Preview: Lincoln at Prairie Grove

Previewing Lincoln at Prairie Grove.

Tiger Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Lincoln, 4-5, 3-3 4A-1 Conference. Prairie Grove 8-1, 6-0

BETWEEN THE LINES Prairie Grove has won eight consecutive games since losing to Farmington to begin the season. … The Tigers clinched the No. 1 seed for the playoffs with last week’s 55-8 victory over Berryville …. Lincoln has won four of its past five games. … Freshman Caleb Lloyd rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns last week when Lincoln clinched the No. 5 playoff spot in the 4A-1 with 33-12 victory over Gentry. Lloyd also caught a touchdown pass. … The Wolves … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Rogers at Springdale

Rogers defenders and Springdale's Sam Robinson.
Rogers defenders and Springdale's Sam Robinson.

Previewing Rogers at Springdale.

Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium

RECORDS Rogers 1-8, 1-5 7A-West. Springdale 1-8, 1-5

ON THE AIR Rogers — KURM-AM 790; Springdale — Watch via the NIAAA iPhone app or on the Springdale Public Schools YouTube channel.

BETWEEN THE LINES The winner advances to the playoffs by clinching the 7A-West’s No. 6 seed. The loser’s season is over. Rogers is trying to make its third playoff appearance in four years, Springdale its first since 2011. … Rogers scored and converted … Continue Reading ››

Preview: West Fork at Greenland

Previewing West Fork at Greenland.

Jonathan Ramey Memorial Field

RECORDS West Fork 6-3, 6-0 3A-1 Conference. Greenland 9-0, 6-0

BETWEEN THE LINES The conference championship and home-field throughout the playoffs are at stake. … Greenland is seeking to complete a perfect regular season after outscoring teams 442-106 in its first nine wins, which includes four shutouts. West Fork has won its six conference games by an average of 19.7 points, including three shutouts, after going 0-3 in nonconference play. … West Fork has won five of the last six in the series, including a 22-13 win a year ago. … West Fork senior … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Pea Ridge at Shiloh Christian

Previewing Pea Ridge at Shiloh Christian.

Champions Stadium, Springdale

RECORDS Pea Ridge 7-2, 4-2 4A-1 Conference. Shiloh Christian 6-2, 5-1.

BETWEEN THE LINES A lot riding on the outcome of this one as it pertains to the upcoming playoffs. Shiloh Christian could finish as the No. 2 seed in the 4A-1 with a win, which means a home game next week. A Saints loss could send them all the way to a No. 4 seed depending on the outcome of other games. Pea Ridge could vault to the No. 2 seed with a win and help from other teams. … The Blackhawks lean … Continue Reading ››

Pick’Em Poll — Week 10


Jimmy Carter: 109-26 overall, 11-4 last week

Chip Souza: 101-34 overall, 11-4 last week

Paul Nielsen: 97-38 overall, 10-5 last week

Henry Apple: 97-38 overall, 11-4 last week

Vernon Tarver: 95-40 overall, 11-4 last week

Rick Fires: 92-43 overall, 11-4 last week

Graham Thomas: 89-46 overall, 9-6 last week

Andrew Hutchinson: 88-47 overall, 13-2 last week

Paul Boyd: 86-49 overall, 13-2 last week

Bentonville (8-1) at Fayetteville (8-1) CONSENSUS: Fayetteville (7-2)

Jimmy Carter: Fayetteville

Chip Souza: Fayetteville

Paul Nielsen: Fayetteville

Henry Apple: Bentonville

Vernon Tarver: Fayetteville

Rick Fires: Bentonville

Graham Thomas: Fayetteville

Andrew Hutchinson: Fayetteville

Paul Boyd: Fayetteville

Rogers High (1-8) at Springdale High (1-8) CONSENSUS: Springdale High (8-1)

Jimmy Carter: Springdale

Chip Souza: Springdale

Paul Nielsen: Rogers

Henry … Continue Reading ››


ROGERS — When Armando Rodriguez is in the Rogers High huddle, one of the players the junior looks up to is 6-foot-3 senior wide receiver Jake Benninghoff.

Rodriguez also looks up to the rest of the players on the Mounties offense. In fact, Rodriguez looks up to the other 78 players on the Rogers roster. At 5-foot-4, the 158-pound Rodriguez is the shortest player on the team.

For more on this story, check out Paul Nielsen's story in Friday's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Preview: Siloam Springs at Russellville

Previewing Russellville at Siloam Springs.

Panther Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Russellville 3-6, 2-4 7A/6A-Central. Siloam Springs 4-5, 1-5.

ON THE AIR Broadcast is live-streamed at

BETWEEN THE LINES Russellville can clinch a Class 6A postseason berth with a victory, while Siloam Springs has to win to keep its playoff hopes alive. … A Siloam Springs win and an Alma victory over league front runner Greenwood would put the Panthers in the playoffs. … If Greenwood (9-0, 6-0) defeats Alma, the Panthers will have to defeat Russellville by 13 points or more to force a three-way tie for the final two playoff spots. If … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Midweek Report

Rogers High will welcome back several injured players for the regular season finale Friday night at Springdale High. The winner will advance to the Class 7A playoffs while the loser stays home.

Senior quarterback Joseph Sultemeier is expected back from an ankle injury. He is averaging four yards a carry.

"Joseph looks good," said Mounties coach Shawn Flannigan. "This is a huge game and our guys are excited about the possibility of getting into the playoffs."

Linebacker Gary Fredrick (wrist) has also been cleared to play and the junior was the Mounties leading tackler before being hurt.

"Getting Gary back will definitely help us … Continue Reading ››

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