Several adjectives could be affixed to Friday's 4A-1 showdown as Shiloh Christian visits Pea Ridge for the first time in the new Blackhawks Stadium.
For the Blackhawks, the game could be billed as the Road to Redemption. Last season Pea Ridge was 1-9 and had to forfeit two games. The Blackhawks had some key injuries and never seemed to get it going after the loss of an exceptional senior class from the year before, including star RB Dayton Winn.
Shiloh Christian could use the "back where we belong" theme. The Saints dominated Class 4A for three straight years from 2008-10, winning three … Continue Reading ››
Bentonville, Fayetteville, Northside and Southside are tied for 1st with a 5-1 record. All four teams will get a home playoff game – the winners get a 1st round bye and a 2nd round home game while the losers will host a 1st round game.
That sets up a two-game showdown Friday for the top 4 seeds – Fayetteville at Bentonville, Northside at Southside. That will decide seeds 1-4. All four teams can be the 1-2-3-4 seeds depending on the outcomes.
With just one week remaining in the regular season, here are how football teams in Northwest Arkansas stand as far as playoff possibilities go.
Bentonville: Can finish as high as No. 1 seed and earn first-round bye with a win over Fayetteville and a Fort Smith Northside win over Fort Smith Southside. Can finish as low as No. 4 seed with a loss to Fayetteville and a Northside win, but host a first-round playoff game.
Fayetteville: Can finish as high as No. 1 seed and earn first-round bye with a win over Bentonville and a Southside win over Northside. Can finish as … Continue Reading ››
Here are a few notable performances and games from the ninth week of the Arkansas high school football season. Are we forgetting anyone? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us at @arpreps.
Charleston quarterback Ty Storey completed 23 of 27 passes (85.2 percent) for 392 yards and five touchdowns in the Tigers' 47-20 win over Booneville. He also rushed for a pair of touchdowns. In the first quarter, he completed 10 of 10 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns.
Highland wide receiver/running back Deon Stewart accounted for 226 all-purpose yards on 13 touches in the Rebels' 27-22 win over … Continue Reading ››
ROGERS — Bentonville’s football team had its opponents turn turnovers into touchdown four straight times during its losing skid earlier this season.
The Tigers were due to turn the tables, and Brandon Atchison was more than happy to oblige. The junior linebacker intercepted Rogers Heritage quarterbacks Joel Brackett’s pass attempt and raced 51 yards for a touchdown Friday night, and Bentonville was on its way to a 42-10 victory over the War Eagles in 7A-West Conference action at David Gates Stadium.
“I just saw the receiver coming, and I knew that was my dude,” Atchison said. “I picked him up, and the … Continue Reading ››
SPRINGDALE — Fort Smith Southside forced two crucial first-half turnovers and held Springdale High to a season-low 148 yards of offense as the Rebels cruised to a 36-3 win to spoil Senior Night at Bulldog Stadium.
Southside scored two touchdowns in the final minute of the opening half to turn a one-score game into a cushy 23-3 halftime lead en route to the blowout win. The victory kept Southside (7-2, 5-1 7A-West) in the running for the conference title and set up a showdown at … Continue Reading ››
FAYETTEVILLE — A pair of onside kicks turned the tide Friday night.
Fayetteville turned two onside kicks — including one by Rogers High — into 14 points the final 4 minutes, 43 seconds of the first half as the Bulldogs defeated the Mounties 45-7 in a 7A-West Conference game at Harmon Field.
After Rogers cut the Fayetteville lead to 17-7, the Mounties attempted an onside kick but Garret Wuehler picked up the football at midfield and the senior raced to the end zone for a 24-7 lead. The kick bounced high around the 50 and Wuehler grabbed the football and outran the … Continue Reading ››
Fort Smith Northside turned two turnovers by Har-Ber into touchdowns as the Grizzlies defeated the Wildcats 29-20 Friday at Mayo-Thompson Stadium.
Northside took a 16-7 halftime lead after an interception return and a fumble return for a touchdown late in the second quarter. The Grizzlies added two score in the second half to withstand two three scores by Luke Hannon, who had two touchdown runs and a reception for a touchdown for Har-Ber.
The Saints built an early 19-0 lead and cruised to their sixth straight win at Champions Stadium.
Shiloh Christian (7-2, 6-0) took advantage of excellent field position to score three first half touchdowns and rolled from there to set up a winner-take-all game next week at Pea Ridge for the 4A-1 Conference title, a first-round bye in the playoffs and home field advantage throughout the playoffs for the winner.