Rapid Report — Bentonville 21, Fort Smith Northside 10

FORT SMITH — Bentonville's defense rose to the occasion in the second half and preserved a slim lead, and the Tigers went on to post a 21-10 victory over Fort Smith Northside in 7A-West Conference action Friday night at Mayo-Thompson Stadium.
Bentonville (5-0, 2-0) had a 14-10 lead and held Northside (1-4, 0-2) on a pair of fourth-down plays in the final 13 minutes. The Tigers deflected a fourth-down pass attempt by Max Frazier in the closing minute of the third quarter, then held Frazier for no gain on a fourth-and-1 situation at the Bentonville 20 with 10 minutes, 59 … Continue Reading ››

Week 5 Storylines

Week 5 of the Arkansas high school football season features 102 games, of which all but one – Mountainburg at Clarendon – are conference matchups.

Three teams have bye weeks Friday: Little Rock Mills, Junction City and Union Christian.

Here are some storylines to keep an eye on Friday night.

Crosstown Rivalry Games

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Andrew Hutchinson previews the crosstown rivalry games in Rogers and Springdale.

Powerhouse vs. Newcomer

Points will be at a premium when Little Rock Parkview hosts defending Class 6A state champion Pine Bluff Friday. Both teams rank in the top 10 statewide in points allowed … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Huntsville at Shiloh Christian

Previewing Huntsville at Shiloh Christian.

Champions Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Huntsville 2-2, 0-1 4A-1 Conference. Shiloh Christian 2-1, 1-0

ON THE AIR Game is livestreamed at ShilohChristianFootball.com

BETWEEN THE LINES Huntsville hung close with conference favorite Prairie Grove last week for a half last week before giving up a trick play that went for a touchdown. … The Eagles’ Levi Elsey scored two touchdowns in the loss to Prairie Grove. … Shiloh Christian’s starters play just a half last week against Berryville in building a 42-0 halftime lead. … Saints QB Connor Reece was 12-of-15 for 244 yards and 5 touchdowns in one half … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Rogers Heritage at Rogers

Rogers Heritage's Collin Christian (left) and Rogers' Luis Salas.
Rogers Heritage's Collin Christian (left) and Rogers' Luis Salas.

Previewing Rogers Heritage at Rogers High.

Whitey Smith Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Rogers Heritage 0-4, 0-1 7A-West. Rogers i0-4, 0-1.

ON THE AIR KHEL-FM97-3. www.khel973.com; KURM-AM 790.

BETWEEN THE LINES Both teams will come in searching for their first win technically since Heritage forfeited a 35-33 win over Olathe (Kan.) North. … Heritage receiver Collin Christian has been a dangerous target with 25 receptions this season, including nine for touchdowns. … Sophomore Dylan Qualls has turned … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Alma at Siloam Springs

Previewing Alma at Siloam Springs.

Panther Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Alma 3-1, 1-0 7A/6A Central. Siloam Springs 3-1, 0-1.

ON THE AIR Audio is broadcast at siloamspringstv.com

BETWEEN THE LINES The Panthers suffered their first loss of the season last week 38-24 at Conway. … Siloam Springs is expected to be without three senior defensive starters who were injured against Conway: defensive lineman Kris Green, linebacker Gus Wright and safety Matt Downing. … Siloam Springs running back Ricky Hughes is second in rushing in the 7A/6A-Central Conference with 433 yards on 77 carries. … After allowing only 458 yards of offense in the first … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Fort Smith Southside at Fayetteville

Southside's Parker Dixon (left) and Fayetteville's Tyson Morris.
Southside's Parker Dixon (left) and Fayetteville's Tyson Morris.

Previewing Fort Smith Southside at Fayetteville.

Harmon Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Fort Smith Southside 2-2, 0-1 7A-West Fayetteville 4-0, 1-0.


BETWEEN THE LINES Today is Homecoming for Fayetteville. … The Bulldogs have won five straight in the series and are 12-1 vs. FS Southside under coach Daryl Patton. .. Fayetteville defeated the Rebels twice last season, winning 7-0 at Fort Smith in the regular season and 56-14 at Jim Rowland Stadium in the … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Bentonville at Fort Smith Northside

Bentonville's Jacob Clark (left) and Northside's Kiondre Thomas.
Bentonville's Jacob Clark (left) and Northside's Kiondre Thomas.

Previewing Bentonville at Fort Smith Northside.

Mayo-Thompson Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Bentonville 4-0, 1-0 7A-West. Northside 1-3, 0-1.

ON THE AIR www.bentonvillehssports.com

BETWEEN THE LINES This could be Bentonville’s last trip to Fort Smith against a conference opponent unless the Tigers have to go there for a playoff game later this year. The two Fort Smith schools will join the 7A-Central next season as newcomer Bentonville West joins the league… Bentonville has won the last eight meetings … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Har-Ber at Springdale

Har-Ber's Fuller Chandler (left) and Springdale's Jack Lindsey.
Har-Ber's Fuller Chandler (left) and Springdale's Jack Lindsey.

Previewing Springdale Har-Ber at Springdale High.

Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium

RECORDS Har-Ber 3-1, 1-0 7A-West; Springdale 1-3, 1-0 7A-West

ON THE AIR Watch via the NIAAA iPhone app or on the Springdale Public Schools YouTube channel.

BETWEEN THE LINES Har-Ber has won eight straight in the series after losing the initial meeting in 2006. … The Wildcats are off to their best start since 2011 and are riding a three-game winning streak in which they are averaging more … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Gravette at Prairie Grove

Previewing Gravette at Prairie Grove.

Tiger Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Prairie Grove 3-1, 1-0 4A-1 Conference. Gravette 3-1, 1-0.

ON THE AIR Prairie Grove games are streamed on line at pgtigers.com

BETWEEN THE LINES Prairie Grove beat Gravette 39-27 last season and 28-7 in 2013. … Both teams have won three consecutive after starting this year with a loss. Prairie Grove lost to Farmington and Gravette lost to Pottsville. …. Dylan Soehner, a former quarterback in junior high, took a pitch at his tight end position and threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Disney last week against Huntsville. … Blake Faulk has 366 … Continue Reading ››

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