Conway 31, Springdale Har-Ber 15

Conway scored 31 consecutive points to overcome an early deficit and defeat Har-Ber 31-15 Friday night.

A crowd of over 4,000 watched Har-Ber play its first game in its new $5.5 million stadium. The excitement on the home side continued when Har-Ber scored on its opening possession to take a 7-0 lead.

It was all Conway (3-0) after that.

“We told our kids it was probably going to take a series to get settled in,” Conway coach Clint Ashcraft said. “After that, we just started playing.”

Conway quarterback Breylin Smith threw for 349 yards, including 10 catches for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns by … Continue Reading ››

Week 3 Storylines

North Little Rock started Week 3 with a 45-24 win over Pine Bluff in the "Bolding Bowl" between North Little Rock head coach Brad Bolding and Pine Bluff head coach Bobby Bolding Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium and 106 games will cap the week Friday night.

To see a schedule of tonight's games, check out our Week 3 scoreboard. Scores will be updated periodically throughout the night.

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

Quarterback Showcase in Bentonville

Bentonville quarterback Kasey Ford struggled last week, but he has a four-star rating and is the No. 13 … Continue Reading ››

Kurt Voigt’s Week 3 Picks

SN FEA BULLDOGS 9-6Each week Kurt Voigt, an Associated Press sports reporter, predicts the state's high school football games. Here are his picks for Week 3.

Greenwood has another opportunity to once again show it belongs in any discussion about Arkansas' best high school football teams, big or small.

The No. 5 Bulldogs (2-0), whose 50-game winning streak was snapped in last year's Class 6A semifinals against Pine Bluff, face their third straight Class 7A opponent to open the season when they travel to No. 6 Fort Smith Northside on Friday night.

Greenwood … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Maddie Mueller

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Springdale junior setter Maddie Mueller.
Setter Maddie Mueller makes up one-third of Springdale High’s standout junior volleyball trio.

Mueller, Desiree Mack and Ryann Goodsell have played together since attending George Junior High and all three were named team captains for the Lady Bulldogs this year.

Mueller has 181 assists through Springdale’s first 11 matches this season after finishing with 369 assists, 23 digs and four kills as a sophomore last year. She is solely in charge of running Springdale’s offense this year as the Lady Bulldogs transition from … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Week 3 Football Notes

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Springdale coach Shane Patrick.
Some pre-Bixby game notes.

  • Springdale began prepping for this game in offseason conditioning in January. Bixby ran 95 offensive plays against Springdale last year, a large part of the reason it rallied from a huge halftime deficit for a 45-38 win in a wild game. Bixby is only averaging 59.5 plays through its first two games this year, but the Bulldogs know first-hand how the Spartans’ hurry up, no-huddle approach can take its toll if it gets going.


  • Springdale coach Shane Patrick on Bixby prep: … Continue Reading ››

A Look Ahead: Rogers Heritage Travels To Navasota, Texas

Rogers Heritage football coach Perry Escalante said this week has a playoff feel to it as his War Eagles (1-1) will make a nine-hour trip to Texas to take on the Navasota Rattlers.

"They are a talented team and we're making a long trip," Escalante said.

On paper, the Rattlers appear to be a formidable opponent even though Class 7A Heritage has almost three times more students.

Navasota (3-0) comes in ranked No. 2 in Class 4A in Texas by the Associated Press and have outscored their opponents by an average of 57-9. The Rattlers defeated rival Coldspring Oakhurst 35-14 on Friday, but … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Football By The Numbers

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Springdale running back Malcolm Neal.
Springdale fell to 0-2 with a 28-10 home loss to Alma on Friday.

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bulldogs.

346 — Yards of offense allowed by Springdale on Friday night, 222 less than the 568 the Bulldogs gave up in the season opener against Greenwood.

197 — Yards per game in the first half for the offense through two games this year, but just 129.5 yards in the second half. Springdale has scored 22 points in the first half, 14 in the second half.

182 — … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Is The 7A-West Down?

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Fayetteville tight end C.J. O'Grady.
Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football entering the third week of the season.

1. Finish this sentence: Bentonville's 0-2 start is              ?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer)Not necessarily a big deal. The defending 7A state champs have struggled out of the gate, but it’s not like it’s against in-state competition. Union (scrimmage), Kansas City Rockhurst and Broken Arrow are likely all better than any Arkansas team. The slow start does … Continue Reading ››

Week 2 Notable Performances and Games

IMG_4636Here are a few notable performances and games from the second week of the Arkansas high school football season. Are we forgetting anyone? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us at @arpreps.

Performances

  • Nashville wide receiver LaMichael Pettway accounted for five touchdowns in the Scrappers' 45-2 win over De Queen. He caught four passes for 122 yards (all four receptions were touchdowns) and had a 62-yard touchdown on his only carry of the game, meaning he scored every time he touched the ball on offense. He also had an interception on defense.


  • North … Continue Reading ››

UPDATE: Shiloh Christian 12, Naples (Fla.) First Baptist Academy 8

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JT Wampler/NWA Media -- Shiloh Christian senior Kyle Freeman rushed for 166 yards and a 70-yard touchdown in the Saints' 12-8 win against First Baptist Academy of Naples, Fla., on Friday in Champions Stadium.
SPRINGDALE — Billy Sparacio refused to make excuses for his Naples (Fla.) First Baptist Academy team following Friday night’s 12-8 loss to Shiloh Christian.

The Lions (1-2) were without leading rusher Christian Rodriguez, who missed the game with a knee sprain. Rodriguez also starts on defense, and he likely was missed more there than … Continue Reading ››

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