All posts by Mike Capshaw

Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.

Recap: Shiloh Christian 36, Gentry 7

Other than returning to the win column, perhaps the biggest positive takeaway from Shiloh Christian's 36-7 blowout against Gentry was a glimpse of the future. Thanks to 36-0 lead late in the first half, Saints coach Jeff Conaway was able to insert underclassman for the final two-plus quarters, meaning reserves were on the field more than the starters during Friday's homecoming game. Sure, seniors Connor Reece and Broc Berus filled up the box score in limited action, but several less familiar players made their way to the top of many statistical categories. Back-up quarterback Jackson Gower took the most varsity snaps of his … Continue Reading ››

Prep Report Class 5A and Below Week 7

stat-leaders-1 stat-leaders-2 PEA RIDGE Blackhawks Ready For Showdown

Pea Ridge is eager for the challenge Friday in a battle of unbeaten teams teams at Prairie Grove. Both teams are 6-0 and co-leaders in the 4A-1 Conference.

“Prairie Grove is really, really good, but we’re proud of the way we’ve played as well,” Pea Ridge coach Stephen Neal said. “This is what what high football is all about. Two real good teams going at each other.”

Pea Ridge (6-0, 3-0) was able to overcome a … Continue Reading ››

Week 6 Athlete of the Week: Will Jarrett

Bentonville West, a team some wrote off this season because it has no seniors on its roster, is 2-1 in 7A-West play after a 42-40 win against Springdale High on Friday.

Sophomore quarterback Will Jarrett is the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week after completing 21 of 29 passes for 332 yards and four touchdowns and also rushing for a touchdown in the first-year program’s second victory. The Wolverines’ only other touchdown was 99-yard interception return by junior Jason Gloeckler.

A close second for Athlete of the Week honors was Prairie Grove’s Zeke Laird, who was 12-of-17 passing for 270 yards and a … Continue Reading ››

RAPID REPORT: Prairie Grove 45, Shiloh Christian 15

SPRINGDALE —Zeke Laird threw six touchdown passes and ran for another to lead Prairie Grove to a 45-15 victory against Shiloh Christian at Champions Stadium on Friday. Prairie Grove remains undefeated at 6-0 overall and 3-0 in 4A-1 play while Shiloh Christian falls to 5-1, 2-1. Tigers senior Isaac Disney caught touchdown passes of 59 and 57 yards and also shined defensively. He deflected two passes, had two key fourth down stops and an interception that set up the Tigers' go-ahead touchdown in the first quarter. Shiloh Christian struck first when Conner Reece connected with Blake Thomas for a 63-yard touchdown pass, but … Continue Reading ››

Heritage’s Kitterman earns Player of the Week honors

If Trey Kitterman was a fantasy football player, the Rogers Heritage junior quarterback would have made many owners extremely happy after his performance in Friday’s 35-34 loss against Rogers High.
Trey Kitterman, Rogers Heritage quarterback.
Trey Kitterman, Rogers Heritage quarterback.
Although it came in a losing effort, Kitterman did just about everything possible to put his team in position to win. He rushed 18 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns while completing 14 of 22 passes for 258 yards and two more … Continue Reading ››

RAPID REPORT: Shiloh Christian 44, Huntsville 7

A steady diet of Connor Reece and Broc Berus mixed with a smothering defense was too much for Huntsville during Shiloh Christian's 44-7 victory at Eagle Stadium.

Neither played a snap in the second half thanks to a 41-0 halftime lead and a running clock through the second half due to the Arkansas Activities Association's sportsmanship rule.

Reece, the Saints' third-year starting quarter, completed 22 of 33 passes for 381 yards and four touchdowns in the first half alone. The senior also added a six-yard touchdown run.

Berus rushed for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass in the first half. The … Continue Reading ››

Prep Report Class 5A and Below – Week 5

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Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier.
Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier.
Abshier expects Gravette will be toughest opponent yet
Prairie Grove is perfect (4-0, 1-0) heading into Friday’s pivotal 4A-1 game at Gravette, a team Tigers coach Danny Abshier said looks familiar on film.

“It’s the same thing we always see (at Gravette),” Abshier said. “It’s a classy bunch and classic (coach) Billy Harrelson team. He always puts out a good bunch that goes hard and coach Harrelson and … Continue Reading ››

Kyler Williams named Athlete of the Week

Even before Saturday night’s tragic event, there was little debate over who deserved to be named the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week.NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES ‚Ä¢ @NWATONYR Kyler Williams (3) of Springdale celebrates a touchdown with teammates Elaiu Andrike (71) and Calob Reed (51) against Rogers Heritage Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale. NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES ‚Ä¢ @NWATONYR
Kyler Williams (3) of Springdale celebrates a touchdown with teammates Elaiu Andrike (71) and Calob Reed (51) against Rogers … Continue Reading ››