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.
The Charging Wildcats (8-0, 5-0) are a win next week at Bryant from clinching a share of a 7A-Central championship and the league's top seed for the playoffs. Despite the loss, Northside (5-1, 4-1) can still wrap up the league's second seed (and first-round bye) with a win at Cabot Friday coupled with a North Little Rock win over Bryant.
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
Tuesday is the last conference date for both the 7A-West and 7A-Central. Only one playoff berth is left to be clinched, though there are several places where seeding is still not decided. All will be decided, though, after Tuesday's games. 2016-10-13-7a-volleyball-standings
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 ››
Cabot (5-0, 2-0 7A-Central) hangs on to down Soutside thanks to a goal-line stand in the final 80 seconds of the game. The Mavericks (2-3, 1-1) had a first-and-goal at the Panther 7 and had three shots inside the 1, including an extra down after a Cabot offsides, but could not punch it the winning score. Cabot hosts Conway next week while Southside travels to North Little Rock.
The 7A-Central is now in a 4-way tie for first place between Conway, Fort Smith Northside, Fort Smith Southside and North Little Rock. NLR rallied from a 2-0 deficit to down Conway 3-2 Thursday to create the logjam at the top. It should be an interesting last 3 weeks of the regular season. 2016-09-29-7a-volleyball-standings
After opening the seasons with big losses to Springdale Har-Ber and Greenwood, the Southside Mavericks have bounced back in a big way with consecutive wins, including a 23-20 7A-Central opener against Conway Friday night. The Mavericks (2-2, 1-0) used a late third quarter touchdown to take the lead and the defense did the rest, never allowing the Wampus Cats to cross midfield in the final quarter to get the win. Brandon Ulrich, who has played sparingly this season, led the way with the game-winning 20-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds left in the third quarter. Ulrich led Mavericks in receptions with 4 … Continue Reading ››
Conference standings at the halfway pole. 2016-09-22-7a-volleyball-standings
FORT SMITH – A strong line of severe thunderstoms with persistent lightning forced school officials from both Pine Bluff and Fort Smith Northside to cancel a schedule non-conference game here Friday night. A severe thunderstorm hit the Fort Smith area around 6:20 p.m., forcing the teams into their respective locker rooms and fans into Kaundart-Grizzly Fieldhouse. Though that storm eventually passed, another series of storms with constant lightning kept everyone off of Mayo-Thompson Stadium for nearly two hours before the decision to cancel the game was announced by Fort Smith School District activities director Dr. Darren McKinney around 8:15 p.m. “We’ve had … Continue Reading ››