Springdale Football By The Numbers

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Logan Darby (9), Bentonville defensive back, chases down Kyler Williams, Springdale wide receiver, in the first quarter on Friday Oct. 16, 2015 during the game in Bentonville's Tiger Stadium.
Logan Darby (9), Bentonville defensive back, chases down Kyler Williams, Springdale wide receiver, in the first quarter on Friday Oct. 16, 2015 during the game in Bentonville's Tiger Stadium.

Here is a by-the-numbers look at Springdale after a 28-3 loss at Bentonville on Friday.

2009 — Was the last time Springdale held Bentonville to … Continue Reading ››

Fort Smith Southside 20, Rogers Heritage 0 – A look back.

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." In addition, Heritage finishes the season with the top three teams … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 28, Springdale High 3 — Another look

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.
"They have a really special receiver over there in number 3 (Kyler Williams)," Bentonville … Continue Reading ››


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.

“We weren’t going to do a field goal,” Har-Ber coach Chris … Continue Reading ››

A Look Back: FS Northside 30, Rogers High 9

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 ››


Shiloh Christian's defense came away with key stops when it needed it Friday night in a 42-14 win over Gentry in 4A-1 Conference action.

Broc Berus rushed for 130 yards on 10 carries and scored 3 touchdowns for the Saints (4-2, 3-1), who rebounded from a big loss last week to Prairie Grove.

The Saints broke a 14-14 tie in the second quarter, with a key fourth down stop inside Gentry's 35-yard line that led to a short touchdown.

Gentry led 7-0 on a 33-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Myles McFerrin, and 14-7 after a short touchdown run by Jon Faulkenberry.

Shiloh … 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.

Fayetteville … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report: Fort Smith Southside 20, Rogers Heritage 0

ROGERS — Fort Smith Southside scored all of its points in the first half and cruised to the 20-0 win over Rogers Heritage in 7A-West Conference football action Friday at Gates Stadium.

Senior quarterback Cooper Johnson rushed for 100 yard on 11 carries and two touchdowns to lead the Rebels (4-3, 2-2 7A-West) to the shutout victory.

Johnson threw an interception on Southside's first play from scrimmage, but the Rebels' defense blocked a field goal attempt on the ensuing drive and never looked back.

Prairie Grove 40, Pea Ridge 16

Prairie Grove took control of the 4A-1 conference with a dominant 40-16 win over Pea Ridge Friday night.

The Tigers and Blackhawks were tied 8-8 early in the game, but Prairie Grove scored a touchdown and recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to jump out to a 20-8 lead.

A touchdown as time expired in the first half pushed Prairie Grove's lead to 28-8 and Pea Ridge never got closer than two scores in the second half.

Prairie Grove improved to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play, with wins over the other top teams in the … Continue Reading ››

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