Shiloh Christian 43, Berryville 14

SPRINGDALE — Matthew Solomon was due some good fortune on a return this season.

Twice earlier in the year he returned two punts for scores, only to look back and see yellow flags laying behind him for penalties that negated the returns.

On Friday night, he gathered Berryville's opening kickoff at his own 15 and zipped down the left sideline. As he raced past the Berryville kicker, he looked back to see if there was any laundry on the field. All the officials flags were still tucked away.

Solomon's 85-yard opening kickoff return was all the spark the Saints needed en route to … Continue Reading ››

Week 4 Storylines

While some teams in Class 2A started conference play a couple weeks ago, the rest of the state begins tonight.

The schedule of 104 games can be found on our Week 4 scoreboard. Scores will be updated periodically throughout the night.

Here are some story lines to keep an eye on during Friday's games.

7A-West Showdown

For the second time in three weeks, the biggest game in the state's largest classification will be played in Fayetteville.

The Bulldogs are 3-0 and are No. 1 in the state after beating North Little Rock in Week 2 and Bentonville starting 0-3. Fort Smith Northside has also … Continue Reading ››

Bulldog Stadium Renovation Up Next For Springdale District

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An architect's rendering of the renovated Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium. The project will begin in December and should be ready by the start of the 2015 football season.
Springdale Har-Ber unveiled its new football stadium last week in its home opener against Conway.

The school district’s next big project will be a $3 million renovation of Springdale High’s Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium beginning in December.

The project will include new home bleachers, a new press box and a facelift to the stadium’s exterior. The renovation should be ready … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High QB Practicing

Who will take the first snap under center for Rogers High on Friday night will most likely be a game time decision, Rogers coach Shawn Flannigan said. The Mounties host Springdale Har-Ber in the 7A-West Conference opener.

Starting quarterback Cole Evans suffered bruised ribs in last week’s loss to Jefferson City, Mo., but the senior has been practicing this week. Junior Joseph Sultemeier replaced Evans last week and has been getting extra reps at quarterback this week. Sultemeier also starts at receiver for the Mounties.

Sophomore Grayson Lee, who was Evans’ backup at the start of the season, is still sidelined after … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Malcolm Neal

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Springdale junior running back Malcolm Neal.
Springdale High running back Malcolm Neal has had an impressive first three weeks, ranking fifth in the 7A-West with 234 rushing yards.

The junior showed off his team-best 4.44 40-yard dash on a 51-yard touchdown run against Greenwood for his first varsity score, then ran for a career-high 104 yards on 19 carries against Alma a week later. His 6.5 yards per carry rank fourth among the conference’s top 10 rushers.

Check out a feature on Neal in tomorrow’s Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.

When did you … Continue Reading ››

Week 4 Springdale Football Notes

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Springdale football coach Shane Patrick.
Some pre-Rogers Heritage game notes.

  • This is a huge game for Springdale. With a win, the Bulldogs position themselves to be in the playoff hunt. But a loss really puts them behind the eight-ball.


  • Springdale coach Shane Patrick didn’t mince words on the significance of the conference opener: “This is a must-win game for us. There’s a lot riding on this one.”


  • Hootens ranked Springdale ahead of Heritage in each of the first three weeks, but flipped the teams this week and lists Heritage as … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Who Wins The 7A-West?

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Bentonville junior quarterback Kasey Ford.
Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football heading into the first week of conference play.

1. How many of the 7A-West’s winless teams (Bentonville, Springdale, Har-Ber) pick up their first victory this week?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer)It wouldn’t be a surprise if all three teams win Friday. Southside always gets up to face Barry Lunney’s Bentonville teams, but it would be a shocker if the Tigers faltered again. This is the first time both Springdale teams have started 0-3 … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Boys Must Adjust Basketball Schedule

High school basketball season is less than two months away, and Bentonville's boys coach Jason McMahan is still adjusting his team's schedule.

Moving games around is nothing new to basketball coaches, particularly when winter weather causes its share of problems, but this isn't a weather-related change.

McMahan announced earlier Monday that the Tigers have been invited to play in the 42nd annual Culligan City of Palms Classic, which will be played Dec. 18-23 in Fort Myers, Fla.

"It was just something we couldn't pass up," McMahan said Monday afternoon. "We will be going against some of the big schools that you hear about … Continue Reading ››

Photo gallery from Victory Christian at Shiloh Christian game

Here are photos from the Victory Christian at Shiloh Christian football game. To purchase photos from this game, click on the image.
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