Welcome to the debut of ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week.
Each Monday, we’ll comb through tweets and compile a list with screen captures of dozens of tweets. We’ll try to find the best — and by that we mean the most interesting, intriguing, and, sometimes, enlightening — tweets from coaches and players around Northwest Arkansas.
Tweets posted here will be 100 percent positive and is strictly for entertainment purposes only. However, Twitter can be a solid source for actual news, such as tweets about players making college visits, receiving scholarship offers or making verbal commitments. Because so much goes unreported — unless a player is being recruited by the Arkansas Razorbacks or another Division-I program — this feature also can provide recognition to college-bound prospects in Northwest Arkansas.
The number of players and coaches in all NWA prep sports is so vast that we’ve certainly missed some clever ones. That said, always feel free to direct message or tweet Mike Capshaw (@NWACappy) about any tweet(s) that are worthy of consideration using the hashtag #ARPreps or #ARPrepsTweets.
Now, with that all out of the way, let’s check out the best tweets from Sunday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Oct. 15:
Tweet of the Week
Even though we’re in the middle of football season, the top tweet comes from Pea Ridge basketball coach Trent Loyd, who took to Twitter to post his thoughts after the second debate between Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We’re pretty sure neither supports this message.
Springdale Har-Ber do-everything athlete Tevin Eckwood after earning this belt for a pick six during Friday’s 45-0 win against Bentonville West. Eckwood told reporter Scottie Bordelon (@NWACappy) that Har-Ber defensive coordinator Keith Fimple sampled the idea from the University of Alabama. The belt is passed around each time a Wildcats’ defender causes a turnover and it’s apparently working as they’ve forced more than 20 already this season.
Pea Ridge golfer Chandler Tidwell after the Blackhawks’ loss at Prairie Grove. It was in reference a sign Tigers’ senior Isaac Disney noticed the previous week at Shiloh Christian that read, “Isaac Disney is Overrated.” He returned two interceptions and a punt for touchdowns and also blocked a punt against the Blackhawks.
Ringin’ in the ‘Dogs
Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell, a Wake Forest commitment, sending teammate Akial Byers, an Alabama commitment, well wishes on his birthday while also talking about an end-of-the-season wish.
Ahh, How Sweet!
Shiloh Christian quarterback Connor Reece is senior volleyball player Sarah Rountree‘s biggest fan. Rountree continued adding to her school-record for most aces in a single season on senior night.
Line ‘O the Times
Fayetteville offensive lineman Max Thurman, who reports six scholarship offers, presents photo evidence of his versatility and ability to play four of the five positions along the offensive front during the Bulldogs’ win against Rogers High.
Big Game Coming Friday
Springdale Har-Ber senior outside linebacker Bryce Yates with what we’re guessing is a warning for future opponents. The ‘Cats battle Fayetteville on Friday.
It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like …
The family of Fayetteville senior Blake Coulter, who patrols the secondary with his twin, Trey Coulter, apparently is already getting into the Christmas spirit.
Bentonville senior left tackle Jack Short congratulating Greenwood quarterback Luke Hales, who’ll join Short at Central Arkansas next season.
Swimming with the Big Fish
Bentonville swimmer Hayden Harlow pledged to Penn State while another 7A-West swimmer, Har-Ber High’s Michael Burris, committed to Alabama.
Country music star Luke Bryan must have liked the aforementioned Isaac Disney and a Prairie Grove teammate Sol Walker‘s smiles during a concert on a farm in The Grove on Thursday night.
Benotnville junior Kam’ron Mays-Hunt with a game day tweet pic before the Tigers’ win over Springdale High.
Mounting Up W’s
Rogers High senior Seth Kupers was excited after his team’s 26-7 win against Van Buren. The Mountaineers are 5-2 overall and 2-2 in 7A-West play after the victory.
A Necessary Visit
Rogers High senior defensive end Phillip Necssesary was joined by teammate, junior Jake Benninghoff, on a visit to Lyon College.
Bentonville West junior offensive lineman Jackson Collins was all smiles during a visit to Hendrix College.
Apparently, with all the stories of killer clowns being on the prowl, a couple of “friends” decided it would be fun to prank Pea Ridge standout receiver Hayden Holtgrewe.
Because we began with a tweet about the presidency from Pea Ridge, we figured we would finish up with one. Here’s Blackhawks junior quarterback Jakota Sainsbury weighing in on if Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott should keep the starting job after veteran Tony Romo returns from injury.