All posts by Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.

Bentonville 31, FS Northside 10 (recap with stats)

Another year, another season of Bentonville in the semifinals. The Tigers (10-2) reached the 7A semifinals for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons with the dominating victory over the Grizzlies (7-3). Bentonville travels to Fayetteville for the 7A semifinals on Friday. One key stat was Bentonville's offense possessing the ball for 30:11 of the 48-minute game. The Tigers simply controlled the ball and never let Northside get any big plays or rhythm on offense. The Tigers ran 72 plays (for 344 yards) while Northside was limited to 43 plays (and 195 total yards). That may be the formula for Bentonville next week … Continue Reading ››

Arkansas Prep FB Playoff Scenarios

At the outset, let me say the following scenarios are NOT 100 percent conclusive. Though I feel comfortable with the ones listed here, there are potentially hundreds (if not thousands) of scenarios where 208 teams in 26 conferences can finish in terms of conference seeding. With that disclaimer, let’s get to it: Here is the link to the Arkansas Activities Association tiebreaker procedures. CLASS 7A 7A-Central – The top 2 seeds are clinched as top-seed North Little Rock and second-seeded Fort Smith Northside has each earned a first-round bye. Bryant is the 3 seed with a win over Conway, but a … Continue Reading ››

FS Southside 48, LR Central 39 (Game Stats)

The two teams combined for 1,008 yards (Southside 508, LR Central 500), but it was the Mavs who blew the game open in the third quarter, leading 48-26 before the Tigers rallied for a pair of scores in the fourth quarter. With the win, Southside keeps its playoff hopes alive. The Mavericks need to beat Northside, which it has done for 11 games over a 10-year span, or have Central beat LR Catholic to clinch a playoff berth. 2016-10-28-southside-central-box-score

Class 7A Volleyball Standings (Final)

The conference season was completed tonight and the seeds are now set for the Class 7A State Volleyball Tournament next week at Springdale High School. 7A-Central seeds - Conway 1, North Little Rock 2, FS Southside 3, FS Northside 4, LR Mount St. Mary 5, Cabot 6. 7A-West seeds - Fayetteville 1, Springdale Har-Ber 2, Bentonville 3, Rogers 4, Van Buren 5, Bentonville West 5. 2016-10-18-7a-volleyball-standings

FS Northside-LR Catholic Recap (With Stats)

Fort Smith Northside moved closer to a Week 8 showdown with North Little Rock, rallying past Little Rock Catholic 26-19. But before they can look ahead to the Charging Wildcats, Northside must take of business next week on the road at Conway. The Grizzlies (4-1, 3-0) needed a 63-yard touchdown pass from Max Frazier to Trey Norwood with 3:26 left. The Rockets (1-5, 0-3) then drove to the Grizzly 10, but the Northside defense stiffened and forced Catholic to give up the ball on downs to end the game. Catholic running back Samy Johnson had 304 all-purpose yards, keyed by his 233-yard, two-touchdown … Continue Reading ››