This year, the 7A-West will feature a potential future lottery pick, a sharpshooter headed to one of the best programs in the SEC and a wealth of other talent with bright futures.
With that in mind, here is an attempt to create the best team pooling the talent from the conference’s eight programs into a 10-man rotation. Keep in mind, this isn’t necessarily the league’s absolute 10 best players, even though all the conference’s clear-cut top talent is represented on the list. Fit is taken into context to an extent.
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FARMINGTON — Jeremy Price’s Springdale High head coaching debut looked like it was going to end in a loss after 28 minutes at Farmington on Tuesday.
Then Springdale flipped a switch, scoring 11 straight points to take a lead in the final minute, weathering a cold-blooded Matt Thomas 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation and then pulling away in overtime.
It all added up to a wild but welcome 57-51 overtime victory for Springdale.
“I’ll take it anyway I can get it, but yeah, that’s pretty stressful,” Price said.
Thomas scored a game-high 28 points for the Cardinals (0-1), which led 24-9 midway … Continue Reading ››
Shiloh Christian Saints 23
Dover Pirates 8
|Shiloh Christian Saints
Shiloh — Berus 3 run (Boo kick), 6:00.
Shiloh — Fulgham 27 pass from Reece (Carter kick), 5:10.
Shiloh — Reece 3 run (Boo kick), 1:00.
Shiloh — Safety, 9:28.
Dover — Sharp 94 pass from Price (Price pass to Cheak), 3:17
||Shiloh Christian Saints
Dover: Dale 8-24, Srutka 9-10, Price 13-5, Cheak 1-3, Talkington 1-2, TEAM 2-(minus 4), Sharp 1-(minus 8). Shiloh Christian: Carruthers 6-41, Berus 10-36, Plunkett 4-17, TEAM 2-(minus 6), Reece 13-(minus 27).
Dover: Price 5-11-0-161. Shiloh Christian: Reece 24-32-0-356.
Dover: Sharp 2-122, Cheak … Continue Reading ››
West Memphis Blue Devils, 36
Fayetteville Bulldogs, 67
| ||Q1 ||Q2 ||Q3 ||Q4 ||Overtime ||Final |
|West Memphis Blue Devils ||8 ||14 ||0 ||14 ||0 ||36 |
|Fayetteville Bulldogs ||16 ||34 ||10 ||7 ||0 ||67 |
Fay — Savin 71 punt return (Rock run), 10:13.
West — Dean 13 run (Stinnett pass to Dudley), 5:49.
Fay — Allison 8 pass from Powell (Rock run), 4:46.
Fay — Powell 1 run (Fagg kick), 11:57.
West — Dean 17 run (pass failed), 9:01.
Fay — Morris 34 pass from Powell (Fagg kick), 8:17.
Fay — Armstrong 16 pass from … Continue Reading ››
SPRINGDALE — This was always supposed to be Heather Hunsucker’s best Springdale team yet.
The core group of sophomores who helped elevate the program to respectability two years ago are now seniors, giving Springdale one of the most experienced teams in 7A.
Those four seniors — Kierra Lang, Desiree Mack, Chasidee Owens and Ryann Goodsell — have the talent to make Springdale competitive. But two other seniors, transfers Anna Gadison and Maya Hood, could be what takes the Lady Bulldogs to another level and allows them to compete at a higher level come March and state tournament time.
That was evident Saturday … Continue Reading ››
Fayetteville is not the team to get into a scoring contest with.
West Memphis found this out the hard way Friday, trying to shoot it out at Harmon Stadium with the Bulldogs before finally bowing out, 67-36, in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs. The Blue Devils did their part on offense, racking up over 300 yards of a balanced attack to hit Fayetteville with several quality scoring drives.
But the Bulldogs' offense was simply too much to handle. Quarterback Taylor Powell tied a school record with 7 TD passes, and added another rushing TD. Garland Allison had 117 receiving … Continue Reading ››
ROGERS — At the end of his junior season, Rogers High pitcher Harrison Heffley wasn’t sure if he wanted to play to continue his baseball career after high school.
But the Mounties coaches urged Heffley to go to a camp this past summer at Arkansas. After an impressive effort, Heffley was offered a scholarship, and he made it official Friday when he signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for the Razorbacks.
Teammate Sage White also signed to play college baseball Friday when the Mounties outfielder inked his national letter of intent with Harding University.
CONWAY — Springdale High has faced some of the state’s best quarterbacks this year in 7A-West action.
None of them had a performance like Conway’s Breylin Smith did Friday night in the first round of the playoffs.
Smith totaled 356 yards and six touchdowns in the first half as Conway raced to a 42-0 lead at intermission in a 42-7 blowout win.
“They got out to a very fast start,” Conway coach Clint Ashcraft said. “Breylin’s arm strength is very evident when you watch him. I’m proud of the way he played tonight. He was very accurate.”
Conway (6-5) outgained Springdale 450-158, including 411-107 during … Continue Reading ››
Pea Ridge defeated Trumann 42-6 Friday in a Class 4A state playoff game at Blackhawk Stadium.
Zaine Holley scored four touchdowns on runs of 8, 40, 2, and 38 yards. The Pea Ridge defense held Trumann to one touchdown after holding Shiloh Christian scoreless in the second half of last week's road victory.