Springdale Eyes Rogers In High-Stakes Showdown

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Isaiah Nichols, (93) Springdale sophomore celebrates a safety with his teammates against Fort Smith Northside Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.
Isaiah Nichols, (93) Springdale sophomore celebrates a safety with his teammates against Fort Smith Northside Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.

FORT SMITH — Springdale loaded up its bus and made the trek back up I-49, through the tunnel and into the rain Friday night after a 24-7 loss … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 49, Rogers Heritage 6 — One More Look

BENTONVILLE — It only took 16 seconds to see that Bentonville's football team was not about to overlook Rogers Heritage and think about next week's game at Fayetteville. That's how long it took the Tigers to get on the scoreboard Friday night. Kam'Ron Mays-Hunt set things up with a 41-yard kickoff return, then he caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Kasey Ford on the first play. "That's what we talked about," Bentonville coach Jody Grant said. "Just go out and be Bentonville Tiger football and take care of business. Our kids did that. "That was our focus this week. Let's take care of … Continue Reading ››

NWA playoff picture takes shape

A first-round bye or not? A playoff game at home or one on the road? The right to play again or season completed? That's the questions that will be answered when Week 10 of the 7A-West Conference games transpire Friday night. Many of the playoff pictures became clearer after Friday's game, and now many teams know what they must do during their regular-season finales. Here's how things shape up for Northwest Arkansas' football teams heading into Friday's games: 7A-West Conference Springdale Har-Ber — Has clinched the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye. Bentonville/Fayetteville — The winner of Friday’s game earns the No. 2 seed and … Continue Reading ››


SPRINGDALE — Six passes and three completions, all to Springdale Har-Ber defenders.

That was the miserable night Fort Smith Northside quarterback Max Frazier had throwing the ball against the Har-Ber defense. Har-Ber returned two of those interceptions for touchdowns and the Wildcats also recovered a fumble while blasting Northside 48-7 on homecoming night at Wildcat Stadium.

The rainy and cold weather greatly reduced the passing efficiency for both teams. Har-Ber quarterback Fuller Chandler completed two passes, including a 14-yard touchdown to Trey Smith to put the Wildcats ahead 41-7.

But the story on Friday was the Har-Ber defense, which held Northside out … Continue Reading ››


Shiloh Christian Saints, 33

Gravette Lions, 21

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Overtime Final
Shiloh Christian Saints 0 14 6 13 0 33
Gravette Lions 0 14 7 0 0 21




Grav — O’Brien 50 pass from Moorman (kick failed), 11:48. Shiloh — Reece 30 run (Boo kick), 8:19. Shiloh — Berus 30 run (Boo kick), 5:58. Grav — Moorman 1 run (Moorman to Deady), 3:30.


Shiloh — Carruthers 6 run (kick failed), 10:23. Grav — Burnett 1 run (Childress kick), 3:21.


Shiloh — Berus 63 pass from … Continue Reading ››


The Saints converted two Gravette turnovers into touchdowns in the span of 15 seconds to claim a big 4A-1 Conference road win Friday night.

Shiloh Christian (6-2, 5-1) trailed 21-20 when the Saints recovered a fumble and a pooch kick, leading to quick scores.br>
Shiloh Christian's defense shut down Gravette's run game, limiting the Lions (6-3, 4-2) to 48 yards on the ground and forcing four turnovers in a game played in a cold rain. Gravette's defense also played lights-out, holding Shiloh Christian to 115 yards on the ground.br>
Shiloh Christian will host Pea Ridge next week with the No. 2 playoff seed … Continue Reading ››

Southside 24, Springdale 7

FORT SMITH — Daevon Johnson entered Friday night with two sacks this season.

The Fort Smith Southside junior defensive end equaled that number in the first quarter and had nearly tripled it by the end of the evening.

Johnson finished with a career-high 5.5 sacks as Southside’s defense dominated for most of the night in a 24-7 playoff-clinching win over Springdale High on Senior Night.

It was a breakout game for Johnson, who had 14 sacks and earned all-state honors as a sophomore.

“He’s a great pass rusher and people recognize that this year,” Southside coach Jeff Williams said. “I told him before the … Continue Reading ››


SPRINGDALE — Springdale Har-Ber returned two of its three interceptions for touchdowns as the Wildcats defeated Fort Smith Northside 48-7 on homecoming night at Wildcat Stadium.

With the win, Har-Ber (8-1, 6-0) clinched a share of the 7A-West Conference championship and a first-round bye for the state playoffs. Har-Ber can win its first outright conference title with a win at Rogers Heritage Friday.

Har-Ber scored 28 points in the second quarter with the help of a 33-yard interception return by sophomore Blaze Brothers and a 22-yard interception by senior defensive end David Vowell on a screen pass. … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report: Fayetteville 63, Rogers High 10

ROGERS — Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell threw four touchdown passes and running back Javontae Smith rushed for two more scores as the Bulldogs jumped on Rogers High early and often in a 63-10 victory over the Mounties in a 7A-West Conference game.

Powell was 11 of 12 passing for 131 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as the Bulldogs took a 35-3 lead. He finished 18 of 20 passing for 182 yards and four touchdowns.

Fayetteville finished with 247 yards passing as three different quarterbacks completed 21 passes to nine different receivers. Terrance Rock had five catches for 59 yards … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report: Bentonville 49, Rogers Heritage 6

BENTONVILLE — Kasey Ford hit Kam'Ron Mays-Hunt with a 39-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage, and that set the stage for Bentonville's 49-6 victory over Rogers Heritage in 7A-West Conference play Friday at a rainy Tiger Stadium. Ford added another touchdown pass and ran for two more scores in the first half as Bentonville (8-1, 5-1) built a 35-3 halftime cushion. The Tigers led 35-0 after Ford's 1-yard touchdown run with 4:32 before halftime, but the sportsmanship rule was delayed when Heritage (0-9, 0-6) picked up a 30-yard field goal by kicker Colton Gonzalez with 20 seconds left … Continue Reading ››

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