After opening the seasons with big losses to Springdale Har-Ber and Greenwood, the Southside Mavericks have bounced back in a big way with consecutive wins, including a 23-20 7A-Central opener against Conway Friday night.
The Mavericks (2-2, 1-0) used a late third quarter touchdown to take the lead and the defense did the rest, never allowing the Wampus Cats to cross midfield in the final quarter to get the win.
Brandon Ulrich, who has played sparingly this season, led the way with the game-winning 20-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds left in the third quarter. Ulrich led Mavericks in receptions with 4 … Continue Reading ››
Springdale Har-Ber used a strong second half to blow out Rogers High to open 7A-West Conference play with a 56-14 win at Whitey Smith Stadium.
The Wildcats broke away from a 21-14 halftime lead with three third-quarter touchdowns engineered by quarterback Payton Copher. The junior ran for one and threw for two in that quarter to give the Wildcats (3-1) a 42-14 advantage.
Copher ran for two touchdowns and threw for two in the game. Receiver Trey Smith also caught three touchdown passes.
Rogers (3-1) got a 72-yard interception return for a touchdown by Clark Tichy and Grayson Lee scored on a 1-yard … Continue Reading ››
SPRINGDALE – Kyler Williams' 10 catches for 265 yards and three touchdowns led Springdale to a 42-21 win over Rogers Heritage Friday to open 7A-West play.
Bulldog quarterback Layne Hutchins – 12/19, 321 yards, 4 TD – found Williams twice in the first half and once again from 68 yards out to seal win No. 3 for Springdale and drop Heritage to 0-4.
Springdale's defense forced four turnovers in the win as well, and has been a big factor in the Bulldogs surpassing last season's win total through just four weeks. Jayden Minchew and Stone Ben each picked off Heritage's Trey Kitterman … Continue Reading ››