Week 1 Pick’Em Poll

The staff of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette picks some of the biggest area high school and college football games this week.

Bentonville at KC (Mo.) Rockhurst

CONSENSUS: Bentonville (5-4)

Henry Apple: Bentonville

Paul Boyd: Bentonville

Jimmy Carter: Bentonville

Rick Fires: KC Rockhurst

Andrew Hutchinson: Bentonville

Paul Nielsen: KC Rockhurst

Chip Souza: KC Rockhurst

Vernon Tarver: Bentonville

Graham Thomas: KC Rockhurst

 

Webb City, Mo. at Springdale Har-Ber

CONSENSUS: Webb City (9-0)

Apple: Webb City

Boyd: Webb City

Carter: Webb City

Fires: Webb City

Hutchinson: Webb City

Nielsen: Webb City

Souza: Webb City

Tarver: Webb City

Thomas: Webb City

 

Rogers at Siloam Springs

CONSENSUS: Rogers (8-1)

Apple: Rogers

Boyd: Rogers

Carter: Siloam Springs

Fires: Rogers

Hutchinson: Rogers

Nielsen: Rogers

Souza: Rogers

Tarver: Rogers

Thomas: Rogers

 

Lawton (Okla.) Eisenhower at Fayetteville

CONSENSUS: Fayetteville (9-0)

Apple: Fayetteville

Boyd: Fayetteville

Carter: Fayetteville

Fires: Fayetteville

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Preview: Webb City, Mo. at Springdale Har-Ber

Springdale Har-Ber's Luke Hannon.
Springdale Har-Ber's Luke Hannon.


Previewing Webb City, Mo. at Springdale Har-Ber. Wildcat Stadium

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Records: Webb City (2-0); Har-Ber (0-0).

On The Air: Watch via the free Har-Ber NIAAA app or on the Springdale Public Schools YouTube channel.

Between The Lines: Webb City has won 30 consecutive games since losing to Har-Ber 42-35 at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale in 2013. … The defending 4A state champions in Missouri are ranked 19th nationally by USA Today. … Senior quarterback Tyson Roderique leads a Webb City offense that rushes for 285 yards per … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Bentonville at Kansas City Rockhurst

Bentonville at Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst

Dasta Memorial Stadium

• KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m.

• RECORDS: Bentonville is playing its season opener. Rockhurst is 1-1.

• ON THE AIR: www.bentonvillehssports.com

• BETWEEN THE LINES: Bentonville leads the series 2-1, but the last two games have been decided by three points or less. … Tonight marks the head coaching debut of Bentonville’s Jody Grant, who was promoted from defensive coordinator after Barry Lunney announced his retirement in January. … The Tigers knocked off Owasso, Okla., 16-7 in its preseason scrimmage at Tulsa Union, thanks to three field goals by Hayden Moehring — including a 50-yard kick. … … Continue Reading ››

VIDEO: SHILOH CHRISTIAN 77, CHARLESTON 49



Shiloh Christian compiled more than 600 yards of offense in a 77-49 win against Charleston in the season opener Tuesday night at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

The Saints ended Charleston's 29-game winning streak as junior quarterback Connor Reece passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more. Junior running back Broc Berus scored four rushing touchdowns for Shiloh.

The Saints will get a lengthy break before hosting Bastrop, La., on Sept. 11 in Champions Stadium.

7A-West Top 5: Players

Fort Smith Northside's Keondre Thomas (left) and teammate Deontre Hardwick.
Fort Smith Northside's Kiondre Thomas (left) and teammate Deontre Hardwick.


High school football season is getting close to kicking off, which means another year of high-level competition in the 7A-West.

The conference has claimed 10 straight state titles and the league figures to again have multiple contenders this fall. This is a look at the conference’s top players, games and more as September approaches fast. These rankings were made with input from other writers, coaches and players from around the league.

Here’s … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Set For Conference Play

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Desiree Mack of Springdale celebrates a piont against Shiloh Christian Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at Champions Gym in Springdale.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR
Desiree Mack of Springdale celebrates a piont against Shiloh Christian Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at Champions Gym in Springdale.


Springdale has plenty of momentum as it readies to open 7A-West Conference play tonight at home against Rogers.

The Lady Bulldogs (5-2) rallied to beat defending Class 6A state champion Russellville 3-2 at home on Tuesday in their final tune-up before jumping into … Continue Reading ››

Week 1 Springdale Football Notes

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE First-year Springdale coach Zak Clark watches his players Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, during practice at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
First-year Springdale coach Zak Clark watches his players Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, during practice at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.


Here are some notes as Springdale preps for its season opener Friday at Greenwood.



  • Summer was fun. There were team camps, 7-on-7, stadium progress reports and clever ‘Zak Attak’ t-shirts. But it’s finally time for some actual football.


  • The first game of the Zak … Continue Reading ››

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