Top 10 Non-Conference Games vs. In-State Opponents

The Arkansas high school football season is nine days away, with six teams in action on Labor Day. Today, we look at the best non-conference games against in-state opponents.

We have already released our list of the best games against out-of-state opponents. Check back later for a list of the best conference games this upcoming season.

1. Sept. 12 – North Little Rock @ Fayetteville

The best non-conference in-state game this season could be a preview of a 7A semifinal matchup.

Hooten’s ranks Fayetteville and North Little Rock No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in the 7A. With the … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Sweeps Shiloh Christian, Heritage At Cancer Challenge

Bentonville got off on the right foot by cruising to wins over Rogers Heritage and Shiloh Christian at the fifth annual Volley for Cancer scrimmage on Thursday evening at Tiger Arena.

The Lady Tigers, who finished second in Class 7 a year ago, won a tight first set 25-21 against 7A-West Conference foe Heritage, but cruised 25-10 in the second. They broke away from 4A Shiloh Christian early to win 25-13, 25-13.

Lady Tigers coach Michelle Smith was pleased with the play of several individuals, but junior outside hitter Sadie Pate definitely stood out.

"She was on tonight," Smith said. "She's come alive … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Desiree Mack

Springdale junior Desiree Mack.
  Springdale High two-sport standout Desiree Mack is poised for a big junior year after a busy summer.

Mack traveled to Minnesota to compete in the USA Nationals volleyball tournament and also made trips to Las Vegas and Atlanta for AAU basketball. She is receiving volleyball interest from LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss and others, with basketball interest from Arkansas.

Mack and the Springdale volleyball team open up the season at home against Shiloh Christian on Monday. Check out a feature on Mack, recently named a team … Continue Reading ››

Quarterback Picture Clearing Some At Heritage


Junior Joel Brackett and sophomore Joe Britton are the front-runners for the starting quarterback spot midway through the second week of preseason workouts, Rogers Heritage coach Perry Escalante said.

The War Eagles started fall camp with four candidates, which included Brackett, Britton, junior Jake Qualls and sophomore Luke Heiligenthal.

"We're settled into two," Escalante said. "I feel pretty good about two. Joe's not getting a lot of reps there because he's playing safety. But when Joe comes in he looks pretty good. We're still not throwing the ball like we … Continue Reading ››

Lady War Eagles Dealing With Injury

Rogers Heritage volleyball coach Sarah Miser has a different outlook than she did less than a week ago heading into Thursday's Cancer Challenge Jamboree at Bentonville.

That's because outside hitter Lindsay Glynn has been sidelined for an undetermined period with a sore right foot. The 5-foot-6 junior had earned a spot in the starting lineup with her steady attack, but now she's walking around with a boot on her right foot.

"I got a text from her Friday to let me know she is in a boot and the doctor was concerned she might have torn something," Miser said.

That leaves Miser and … Continue Reading ››

Top 10 Games vs. Out-of-State Opponents

The Arkansas high school football season is 13 days away, with six teams in action on Labor Day. Today, we look at the best non-conference games against out-of-state opponents.

Check back later for lists of the best non-conference games against in-state opponents and the best conference games.

1. Sept. 19 – Bergen Catholic (N.J.) @ Bentonville

The best non-conference game of the season will be a showdown of two star junior quarterbacks.

Bentonville’s Kasey Ford and Bergen Catholic’s Jarrett Guarantano are each rated as four-star prospects. Ford has an offer from Louisville and has drawn interest from Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas, among others, … Continue Reading ››

Lake Hamilton player airlifted from practice

PEARCY — A Lake Hamilton football player collapsed from a head injury during football practice Thursday night and was airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock as precaution, Lake Hamilton coach Jerry Clay said.

The player collapsed while running drills and complained of “feeling woozy,” Clay said. Paramedics were then called to the scene, working with the staff to prepare for the LifeNet helicopter.

Clay declined to give the player’s name over the phone, a call made just before the helicopter arrived. The Sentinel-Record will be following up on the story Friday.

Q & A With Rogers Heritage Secondary Coach Cam Prock

Rogers Heritage secondary coach instructs a player during a recent practice.
Rogers Heritage secondary coach instructs a player during a recent practice.

Rogers Heritage assistant football coach Cam Prock began his 36th year of coaching this fall, but he's experiencing a first. Prock, long known for his work with offense will coach defensive backs for the War Eagles this season.

Prock spent the last seven seasons as offensive coordinator n at Rogers High, but moved over to Heritage late in the spring.

Q-How many different places have you been in your coaching … Continue Reading ››

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