Red Dog Q&A: Salvador Sandoval

Springdale senior receiver Salvador Sandoval.
Springdale senior receiver Salvador Sandoval has burst onto the scene this year after limited playing time as a junior.

Sandoval leads the 7A-West with 803 yards and six touchdowns on 46 catches. No other receiver in the league has more than 500 yards. He has surpassed 100 receiving yards in five of seven Springdale games this fall.

Check out Thursday’s Northwest Arkansas Newspapers for a feature on Sandoval.

Is there a receiver you like to watch or pattern your game after?

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Who has been the toughest … Continue Reading ››

Patton Set To Join Rare Field


When Fayetteville hits the field Friday at Rogers Heritage, a victory could mean plenty for the Bulldogs. With a win, Fayetteville secures a home playoff game in the Class 7A playoffs and would also stay atop the 7A-West Conference race with two weeks left in the regular season.

But this Friday's game also has an added element, particularly for Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton.

Now in his 12th season with the Purple'Dogs, Patton could get win No. 100 as Fayetteville coach with the victory Friday. And while many coaches across the … Continue Reading ››

Week 8 Springdale Football Notes

Springdale coach Shane Patrick.
Some pre-Northside game notes.

  • Week three of Springdale’s brutal three-week stretch against the 7A-West’s best features a matchup at Fort Smith Northside (6-1, 3-1). The Grizzlies may very well be the best team in the conference. They beat Fayetteville in a thriller and lost a close one at Bentonville despite making quite a few errors.

  • Northside’s defense is its strength. It features Arkansas defensive end commit Daytrieon Dean (6-3, 260) and physical linebacker Deontre Hardwick (6-1, 230). Saw a highlight of Hardwick where the other … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Who Are The 7A-West’s Top QBs

Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell.
Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football heading into the first week of conference play.

1. True or false: Fayetteville sophomore Taylor Powell is already one of the elite quarterbacks in the 7A-West?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer)True. He may be close to claiming the No. 1 spot by the end of the season and there’s a good chance he’ll be the league’s best next year. Look at what past Division I quarterbacks did or didn’t do as … Continue Reading ››

Week 7 Notable Performances and Games

Here are a few notable performances and games from the seventh week of the Arkansas high school football season. Are we forgetting anyone? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us at @arpreps.


  • Charleston quarterback Ty Storey accounted for 503 yards and seven touchdowns in the Tigers' 49-28 win over Lamar. He completed 32 of 51 passes (62.7 percent) for 362 yards and five touchdowns and rushed 19 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns.

  • In that same game, Lamar quarterback Braxton Sampley completed 31 of 52 passes (59.6 percent) for 400 yards and two touchdowns. Also, Charleston wide receiver Taylor … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Football By The Numbers

Springdale cornerback Ced Oliver (left) and linebacker Kamryn Dickerson against Bentonville.
Springdale dropped to 0-7 on Friday in a 38-7 loss to Bentonville.

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bulldogs.

366 — Yards of total offense for Bentonville, the first time Springdale has held a 7A-West opponent to less than 400 yards of offense. It was also the first game the Bulldogs held a conference foe to less than 40 points. Bentonville did lead 38-0 with 294 yards of offense in the first half before sitting its starters in the … Continue Reading ››

Junction City 39, Bearden 0

Junction City rolled into Bearden with a 32-game winning streak and needed only one half to prove it would have no problem with win No. 33.

A 44-yard touchdown pass to Keandre Evans less than two minutes into the game set the tone, as the Bears' secondary could not stop the speedy receiver.

Evans added touchdowns of 54, 25 and 26 yards, finishing the game with four of Junction City's six touchdowns.

The other touchdowns came on a 57-yard run by Josh Armstrong and an 8-yard reception by Arkansas commit Jamario Bell.

Bell finished the game with two catches … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 38, Springdale 7

Bentonville senior running back Dylan Smith.
Bentonville senior running back Dylan Smith broke a 78-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage to set the tone in the Tigers’ 38-7 sportsmanship-rule win over Springdale High at Bulldog Stadium on Friday.

Bentonville (3-4, 3-1 7A-West) led 35-0 less than two minutes into the second quarter and had a 38-0 advantage at halftime in its third straight win.

Smith’s long run was the first of four first-quarter Bentonville touchdowns. The Tigers led 35-0 less than two minutes into the second quarter … Continue Reading ››

Fort Smith Northside 52, Rogers 27

ROGERS — Rogers High had no answer for Fort Smith Northside quarterback Grant Hood Friday night.

Hood rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns and the senior passed for 172 yards and another score as the Grizzlies defeated the Mounties 52-27 in a 7A-West Conference game at Whitey Smith Stadium.

Northside (6-1, 3-1 7A-West) also scored 21 points off three of the Mounties five lost fumbles. The game was tied at 21-21 late in the first half but the Grizzlies reeled off 28 unanswered points to pull away.

“Their quarterback is good, and that was no secret or no surprise,” said Rogers coach … Continue Reading ››

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