Springdale Football By The Numbers

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Springdale senior receiver Salvador Sandoval.

Springdale dropped to 0-5 on Friday as a near-comeback at crosstown rival Springdale Har-Ber was thwarted in a 41-34 loss.

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

1,241 — Passing yards and 11 touchdowns for junior quarterback Fuller Chandler midway through the season after throwing for 339 yards and four touchdowns, both career-highs, at Har-Ber. Chandler had 1,110 yards and 12 touchdowns all last year, but is on track for 2,482 yards this season. He has led the 7A-West in passing yardage after every week and set a new career-high three times in five weeks.

611 — Receiving yards and four touchdown catches for senior Salvador Sandoval this year after catching eight passes for a career-high 172 yards and a touchdown Friday. Sandoval has four 100-yard receiving games this season and is on pace to finish with 1,222 yards. Midway through the season, he has already surpassed the team-high 456 yards totaled by graduated tight end Josiah Wymer all of last season.

467 — Yards of total offense allowed by the Springdale defense Friday, the fourth time in five games Springdale has allowed 450 or more yards this year. The Bulldogs are allowing 476.4 yards per game.

429 — Rushing yards for junior running back Malcolm Neal through five games, including 83 yards on 12 carries against Har-Ber, a number greatly bolstered by his career-long 64-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter as Springdale nearly came back to tie the game.

345 — Receiving yards for senior Chris Owens this season. Owens caught a career-high nine passes for 104 yards and a touchdown against Har-Ber. He has two 100-yard receiving performances this year (three catches, 119 yards, one touchdown at Bixby, Okla.).

63 — Receiving yards and two touchdowns on five catches against Har-Ber for junior Hunter Necessary, all career-highs. His 16-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter gave Springdale an early 7-0 lead. He hauled in a 17-yard score with 34 seconds left to pull Springdale within 41-34 in a near-rally. Necessary has nine catches for 113 yards and the two scores this year.

58.7 — Completion percentage for Chandler the last three weeks after completing 47.1 percent the first two weeks.

52.8 — Percent of Springdale’s offensive plays have been run plays midway through the season. Last season, Springdale ran the ball 62.9 percent of its offensive snaps.

46 — Tackles for senior Jaime Argueta, a team-high. Junior linebacker Sam Robinson is second with 42. Both have 26 solo tackles.

25:58 — Amount of game time, out of 240 minutes, Springdale has led this year. The Bulldogs have led in all five games. They led for 5:54 against Greenwood, 2:44 against Alma, 5:50 against Bixby, 13 seconds against Heritage and 11:07 at Har-Ber.

12 — Tackles for Argueta against Har-Ber, a team-high. Robinson and junior defensive end Manuel Martinez each had eight.

5 — Consecutive losses against Fayetteville, Springdale’s week-six opponent. The Bulldogs’ last win in the series was a 55-27 rout in 2008. Fayetteville’s average margin of victory during the current stretch is 23.4 points.

4 — Games with multiple turnovers for the Springdale offense. The Bulldogs had three Friday (two interceptions, one lost fumble) and are minus-6 in turnover margin this year.

3 — Straight starts for senior cornerback Ced Oliver. He has 13 tackles and a forced fumble this season.

2 — Straight starts for sophomore linebacker Kamryn Dickerson. He had three tackles, two solo, against Har-Ber and has 11 tackles, including two tackles-for-loss, this season.

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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