BETWEEN THE LINES Pea Ridge running back Zaine Holley has rushed for over 1,300 yards in the Blackhawks ground-oriented attack. … Pea Ridge has rotated quarterbacks Cole Wright and Jakota Sainsbury. … Bradley Beavers leads the Blackhawks’ defense with 139 tackles after having 19 stops last week in a 24-21 win against Shiloh Christian. … Pea Ridge shutout Shiloh Christian in the second half last week. … Pea Ridge is riding a three-game winning streak after suffering back-to-back losses to Gravette and Prairie Grove. … Trumann running back … Continue Reading ››
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BETWEEN THE LINES The winner advances to play at Springdale Har-Ber in the second round next week. … Both teams have lost to their three common opponents this season. Greenwood beat Springdale 63-28 on Sept. 4 and Conway 56-19 on Oct. 9. Alma beat Springdale … Continue Reading ››
BETWEEN THE LINES This is the programs’ first meeting since Greenland won 28-14 in a 2012 first-round matchup. The Pirates haven’t lost at home in the first round of the playoffs in nine years, while Osceola hasn’t won on the road in the playoffs since 1996. … Greenland had a chance to cap an undefeated regular season and win the 3A-1 Conference title at home last week, but lost 18-13 to West Fork. … Greenland senior Alex Sisemore has run for 1,470 yards and 18 TDs. … Greenland QB Cole … Continue Reading ››
BETWEEN THE LINES Lincoln is back in the playoffs after finishing 2-8 last season. … The Wolves average 25.3 points and allow 32.9 points per game. … Freshman Caleb Lloyd rushed for 207 yards in a win over Gentry. … Dardanelle has won 23 of its last 24 games. … The Sand Lizards average 45.6 points and allow 10.8 points per game. … Dardanelle advanced to the state semifinal last year before being eliminated, 17-16, by Warren.
PLAYERS TO WATCH Lincoln — QB Harrison Swayne (Jr., 6-0, 185), RB Caleb Lloyd … Continue Reading ››
BETWEEN THE LINES Centerpoint finished fourth in the 3A-5 Conference during the regular season. … The Knights have never won a playoff game in eight previous tries. … Junior quarterback Keenan Owens has passed for 2,541 yards and 36 touchdowns for Centerpoint this year. … Elkins is the No. 3 seed from the 3A-1 Conference and enters the playoffs off a 21-7 win against Green Forest. … The Elks lean on junior tailback Colten Vaught and junior quarterback Jake Strode to provide much of the offense … Continue Reading ››
When asked to compare first-round opponent West Memphis with any previous teams he's run across, Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton quickly pointed out one particular foe.
And one particular game.
"They're very athletic, as always, and they're a very talented group," Patton said. "They remind me a lot of the 2013 Little Rock Central team that came over here and beat us in (the playoffs) in a game where we had a lot of turnovers and didn't play our best.
"That's what we're telling our kids. If we go into the playoffs thinking it's a reward and we're tickled to death to be here, … Continue Reading ››