What’s Wrong With Bentonville?

Four weeks through the regular season, the same questions come time and time again.

What's wrong with Bentonville?

Why does the preseason pick to be a repeat Class 7A state champion find itAN FBH-ROCK-BENTself muddled in a four-game losing skid, its worst since the end of the 2005 season?

Many of the reasons point the same direction — toward the Tigers' offense. Each week, the yardage Bentonville has gained has declined, from 297 yards in its season opener against Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst to just 181 in Friday's loss to Fort Smith Southside.

The running … Continue Reading ››

Week 4 Notable Performances and Games

Football, High School, Pine Bluff, North Little Rock Here are a few notable performances and games from the fourth week of the Arkansas high school football season. Are we forgetting anyone? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us at @arpreps.


  • North Little Rock wide receiver K.J. Hill caught eight passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns in the Charging Wildcats' 41-14 win over Cabot.

  • Junction City defensive end Jamario Bell had eight tackles, including five sacks, in the Dragons' 68-8 win over Hermitage. The five sacks tie a school record.

  • Nashville wide receiver/defensive … Continue Reading ››
  • Fort Smith Southside 10, Bentonville 7

    FORT SMITH — Seth Acosta has become the latest defensive player to pour salt to Bentonville’s winless wounds.

    Fort Smith Southside’s senior linebacker intercepted a Kasey Ford screen pass on the third play of the second half and raced 27 yards for a touchdown. It gave the Rebels a 10-0 lead, and it was enough as Southside posted a 10-7 victory in the 7A-West Conference football opener for both teams at Jim Rowland Stadium.

    It marked the fourth time in as many games that Bentonville (0-4, 0-1) has not only committed a turnover, but the opposing team went on to score on … Continue Reading ››

    Pea Ridge 30, Gentry 14

    GENTRY — Pea Ridge coach Tony Travis warned his team even though Gentry had not won a game this season, the Pioneers were dangerous.

    The Blackhawks took that message to heart after Gentry took a first-quarter lead Friday night.

    The Pea Ridge defense held the Pioneers without a first down in the second and third quarters and pulled away for a 30-14 victory to start 4A-1 Conference play on a good note and remain undefeated.

    “We talked about it coming over here and even before the game, Gentry’s offense is capable of scoring,” Travis said. “They have some play-making ability. I think our … Continue Reading ››

    Rogers Heritage 40, Springdale 35

    Rogers Heritage running back Joey Saucier.
    SPRINGDALE — Rogers Heritage senior Joey Saucier ran for a career-high 296 yards and four touchdowns, including the eventual game-winner on an 80-yard run late in the fourth quarter Friday night.

    Saucier’s big day paved the way for Heritage’s thrilling 40-35 win over Springdale, but a key defensive play on the ensuing drive solidified the win for the War Eagles.

    Heritage cornerback Jerrell Hobbs recovered Malcolm Neal’s fumble near midfield on the first play of Springdale’s drive and the War Eagles (2-2, … Continue Reading ››

    Week 4 Scoreboard

    If you don't see your school's score listed or if you see an error, tweet @arpreps or comment below.

    Friday, Sept. 26


    Benton 28, Little Rock Parkview 19 (FINAL)

    Bryant 34, Russellville 6 (FINAL)

    Conway 45, Siloam Springs 10 (FINAL)

    El Dorado 38, Little Rock Hall 0 (FINAL)

    Fort Smith Northside 27, Fayetteville 24 (FINAL)

    Fort Smith Southside 10, Bentonville 7 (FINAL)

    Greenwood 52, Van Buren 31 (FINAL)

    Jonesboro 59, Mountain Home 0 (FINAL)

    Lake Hamilton 56, Sheridan 29 (FINAL)

    Little Rock Catholic 7, Alma 6 (FINAL)

    Little Rock Central 28, Searcy 21 (FINAL)

    North Little Rock 41, Cabot 14 (FINAL)

    Pine Bluff 40, Texarkana 14 (FINAL)

    Rogers Heritage 40, Springdale 35 (FINAL)

    Springdale Har-Ber 42, … Continue Reading ››

    Springdale Har-Ber 42, Rogers 7

    ROGERS — Trey Smith started at quarterback for Springdale Har-Ber and he also caught three passes in the first half for the Wildcats. But Smith’s biggest contribution Friday night may have come off his foot.

    In a scoreless game, the sophomore booted a punt 59 yards to the Rogers High one midway through the second quarter. The Wildcats then forced a three-and-out and they used the swing in field position and the momentum to score two touchdowns in a four-minute span before halftime to start a 42-7 victory over the Mounties in the 7A-West Conference opener at Whitey Smith Stadium.

    “The first … Continue Reading ››

    Shiloh Christian 43, Berryville 14

    SPRINGDALE — Matthew Solomon was due some good fortune on a return this season.

    Twice earlier in the year he returned two punts for scores, only to look back and see yellow flags laying behind him for penalties that negated the returns.

    On Friday night, he gathered Berryville's opening kickoff at his own 15 and zipped down the left sideline. As he raced past the Berryville kicker, he looked back to see if there was any laundry on the field. All the officials flags were still tucked away.

    Solomon's 85-yard opening kickoff return was all the spark the Saints needed en route to … Continue Reading ››

    Week 4 Storylines

    While some teams in Class 2A started conference play a couple weeks ago, the rest of the state begins tonight.

    The schedule of 104 games can be found on our Week 4 scoreboard. Scores will be updated periodically throughout the night.

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

    7A-West Showdown

    For the second time in three weeks, the biggest game in the state's largest classification will be played in Fayetteville.

    The Bulldogs are 3-0 and are No. 1 in the state after beating North Little Rock in Week 2 and Bentonville starting 0-3. Fort Smith Northside has also … Continue Reading ››

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