Bentonville 42, Fort Smith Southside 14 — Another look

BENTONVILLE — While Bentonville's offense did its job in the second half and scored 21 third-quarter points to pull away from Fort Smith Southside, the Tigers' defense also took matters into its hands during that time Friday night. Bentonville (4-0, 1-0 7A-West), whose defense closed out the first half with a three-and-out and set up a tying touchdown before halftime, forced three consecutive three-and-outs in the second half and allowed only five first downs, with those coming after the Tigers had built their 35-14 cushion. Even the defense became involved in the scoring as Logan Darby picked up a fumble after a Kevin … Continue Reading ››


Springdale Har-Ber has already matched its win total from last season, when the Wildcats finished 3-8.

The third victory came Friday when Har-Ber opened 7A-West Conference play with a 35-10 victory over Rogers at Wildcat Stadium. Tyler Blackston caught two touchdown passes and Luke Hannon added two touchdown runs for the Wildcats (3-1, 1-0), who’ve won three consecutive since a loss to Webb City (Mo.) to open the season.

Har-Ber hopes to continue its momentum at rival Springdale (1-3, 1-0), which beat Rogers Heritage 29-26 in the first win for Zak Clark, the Bulldogs’ first-year head coach. Har-Ber scored two touchdowns in the … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report: Springdale 29, Rogers Heritage 26

Springdale High came up with a pair of late defensive stops to earn a hard-fought 29-26 win over Rogers Heritage to snap a 16-game losing streak on Friday night.

Junior Jayden Minchew intercepted a pass inside the Springdale 10 with four minutes left. But the Springdale defense held on fourth-and-1 from their own 6 in the final 30 seconds to clinch the victory.

Senior kicker John Bautista kicked his second 30-yard field goal of the game with 7 minutes, 1 second left in the fourth quarter that set the final margin.



SPRINGDALE — Springdale Har-Ber used a balanced attack to beat Rogers 35-10 Friday in a homecoming game at Wildcat Stadium.

Tyler Blackston caught two touchdown passes and Luke Hannon added two touchdown runs for Har-Ber (3-1, 1-0), which won its third consecutive game. Trey Smith also scored on a short touchdown run when Har-Ber scored twice in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Rogers' lone touchdown came after Lee Grayson recovered a fumbled punt by Har-Ber in the end zone. Chris Lopez added a 23-yard field goal for the Mounties (0-4, 0-1), who trailed 21-10 at halftime.

Fayetteville 46, Fort Smith Northside 19 – Rapid Report

The final score might look like another blowout win in Fayetteville's favor. But things were far from easy much of the night at Mayo-Thompson Stadium for the Bulldogs. Fayetteville led just 18-11 in the final moments of the first half when QB Taylor Powell scrambled and found Tyson Morris for a 44-yard TD on a 4th and 20 play to increase the lead to 25-11. The breathing room was just what the Purple'Dogs (4-0, 1-0) needed, going back and forth with FS Northside (1-3, 0-1) for much of the second half before another Powell to Morris 44-yard TD and a Luke Waller … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report — Bentonville 42, Fort Smith Southside 14

BENTONVILLE — Kasey Ford threw a pair of touchdown passes and caught another, and Bentonville scored 35 unanswered points en route to a 42-14 victory over Fort Smith Southside in the 7A-West Conference opener at Tiger Stadium. Ford put Bentonville (4-0, 1-0) ahead to stay when he hit Matt Crenshaw with a 3-yard touchdown pass with 5 minutes, 15 seconds left in the third quarter. He then caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Chase Hunter on a trick play with 2:09 left in the quarter, then connected with Clay Barganier with a 59-yard scoring strike to give the Tigers a 35-14 … Continue Reading ››

Week 4 Storylines

For the first time this season, nearly the entire state will be playing conference games. Friday’s slate of 103 games includes only two nonconference games: Rison at Marvell and Jennings (Mo.) at Pulaski Academy.

The Bruins’ game against Jennings is a replacement game, as they were originally slated to play North Pulaski this week, but the Falcons did not field a team this season.

Here is a look at some other storylines to keep an eye on Friday night.

Future Hogs

Four Arkansas high school football players are committed to play at the University of Arkansas. Here is a look at where they are … Continue Reading ››

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