Junior safety Jorge Alba has been a breakout performer in Springdale High’s first four games this fall.
Alba ranks third on the team with 27 tackles and also has a tackle-for-loss, sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery, pass breakup and interception — the only Bulldog player with one of each. He made an impressive, one-handed interception Friday against Rogers Heritage in the first half, then lined up at running back and caught a 50-yard touchdown pass on his only … Continue Reading ››
This seems like a good week to play crosstown rival Springdale Har-Ber (1-3, 0-1) simply because it means Springdale won’t have time to dwell on a tough 40-35 loss to Heritage. Obviously Springdale will be up to play Har-Ber. The Wildcats have won seven straight in the series and is coming off an impressive 42-7 win at Rogers High to open 7A-West play.
Springdale safety/receiver Zach Burton (knee) is still day-to-day. He missed the Heritage game after getting hurt returning a kickoff … Continue Reading ››
Four questions for four writers, talking 7A-West football heading into week five.
1. Finish this sentence: Springdale Har-Ber's 42-7 blowout win at Rogers High was ?
Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer) — Not too shocking. Let me break it down. Har-Ber beat Owasso, Okla., 21-14 at a preseason scrimmage over in Tulsa. Granted, it was a scrimmage, but Owasso is one of … Continue Reading ››
Springdale dropped to 0-4 with a tough 40-35 home loss to Rogers Heritage in its 7A-West opener Friday.
Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bulldogs.
902 — Passing yards for junior quarterback Fuller Chandler this season, easily first in the 7A-West. He has seven touchdowns and five interceptions, while he is second on the team with 133 rushing yards and two touchdowns, including a career-high 91 yards against Heritage. He’s on pace to throw for 2,255 yards in the regular season … Continue Reading ››
Four weeks through the regular season, the same questions come time and time again.
What's wrong with Bentonville?
Why does the preseason pick to be a repeat Class 7A state champion find itself muddled in a four-game losing skid, its worst since the end of the 2005 season?
Many of the reasons point the same direction — toward the Tigers' offense. Each week, the yardage Bentonville has gained has declined, from 297 yards in its season opener against Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst to just 181 in Friday's loss to Fort Smith Southside.
FORT SMITH — Seth Acosta has become the latest defensive player to pour salt to Bentonville’s winless wounds.
Fort Smith Southside’s senior linebacker intercepted a Kasey Ford screen pass on the third play of the second half and raced 27 yards for a touchdown. It gave the Rebels a 10-0 lead, and it was enough as Southside posted a 10-7 victory in the 7A-West Conference football opener for both teams at Jim Rowland Stadium.
It marked the fourth time in as many games that Bentonville (0-4, 0-1) has not only committed a turnover, but the opposing team went on to score on … Continue Reading ››