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 ››
The Grizzlies not only ended an 11-game losing streak, they also ended the Mavericks season with the impressive win. Northside (7-2) is the second seed from the 7A-Central and will have a first-round bye next week. The Grizzlies will host the Bentonville-LR Catholic winner Nov. 18 in the 7A Quarterfinals.
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 ››
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