Preview: Springdale at Alma

Springdale's Lucky Bannavong (left) and Alma's Heath Friddle.
Springdale’s Lucky Bannavong (left) and Alma’s Heath Friddle.

Previewing Springdale at Alma.

Airedale Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Springdale 0-1; Alma 0-1

ON THE AIR Watch via the NIAAA iPhone app or on the Springdale Public Schools YouTube channel.

BETWEEN THE LINES Springdale gave up four first quarter touchdowns and allowed nearly 700 yards of offense in a 63-28 loss at Greenwood last week. … Alma led Fort Smith Southside 19-0 late in the first half of its Sept. 1 season opener, but allowed five unanswered touchdowns in a 35-19 loss. … Alma won last year’s meeting 28-10. … Alma played two QBs, junior Noah Dotson and senior Alex Beneux, against Southside. Dotson was 12 of 18 for 176 yards, a touchdown and an interception with a touchdown run. Beneux was 3 of 11 for 27 yards with 16 yards rushing. … Springdale’s pass game, namely QB Jack Lindsey and WR Kyler Williams, was a bright spot, Lindsey was 18 of 32 for 209 yards and two scores, plus a touchdown run, while Williams caught nine passes for 153 yards. … Williams had 228 all-purpose yards in the loss. Running back Lucky Bannavong had 161, 106 on kick returns, including an 89-yard touchdown, 56 of the team’s 59 rushing yards on nine carries and a catch for a loss of a yard. … Alma ran for just 52 yards on 24 attempts in the opener. … Seven of the nine touchdowns allowed by Springdale’s defense last week were 20 yards or longer. Alma starts four junior offensive linemen. … Airedales MLB Jaedon Mitchell had a team-high 17 tackles last week. Beneux had 14. … Springdale will start sophomore Stone Ben at S in place of injured senior Gavin Schmidt (neck).

PLAYERS TO WATCH Springdale — QB Jack Lindsey (Sr., 6-4, 180), RB Lucky Bannavong (Jr., 5-9, 150), WR Kyler Williams (Jr., 5-9, 155), TE Kamryn Dickerson (Jr., 6-1, 230), DE Chris Arrvelo (Jr., 6-0, 215), DT Francisco Araujo (Jr., 6-2, 285), LB Sam Robinson (Sr., 5-9, 195), FS Jayden Minchew (Jr., 6-0, 170). Alma — QB/LB Noah Dotson (Jr., 6-1, 220), QB/S Alex Beneux (Sr., 6-1, 170), WR/OLB Heath Friddle (Sr., 6-0, 160), TE/DE Alex Key (Sr., 6-0, 183), RT Cordell Thompson (Jr., 6-1, 240), DT Daniel Edwards (Sr., 5-9, 250), MLB Jaedon Mitchell (Jr., 5-9, 183), CB/WR Kevin Shultz (Sr., 5-10, 170).

HOOTEN’S RANKINGS Springdale is No. 13 in Class 7A. Alma is No. 8 in Class 6A.

HOOTEN’S LINE Alma by 10

OUR TAKE Alma 38, Springdale 24

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SPRINGDALE BULLDOGS STARTING LINEUPS

OFFENSE

QB

12: Jack Lindsey (Sr., 6-4, 180)

RB

21: Lucky Bannavong (Jr., 5-9, 150) OR

25: Erick Mendez (Jr., 5-9, 175)

FB

44: Dylan Sisemore (Soph., 5-10, 210)

TE

40: Kamryn Dickerson (Jr., 6-1, 230)

WR

3: Kyler Williams (Jr., 5-10, 165)

4: Hunter Necessary (Sr., 5-9, 170)

LT

66: Steffan Bonilla (Sr., 6-1, 260)

LG

71: Chris Major (Sr., 6-4, 260)

C

56: Pedro Lazo (Sr., 5-9, 200)

RG

59: Alex Rodriguez (Soph., 5-4, 200)

RT

57: Jackson Hutchins (Sr., 5-10, 230)

DEFENSE

DE

95: Eduardo Perez (Sr., 6-0, 205)

DT

99: Francisco Araujo (Jr., 6-2, 285)

NG

97: Manny Martinez (Sr., 5-9, 225)

DE

8: Chris Arevelo (Jr., 6-0, 215)

MLB

46: Sam Robinson (Sr., 5-9, 195)

WLB

33: Ever Galdamez (Sr., 5-10, 195)

CB

23: Kenneth Lane (Sr., 5-8, 150)

SS

30: Ivan Fuentes (Sr., 5-9, 155)

WS

1: Stone Ben (Soph., 5-9, 145)

FS

10: Jayden Minchew (Jr., 6-0, 170)

CB

Malcolm Neal (Sr., 5-9, 145)

ALMA AIREDALES STARTING LINEUPS

OFFENSE

QB

10: Noah Dotson (Jr., 6-1, 220) OR

19: Alex Beneux (Sr., 6-1, 170)

RB

30: Landon Brigance (Sr., 5-11, 190)

TE

3: Alex Key (Sr., 6-0, 183)

WR

1: Heath Friddle (Sr., 6-0, 160)

24: Kevin Schultz (Sr., 5-10, 170)

15: Thomas Hall (Sr., 5-11, 180)

LT

53: Tristan Allen (Jr., 6-2, 215)

LG

62: Gunner Medrano (Jr., 5-9, 230)

C

75: Michael Blythe (Jr., 5-7, 204)

RG

55: Dylan Hesson (Sr., 5-10, 240)

RT

71: Cordel Thompson (Jr., 6-1, 240)

DEFENSE

DE

12: Dylan Poor (Sr., 5-9, 190)

DT

72: Daniel Edwards (Sr., 5-9, 250)

DT

46: Brock Daly (Sr., 6-4, 360)

DE

3: Alex Key (Sr., 6-0, 183)

OLB

1: Heath Friddle (Sr., 6-0, 160)

MLB

34: Jaedon Mitchell (Jr., 5-9, 183)

OLB

15: Thomas Hall (Sr., 5-11, 180)

CB

24: Kevin Shultz (Sr., 5-10, 170)

S

38: Brayden Harris (Jr., 5-11, 155)

S

19: Alex Beneux (Sr., 6-1, 170)

CB

5: Trevor Whitlock (Sr., 5-11, 165)

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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