All posts by Mike Capshaw

Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.


Coming off a 44-42 win at 5A Little Rock Christian in Week 2 and a 35-22 win at a 3A Elkins in Week 1, the Saints finally get to play at home and against a fellow 4A opponent.

But that doesn’t mean the final non-conference game will be breeze as Pottsville has averaged nearly nine wins in each of the past six seasons under coach Bryan Rust. The Apaches opened this season with a 35-21 home win against Fountain Lake before losing 21-6 at Class 5A Vilonia this past week.

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Week 2: Shiloh’s Reece earns Player of the Week honors

Shiloh Christian senior quarterback Connor Reece is the Player of the Week after his performance in Friday’s 44-42 victory at Little Rock Christian.
Connor Reece, Shiloh Christian quarterback
Connor Reece, Shiloh Christian quarterback
Reece, a third-year starter, used his arms and his legs to move the chains throughout the game and during the game-winning drive in the final minute, which set up a 25-yard field goal by sophomore Patrick Williams with :24 seconds remaining in regulation. The Saints improved to 2-0 as Reece … Continue Reading ››

BOX SCORE WITH RECAP: Shiloh Christian 44, LR Christian 42

Upon further review of the final statistics, Shiloh Christian beat Little Rock Christian in most phases of the game and Saints senior Connor Reece was a beast. Reece, a third-year starter, accounted for 490 of his team's 628 total yards. He completed 26 of 45 passes for 343 yards and 4 touchdowns while rushing 24 times for 147 yards. It was his passing and running ability that moved the Saints (2-0) into range for sophomore Patrick Williams' 25-yard winning field goal. The teams combined for 1,104 yards and 86 points, with 83 of those points coming in the first 28 minutes. Shiloh … Continue Reading ››

RAPID REPORT: Shiloh Christian 44, LR Christian 42

Shiloh Christian coach Jeff Conaway planned on going for it on 4th and 4 with :24 seconds remaining in regulation. Instead, he called timeout and sent the field goal unit onto the field. Sophomore Pat Williams, who missed a 33-yarder earlier in the game, connected from 25 yards out to give the Saints a 44-42 victory. The Warriors (0-2) managed to get into field goal range with two quick completions, but Elliot Hankins’ 42-yard field goal attempt sailed a few feet wide left as timid expired. Jackson Bowersock threw for five touchdowns to lead Little Rock Christian’s attack. Connor Reece threw for … Continue Reading ››

Saints hope to slow LR Christian’s playmakers

Shiloh Christian coach Jeff Conaway is hopeful a top offensive lineman can play, but remains uncertain about his top two receivers heading into tonight’s game at Little Rock Christian. Senior center Chase Bowerman missed the season-opening, 35-22 win at Elkins after suffering an ankle injury in a preseason scrimmage at Springdale. Bowerman is a third-year starter and handles all the calls up front. Tyler Roth and Jake Nelson, who combined for more than 100 catches and nearly 2,000 yards in 2015, didn’t play against Elkins due to leg injuries. Roth is doubtful to play while Nelson is questionable after practicing “very, very … Continue Reading ››


Following a physical, 21-20 overtime win against Ozark, Gravette coach Bill Harrelson is happy to report no new injuries. However, the Lions will continue to be without receiver/safety Chris Childress, who suffered a knee injury during preseason practices, when they travel to Booneville for another stiff non-conference test at 7 p.m. Friday. “We’re still going to miss Chris Childress, but we did feel fortunate to get out (of Friday’s win) without any injuries,” Harrelson said. Photo by Randy Moll Kilby Roberts, Gravette quarterback, hands off to Austin O'Brien during Friday night's (Sept. 2, 2016) … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Week 1: Springdale’s Williams earns Player of the Week honors

Springdale’s Kyler Williams is the Player of the Week for Week 1 of the 2016 high school football season.
Springdale WR Kyler Williams
Springdale WR Kyler Williams
The 5-foot-9, 165-pounder used his 4.5 speed to race for 170 yards and 3 touchdowns on six receptions in a 37-30 win at Conway. It was a rematch of last season’s opening round of the state playoffs, which the Wampus ‘Cats won 42-7. Williams is the top returning receiver in the 7A-West, so it’s not a surprise … Continue Reading ››

Shiloh Christian 35, Elkins 22 — Rapid Report

After jumping out to a 20-0 lead, Shiloh Christian found itself in a dogfight as Elkins outscored the Saints 22-15 in the last three quarters to create the final margin at John Bunch Jr. Memorial Field. The Saints (1-0) scored twice before the Elks (0-1) even touched the ball thanks to successful onside kick after Broc Berus hurtled a pair of defenders on his way to the end zone on a 48-yard reception. Connor Reece passed and ran for touchdowns to complete the Saints’ dominating first quarter performance. Elks senior quarterback Jake Strode spearheaded the comeback attempt. Despite being sacked nine times, … Continue Reading ››

Prep Report: Saints Still Uncertain About Injuries

Less than 60 hours away from Friday's season opener at Elkins, Shiloh Christian coach Jeff Conaway is uncertain about the status of two injured starters. Senior Chase Bowerman, a third-year starting center, suffered an ankle injury during the Saints’ scrimmage at Springdale High on Aug. 23. Senior receiver Tyler Roth, who caught 40 passes for 886 yards and 9 touchdowns last season, is recovering from a knee injury. “We’re not real sure yet, but we’ve got two more days to figure it out,” Conaway said. “With Chase, nothing was broken, so he’s recovering quickly, but we’re still day-to-day with those injuries.” [caption … Continue Reading ››