thwarted in a 41-34 loss.
Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bulldogs.
1,241 — Passing yards and 11 touchdowns for junior quarterback Fuller Chandler midway through the season after throwing for 339 yards and four touchdowns, both career-highs, at Har-Ber. Chandler had 1,110 yards and 12 touchdowns all last year, but is on track for 2,482 yards this season. He has led the 7A-West in passing yardage after every week … Continue Reading ››
Here are a few notable performances and games from the fifth week of the Arkansas high school football season. Are we forgetting anyone? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us at @arpreps.
Charleston quarterback Ty Storey accounted for five touchdowns in the Tigers' 42-8 win over Paris. He threw for 411 yards and three touchdowns and added two touchdowns on the ground. His 94-yard touchdown pass to Taylor King made him the 10th Arkansas high school football player to surpass the 10,000-yard passing mark.
FORT SMITH — Defense had it’s day at Jim Rowland Stadium, as Fayetteville and Fort Smith Southside went back and forth all night long without hardly giving the other an inch.
One big breakout play on offense and a final defensive stand was all either team needed to get the big edge, and that’s just what the Bulldogs got in pulling out a 7-0 win over the Rebels in 7A-West Conference play.
“That was an old 1975 slobber-knocker,” Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton said. “Two defenses getting after it, not giving up an inch. And boy, we needed it tonight, because both offenses … Continue Reading ››