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Big Games Loom in 4A-1 This Week

Chip Souza

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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Two weeks into the 4A-1 Conference race and there are three teams that are standing at the top of the league standings.

Prairie Grove, winners of 16 consecutive conference games, rolled over Gravette on Friday to move to 2-0.

Pea Ridge crushed Lincoln 42-14 to remain undefeated at 5-0, and 2-0 in the conference.

And Shiloh Christian registered its second straight mercy-rule win to also move to 2-0.

None of that should surprise anyone. Prairie Grove has ruled this conference for the past three years and the Tigers show no signs of letting the league trophy get away anytime soon.

But Shiloh Christian, which spent … Continue Reading ››

Week 5 Notable Performances and Games

Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
Andrew Hutchinson
High school football Here are a few notable performances and games from the fifth week of the Arkansas high school football season. Are we forgetting anyone? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us at @arpreps.

Performances

  • Charleston quarterback Ty Storey accounted for five touchdowns in the Tigers' 42-8 win over Paris. He threw for 411 yards and three touchdowns and added two touchdowns on the ground. His 94-yard touchdown pass to Taylor King made him the 10th Arkansas high school football player to surpass the 10,000-yard passing mark.


  • On Thursday, North Little Rock … Continue Reading ››
  • Fayetteville 7, Fort Smith Southside 0

    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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    FORT SMITH — Defense had it’s day at Jim Rowland Stadium, as Fayetteville and Fort Smith Southside went back and forth all night long without hardly giving the other an inch.

    One big breakout play on offense and a final defensive stand was all either team needed to get the big edge, and that’s just what the Bulldogs got in pulling out a 7-0 win over the Rebels in 7A-West Conference play.

    “That was an old 1975 slobber-knocker,” Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton said. “Two defenses getting after it, not giving up an inch. And boy, we needed it tonight, because both offenses … Continue Reading ››

    Week 5 Scoreboard

    Andrew Hutchinson

    Andrew Hutchinson

    Sports Reporter at NWA Media
    Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
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    If you don't see your school's score listed or if you see an error, tweet @arpreps or comment below.

    Thursday, Oct. 2

    7A/6A

    North Little Rock 42, Mountain Home 0 (FINAL - game called at halftime because of severe weather)

    Friday, Oct. 3

    7A/6A

    Benton 49, Little Rock Hall 0 (FINAL)

    Bentonville 29, Fort Smith Northside 26 (FINAL)

    Bryant 34, Little Rock Catholic 7 (FINAL)

    Cabot 42, Marion 6 (FINAL)

    Conway 35, Van Buren 10 (FINAL)

    El Dorado 35, Sheridan 7 (FINAL)

    Fayetteville 7, Fort Smith Southside 0 (FINAL)

    Greenwood 40, Russellville 0 (FINAL)

    Jonesboro 40, Little Rock Central 28 (FINAL)

    Lake Hamilton 27, Texarkana 14 (FINAL)

    Pine Bluff 42, Little Rock Parkview 13 (FINAL)

    Rogers Heritage … Continue Reading ››

    Bentonville 29, FS Northside 26

    Henry Apple

    Henry Apple

    Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville and Bentonville West, as well as topics that include state schools and the Arkansas Activities Association. During the spring, he handles high school track in Northwest Arkansas. He is a lifelong Arkansas resident.
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    BENTONVILLE — Dylan Smith was in search for just a small hole to slide through so he could gain a few yards, and he found much more than that.

    Bentonville’s senior running back tore through Fort Smith Northside’s defense Friday night and bolted 46 yards for a touchdown, less than a minute after the Grizzlies had taken a 19-7 lead.

    That was just the beginning for the Tigers’ ground attack over the next 16 minutes.

    Hekili Keliiliki scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Smith added another one as Bentonville broke out of its four-game winless skid with … Continue Reading ››

    Springdale Har-Ber 41, Springdale High 34

    Rick Fires

    Rick Fires

    Sports Reporter at NWA Media
    Rick Fires is a sports reporter and columnist for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale Har-Ber, as well as Lincoln and Prairie Grove.
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    Springdale Har-Ber survived a late rally by Springdale High to defeat its rivals 41-34 Friday at Wildcat Stadium.

    Brady Patrick returned a kickoff 85 yards and made two big defensive plays from his safety position. Patrick had an interception in the first half and knocked down a pass to end the game after the Bulldogs recovered two on-side kicks.

    Luke Hannon rushed for over 140 yards for Har-Ber.

    Shiloh Christian 54, Huntsville 13

    Chip Souza

    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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    Connor Reece fired a pair of touchdown passes, and the Shiloh Christian defense smothered Huntsville as the Eagles (3-2, 2-0) rolled to a mercy rule win over Huntsville (2-3, 0-2).

    The win sets up a key game next week as Shiloh Christian hosts Prairie Grove in Champions Stadium. Both teams are unbeaten in 4A-1 Conference action.

    For more on this game, go to nwaonline.com

    Week 5 Storylines

    Andrew Hutchinson

    Andrew Hutchinson

    Sports Reporter at NWA Media
    Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
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    North Little Rock kicked off Week 5 with a dominant 42-0 win over Mountain Home in a game that was called at halftime because of severe weather in the Little Rock area.

    Friday night features 103 games across the state, all of which can be found on our Week 5 scoreboard. Scores will be updated periodically throughout the night.

    Here are some story lines to keep an eye on during Friday's games.

    Game of the Night

    The 8-4A conference is one of the deepest in the state, with three teams ranked in the top four of Class 4A by the … Continue Reading ››

    Red Dog Q&A: Jorge Alba

    Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter

    Sports Reporter at NWA Media
    Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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    AN FBH-HERT-SDALE FRIDAY NIGHT - Jorge Alba Feature
    Springdale junior safety Jorge Alba.
    Junior safety Jorge Alba has been a breakout performer in Springdale High’s first four games this fall.

    Alba ranks third on the team with 27 tackles and also has a tackle-for-loss, sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery, pass breakup and interception — the only Bulldog player with one of each. He made an impressive, one-handed interception Friday against Rogers Heritage in the first half, then lined up at running back and caught a 50-yard touchdown pass on his only … Continue Reading ››

    Week 5 Springdale Football Notes

    Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter

    Sports Reporter at NWA Media
    Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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    AN FBH-SDALE PRACTICE
    Springdale coach Shane Patrick.
    Some pre-Har-Ber game notes.

  • This seems like a good week to play crosstown rival Springdale Har-Ber (1-3, 0-1) simply because it means Springdale won’t have time to dwell on a tough 40-35 loss to Heritage. Obviously Springdale will be up to play Har-Ber. The Wildcats have won seven straight in the series and is coming off an impressive 42-7 win at Rogers High to open 7A-West play.


  • Springdale safety/receiver Zach Burton (knee) is still day-to-day. He missed the Heritage game after getting hurt returning a kickoff … Continue Reading ››