Tigers attempt to reach full strength
Bentonville was without three starters last week when the Tigers completed nonconference play with a 19-7 victory at Conway.
Senior tailback Jacob Clark, linebacker Jared Ritchie and defensive lineman Jack Patterson were on the sidelines last week with injuries, and Bentonville coach Jody Grant is hopeful his team will be in better health this week for its 7A-West Conference opener Friday at Fayetteville.
"Having those starters out affected us a little bit," Grant said. "But that's part of the game, and we just moved the next man up.
Greenland suffered its first defeat, losing by a touchdown (19-12) at Gentry. The Pirates (2-1) allied for 12 points in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late after the Pioneers built a 19-0 lead.
Long-time Pirates coach Lee Larkan believes the game was lost much earlier after his team lost a fumble deep in its first drive of the game. They then lost tailback Michael McAdoo to an injury, and the senior is not expected to play this week against Clinton at home.
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Lady Mounties look to finish first half strong
Rogers High split a pair of 7A-West matches last week, downing Van Buren in four set before getting swept at Bentonville on Thursday.
The Lady Mounties (7-7, 2-3 7A-West) will try to finish the first half of league play with a flourish at Bentonville West on Tuesday, then hosting Springdale High on Thursday.
Rogers got offense from plenty of different places in the win over Van Buren. Hannah Martin led the way with a match-high 20 kills, while Kassidy Wall chipped in 12. Middles Alex Parish and Emily Harris chipped in nine kills each.
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Any game where your team doesn’t punt and has three, one-play drives is going to result in a positive outcome, just as it did for Shiloh Christian (3-0) during a 48-19 rout against Pottsville on Friday night.
Broc Berus had 11 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns. He also added a 70-yard catch and sprint to the end zone.
Connor Reece was 8 of 15 for 181 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, his second of the season. In the third-year starter’s defense, the ball was tipped by his own player and into the hands of a Pottsville defender. … Continue Reading ››