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.

Rapid Report: Russellville 24, Springdale High 17

SPRINGDALE – Turnovers, penalties and lack of a running game doomed Springdale High Friday night against Russellville. The Cyclones, who's top three tacklers hail on the defensive line, shut down the Bulldog rushing attack. After factoring in a 35-yard loss on a fumble to close out the first half, Springdale finished in the minus on the ground. That put the load on quarterback Layne Hutchins, who performed admirably despite being knocked to the turf time after time. He finished 19 of 34 for 204 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. The Russellville front line forced Hutchins to improvise and make quick decisions … Continue Reading ››

NWA Football Report – Week 3

Bentonville High Tigers hit road for first time Bentonville has enjoyed its first games at Tiger Stadium this season, but now it's time for the Tigers to hit the road. The first of two road games take place Friday night when Bentonville travels to Conway for its first regular-season nonconference game against an in-state opponent since the 2011 season opener at North Little Rock. "The opportunity presented itself with Conway this year," coach Jody Grant said. "Conway has been a real good program and well coached, and I thought it would be a good matchup for us before going into conference play. "We're looking forward … Continue Reading ››

Box Score with recap – Springdale High 27, Alma 26

For a second consecutive week, coach Zak Clark's Bulldogs have made enough plays to pull out tough roads wins. Springdale High is 2-0 for the first time since 2013 after Friday's 27-26 win at Alma. Quarterback Layne Hutchins, in just his second career start, was strong, completing 18 of 27 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown to running back Erick Mendez. Hutchins, interception free through two games, was very efficient and spread the wealth to six receivers in the win – five caught two or more passes. Kyler Williams led the way with four grabs for 84 yards, and Trevor Browning … Continue Reading ››

RAPID REPORT: Springdale Har-Ber 54, Jefferson City (MO) 14

SPRINGDALE – Springdale Har-Ber put its collective foot on Jefferson City's throat Friday night at Wildcat Stadium in a 54-14 statement win. The Jays came in as the No. 3 team in Missouri's largest classification, but Har-Ber paid it no mind. The Wildcats rushed for 583 yards and five scores on the ground in the rout, led by Logan Collins' 229 on 21 carries. Trey Smith was strong as well, rushing for 136 yards and scoring four times, three on the ground. The Jays scored with 4:31 left in first half to cut their deficit to 17-14, but that was as close … Continue Reading ››

NWA Football Report – Week 2

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Fayetteville head coach Bill Blankenship on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, during a scrimmage against Greenwood at Harmon Field in Fayetteville. For more information about the game, go to
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Fayetteville head coach Bill Blankenship on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, during a scrimmage against Greenwood at Harmon Field in Fayetteville. For more information about the game, go to
Fayetteville Bulldogs coach Bill Blankenship wants to see major improvement from week 1 to week 2, particularly in the areas of the game where Fayetteville … Continue Reading ››

Springdale High 37, Conway 30 w/Stats

Springdale High avenged last season's playoff lost to Conway on the road Friday night, beating the Wampus Cats 37-30. The Bulldogs were led by receiver Kyler Willams, who caught seven passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Erick Mendez had a solid night also, rushing 28 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Layne Hutchins, in his high school debut, threw for 179 yards and three scores without a turnover. The Springdale defense also held Conway in check on the ground. The Wampus Cats rushed for 27 yards on 15 carries, and turned the ball over four times, three through … Continue Reading ››

Recap: Springdale Har-Ber 47, Fort Smith Southside 0 w/Stats

SPRINGDALE – Springdale Har-Ber started fast and let its defense carry it Friday night, opening the season with a 47-0 drubbing of Fort Smith Southside at Wildcat Stadium. Har-Ber took the lead on the Mavericks' first offensive play from scrimmage when defensive back Brock Pounders returned Southside's Graves Schmidly's pass 23 yards for a touchdown 10 seconds into the game. Har-Ber forced three turnovers and gave up just 25 yards of offense in the opening 24 minutes The Wildcats led 33-0 at halftime and cruised. It is the first time Southside has been shutout in a game since Oct. 23, 2015 – … Continue Reading ››

NWA Football Report

Bentonville High Scrimmage opens Tigers' eyes Bentonville coach Jody Grant said last week's scrimmage against Siloam Springs opened their eyes and brought up some things the Tigers needed to address before Friday's season opener against Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst. "We've worked on protecting our quarterback a little better," Grant said. "We realized there were some issues there. "I thought we ran the ball pretty good in the scrimmage. That is an emphasis that we really want to be good at, so we've had a refocus in that area." Grant said the team has also addressed issues that has plagued Bentonville during early games in previous … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville/Siloam Springs and Springdale Har-Ber/NLR Scrimmages

Thursday was a big scrimmage night at Springdale Har-Ber as four teams – North Little Rock, Siloam Springs, Bentonville High and Har-Ber – all saw action just eight days away from the official opening of the season. Following split-field scrimmages for the first hour-and-a-half, the fun really began, pitting Bentonville against Siloam Springs and North Little Rock with Har-Ber. Here is a recap of the Bentonville-Siloam Springs scrimmage: It was relatively clear from the jump Bentonville was too … Continue Reading ››