Bastrop, La., overcame 322 yards in penalties to knock off Shiloh Christian in a nonconference game in Champions Stadium. The Rams (1-1) were penalized 32 times in the game, with several of the infractions negating big plays. The high number of flags drew the ire of Bastrop coach Brad Bradshaw. The Rams jumped to a 22-0 halftime lead before Shiloh Christian (1-1) scored a pair of third quarter touchdowns to pull within 22-14. But the Rams scored two touchdowns and added a safety to pull away The Saints will travel to Tulsa (Okla.) Victory Christian next week.

Bastrop, La. Rams, 42

Shiloh Christian Saints, 22

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Mistakes hurt Rogers High in Loss

ROGERS — Missed opportunities and three second half interceptions spelled defeat for Rogers High Friday night. The Mounties (0-2) had a touchdown called back and a field goal blocked in the first half and Rogers couldn't hold on to a 7-6 second half lead as Claremore, Okla. defeated the Mounties 18-7. Claremore (2-0) rushed for 223 yards with junior Keegan Hisey leading the way with 142 yards on 22 carries. He scored three touchdowns. Rogers totaled 246 yards, including 160 on the ground. "Defense played well at times, offense played well at times," said Rogers coach Shawn Flannigan. "There were some bright spots, … Continue Reading ››

Alma 17, Springdale 7

ALMA — Springdale High's improvement from week one to week two of the Zak Clark era was evident Friday night. But it didn't show up on the scoreboard.

Springdale failed to convert its first four red-zone opportunities and couldn't keep pace on the road as Alma pulled away in the second half for a 17-7 victory.

Springdale (0-2) lost despite outgaining Alma 431-378, including 222-131 in the first half. The Bulldogs lost two fumbles inside the 10-yard line, missed a 39-yard … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report: Bentonville 41, Valor Christian 22

BENTONVILLE — Junior tailback Jacob Clark ran for three touchdowns and quarterback Kasey Ford accounted for three more as Bentonville claimed a 41-22 victory over Highlands Ranch (Colo) Valor Christian in nonconference play Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Ford put Bentonville (2-0) ahead to stay when he hit sophomore Kam'ron Mays-Hunt with a 32-yard touchdown pass, and Hayden Moehring's extra point gave the Tigers a 14-10 lead with 7 minutes, 23 seconds before halftime. Clark, who finished with 14 carries for 178 yards, adding scoring runs of 25 and 7 yards as the Tigers stretched their lead to 27-10 after three … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 53, North Little Rock 14

NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Fayetteville scored 53 straight points en route to a blowout win over North Little Rock.

After going three-and-out and giving up a touchdown to start the game, the Bulldogs settled down and quickly regained the lead.

Taylor Powell had an 18-yard touchdown pass and 5-yard touchdown run on consecutive drives, sandwiched around an onside kick recovery, to give Fayetteville a 15-7 lead.

The lead ballooned to 38-7 by the end of the first quarter and 53-7 by halftime. North Little Rock added a touchdown in the final two minutes, but couldn't find an answer … Continue Reading ››


SPRINGDALE — Fuller Chandler threw six touchdown passes Friday to lead Springdale Har-Ber to a 49-21 victory over Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst at Wildcat Stadium. Tyler Blackston caught three touchdown passes for the Wildcats (1-1), who led 21-0 after one quarter and 28-7 at halftime. Luke Hannnon caught a 21-yard touchdown pass on fourth down late in the second quarter to increase the Har-Ber lead. Trey Smith caught two touchdown passes from Chandler, who had a 38-yard run and scored on a 1-yard run. A.J. Taylor, who is committed to Wisconsin, scored on a 26-yard run for Rockhurst (1-3). Har-Ber will continue non-conference … Continue Reading ››

Claremore, Okla. 18, Rogers High 7

Keegan Hisey rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns and Claremore, Okla. intercepted three Rogers High passes in the second half as the Zebras defeated the Mounties 18-7 Friday night.

Rogers took a 7-6 lead in the third quarter on a 51-yard touchdown run by Milacio Freeland but Claremore answered four plays later when Hisey completed a 63-yard drive with a 46-yard touchdown run for a 12-7 lead with 3 minutes, 36 seconds left in the third quarter.

Week 2 Storylines

Week 2 of the high school football season began Thursday, as Fort Smith Northside beat Little Rock Central 35-14 and El Dorado fell to St. Thomas More (La.) 44-14, but there are another 105 games tonight.

Here is a look at some of this week’s biggest storylines.

Second Try at New Stadium

North Little Rock opened its season at its new stadium last week, but lost to Little Rock Catholic 32-25 in overtime. The Charging Wildcats will have another opportunity to pick up their first win at their new home Friday, as they host Fayetteville.

It won’t be an easy task, though, because the … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage-Russellville preview

Rogers Heritage at Russellville

Cyclone Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Rogers Heritage 1-0. Russellville 0-1.

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BETWEEN THE LINES Russellville junior quarterback Cale Fulsom passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns in the Cyclones’ 35-21 loss to Morrilton. … Much-traveled coach Billy Dawson is in his first season at Russellville and hired former Heritage offensive coordinator Chad Harbison in the same position. …Cyclones junior receiver Ryan Meador caught six passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns against Morrilton. … Both Russellville and Heritage had a punt blocked in their first game, which … Continue Reading ››



SILOAM SPRINGS — Peyton Hillis sees a lot of himself in Siloam Springs senior running back Ricky Hughes.

The similarities certainly aren’t in the physical sense. Hughes’ physical stature — he stands 5-foot-10 and weighs 155 pounds — is not going to be confused with that of Hillis, who is 6-2 and weighs more than 250 pounds and played eight years in the NFL after a standout four-year career at Arkansas.

The likeness is all in Hughes’ attitude and the way he plays football, Hillis said.

“Ricky’s not afraid of a lot,” said Hillis, a volunteer coach … Continue Reading ››

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