Malik Monk generates more hype and attention at Bentonville than any other player in the state in recent history. Fayetteville has a deep, experienced team that already looks like a potential championship favorite.
Those two programs feature two of the most talented teams in the state. They should compete for a 7A-West Conference title and potentially a state championship.
But the 7A-West always has title contenders. When you go around the conference this … Continue Reading ››
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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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
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FIRST QUARTERShiloh — Berus 3 run (Boo kick), 6:00.
SECOND QUARTERShiloh — Fulgham 27 pass from Reece (Carter kick), 5:10. Shiloh — Reece 3 run (Boo kick), 1:00.
THIRD QUARTERShiloh — Safety, 9:28. Dover — Sharp 94 pass from Price (Price pass to Cheak), 3:17
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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHING — 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). PASSING — Dover: Price 5-11-0-161. Shiloh Christian: Reece 24-32-0-356. RECEIVING — Dover: Sharp 2-122, Cheak … Continue Reading ››
West Memphis Blue Devils, 36
Fayetteville Bulldogs, 67
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FIRST QUARTERFay — 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 ››
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 ››
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 ››