West’s Jarrett earns Athlete of the Week

There were several huge performances this past week, but none had a bigger impact — and in a more crucial game — than Bentonville West quarterback Will Jarrett.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Bentonville West High School quarterback Will Jarrett (10) looks for a receiver in the first half during the game between Fayetteville High School and Bentonville West High School on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Bentonville High School in Bentonville.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Bentonville West High School quarterback Will Jarrett (10) looks for a receiver in the first half during the game between Fayetteville High School and Bentonville West High School on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Bentonville High School in Bentonville.

Jarrett, who also earned ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week honors last season, completed 25 of 37 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more in the Wolverines’ 38-28 victory over Fayetteville.

The junior hit Jackson Price with a 25-yard touchdown pass to break and 28-28 tie and keep the Wolverines, a second-year program, unbeaten at 5-0 overall and 2-0 in 7A-West play. This season, Jarrett has completed 53 of 83 passes (63.9 percent) for 1,152 yards with 13 touchdowns and just one interception. He’s also rushed for a pair of touchdowns.

Here’s a look at other top performers from this past week:

GRANT ALLEN, SPRINGDALE HAR-BER, accounted for five touchdowns, including two on the ground in the Wildcats’ win vs. Springdale High.

DARIUS BOWERS, FAYETTEVILLE, threw for 334 yards on 27 of 43 passing with three touchdowns and ran for another score in the Bulldogs’ loss at Bentonville West.

LANDON BROWN, SHILOH CHRISTIAN, threw for five touchdowns and passed for nearly 500 yards in the first half in the Saints’ win over Huntsville.

JOHN DAVID ELDER, PRAIRIE GROVE, threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ win over Gravette.

LUKE GUMM, SILOAM SPRINGS, had 104 receiving yards and a touchdown in the Panthers’ loss to Benton.

GARRISON JENSEN, ALMA, accounted for 250 yards and five touchdowns — including three rushing, two passing — in a 42-18 win over Farmington. Finished with 20 carries for 82 yards and completed 16 of 23 passes for 148 yards.

ANTHONY JOHNSON, PRAIRIE GROVE, rushed 13 times for 90 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 31-7 win against Gravette.

TREY KITTERMAN, ROGERS HERITAGE, rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 89 yards in the War Eagles’ 43-33 loss.

BLAKE MCDOULETT, BENTONVILLE WEST, kicked three field goals of 38, 41 and 43 yards and added three PATs in West’s win over Fayetteville.

COLIN MCWHORTER, ROGERS HIGH, rushed for 97 yards and three touchdowns and added 62 receiving yards in the Mounties’ win over Rogers Heritage.

JACKSON PRINCE, BENTONVILLE WEST, had seven receptions for 112 yards, including a tie-breaking 25-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.

DYLAN QUALLS, ROGERS HERITAGE, rushed for 225 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-33 loss to Rogers.

CALEB WILLIAMS, FARMINGTON, rushed 30 times for 120 yards in a 42-18 loss at Alma.

DERRICK WISE, FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE, rushed for 90 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score in a win over Litle Rock Central.

KAPONE WISE, SPRINGDALE HIGH, returned an interception 92 yards for a touchdown, recovered a fumble and blocked a field goal in the Red’Dogs’ loss to Springdale Har-Ber.

KENNY WOOD, GREENWOOD, rushed for 210 yards on 25 carries and three touchdowns in Greenwood’s win over El Dorado.

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