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.
The Cardinals rushed for 304 yards to spoil Vilonia’s … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
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 ››
Greenland suffered its first defeat, losing by a touchdown (19-12) at Gentry. The Pirates (2-1) allied for 12 points in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late after the Pioneers built a 19-0 lead.
Long-time Pirates coach Lee Larkan believes the game was lost much earlier after his team lost a fumble deep in its first drive of the game. They then lost tailback Michael McAdoo to an injury, and the senior is not expected to play this week against Clinton at home.
“We don't have much … Continue Reading ››
Little Rock Christian has played two of the top 3 teams in Class 4A, losing 55-48 to Warren in Week 1 and 44-42 to Shiloh Christian in Week 2, so we asked LRC coach Jeff Weaver to compare the two teams.
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.