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 ››
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.
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 ››
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 ››
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.
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 ››