Week 5 Storylines

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

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

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 ››
  • Roundtable: Who Are The 7A-West’s Title Contenders?

    Fort Smith Northside middle linebacker Deontre Hardwick and Grizzlies coach Mike Falleur.
    Four questions for four writers, talking 7A-West football heading into week five.

    1. Finish this sentence: Springdale Har-Ber's 42-7 blowout win at Rogers High was                    ?

    Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer) Not too shocking. Let me break it down. Har-Ber beat Owasso, Okla., 21-14 at a preseason scrimmage over in Tulsa. Granted, it was a scrimmage, but Owasso is one of … Continue Reading ››

    Springdale Football By The Numbers

    Springdale sophomore linebacker Kamryn Dickerson.
    Springdale dropped to 0-4 with a tough 40-35 home loss to Rogers Heritage in its 7A-West opener Friday.

    Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bulldogs.

    902 — Passing yards for junior quarterback Fuller Chandler this season, easily first in the 7A-West. He has seven touchdowns and five interceptions, while he is second on the team with 133 rushing yards and two touchdowns, including a career-high 91 yards against Heritage. He’s on pace to throw for 2,255 yards in the regular season … Continue Reading ››

    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 ››

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