Another year, another season of Bentonville in the semifinals.
The Tigers (10-2) reached the 7A semifinals for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons with the dominating victory over the Grizzlies (7-3).
Bentonville travels to Fayetteville for the 7A semifinals on Friday.
One key stat was Bentonville's offense possessing the ball for 30:11 of the 48-minute game. The Tigers simply controlled the ball and never let Northside get any big plays or rhythm on offense. The Tigers ran 72 plays (for 344 yards) while Northside was limited to 43 plays (and 195 total yards).
That may be the formula for Bentonville next week … Continue Reading ››
Fayetteville marched through the Class 7A quarterfinal round with ease on Friday, pitching a defensive shutout in a 35-0 win at Harmon Stadium against Conway.
The Purple'Dogs (10-1) held the Wampus Cats (4-8) to just 168 yards of total offense, with a good chunk of that coming on a final drive which ate up nearly the entire fourth quarter after Fayetteville had the sportsmanship clock rule in effect.
Taylor Powell was 13-of-21 passing for 221 yards and four TDs, with Brennon Lewis having three catches for 74 yards and two TDs and Terrance Rock finishing with 77 rushing yards on 15 carries … Continue Reading ››
SPRINGDALE – Har-Ber's season came to a sudden end Friday at home as Bryant advanced to its first-ever state semifinals appearance behind a 23-16 win.
Despite being in control for a majority of the game, Bryant was flagged 18 times for 160 yards and nearly allowed the Wildcats a new life. Following junior Payton Copher's second touchdown of the fourth quarter, Har-Ber recovered an onside kick with under two minutes to play, trailing by just 7.
But on the first play of the series, Bryant came up with its third interception of the night and sealed the win. Turnovers were a nightmare … Continue Reading ››
Playoff Round 2 Games
Bentonville High at Fort Smith Northside
Bryant at Springdale Har-Ber
Conway at Fayetteville
Watson Chapel at Alma
Central Arkansas Christian at Prairie Grove
Pea Ridge at Nashville
Shiloh Christian at Heber Springs
Ozark at Gosnell
Gravette at Hamburg
Elkins at Glen Rose
Smackover at Charleston
Arkansas at Mississippi State
Oklahoma at West Virginia
Washington State at Colorado
Arizona at Minnesota
PICK ‘EM POLL Standings
Graham Thomas: 117-47 overall, 12-3 last week
Paul Boyd: 112-52 overall, 11-4 last week
Rick Fires: 111-54 overall, 12-3 last week
Henry Apple: 107-57 overall, 11-4 last week
Vernon Tarver: 105-59 overall, 10-5 last week
Chip Souza: 104-60 overall, 9-6 last week
Scottie Bordelon: 102-62 overall, 10-5 last week
Mike Capshaw: 99-65 overall, 10-5 last week
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Springdale Har-Ber boys
The 7A-West is as wide open as its been in quite some time. And as of now, Springdale Har-Ber looks to be a serious preseason contender for the conference crown.
Bowlin’s club finished under .500 last season in the loaded 7A-West as the Wildcats earned the league’s five seed in the state tournament. They then fell 56-53 to West Memphis in the opening round in Cabot.
The conference isn’t nearly as loaded this winter, though, as Fayetteville and Bentonville stars Payton Willis and Malik Monk have moved on to Vanderbilt and Kentucky, respectively.
Har-Ber returns one of the league's top guards … Continue Reading ››