For its second consecutive five-hour plus bus ride, Gravette’s travel itinerary isn’t changing much. The Lions won 37-27 at Pocahontas last Friday and head to Hamburg this Friday.
They traveled nearly 600 miles round trip to Pocahontas and will trek nearly 700 miles for the round trip to Hamburg.
“It’s about 15 minutes farther, so we’ll leave at 7:45 Friday morning, which about 15 minutes earlier (than last week),” said Gravette coach Bill Harrelson. “We’ll stop at (Arkansas-Monticello) instead of Harding to do (a walk-through). And we’ll get home about 4:30 (a.m.), which is about 15 minutes later than … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
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.
That 2001 squad is the … Continue Reading ››
Cards Look To Stay in Playoff Hunt
Farmington has yet to consecutive games, but a victory at Maumelle on Friday would keep the Cardinals in the 5A-West playoff picture.
“This is our fourth homecoming in a row, so we’re seeing a lot of queens crowned,” said Farmington coach Mike Adams.
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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.”
Chip Souza is the sports editor of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Benton County schools. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas. He has earned numerous writing awards in both states.
Shiloh Christian ready for rivalry game
Prairie Grove and Shiloh Christian will hook up in a battle of unbeaten teams at Champions Stadium on Friday night.
In the past 10 years, the series is even at 5-5.
“It’s a big game, everyone knows that,” said Shiloh Christian coach Jeff Conaway. “It’s obviously the game of the week with two 5-0 teams an it’s been a very good rivalry.
“Our guys are going to be excited and up for the game, but … Continue Reading ››
Coming off a 44-42 win at 5A Little Rock Christian in Week 2 and a 35-22 win at a 3A Elkins in Week 1, the Saints finally get to play at home and against a fellow 4A opponent.
But that doesn’t mean the final non-conference game will be breeze as Pottsville has averaged nearly nine wins in each of the past six seasons under coach Bryan Rust. The Apaches opened this season with a 35-21 home win against Fountain Lake before losing 21-6 at Class 5A Vilonia this past week.
Following a physical, 21-20 overtime win against Ozark, Gravette coach Bill Harrelson is happy to report no new injuries.
However, the Lions will continue to be without receiver/safety Chris Childress, who suffered a knee injury during preseason practices, when they travel to Booneville for another stiff non-conference test at 7 p.m. Friday.
“We’re still going to miss Chris Childress, but we did feel fortunate to get out (of Friday’s win) without any injuries,” Harrelson said.
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