Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst 17, Bentonville 16

BENTONVILLE — There was no reason to settle for a tie Friday night.

Bentonville coach Barry Lunney elected to go for the win after Kasey Ford hit Dax Hale with a 7-yard touchdown pass with 39.9 seconds remaining. Ford went to his right and threw to Cody Scroggins, but the pass was short and fell incomplete, allowing Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst to escape with a 17-16 nonconference victory at Tiger Stadium.

"There's no overtime when you play an out-of-state opponent," Lunney said. "And goodness gracious, I didn't want a tie. We were either going to win it or lose it. If it … Continue Reading ››

Pottsville 36, Gravette 10

GRAVETTE — Logan Hunt drifted back into perfect position as the pass floated his way. The Pottsville defensive back wrapped two hands around the ball and was off the races, covering 70 yards.

Hunt’s interception was one of four by the ball-hawking Apaches defense, but his counted for six points as Pottsville rolled to a 36-10 victory over Gravette in the season opener for both teams Friday night in Lions Stadium.

For the complete report of this game, go to www.nwaonline.com.

Har-Ber Trails Webb City 28-7 at halftime

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Webb City used two long touchdown runs and a scoring pass with no time left in the second quarter to take a 28-7 lead over Springdale Har-Ber at halftime.

Quarterback Tyson Roderique scored an 82-yard run and Kaleb Potts followed with touchdown runs of 13 and 50 yards to give Webb City the early momentum. Har-Ber scored on a 53-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Daniels to Luke Hannon, but Daniels threw an interception late in the second quarter to give Webb City another opportunity.

The Cardinals took advantage when Roderique found Trent Parra open for a 20-yard touchdown … Continue Reading ››

Week 1 Storylines

Week 1 of the Arkansas high school football season began Monday, with four games on Labor Day, followed by seven games Tuesday and three games Thursday.

There are 98 games scheduled for Friday night. To check the scores of the 14 games from earlier this week or see the schedule of tonight's games, click here. Scores of tonight's games will be updated periodically throughout the night.

Here are some storylines to keep an eye on during Friday's games.

  • Charleston extended its winning streak to 16 games Thursday and 4-3A conference foe Booneville will have the opportunity to match that against Ozark. The … Continue Reading ››

Game Recap: Charleston 42, Shiloh Christian 14

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Michael Woods NWA Media -- Charleston quarterback Ty Storey celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against Shiloh Christian on Thursday.

The start to Thursday's game at Mayo-Thompson Stadium could not have gone much better for Shiloh Christian. Austin Connolly sacked Charleston's Ty Storey for an 8-yard loss on the first play of the game, then the Saints marched for a touchdown on their opening possession and a 7-0 lead.

But Storey, who signed a financial agreement with Arkansas recently and will enroll in January, did not let the early … Continue Reading ››

NLR Football Bus Accident

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One of two buses carrying the North Little Rock football team was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 Thursday.

The Charging Wildcats were on their way to War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock to play Little Rock Catholic in their first game of the 2014 season when the accident occurred.

None of the players were injured, but offensive coordinator Blake Pizan suffered head lacerations and was treated at UAMS.

Alma 28, Poteau (Okla.) 0

Every time Poteau (Okla.) threatened to score, Alma's defense responded in a big way Thursday night at Mayo-Thompson Stadium in Fort Smith.

Thanks to several turnovers and fourth-down stops, the Airedales cruised to a 28-0 win in the final Hooten's Kickoff Classic game of the week.

Alma (1-0) jumped out to a 15-0 lead with 5:58 left in the first quarter, with a touchdown pass from Evan Burris to Heath Friddle, a two-point conversion and a one-yard run by Curtis Lloyd. Lloyd's touchdown came after he intercepted a Poteau pass at the Pirates' 33-yard line.



Poteau (0-1) had … Continue Reading ››

16 7A-West Football Predictions

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Bentonville junior quarterback Kasey Ford.

High school football seasons kicks off today all across Arkansas, so it’s time for some last-second forecasting about how the 7A-West season will unfold.

Here are 16 predictions I think will come true over the course of the upcoming season.

1. The Fayetteville at Bentonville regular-season finale will determine the conference champion.

2. Fort Smith Northside will finish third in the conference, make the playoffs for the first time since 2011 and post a winning record for the first time since 2008. … Continue Reading ››

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