All posts by Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.

Full stats with recap: Bentonville 38, Little Rock Catholic 31

BENTONVILLE – Tigers running back Jacob Clark was battling a bum knee, but came up big when Bentonville needed him most in a 38-31 win Friday. The senior running back rushed for three touchdowns, two in the fourth quarter, to push Bentonville over a tough Catholic team and into the state quarterfinals against FS Northside. Clark rushed for 186 yards on 23 touches and had scores of 1, 30 and 38 yards. The Rockets gave the Tigers all they wanted and more and even carried a 31-24 lead into the fourth quarter without their starting quarterback and running back, who left the … Continue Reading ››

Full stats w/ Recap: Springdale Har-Ber 35, Rogers Heritage 0

SPRINGDALE – Har-Ber displayed a balanced offense, and the defense, well, did what it usually does, holding its fifth opponent of the season to a touchdown or less in a 35-0 rout of Heritage Friday.

Sophomore quarterback Grant Allen played efficiently for a second consecutive week and completed 9-of-11 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Payton Copher, who has split time between quarterback and running back, rushed for a game-high 156 yards and three touchdowns to lead Har-Ber.

Senior receiver Trey Smith also caught a game-high six passes for 117 yards and a score in his final regular season game at … Continue Reading ››

Full Stats w/Recap: Fayetteville 56, Springdale High 7

SPRINGDALE – Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell drew closer to tying former Purple'Dog Brandon Allen's state mark for touchdown passes in a career (98) Friday night. The Wake Forest commit threw for five scores and ran for another in a 56-7 win over Springdale. Powell, who needs just two touchdown passes to tie Allen, played only the first half, but finished with video game-like numbers: 19/23, 296 yards, 5 TD, INT. He scampered in from 10 yards out late in the first quarter to give Fayetteville a 28-0 lead. He, alongside receiver Barrett Banister, led the Purple'Dog offense. The two connected 10 times … Continue Reading ››

Full Box: Springdale High 39, Van Buren 10

The Springdale Bulldogs (4-4, 2-3 7A-West) snapped their three-game losing streak in a big way Friday night, mauling Van Buren on the road in a 39-10 win.

The Red'Dogs jumped on the Pointers in the first quarter and carried a 22-0 lead into the second thanks to three Van Buren fumbles on its first three possessions. Van Buren then added 10 points, including a 28-yard field goal as time expired, in the second quarter and trailed 22-10 at half.

After a scoreless third, Springdale tacked on two offensive scores and a Chris Crawford interception return for a touchdown to secure the win … Continue Reading ››

Box Score: Fayetteville 28, Springdale Har-Ber 0

SPRINGDALE – For the first time in school history, Har-Ber was shutout at home. Friday, it was all Fayetteville at Wildcat Stadium in a 28-0 win. The Purple'Dogs defense turned Har-Ber into a one-dimensional football team then took away the pass as well. Safety Andrew Ellis recorded three takeaways himself with a pair of fumble recoveries and an interception. Ellis' first recovery gave Fayetteville a 7-0 lead after Payton Copher mishandled a high snap with Har-Ber backed up in its own end zone thanks to a 44-yard punt and two penalties. Fayetteville limited Har-Ber to just 109 yards rushing in the win … Continue Reading ››

Tale of the Tape: Fayetteville vs. Springdale Har-Ber

The game we've been waiting for all season is finally here. For the second consecutive season, Springdale Har-Ber will host Fayetteville, the defending 7A state champions. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium. The Purple'Dogs are under new leadership in coach Bill Blankenship, but the program hasn't seemed to miss a beat. The talent is evident, starting with quarterback and Wake Forest commit Taylor Powell and Under Armour All-American Akial Byers, who will soon play along the defensive line for Alabama's Nick Saban. Meanwhile, Har-Ber has controlled the 7A-West to this point. The Wildcats defense, led by defensive coordinator Keith … Continue Reading ››

NWA Football Report – Week 8

Fayetteville Purple'Dogs must clean up mistakes with Wildcats up next

In recent weeks, Fayetteville (6-1, 3-1 7A-West) has reeled off strong performances on offense in wins against Bentonville West, Rogers High and Rogers Heritage.

Not only has quarterback Taylor Powell and his slew of receivers continued to make things difficult on opposing defenses, but the Bulldogs' rushing attack led by Terrance Rock has also picked up the pace.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS • @NWAMICHAELW Fayetteville High receiver Terrance Rock slips past Heritage defender David Zamora as he runs for a touchdown in the first half … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Box Score: Bentonville 38, Springdale 0

SPRINGDALE – Bentonville struggled to move the ball in the first half against an energized Springdale defense. The Tigers, though, carried a 10-0 lead into the half.

And after the break, it was all Bentonville, scoring 21 in the third to run away from the Red'Dogs and hand them their third consecutive loss. WR Kam'Ron Mays-Hunt led the Tigers with eight catches for 86 yards and a touchdown in the third quarter to pull Bentonville's offense out of a funk.

Running backs Jacob Clark and Easton Miller handled it the rest of the way, rushing for four scores and totaling 152 yards … Continue Reading ››

NWA Football Report — Week 7

Bentonville West Playoff talk begins to mount

Bentonville West — a team with no seniors — now has two more wins than many people expected the team to have in its inaugural season after a wild 42-40 win last week over Springdale High.

The Wolverines may have something else in the near future: a playoff berth. There are still four games remaining in the regular season, but talk has begun as West (2-4, 2-1) sits above four teams in the 7A-West standings and six teams advance to postseason play.

"I think that's a crazy thing for me to realize," West coach Bryan Pratt said. … Continue Reading ››