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.

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 ››

Rapid Report: Bentonville West 42, Springdale High 40

BENTONVILLE – Bentonville West withstood a late Springdale rally Friday and got a huge pass breakup on a two-point conversion attempt to secure a 42-40 win against the Bulldogs at Bentonville High School. Will Jarrett passed for 332 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for another for the Wolverines (2-4, 2-1 7A-West). Jadon Jackson caught one of Jarrett's TD passes among his 12 receptions for 198 yards. Layne Hutchins passed for 343 yards and four scores for Springdale (3-3, 1-2). Erick Mendez rushed for 159 yards on 18 carries with a TD.

RAPID REPORT: Springdale Har-Ber 29, Bentonville 15

SPRINGDALE – Payton Copher's four total touchdowns and Har-Ber's tough defense carried the Wildcats to a 29-15 win over Bentonville Friday. The win sits Har-Ber atop the 7A-West with four weeks to go. Fayetteville pays a visit to Wildcat Stadium in two weeks. Copher threw for 110 yards and rushed for 152 more, breaking an 8-3 Har-Ber lead open with a 67-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Trey Smith, Copher's top target, caught seven passes for 105 yards and two scores as well. Bentonville was led by Canaan Ross's 235 yards and two scores through the air. Kam'Ron Mays-Hunt caught seven passes … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report: Springdale Har-Ber 38, Springdale High 7

SPRINGDALE – Springdale Har-Ber moved to 4-1 and 2-0 in 7A-West action Friday night, beating rival Springdale High, 38-7.

The Wildcats used a pair of pick-6s and established the passing game early to jump out to a 38-0 halftime lead. With under one minute to play in the half, Har-Ber kicker Jesus Zizumbo connected on a 51-yard field goal after the ball bounced off the crossbar and through the uprights.

Springdale's Garrett Vaughan added the lone score for the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter, setting the final score with a three-yard touchdown run.