Har-Ber Set For Key 2-Week Stretch

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Luke Hannon Springdale Har-Ber junior, slips past Gavin Schmidt, Springdale senior, in the first quarter Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 on his way to a touchdown at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.
Luke Hannon Springdale Har-Ber junior, slips past Gavin Schmidt, Springdale senior, in the first quarter Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 on his way to a touchdown at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.

SPRINGDALE — Rogers’ win over Rogers Heritage on Friday night, coupled with Springdale’s win over Heritage … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 67, FS Southside 21 — Rapid Report

Believe it or not, this one had plenty of defense... at least for a while.

Fayetteville forced FS Southside to punt on six of its first seven possessions and dominated the Rebels' strong run game the entire first half to set the tone. But the offenses took over after intermission and FS Southside simply couldn't keep up.

The Purple'Dogs (5-0, 2-0 7A-West) racked up 613 total yards, 333 coming on the ground, with both Luke Rapert and Javontae Smith going for over 100 yards each. Taylor Powell was his usual steady self, completing 25 of 35 for 255 yards and 5 TDs … Continue Reading ››

Har-Ber routs Springdale, stays unbeaten in 7A-West play

SPRINGDALE — It would have been difficult for Fuller Chandler to script a better return to Bulldog Stadium.

The Springdale Har-Ber senior quarterback accounted for 228 total yards and three touchdowns as the Wildcats routed Springdale High 48-10 in Chandler’s return to the school where he started for two seasons.

Chandler and the rest of the Har-Ber starters built a 41-3 lead at halftime and spent the second half on the sideline as the Wildcats (4-1, 2-0 7A-West) rolled to their fourth straight win this season and ninth straight in the series.

“I’ve played here so many times … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report — Bentonville 21, Fort Smith Northside 10

FORT SMITH — Bentonville's defense rose to the occasion in the second half and preserved a slim lead, and the Tigers went on to post a 21-10 victory over Fort Smith Northside in 7A-West Conference action Friday night at Mayo-Thompson Stadium.
Bentonville (5-0, 2-0) had a 14-10 lead and held Northside (1-4, 0-2) on a pair of fourth-down plays in the final 13 minutes. The Tigers deflected a fourth-down pass attempt by Max Frazier in the closing minute of the third quarter, then held Frazier for no gain on a fourth-and-1 situation at the Bentonville 20 with 10 minutes, 59 … Continue Reading ››

Week 5 Storylines

Week 5 of the Arkansas high school football season features 102 games, of which all but one – Mountainburg at Clarendon – are conference matchups.

Three teams have bye weeks Friday: Little Rock Mills, Junction City and Union Christian.

Here are some storylines to keep an eye on Friday night.

Crosstown Rivalry Games

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Andrew Hutchinson previews the crosstown rivalry games in Rogers and Springdale.

Powerhouse vs. Newcomer

Points will be at a premium when Little Rock Parkview hosts defending Class 6A state champion Pine Bluff Friday. Both teams rank in the top 10 statewide in points allowed … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Huntsville at Shiloh Christian

Previewing Huntsville at Shiloh Christian.

Champions Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Huntsville 2-2, 0-1 4A-1 Conference. Shiloh Christian 2-1, 1-0

ON THE AIR Game is livestreamed at ShilohChristianFootball.com

BETWEEN THE LINES Huntsville hung close with conference favorite Prairie Grove last week for a half last week before giving up a trick play that went for a touchdown. … The Eagles’ Levi Elsey scored two touchdowns in the loss to Prairie Grove. … Shiloh Christian’s starters play just a half last week against Berryville in building a 42-0 halftime lead. … Saints QB Connor Reece was 12-of-15 for 244 yards and 5 touchdowns in one half … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Rogers Heritage at Rogers

Rogers Heritage's Collin Christian (left) and Rogers' Luis Salas.
Rogers Heritage's Collin Christian (left) and Rogers' Luis Salas.

Previewing Rogers Heritage at Rogers High.

Whitey Smith Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Rogers Heritage 0-4, 0-1 7A-West. Rogers i0-4, 0-1.

ON THE AIR KHEL-FM97-3. www.khel973.com; KURM-AM 790.

BETWEEN THE LINES Both teams will come in searching for their first win technically since Heritage forfeited a 35-33 win over Olathe (Kan.) North. … Heritage receiver Collin Christian has been a dangerous target with 25 receptions this season, including nine for touchdowns. … Sophomore Dylan Qualls has turned … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Alma at Siloam Springs

Previewing Alma at Siloam Springs.

Panther Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Alma 3-1, 1-0 7A/6A Central. Siloam Springs 3-1, 0-1.

ON THE AIR Audio is broadcast at siloamspringstv.com

BETWEEN THE LINES The Panthers suffered their first loss of the season last week 38-24 at Conway. … Siloam Springs is expected to be without three senior defensive starters who were injured against Conway: defensive lineman Kris Green, linebacker Gus Wright and safety Matt Downing. … Siloam Springs running back Ricky Hughes is second in rushing in the 7A/6A-Central Conference with 433 yards on 77 carries. … After allowing only 458 yards of offense in the first … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Fort Smith Southside at Fayetteville

Southside's Parker Dixon (left) and Fayetteville's Tyson Morris.
Southside's Parker Dixon (left) and Fayetteville's Tyson Morris.

Previewing Fort Smith Southside at Fayetteville.

Harmon Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Fort Smith Southside 2-2, 0-1 7A-West Fayetteville 4-0, 1-0.


BETWEEN THE LINES Today is Homecoming for Fayetteville. … The Bulldogs have won five straight in the series and are 12-1 vs. FS Southside under coach Daryl Patton. .. Fayetteville defeated the Rebels twice last season, winning 7-0 at Fort Smith in the regular season and 56-14 at Jim Rowland Stadium in the … Continue Reading ››

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