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Southside’s Johnson Earns Player of the Week Honors

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
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.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS ¥ @NWAMICHAELW Fort Smith Southside quarterback Cooper Johnson is tackled by Fort Smith Northside defender Davin Chitwood as he runs for a gain during their game Friday November 6, 2015 at Mayo-Thompson Stadium in Fort Smith.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS ¥ @NWAMICHAELW
Fort Smith Southside quarterback Cooper Johnson is tackled by Fort Smith Northside defender Davin Chitwood as he runs for a gain during their game Friday November 6, 2015 at Mayo-Thompson Stadium in Fort Smith.


Fort Smith Southside quarterback Cooper Johnson is the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Player … Continue Reading ››

Preview: West Fork at Greenland

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
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.
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Previewing West Fork at Greenland.

Jonathan Ramey Memorial Field

RECORDS West Fork 6-3, 6-0 3A-1 Conference. Greenland 9-0, 6-0

BETWEEN THE LINES The conference championship and home-field throughout the playoffs are at stake. … Greenland is seeking to complete a perfect regular season after outscoring teams 442-106 in its first nine wins, which includes four shutouts. West Fork has won its six conference games by an average of 19.7 points, including three shutouts, after going 0-3 in nonconference play. … West Fork has won five of the last six in the series, including a 22-13 win a year ago. … West Fork senior … Continue Reading ››

NWA playoff picture takes shape

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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.
Henry Apple
A first-round bye or not? A playoff game at home or one on the road? The right to play again or season completed? That's the questions that will be answered when Week 10 of the 7A-West Conference games transpire Friday night. Many of the playoff pictures became clearer after Friday's game, and now many teams know what they must do during their regular-season finales. Here's how things shape up for Northwest Arkansas' football teams heading into Friday's games: 7A-West Conference Springdale Har-Ber — Has clinched the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye. Bentonville/Fayetteville — The winner of Friday’s game earns the No. 2 seed and … Continue Reading ››

Northside’s Hardwick Earns POTW Honors

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
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.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Deontre Hardwick (8) Fort Smith Northside senior, tackles Lucky Bannavong (21) Springdale junior for a loss against Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR
Deontre Hardwick (8) Fort Smith Northside senior, tackles Lucky Bannavong (21) Springdale junior for a loss against Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.


Fort Smith Northside linebacker Deontre Hardwick is the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Player of the Week after recording a career-high five sacks, forcing a fumble … Continue Reading ››

Northwest Arkansas’ Playoff Picture

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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.
Henry Apple
I consider the perfect time to get an early look at how the Arkansas high school football playoff picture is shaping comes after the eighth week has been completed. After spending most of Saturday morning pouring into the possibilities, one thing is for certain: there are still a lot of variables that could take place. Not all of them have the situation like Van Buren, where it's win one certain game or stay home. Since that is the case, I have limited everything to each team's best possible situation and its worst possible situation. Here is what I've come up with so far.  … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Elkins at West Fork

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
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.
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Previewing Elkins at West Fork.

Tiger Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Elkins 4-3, 4-0 3A-1 Conference. West Fork 4-3, 4-0 3A-1.

ON THE AIR None.

BETWEEN THE LINES Both teams are undefeated in the 3A-1 and are tied with Greenland for the league lead. … Both teams are still in line for hosting at least one playoff game in the Class AAA playoffs and the winner of tonight’s game will secure at least one of the top three seeds from the 3A-1. … West Fork’s defense has forced 11 turnovers in four conference games. … Tigers quarterback Colton Wise has thrown for 678 yards and … Continue Reading ››

Dog Days: West Fork’s Brayden Burnett

Chip Souza

Chip Souza

Sports Editor at NWA Media
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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For more on West Fork's Brayden Burnett, check out the feature in Saturday's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

At A Glance

Brayden Burnett

School: West Fork

Class: Senior

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Position: LB/RB

Notable: Burnett finished with 97 tackles from his middle linebacker position and rushed for a team-high 598 yards and scored eight touchdowns to earn all-conference honors last season.

— Paul Boyd • @NWAPaulB

Northwest Arkansas’ Playoff Possibilities

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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.
Henry Apple
With just one week remaining in the regular season, here are how football teams in Northwest Arkansas stand as far as playoff possibilities go.

7A-West

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 ››

West Fork 28, Elkins 18

Vernon Tarver

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.
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ELKINS — Louie Crawford had a night to remember for West Fork.

The Tigers’ senior did a little bit of everything, in all facets of the football game. And West Fork needed him to, as Crawford’s big plays on offense, defense and special teams made a huge difference in a 28-18 win over rival Elkins at John Bunch Memorial Field.

Crawford caught two touchdown passes from 19 and 38 yards out from quarterback Colton Wise, part of his 9 reception, 155-yard total on the night. The senior also had two interceptions on defense to help stall two Elkins’ drives deep in West … Continue Reading ››