Week 3 Storylines

The third week of high school football includes a slate of 106 games Friday night. Here are a few storylines to keep an eye on.

State Champ vs. State Champ

Pulaski Academy needed a second-half comeback to beat Wynne 35-21 in a rematch of the Class 5A state championship game. The Bruins will have their hands full again Friday, as they host defending Class 4A champion Warren.

The Lumberjacks are 2-0 and have outscored Smackover and Stuttgart 114-57. Pulaski Academy is also 2-0, outscoring its opponents 75-34.

A win would extend the Bruins’ winning streak to 16 games, which is already the longest active … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Bixby at Springdale

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Springdale receiver Kyler Williams makes a catch Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, during practice at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Springdale receiver Kyler Williams makes a catch Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, during practice at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.


Previewing Bixby, Okla. at Springdale.

Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Bixby 1-1, Springdale 0-2

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

BETWEEN THE LINES This will be the fourth and final meeting between the teams for … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Claremore at Siloam Springs

Previewing Claremore, Okla. at Siloam Springs.

Panther Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Claremore, Okla. 2-0. Siloam Springs 2-0.

ON THE AIR Audio is broadcast at siloamspringstv.com

BETWEEN THE LINES The Panthers improved to 2-0 with a 16-0 win last week at Harrison after scoring all 16 of their points in the fourth quarter. … Siloam Springs’ defense has allowed just 238 yards in two games combined. … Siloam Springs running back Ricky Hughes rushed for 113 yards on 21 carries for his second straight game … Continue Reading ››

Week 3 Pick’Em Poll

Standings Jimmy Carter: 25-5 overall, 12-3 last week

Vernon Tarver: 24-6 overall, 11-4 last week

Chip Souza: 23-7 overall, 14-1 last week

Henry Apple: 22-8 overall, 10-5 last week

Paul Nielsen: 20-10 overall, 9-6 last week

Paul Boyd: 20-10 overall, 9-6 last week

Graham Thomas: 20-10 overall, 9-6 last week

Rick Fires: 19-11 overall, 11-4 last week

Andrew Hutchinson: 17-13 overall, 7-8 last week

Springdale Har-Ber (1-1) at Conway (1-1) CONSENSUS: Har-Ber (9-0)

Jimmy Carter: Springdale Har-Ber

Vernon Tarver: Springdale Har-Ber

Chip Souza: Springdale Har-Ber

Henry Apple: Springdale Har-Ber

Paul Nielsen: Springdale Har-Ber

Paul Boyd: Springdale Har-Ber

Graham Thomas: Springdale Har-Ber

Rick Fires: Springdale Har-Ber

Andrew Hutchinson: Springdale Har-Ber

Muskogee, Okla. (0-2) at Fayetteville (2-0) CONSENSUS: Fayetteville (9-0)

Jimmy … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Tallahassee Rickards at Bentonville

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Jack Walley (left), Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian defensive back, tackles Jacob Clark, Bentonville running back, on Friday Sept. 11, 2015 during the first quarter of the game in Bentonville's Tiger Stadium.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF
Jack Walley (left), Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian defensive back, tackles Jacob Clark, Bentonville running back, on Friday Sept. 11, 2015 during the first quarter of the game in Bentonville's Tiger Stadium.


Tallahassee (Fla.) Rickards at Bentonville

Tiger Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Rickards is 3-0. Bentonville is 2-0.

ON THE AIR www.bentonvillehssports.com

BETWEEN THE … Continue Reading ››

Preview: Rogers Heritage at Pulaski Robinson

STAFF PHOTO BEN GOFF  @NWABenGoff -- 09/12/14 Garrett Sheetz, Rogers Heritage linebacker, chased down Russellville running back Kentrell Scott during the first quarter of the game at Gates Stadium in Rogers on Friday September 12, 2014. Rogers Heritage won 7-6.
STAFF PHOTO BEN GOFF @NWABenGoff -- 09/12/14 Garrett Sheetz, Rogers Heritage linebacker, chased down Russellville running back Kentrell Scott during the first quarter of the game at Gates Stadium in Rogers on Friday September 12, 2014. Rogers Heritage won 7-6.


Previewing Rogers Heritage at Pulaski Robinson.

Joe T. Robinson Stadium

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Preview: Jefferson City at Rogers

Rogers' Joseph Sultemeier.
Rogers' Joseph Sultemeier.
Previewing Jefferson City, Mo. at Rogers High.

Whitey Smith Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Jeff City 3-1. Rogers High 0-2

ON THE AIR KURM-AM 790

BETWEEN THE LINES Jeff City is averaging 59 points a game in its three wins. … Last week, Jeff City returned two interceptions for touchdowns while Izaya Sands returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown for the second-straight week. … … Continue Reading ››

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