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Fayetteville’s Powell earns Athlete of the Week honors

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The cherry of a performance Taylor Powell put on top of his incredible career has earned him ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week honors.

Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell during Friday night's game at Hornet stadium in Bryant. Special to the Democrat-Gazette/JIMMY JONES
Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell during Friday night's game at Hornet stadium in Bryant.
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Powell won a second consecutive 7A state championship and the Most Valuable Player award after leading the Bulldogs’ to a 53-19 victory against North Little … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

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With the state football playoffs wrapping up and winter sports like hoops heating up, there was plenty to tweet about in Northwest Arkansas over the past week.

A high volume of happenings led to a high volume of great tweets, making it more difficult than usual to choose the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week.

But we were impressed by the sportsmanship shown by Shiloh Christian football coach Jeff Conaway in his tweet to Pea Ridge offensive coordinator Crosby Tuck, a Shiloh Christian alum. This was tweeted after the Saints' season ended with a 30-24 loss at Pea Ridge, which will take on … Continue Reading ››

Pick’Em Poll — FINAL STANDINGS

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Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.
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Congratulations to Graham Thomas, who went wire-to-wire to win our ARPreps.com Football Pick'Em Poll Contest this season. Graham, our writer with the Siloam Springs Herald-Leader, was pushed late by Paul Boyd, our man on the Rogers High and Rogers Heritage beats. But Graham pulled away for an impressive victory! As for the bottom of the standings, Mike Capshaw and Scottie Bordelon were in a heated battle for the cellar down to the last game. Congrats to Scottie for avoiding the dreaded last place spot, barely edging Mike :) !!! PICK ‘EM POLL Final Standings Graham Thomas: 146-63 overall, 11-4 last week Paul Boyd: 141-68 overall, … Continue Reading ››

Pick’Em Poll — Playoffs Week 4

Vernon Tarver

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.
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Playoff Round 4 Games Fayetteville vs. North Little Rock Greenwood vs. Russellville Pulaski Academy vs. Wynne Shiloh Christian at Pea Ridge Warren at Prairie Grove Glen Rose at Charleston Newport at Prescott England at Hampton Camden Harmony Grove at Mount Ida Alabama vs. Florida Oklahoma State at Oklahoma Colorado vs. Washington Wisconsin vs. Penn State Clemson vs. Virginia Tech Kansas City at Atlanta PICK ‘EM POLL Standings Graham Thomas: 135-58 overall, 9-6 last week Paul Boyd: 132-61 overall, 11-4 last week Rick Fires: 130-64 overall, 10-5 last week Vernon Tarver: 127-67 overall, 11-4 last week Henry Apple: 125-69 overall, 9-6 last week Chip Souza: 125-69 overall, 11-4 last week Scottie Bordelon: 119-75 overall, 9-6 last week Mike Capshaw: … Continue Reading ››

VIDEO: GREENWOOD ILB HUNTER HELLER

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Chip Souza

Sports Editor at NWA Media
Chip Souza is the sports editor of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Benton County schools. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas. He has earned numerous writing awards in both states.
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VIDEO – TAYLOR POWELL PROFILE

Vernon Tarver

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.
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Fayetteville senior quarterback Taylor Powell has already accomplished more than most in his high school playing days. The record holder in Class 7A for career touchdown passes, single season TD passes, single season total TDs accounted for and No. 2 all-time in 7A passing yards, Powell now becomes the first Class 7A quarterback ever the start three state championship games. More than the numbers, Powell just wants one more win. More importantly, one more title.

VIDEO: Three 4A-1 Teams Reach Final Four

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Three 4A-1 teams — Prairie Grove, Pea Ridge and Shiloh Christian — are in the final four of the 4A playoffs. It's the first time in Arkansas history that three teams from the same conference have reached the state semifinals from Class 4A and below.

Click here to check out the feature in today's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Prairie Grove 48, Gosnell 26: Recap with full stats

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Averaging more than seven yards per run, Prairie Grove didn’t need to pass much to defeat Gosnell 48-26 at Tiger Stadium on Friday.

When senior quarterback Zeke Laird did drop back to throw, he was effective and efficient by completing 10 of 14 passes for 147 yards and touchdowns to three different receivers.

Of course, senior speed demon Isaac Disney is a weapon (3 receptions, 40 yards, 1 touchdown), but tight end Demarkus Cooper proved to be just as dangerous and difficult to tackle. The Tigers’ 6-foot-1, 220-pound junior tight end finished with three grabs for 82 yards and a touchdown.

Cooper’s … Continue Reading ››