Pine Bluff cruised past Benton 51-10 Friday night at War Memorial Stadium to win the Class 6A state championship.
Here is a look back at the Zebras' win.
Championship No. 22
While the Arkansas Activities Association recognizes only nine, Pine Bluff claims 22 total state titles in its history.
Friday's win marked the Zebras' first since 1995, when they won three straight from 1993-1995.
Only Little Rock Central, with 30, has won more state championships in Arkansas history.
Skelton Named MVP
Talented junior Ladarius Skelton was named the most valuable player of the game after accounting for 285 yards and six touchdowns.
The quarterback completed 8 of 14 … Continue Reading ››
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Dylan Smith’s 6-yard touchdown run with 26 seconds remaining lifted Bentonville to a 24-21 win over Fayetteville in the Class 7A championship game.
It is the Tigers’ fourth title in seven years, but first against Fayetteville, which beat them in the title game in 2011 and 2012, since 2010.
Cody Scroggins was selected the most valuable player after catching six passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns and intercepting a pass on defense, while Smith finished with 145 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries.
His touchdown gave Bentonville (9-4) the lead after Fayetteville … Continue Reading ››
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Ladarius Skelton accounted for 285 yards and six touchdowns as Pine Bluff cruised to a 51-10 win over Benton in the Class 6A championship game.
It is Pine Bluff’s ninth state title recognized by the Arkansas Activities Association, but first since 1995.
Skelton, selected the game’s most valuable player, had 166 yards and four touchdowns on 8-of-14 passing and 119 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries.
The Zebras (10-3) nearly had three 100-yard rushers, as Romar Reades had 106 yards and one touchdown on eight carries and Kentorius White had 96 yards on … Continue Reading ››
Here are Friday's scores and Saturday's schedule for the Fayetteville Bulldog Classic.
Springfield (Mo.) Hillcrest 50, Mountain Home 36
Siloam Springs 60, Collierville, Tenn. 33
Little Rock Central 68, Farmington 49
Fayetteville 61, Prairie Grove 36
Seventh place, 11:30 a.m.: Mountain Home vs Collierville
Consolation, 2:30 p.m.: Siloam Springs vs Hillcrest
Third place, 10 a.m.: Farmington vs Prairie Grove
Championship, 1 p.m.: Little Rock Central vs Fayetteville
Little Rock Hall 74, Texas High 57
Siloam Springs 54, Liberty, Mo. 48
Kickapoo, Mo. 71, Springdale High 44
Fayetteville 76, Lee's Summit West 56
Seventh place, 10 a.m.: Texas High vs Liberty
Consolation, 1 p.m.: Siloam Springs vs Little Rock Hall
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Westmoore, Okla., hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer to beat Springdale High 50-49 in the Durant (Okla.) Lion Classic semifinals Friday.
The loss was the first for the year for the Lady Bulldogs (3-1). Ja'Vonda Daniels scored a season-high 19 points and Kierra Lang added 17 in the defeat.
Springdale rallied from a 20-12 halftime deficit to take the lead late before the game-winner. Sydney Chastain scored a game-high 21 for Westmoore.
Westmoore, Okla. 50, Springdale High 49
Westmoore: Chastain 21, Richardson 11, Gomez 6, Stonebraker 4, Palmer 4, Mahan 2, Cole 2.
Springdale (3-1): Daniels 19, Lang 17, Owens 6, Mack 6, … Continue Reading ››
Class 7A, 6A and 5A are playing their state championship games this week. Here is a scoreboard for the 4A, 3A and 2A semifinal games. Scores will be updated periodically.
Mena 26, Malvern 7 (FINAL)
Warren 17, Dardanelle 16 (FINAL)
Charleston 21, Booneville 14 (FINAL)
Smackover 18, Episcopal Collegiate 12 (FINAL)
Junction City 50, Earle 16 (FINAL)
Hazen 14, McCrory 6 (FINAL)
Here are results from the first day of action at Fayetteville's Bulldog Classic, along with the matchups for day two.
All semifinal games will be played in the arena. All loser's bracket games will be in the auxiliary gym.
Springdale High 63, Texas High 46
Kickapoo, Mo. 56, Little Rock Hall 42
Fayetteville 51, Liberty, Mo. 50
Lee's Summit West 56, Siloam Springs 42
4 p.m.: Texas High vs Little Rock Hall
7 p.m.: Liberty, Mo., vs Siloam Springs
5:30 p.m.: Springdale High vs Kickapoo, Mo.
8:30 p.m.: Fayetteville vs Lee's Summit West
Fayetteville 61, Springfield (Mo.) Hillcrest 56
Prairie Grove 42, Mountain Home 39
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