Here are a few key figures from Rogers Heritage's 29-3 loss to Fort Smith Northside on Friday:
12 — Tackles by linebacker Jovanni Gonzalez and defensive back Peyton Stewart, which tied for team honors.
67 — Yards lost in sacks by the War Eagles.
76 — Rushing yards by Heritage.
69 — Passing yards by Heritage.
61 — Rushing yards for junior Jared Coleman in his varsity debut at running back.
1 — completed pass by Har-Ber quarterback Fuller Chandler.
2 — blocked field goals by Har-Ber's Austin Henderson and rushing touchdowns by Wildcats tailback Luke Hannon.
3 — turnovers by Bentonville, the second straight week that has happened.
7 — receptions by Bentonville receiver Clay Barganier for 149 yards and one touchdown.
17 — points Har-Ber scored from Bentonville's special teams mistakes.
34 — carries by Luke Hannon for 192 yards.
99 — yards Payton Copher returned the first blocked field goal for a Har-Ber touchdown.
267 — passing yards by Bentonville QB Kasey Ford.
429 — Bentonville's yards in … Continue Reading ››
ROGERS — Rogers Heritage football coach Perry Escalante appeared just as frustrated as his War Eagles' offense following Friday night's 29-3 loss to Fort Smith Northside.
Heritage (0-6, 0-3 7A-West Conference) managed just one first down in the first half and lost three fumbles as the War Eagles' offense struggled to get traction all night against the Grizzlies.
"We couldn't get anything going," Escalante said. "We turned it over. I have now answer for why we continue to do that and our defense played so good. They had some big, big stops."
The Heritage defense stopped Northside at the goal-line once and also forced … Continue Reading ››
BENTONVILLE — Football players learn what to do in special teams situations during practice, but they might forget those things in actual games — especially when it's a rare instance.
That's why Springdale Har-Ber coach Chris Wood and his assistants were screaming from the sidelines at Payton Copher to run after Austin Henderson blocked Hayden Moehring's 26-yard field-goal attempt during Friday's game against Bentonville.
Copher, who had the ball at the goal line following a lateral by Blaze Brothers, hesitated for a moment. He then took off and ran the length of the field to give the Wildcats (5-1, … Continue Reading ››
ROGERS — Poor field position and a key turnover kept Rogers High off the scoreboard in the first half and Fort Smith Southside took advantage in a 35-13 win over the Mounties (1-5, 7A-West) in a conference game Friday night.
The Mounties had first half drives start at the 10, 5 and 12-yard lines and a fumble late in the half stopped a drive that had reached the Southside 9 with the Rebels leading 16-0.
Rogers senior Jay Young intercepted a Southside pass at the Mounties goal line and raced 61 yards to the Rebels 39 with just under two minutes left … Continue Reading ››
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Taylor Powell (7) of Fayetteville carries the ball into the end zone against Springdale Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, for a 2-point conversion during the first half of play at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see … Continue Reading ››
ROGERS — Fort Smith Northside turned a pair of Rogers Heritage turnovers into quick scores en route to a 29-3 win over the War Eagles in 7A-West Conference football Friday night.
The Grizzlies (2-4, 1-2 7A-West) recovered three Heritage fumbles and senior linebacker Deontre Hardwick accounted for two of them, including a 2-yard score and score in the second half.
Heritage (0-6, 0-3 7A-West) managed just one first down in the first half and got on the board with a 36-yard field goal by Aaron Pavlak early in the fourth quarter.