The Rogers Heritage defense got some early momentum and forced three Fort Smith Southside turnovers, but the War Eagles lost three more players to injury and fell 20-0 to the Rebels on Friday night.
Heritage coach Perry Escalante his team, which dropped to 0-7 and 0-4 7A-West Conference, is struggling physically.
"We're just physically beat up," Escalante said. "We had three more starters go down. That's up over 20-plus kids injured. I'm hoping we get some of those back. But golly, we're just beat to a pulp. We're running out of people."
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Bentonville's defense had seen enough Friday night.
Springdale High's offense had driven 55 yards to get a field goal just before halftime, then tried to seize more momentum by recovering an onside kick to start the second half. The Bulldogs might have had more, except a holding penalty negated a touchdown pass on the ensuing play.
That's when the Tigers slammed the door. Bentonville's defense allowed only 19 yards after that and also produced points in a 28-3 victory during 7A-West Conference action at Tiger Stadium.
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SPRINGDALE — A fan was overheard saying in the finals seconds Friday that Springdale Har-Ber would settle for a field goal and send the game into overtime against Fayetteville.
Not on this night. Not against this opponent.
Har-Ber went for the win and got it when Fuller Chandler found Trey Smith in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown pass with six seconds remaining. The 47-43 win was just the latest in a series of exciting finishes between Fayetteville and Har-Ber, who began Friday ranked No. 1 and 2 in Class 7A.
FORT SMITH — Another rash of injuries and the play of Fort Smith Northside quarterback Max Frazier was too much for Rogers High to overcome Friday night in a 30-9 loss to the Grizzlies in a 7A-West Conference game.
Rogers quarterback Max Horton, who was starting for injured regular starting quarterback Joseph Sultemeier, and slot back Malacio Freeland both went down with injuries in the second quarter and did not return. Freeland suffered a shoulder injury while Horton suffered an ankle injury.
The Mounties were also without leading tackler in linebacker Gary Fredrick (hand) and fullback Sage White (foot). White had season-ending … Continue Reading ››
Senior Luke Hannon rushed for 318 yards on 45 carries to lead No. 2 Springdale Har-Ber to a 47-43 victory over No. 1 Fayetteville Friday in 7A-West Conference play. Hannon had four rushing touchdowns and he caught a touchdown pass from Fuller Chandler to end the first half.
Fayetteville took a 43-40 lead in the fourth quarter after two touchdown runs by Javontae Smith, who finished with 120 yards rushing. But Hannon led the Wildcats downfield and the Wildcats won the game 47-43 when Fuller Chandler found Trey Smith on a 6-yard touchdown pass with six seconds left in the game.