Week 4 of the high school football season is here, which means 7A-West Conference play is upon us. Listen as Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Andrew Hutchinson previews Friday's four games.
The big takeaway from the Fayetteville vs. Greenwood preseason football scrimmage Monday at Smith-Robinson Stadium in Greenwood was this....
Fayetteville most definitely plans to put the hurry in Hurry-Up offense this season.
The Purple'Dogs needed a little bit of time to rev up the engines and get started, failing to score on their four possessions in the first quarter. But once the offense began to click, the fast-paced, up-tempo attack was off to the races.
In the first half of the scrimmage — the only half which featured varsity vs. varsity the entire way — Fayetteville went on a tear through the Greenwood … Continue Reading ››
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.
With just one week remaining in the regular season, here are how football teams in Northwest Arkansas stand as far as playoff possibilities go.
Bentonville: Can finish as high as No. 1 seed and earn first-round bye with a win over Fayetteville and a Fort Smith Northside win over Fort Smith Southside. Can finish as low as No. 4 seed with a loss to Fayetteville and a Northside win, but host a first-round playoff game.
Fayetteville: Can finish as high as No. 1 seed and earn first-round bye with a win over Bentonville and a Southside win over Northside. Can finish as … Continue Reading ››
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.
Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football heading into the first week of conference play.
1. True or false: Fayetteville sophomore Taylor Powell is already one of the elite quarterbacks in the 7A-West?
Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer) — True. He may be close to claiming the No. 1 spot by the end of the season and there’s a good chance he’ll be the league’s best next year. Look at what past Division I quarterbacks did or didn’t do as … Continue Reading ››
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 ››