Grabbing the No. 1 ranking in Class 7A didn’t add any pressure for Springdale Har-Ber.

Har-Ber shut out Fort Smith Southside 38-0 on the road to extend its winning streak to seven consecutive games. Tyler Blackston caught two touchdown passes from Fuller Chandler, who threw for 225 yards and three scores. Defensively, the Wildcats held Southside to 225 total yards, including 59 on the ground.

Har-Ber (7-1, 5-0) can secure a top seed for the playoffs and share of the conference championship Friday with a win over Fort Smith Northside. The Wildcats took over the No. 1 ranking in Class 7A after … Continue Reading ››

Another Look: Bentonville 55, Rogers High 3

ROGERS — After a sluggish effort in a 28-3 victory over Springdale High the previous week, Bentonville coach Jody Grant was looking for a sharper offensive performance from the Tigers.

Bentonville did just that.

The Tigers seized the momentum with three impressive first-half scoring drives for a 21-3 halftime lead and they then used a pair of Rogers turnovers in the second half to pull away for a 55-3 win over the Mounties. Bentonville has won the last nine meetings between the two schools.

Bentonville quarterback Kasey Ford was 10 of 10 passing for 127 yards in the first half and the Tigers … Continue Reading ››

Northside 34, Springdale 17

SPRINGDALE — On a night when Gus Malzahn, Damian Williams and many more were on hand to recognize Springdale High’s 2005 state championship team, the Bulldogs gave themselves a chance to earn their biggest victory in years.

Then Fort Smith Northside’s Deontre Hardwick took over.

Hardwick scored on a 2-yard run as a power back, then had a vicious hit to force a fumble that was returned for a touchdown as Northside outscored Springdale 21-0 after intermission to turn a halftime deficit into a 34-17 road win.

The Grizzlies (4-4, 3-2 7A-West) finished with nine sacks, five of … Continue Reading ››


Shiloh Christian scored on its first six possessions and rolled to a shutout over Lincoln in 4A-1 Conference action at Champions Stadium.

John Marcus Carruthers rushed for 140 yards on 10 carries and scored on a 35-yard touchdown, and Connor Reece ran for 2 scores and passed for another for the Saints (5-2, 4-1).

Shiloh Christian travels to Gravette next week, while Lincoln travels to Gentry.

Rapid Report — Fayetteville 59, Rogers Heritage 0

Fayetteville built a 31-0 lead at the half and cruised to a 59-0 home win over Rogers Heritage on Friday, with plenty of help from the War Eagles.

Rogers Heritage had two muffed punts, two more fumbles for turnovers and almost no offense to speak of whatsoever as the Purple'Dogs got back to their winning ways following last week's 47-43 loss at Har-Ber.

Taylor Powell completed 23 of 33 passes for 320 yards and 4 TDs - to four different receivers and the Fayetteville defense limited Heritage to just 43 total yards on the night in the lopsided affair as the … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report. Bentonville 55, Rogers High 3

ROGERS — Bentonville was clicking on all cylinders Friday night.

Bentonville scored on all eight of its possessions and Tigers quarterback Kasey Ford passed for 246 yards and one touchdown in a 55-3 victory over Rogers High in a 7A-West Conference game in Whitey Smith Stadium.

Bentonville (7-1, 4-1 7A-West) had first half scoring drives of 80, 80 and 83 yards en route to a 21-3 halftime lead. The Tigers then rushed for five second half touchdowns in the mercy-rule victory.

Ford eclipsed the 5,000-yard career passing mark by completing 10-of-10 passes in the first half for 127 yards. Ford finished 15 of … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report — Gravette 24, Huntsville 3

HUNTSVILLE — Jordan Burnett rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns to lead Gravette to a 24-3 victory over Huntsville during 4A-1 Conference action Friday night at Eagle Stadium. Burnett had scoring runs of 5, 72 and 6 yards, with his final one in the fourth quarter helping him break the 1,000-yard rushing mark this season. He now has 1,004 yards this season and has ran for more than 100 yards in seven of Gravette's eight games. Manny Aldaco's 36-yard field goal on the opening drive gave Huntsville (3-5, 1-4) a 3-0 lead midway in the first quarter. Gravette (5-2, 4-1) countered … Continue Reading ››

Week 8 Storylines

The threat of bad weather forced a few teams to move their games up to Thursday, meaning Week 8 of the Arkansas high school season has already begun.

A forfeit by Rose Bud earlier in the week gave Harding Academy a win, while Texarkana beat Little Rock Parkview 35-14, Fouke beat Genoa Central 22-0, Clarendon beat Marvell 30-14 and Mineral Springs beat Foreman 36-28 Thursday.

Here are a few storylines to keep an eye on for the 96 games Friday night.

2005 Springdale Reunion

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Andrew Hutchinson spoke with Dennis DeBusk, an assistant on Springdale’s 2005 … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Northside at Springdale

Northside's Kiondre Thomas (left) and Springdale's Kyler Williams.
Northside's Kiondre Thomas (left) and Springdale's Kyler Williams.

Previewing Fort Smith Northside at Springdale High.

Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium

RECORDS Northside 3-4, 2-2 7A-West; Springdale 1-6, 1-3

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BETWEEN THE LINES Northside won 55-35 at home last year in the programs’ first meeting since 2011. … Northside junior Max Frazier had the best game by a Northside QB this year in the Grizzlies 30-9 win over Rogers High last week, … Continue Reading ››

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