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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 Zeke Laird
Prairie Grove Zeke Laird
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 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 ››

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.

To learn more about the relationships, read the full story by clicking here.

Week 1: Springdale’s Williams earns Player of the Week honors

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Springdale’s Kyler Williams is the ARPreps.com Player of the Week for Week 1 of the 2016 high school football season.
Springdale WR Kyler Williams
Springdale WR Kyler Williams
The 5-foot-9, 165-pounder used his 4.5 speed to race for 170 yards and 3 touchdowns on six receptions in a 37-30 win at Conway. It was a rematch of last season’s opening round of the state playoffs, which the Wampus ‘Cats won 42-7. Williams is the top returning receiver in the 7A-West, so it’s not a surprise … Continue Reading ››