Fayetteville’s Powell earns Athlete of the Week honors

The cherry of a performance Taylor Powell put on top of his incredible career has earned him ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week honors.

Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell during Friday night's game at Hornet stadium in Bryant. Special to the Democrat-Gazette/JIMMY JONES
Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell during Friday night's game at Hornet stadium in Bryant.
Special to the Democrat-Gazette/JIMMY JONES
Powell won a second consecutive 7A state championship and the Most Valuable Player award after leading the Bulldogs’ to a 53-19 victory against North Little … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

With the state football playoffs wrapping up and winter sports like hoops heating up, there was plenty to tweet about in Northwest Arkansas over the past week.

A high volume of happenings led to a high volume of great tweets, making it more difficult than usual to choose the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week.

But we were impressed by the sportsmanship shown by Shiloh Christian football coach Jeff Conaway in his tweet to Pea Ridge offensive coordinator Crosby Tuck, a Shiloh Christian alum. This was tweeted after the Saints' season ended with a 30-24 loss at Pea Ridge, which will take on … Continue Reading ››


Congratulations to Graham Thomas, who went wire-to-wire to win our ARPreps.com Football Pick'Em Poll Contest this season. Graham, our writer with the Siloam Springs Herald-Leader, was pushed late by Paul Boyd, our man on the Rogers High and Rogers Heritage beats. But Graham pulled away for an impressive victory! As for the bottom of the standings, Mike Capshaw and Scottie Bordelon were in a heated battle for the cellar down to the last game. Congrats to Scottie for avoiding the dreaded last place spot, barely edging Mike :) !!! PICK ‘EM POLL Final Standings Graham Thomas: 146-63 overall, 11-4 last week Paul Boyd: 141-68 overall, … Continue Reading ››

Pick’Em Poll — Playoffs Week 4

Playoff Round 4 Games Fayetteville vs. North Little Rock Greenwood vs. Russellville Pulaski Academy vs. Wynne Shiloh Christian at Pea Ridge Warren at Prairie Grove Glen Rose at Charleston Newport at Prescott England at Hampton Camden Harmony Grove at Mount Ida Alabama vs. Florida Oklahoma State at Oklahoma Colorado vs. Washington Wisconsin vs. Penn State Clemson vs. Virginia Tech Kansas City at Atlanta PICK ‘EM POLL Standings Graham Thomas: 135-58 overall, 9-6 last week Paul Boyd: 132-61 overall, 11-4 last week Rick Fires: 130-64 overall, 10-5 last week Vernon Tarver: 127-67 overall, 11-4 last week Henry Apple: 125-69 overall, 9-6 last week Chip Souza: 125-69 overall, 11-4 last week Scottie Bordelon: 119-75 overall, 9-6 last week Mike Capshaw: … Continue Reading ››


Fayetteville senior quarterback Taylor Powell has already accomplished more than most in his high school playing days. The record holder in Class 7A for career touchdown passes, single season TD passes, single season total TDs accounted for and No. 2 all-time in 7A passing yards, Powell now becomes the first Class 7A quarterback ever the start three state championship games. More than the numbers, Powell just wants one more win. More importantly, one more title.

ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Nov. 21-27

Welcome to the latest installment of ARPreps.com's Tweets of the Week.

If this is your first time to check out this feature, then here's the skinny: To save you all time, we comb through all the best tweets from high school players and coaches in Northwest Arkansas and compile them all here for your reading enjoyment.

This week's Tweet of the Week comes from Prairie Grove running back/safety Anthony Johnson, who added a slight dig into his birthday wishes for Pea Ridge quarterback Jakota Sainsbury:

anthony-johnson-totw Sainsbury, who showed class in his reply … Continue Reading ››

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