Springdale High 37, Conway 30 w/Stats

Springdale High avenged last season's playoff lost to Conway on the road Friday night, beating the Wampus Cats 37-30. The Bulldogs were led by receiver Kyler Willams, who caught seven passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Erick Mendez had a solid night also, rushing 28 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Layne Hutchins, in his high school debut, threw for 179 yards and three scores without a turnover. The Springdale defense also held Conway in check on the ground. The Wampus Cats rushed for 27 yards on 15 carries, and turned the ball over four times, three through … Continue Reading ››

PENALTIES PROVE COSTLY FOR BENTONVILLE; WITH GAME STATS

The Tigers will have a lot of cleaning up to do if they want to be contenders in the 7A-West Conference this season. Fortunately, the fixes do not appear to be major.<br><br> Bentonville High, which fell to Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst 24-21 on Friday in overtime, was penalized 12 times for 114 yards in the loss. Although six of the infractions were of the major variety (three pass interference, one personal foul for facemask, one sideline interference, and one late hit), those are not the mistakes that drive coaches crazy.<br><br> It will be the three delay-of-game penalties that will have coach Jody … Continue Reading ››

Little Rock Central 31, Rogers Heritage 14 w/stats

  Little Rock Central took advantage of Rogers Heritage miscues to pull away for a 31-14 season-opening win on the road Friday at Gates Stadium. Clinging to a 17-14 lead, the Tigers (1-0) took advantage of Heritage's third lost fumble, going 41 yards on six plays to push their lead to 10. Oscar Adaway, who rushed for 143 yards, covered the final 5 yards late in the third quarter. Junior Tanner Barrett then blocked a Heritage punt, scooped it up and returned it 5 yards for a touchdown and a 31-14 advantage early in the fourth quarter. Heritage was led by junior Dylan Qualls, … Continue Reading ››

Shiloh Christian 35, Elkins 22 — Rapid Report

After jumping out to a 20-0 lead, Shiloh Christian found itself in a dogfight as Elkins outscored the Saints 22-15 in the last three quarters to create the final margin at John Bunch Jr. Memorial Field. The Saints (1-0) scored twice before the Elks (0-1) even touched the ball thanks to successful onside kick after Broc Berus hurtled a pair of defenders on his way to the end zone on a 48-yard reception. Connor Reece passed and ran for touchdowns to complete the Saints’ dominating first quarter performance. Elks senior quarterback Jake Strode spearheaded the comeback attempt. Despite being sacked nine times, … Continue Reading ››

FAYETTEVILLE 26, BLUE SPRINGS, MO. 21 – RAPID REPORT

Wasn't pretty at times, but Fayetteville held off a tough Blue Springs, Mo. team to open the season with a 26-21 victory Friday night at Harmon Stadium. Cemari Dobbins came up with the biggest plays of the night for the Bulldogs. The junior cornerback took an interception 69 yards for a touchdown just before half, then knocked away a 4th and 10 pass attempt in the closing minutes as Blue Springs was driving for a potential go-ahead score. The win might seem ugly, and with plenty of penalties, two fumbles and several missed opportunities, it sure was. But make no mistake, Blue … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report — Pryor, Okla. 33, Bentonville West 12

PRYOR, Okla. — Cole Thompson ran for two second-half touchdowns and helped Pryor ruin Bentonville West's inaugural game with a 33-12 win Friday night over the Wolverines at Tiger Stadium.

Pryor (1-0) led 16-12 at halftime, then took the second-half kickoff and ran almost 8 1/2 minutes off the clock before settling for Will Considine's 31-yard field goal. West (0-1) then drove to the Tigers' 23 before Will Jarrett's pass was intercepted by Max Jordan, who returned the ball 67 yards to the Wolverines' 33 late in the third quarter.

That's when Thompson took over. He scored on an 8-yard run … Continue Reading ››

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