Week 1 — Bentonville by the numbers

1 — career coaching victories for Bentonville's Jody Grant

3 — series wins in four games against Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst

4 — times Bentonville's defense sacked Rockhurst QB Chance May

6 — number of Tigers players who had rushing yardage

7 — Bentonville players who caught passes from quarterback Kasey Ford

10 — consecutive victories for Bentonville

13 — Bentonville penalties in the game

18 — completed passes by Ford

25 — rushing attempts for junior Jacob Clark in his first start at tailback

56 — rushing yards allowed by Bentonville's defense

114 — rushing yards by Clark

185 — passing yards by Ford

Rogers High by the numbers

Here are some numbers from the Mounties season-opening 18-6 loss to Siloam Springs 2 — Rogers lost two fumbles 3 — Siloam Springs kicked three field goals 5 — Rogers had just five first downs 12 — The Mounties were called for a dozen penalties for 88 yards 39 — Rogers passed for 39 yards 175 — Siloam passed for 175 yards


Here are some numbers from Har-Ber's 36-26 defeat to Webb City, Mo. 31 — Consecutive wins by Webb City, which hasn't lost since a 42-35 defeat against Har-Ber in 2013. 87 — Yards passing by Webb City, which rushed for 207 yards 4 — Touchdown passes by Fuller Chander in his first game for Har-Ber. Chandler threw for 335 yards without an interception. 163 — Total yards by Luke Hannon, who rushed for 87 yards on 15 carries and caught a touchdown pass for 76 yards. 12 — Tackles by linebacker Jacob Robertson, who led the Wildcats.    

Rogers Heritage FB by the numbers

Here is a list of interesting figures from Rogers Heritage's season-opening win at Olathe (Kan.) North: 4 — First downs by penalty  for the War Eagles; Touchdown passes by senior quarterback Jake Qualls and touchdowns catches by senior receiver Collin Christian. <br><br> 25 —Penalties assessed to both teams combined. <br><br> 375 — Yards of total offense for Heritage. 111 — Penalties yards assessed on Olathe North. 268 — Yards passing combined by the Heritage quarterback duo Jake Qualls and Trey Kitterman. 58 — Percent of pass plays run by Heritage. — Paul Boyd • #NWAPaulB    

Bentonville 24, Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst 13 — The Day After

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Many of the questions marks surrounding Bentonville's football teams became exclamation points during the Tigers' 24-13 victory Friday night at Kansas City Rockhurst. Everybody knew Bentonville had a quality quarterback in senior Kasey Ford, but who would be on the receiving end of his passes? Ford wound up spreading the ball around as seven different players had receptions. Clay Barganier led the Tigers' receiver corps with five catches for 35 yards, and sophomore Kam'ron Mays-Hunt had four receptions for 70 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. Mays-Hunt had a second touchdown … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Has Fixes To Make After Blowout Loss

GREENWOOD — Lucky Bannavong broke several tackles and raced down the sideline, doing his best Joe Adams impersonation on an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown Friday night.

The Springdale High junior’s highlight-reel return (linked above, video via Springdale Public Schools) wound up being the play that saved the Bulldogs from what would have been a 28-0 deficit on the road at Greenwood in the season opener.

The slow start doomed Springdale in a 63-28 season-opening loss to the Class 6A power, proving to be too much to overcome even as the Bulldog offense started clicking as … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville starts with a bang

The first game of the season for most football teams is often filled with mistakes and some anxious nerves that lead to too many penalties and miscues that one would normally see fit. But in Fayetteville's case, finding almost anything wrong with its 58-6 season opening victory against Lawton (Okla.) Eisenhower might be hard to do.

The Bulldogs (1-0) dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage, had no problem moving the football both in the air and on the ground with their fast-paced attack, and raced out to the largest margin win in the Daryl Patton 13-season era Friday at … Continue Reading ››

Slow start doesn’t stop Rogers Heritage

By Paul Boyd Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette Rogers Heritage got stuck in Kansas City traffic and was late getting to the stadium Friay night. ≤br> <br> The War Eagles didn't get going early in the game either as Olathe (Kan.) North scored two touchdowns in the first five minutes to jump to in front. <br> <br> Heritage bounced back from that slow start, but needed a second-half comeback to notch an exciting 35-33 win.<br> <br> Heritage coach Perry Escalante feared his team might start slow because of the long bus ride and it happened. <br> <br> "There was a lot of things that contributed to that," … Continue Reading ››

Wood seeks better balance for Wildcats

SPRINGDALE — Springdale Har-Ber coach Chris Wood wants better offensive balance for his football team. Wood didn't get much out of the passing game last season when  Har-Ber fell to 3-8. The Wildcats were much-improved in the passing game in Friday's season-opener, but the running game fizzled during a 36-26 loss to Webb City, Mo. Har-Ber averaged 3.7 yards per carry and only one run went for more than 10 yards. Har-Ber also lost two fumbles in the first half when it trailed 21-13. "We really hit some big plays in our passing game," Wood said. "But you can't sit back there and … Continue Reading ››

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