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Eight and nine seasons ago when Daryl Patton made this same trip, the feeling was much different. Patton, a former quarterback and head coach at Bryant who basically built the Hornets into a consistent top-tier program before heading to Fayetteville before the 2003 season, knew the homecoming trips back to Bryant during the playoffs in 2006 and 2007 were a big deal. This time around, as Fayetteville prepares to visit Hornet Stadium in the Class 7A quarterfinals on Friday, the Patton side story has run its course. "It's about one … Continue Reading ››
Standings Jimmy Carter: 126-39 overall, 9-6 last week Henry Apple: 119-46 overall, 11-4 last week Chip Souza: 118-47 overall, 9-6 last week Paul Nielsen: 117-48 overall, 12-3 last week Vernon Tarver: 113-52 overall, 12-3 last week Rick Fires: 112-53 overall, 9-6 last week Paul Boyd: 106-59 overall, 12-3 last week Graham Thomas: 105-60 overall, 10-5 last week Andrew Hutchinson: 103-62 overall, 7-8 last week North Little Rock (7-4) at Bentonville (9-1) CONSENSUS: Bentonville (8-1) Jimmy Carter: Bentonville Henry Apple: Bentonville Chip Souza: Bentonville Paul Nielsen: North Little Rock Vernon Tarver: Bentonville Rick Fires: Bentonville Paul Boyd: Bentonville Graham Thomas: Bentonville Andrew Hutchinson: Bentonville Conway (6-5) at Springdale Har-Ber (9-1) CONSENSUS: Har-Ber (9-0) Fayetteville (9-2) at … Continue Reading ››
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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