Bentonville wasn't flashy, but the Tigers didn't need to be in a 38-14 mercy-rule win against Rogers Heritage on Friday. The Tigers (7-2, 5-1 7A-West) scored on all five first-half possessions, and added a defensive touchdown to built a 38-0 halftime lead. Heritage scored two late touchdowns against a running clock, both set up by Bentonville turnovers. With the win, Bentonville is in line to share the 7A-West Conference title, but still likely finishes no higher than third in the conference playoff seedings due to point differentials with Fayetteville and Springdale Har-Ber. This likely means for the first time since byes were … Continue Reading ››

Box Score and Recap — Bentonville West 26, Rogers High 22

Bentonville West coach Bryan Pratt wasn't ready to concede Friday night's game, even with Rogers High less than a yard away from a go-ahead and potential winning score. He didn't have to. The Wolverines, aided by back-to-back penalties, made a last-minute stand and claimed a 26-22 victory Friday at Tiger Stadium. One play after Kobe Anderson stopped Mounties running back Jeb Brain short of the goal line, Rogers was hit with a false start penalty. That was immediately followed by an unsportsmanlike conduct call that backed the ball up to the West 21 with under a minute remaining. Rogers threw an incomplete pass … Continue Reading ››

Week 9 Pick’Em Poll

Week 9 Games Rogers High at Bentonville West Fayetteville at Springdale High Bentonville at Rogers Heritage Springdale Har-Ber at Van Buren Fort Smith Northside at Cabot Alma at Greenbrier Lincoln at Gentry Ozark at Dardanelle Elkins at Greenland Auburn at Ole Miss Kentucky at Missouri West Virginia at Oklahoma State Clemson at Florida State Kansas City at Indianapolis Green Bay at Atlanta PICK ‘EM POLL Standings Graham Thomas: 85-34 overall, 11-3 last week Paul Boyd: 79-40 overall, 8-6 last week Rick Fires: 78-41 overall, 8-6 last week Henry Apple: 75-44 overall, 7-7 last week Vernon Tarver: 74-45 overall, 9-5 last week Chip Souza: 73-46 overall, 9-5 last week Scottie Bordelon: 72-47 overall, 8-6 last week Mike Capshaw: 67-52 overall, 8-6 last week * Seattle vs. Arizona … Continue Reading ››

NWA Football Report — Week 9

Fayetteville Playoff mode underway for Purple'Dogs Fayetteville sits in a tie for top spot in the 7A-West Conference after last Friday's impressive 28-0 win at Springdale Har-Ber. The Bulldogs share the top spot with both Har-Ber and Bentonville, but can earn the No. 1 seed in the Class 7A playoffs with 13-point wins against both Springdale High and Van Buren in the final two weeks of the regular season to hold off both the Wildcats and Tigers in the possible three-way tiebreaker. Fayetteville coach Bill Blankenship knows his team still has plenty to play for with two weeks remaining in the regular season. … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Minchew earns Athlete of the Week honors

Springdale High two-way starter Jayden Minchew was all over the field during a 39-12 win at Van Buren on Friday. The 6-foot, 185-pounder caught five passes for a team-high 81 yards and he also led team with 15 tackles from his free safety position.

Springdale WR/DB Jayden Minchew
Springdale WR/DB Jayden Minchew
Minchew's performance helped snap a three-game losing streak for the Bulldogs as they improved to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in 7A-West play.

Here's a look at other top performers from Week 8:

BROC BERUS, … Continue Reading ››’s Tweets of the Week Oct. 17-23

Welcome to our second installment of's Tweets of the Week.

In case you missed our first offering, click here.

In case you're not sure what he heck this is all about, it's all the best tweets from the past week from prep players and coaches in Northwest Arkansas. It's for entertainment purposes only and we'll only consider tweets that are 100 percent positive — although a little lighthearted trash talking between rivals can make the cut, too.

Just a quick note: We've tweaked it a little as far as the dates go, so each week now will run Monday-Sunday.

For the second … Continue Reading ››

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