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Prairie Grove 48, Gosnell 26: Recap with full stats

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Averaging more than seven yards per run, Prairie Grove didn’t need to pass much to defeat Gosnell 48-26 at Tiger Stadium on Friday.

When senior quarterback Zeke Laird did drop back to throw, he was effective and efficient by completing 10 of 14 passes for 147 yards and touchdowns to three different receivers.

Of course, senior speed demon Isaac Disney is a weapon (3 receptions, 40 yards, 1 touchdown), but tight end Demarkus Cooper proved to be just as dangerous and difficult to tackle. The Tigers’ 6-foot-1, 220-pound junior tight end finished with three grabs for 82 yards and a touchdown.

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Prairie Grove’s Laird earns Athlete of the Week honors

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Prairie Grove senior quarterback/linebacker Zeke Laird starred on offense, defense and special teams to earn ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week honors.

The first-year starting quarterback accounted for five touchdowns as the Tigers piled up 520 yards during a 61-13 home win against Central Arkansas Christian. Laird was 7-of-9 passing for 156 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for two touchdowns. He also booted six extra points.

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Week 12 Notebook Class 5A and Below

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GRAVETTE 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 ››

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 ››

PREP REPORT CLASS 5A AND BELOW WEEK 5

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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.
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week-5-stat-leaders week-5-tackle-leaders 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 ››

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 ››