FS Southside 48, LR Central 39 (Game Stats)

The two teams combined for 1,008 yards (Southside 508, LR Central 500), but it was the Mavs who blew the game open in the third quarter, leading 48-26 before the Tigers rallied for a pair of scores in the fourth quarter. With the win, Southside keeps its playoff hopes alive. The Mavericks need to beat Northside, which it has done for 11 games over a 10-year span, or have Central beat LR Catholic to clinch a playoff berth. 2016-10-28-southside-central-box-score

NWA Playoff Picture — With One To Go

As expected, the playoff picture for many Northwest Arkansas high school football teams became much clearer after Week 9's games were in the books.

Some teams secured not only playoff berths, but home field advantage in the opening round, while other teams watched their postseason hopes come to an end.

Now with the final week of the regular season approaching, here are the playoff situations for teams in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette coverage area. Some of these seem rather simple, while others will seem a little more complex.

Some of these may be considered outlandish and impossible, but I'm often reminded of the … Continue Reading ››

Full Stats w/Recap: Fayetteville 56, Springdale High 7

SPRINGDALE – Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell drew closer to tying former Purple'Dog Brandon Allen's state mark for touchdown passes in a career (98) Friday night. The Wake Forest commit threw for five scores and ran for another in a 56-7 win over Springdale. Powell, who needs just two touchdown passes to tie Allen, played only the first half, but finished with video game-like numbers: 19/23, 296 yards, 5 TD, INT. He scampered in from 10 yards out late in the first quarter to give Fayetteville a 28-0 lead. He, alongside receiver Barrett Banister, led the Purple'Dog offense. The two connected 10 times … Continue Reading ››


Bentonville wasn't flashy, but the Tigers didn't need to be in a 38-14 mercy-rule win against Rogers Heritage on Friday. The Tigers (7-2, 5-1 7A-West) scored on all five first-half possessions, and added a defensive touchdown to built a 38-0 halftime lead. Heritage scored two late touchdowns against a running clock, both set up by Bentonville turnovers. With the win, Bentonville is in line to share the 7A-West Conference title, but still likely finishes no higher than third in the conference playoff seedings due to point differentials with Fayetteville and Springdale Har-Ber. This likely means for the first time since byes were … Continue Reading ››

Box Score and Recap — Bentonville West 26, Rogers High 22

Bentonville West coach Bryan Pratt wasn't ready to concede Friday night's game, even with Rogers High less than a yard away from a go-ahead and potential winning score. He didn't have to. The Wolverines, aided by back-to-back penalties, made a last-minute stand and claimed a 26-22 victory Friday at Tiger Stadium. One play after Kobe Anderson stopped Mounties running back Jeb Brain short of the goal line, Rogers was hit with a false start penalty. That was immediately followed by an unsportsmanlike conduct call that backed the ball up to the West 21 with under a minute remaining. Rogers threw an incomplete pass … Continue Reading ››

Week 9 Pick’Em Poll

Week 9 Games Rogers High at Bentonville West Fayetteville at Springdale High Bentonville at Rogers Heritage Springdale Har-Ber at Van Buren Fort Smith Northside at Cabot Alma at Greenbrier Lincoln at Gentry Ozark at Dardanelle Elkins at Greenland Auburn at Ole Miss Kentucky at Missouri West Virginia at Oklahoma State Clemson at Florida State Kansas City at Indianapolis Green Bay at Atlanta PICK ‘EM POLL Standings Graham Thomas: 85-34 overall, 11-3 last week Paul Boyd: 79-40 overall, 8-6 last week Rick Fires: 78-41 overall, 8-6 last week Henry Apple: 75-44 overall, 7-7 last week Vernon Tarver: 74-45 overall, 9-5 last week Chip Souza: 73-46 overall, 9-5 last week Scottie Bordelon: 72-47 overall, 8-6 last week Mike Capshaw: 67-52 overall, 8-6 last week * Seattle vs. Arizona … Continue Reading ››

NWA Football Report — Week 9

Fayetteville Playoff mode underway for Purple'Dogs Fayetteville sits in a tie for top spot in the 7A-West Conference after last Friday's impressive 28-0 win at Springdale Har-Ber. The Bulldogs share the top spot with both Har-Ber and Bentonville, but can earn the No. 1 seed in the Class 7A playoffs with 13-point wins against both Springdale High and Van Buren in the final two weeks of the regular season to hold off both the Wildcats and Tigers in the possible three-way tiebreaker. Fayetteville coach Bill Blankenship knows his team still has plenty to play for with two weeks remaining in the regular season. … Continue Reading ››

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