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Week 11 Notebook Class 5A and Below

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screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-4-21-57-pm screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-4-22-28-pm   GREENLAND The Pirates finished 5-5 overall and 3-4 to take the No 5 seed from the 3A-1 Conference, but coach Lee Larkan isn’t pleased with the season as a whole. “We don’t really consider 5-5 and a fifth-place seed (as) a good season,” Larkan said. “I don’t even think a fifth seed should be in the playoffs. We’re not going to say the season was disaster, but in our minds, 5-5 is unacceptable.” Atkins (7-2-1) finished 6-1 to finish second in … Continue Reading ››

Week 10 Notebook Class 5A and Below

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screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-4-40-31-pm screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-4-45-17-pm PRAIRIE GROVE Abshier offers players history lesson By winning at Lincoln on Friday, Prairie Grove has a chance to do something it hasn’t done since 2001: Finish 10-0 in the regular season.
Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier said Isaac Disney's explosiveness has helped this year's team exceed expectations.
Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier said Isaac Disney's explosiveness has helped this year's team exceed expectations.
That 2001 squad is the … Continue Reading ››

Prep Report Class 5A and Below Week 7

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stat-leaders-1 stat-leaders-2 PEA RIDGE Blackhawks Ready For Showdown

Pea Ridge is eager for the challenge Friday in a battle of unbeaten teams teams at Prairie Grove. Both teams are 6-0 and co-leaders in the 4A-1 Conference.

“Prairie Grove is really, really good, but we’re proud of the way we’ve played as well,” Pea Ridge coach Stephen Neal said. “This is what what high football is all about. Two real good teams going at each other.”

Pea Ridge (6-0, 3-0) was able to overcome a … Continue Reading ››

Week 6 Athlete of the Week: Will Jarrett

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Bentonville West, a team some wrote off this season because it has no seniors on its roster, is 2-1 in 7A-West play after a 42-40 win against Springdale High on Friday.

Sophomore quarterback Will Jarrett is the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week after completing 21 of 29 passes for 332 yards and four touchdowns and also rushing for a touchdown in the first-year program’s second victory. The Wolverines’ only other touchdown was 99-yard interception return by junior Jason Gloeckler.

A close second for Athlete of the Week honors was Prairie Grove’s Zeke Laird, who was 12-of-17 passing for 270 yards and a … Continue Reading ››

Prep Report Class 5A and Below – Week 5

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Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier.
Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier.
Abshier expects Gravette will be toughest opponent yet
Prairie Grove is perfect (4-0, 1-0) heading into Friday’s pivotal 4A-1 game at Gravette, a team Tigers coach Danny Abshier said looks familiar on film.

“It’s the same thing we always see (at Gravette),” Abshier said. “It’s a classy bunch and classic (coach) Billy Harrelson team. He always puts out a good bunch that goes hard and coach Harrelson and … Continue Reading ››

Kyler Williams named Athlete of the Week

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Even before Saturday night’s tragic event, there was little debate over who deserved to be named the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week.NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES ‚Ä¢ @NWATONYR Kyler Williams (3) of Springdale celebrates a touchdown with teammates Elaiu Andrike (71) and Calob Reed (51) against Rogers Heritage Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale. NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES ‚Ä¢ @NWATONYR
Kyler Williams (3) of Springdale celebrates a touchdown with teammates Elaiu Andrike (71) and Calob Reed (51) against Rogers … Continue Reading ››

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Prairie Grove’s Disney Named Athlete of the Week

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Prairie Grove’s Isaac Disney is the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week after turning in a whale of a performance during the Tigers’’ 53-0 victory against West Fork.

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Isaac Disney
The senior speedster, who also shines on the basketball court and the baseball field, caught three passes for 98 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Disney added an interception return for another score.

Other Week 3 standouts were Fayetteville’s Taylor Powell, who finished with 336 total yards and three touchdown passes. Two of those … Continue Reading ››

VIDEO: Rays of Sonshine – Spotlight on Sons of Coaches

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We visited with Shiloh Christian linebacker/running back Broc Berus and his dad, defensive coordinator Chris Berus. Also, interviews with Prairie Grove son-coach duos Zeke and Craig Laird, and John David and John Elder.

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Prep Report: Saints Still Uncertain About Injuries

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Less than 60 hours away from Friday's season opener at Elkins, Shiloh Christian coach Jeff Conaway is uncertain about the status of two injured starters. Senior Chase Bowerman, a third-year starting center, suffered an ankle injury during the Saints’ scrimmage at Springdale High on Aug. 23. Senior receiver Tyler Roth, who caught 40 passes for 886 yards and 9 touchdowns last season, is recovering from a knee injury. “We’re not real sure yet, but we’ve got two more days to figure it out,” Conaway said. “With Chase, nothing was broken, so he’s recovering quickly, but we’re still day-to-day with those injuries.” [caption … Continue Reading ››