Slow start doesn’t stop Rogers Heritage

By Paul Boyd Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette Rogers Heritage got stuck in Kansas City traffic and was late getting to the stadium Friay night. ≤br> <br> The War Eagles didn't get going early in the game either as Olathe (Kan.) North scored two touchdowns in the first five minutes to jump to in front. <br> <br> Heritage bounced back from that slow start, but needed a second-half comeback to notch an exciting 35-33 win.<br> <br> Heritage coach Perry Escalante feared his team might start slow because of the long bus ride and it happened. <br> <br> "There was a lot of things that contributed to that," … Continue Reading ››

Wood seeks better balance for Wildcats

SPRINGDALE — Springdale Har-Ber coach Chris Wood wants better offensive balance for his football team. Wood didn't get much out of the passing game last season when  Har-Ber fell to 3-8. The Wildcats were much-improved in the passing game in Friday's season-opener, but the running game fizzled during a 36-26 loss to Webb City, Mo. Har-Ber averaged 3.7 yards per carry and only one run went for more than 10 yards. Har-Ber also lost two fumbles in the first half when it trailed 21-13. "We really hit some big plays in our passing game," Wood said. "But you can't sit back there and … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville-Lawton (Okla.) Eisenhower Boxscore

Lawton (Okla.) Eisenhower Eagles, 6

Fayetteville Bulldogs, 58

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Overtime Final
Lawton (Okla.) Eisenhower Eagles 0 6 0 0 0 6
Fayetteville Bulldogs 27 28 3 0 0 58

FIRST QUARTER

Fay — Rapert 1 run (Smith run), 11:08. Fay — Smith 11 pass from Powell (run failed), 9:13. Fay — Allison 20 pass from Powell (kick failed), 7:30. Fay — Rapert 5 run (Fagg kick), 4:24.

SECOND QUARTER

Fay — Smith 27 run (Fagg kick), 10:45. Ike — Graham 36 run (run failed), 7:44. Fay — Banister 21 pass from Powell (Fagg kick), 6:36. Fay — Wymer 4 pass from Powell (Fagg kick), 5:03. Fay — Rock 1 run (Fagg kick), 2:06.

THIRD QUARTER

Fay — Smith 27 run (Fagg kick), 10:45. Ike — Graham 36 run (run failed), 7:44. Fay — … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report: Rogers Heritage 35, Olathe (Kan.) North 33

OLATHE, Kan. — Rogers Heritage bounced off the ropes and applied a late knockout punch to claim a hard-fought 35-33 win on the road against Olathe (Kan.) North on Friday night.

The War Eagles (1-0) scored with three minutes left on sophomore quarter Trey Kitterman's 10-yard keeper for the game-winner.

Olathe North had taken a 33-29 lead by converting back-to-back Heritage miscues into touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Senior quarterback Jake Qualls enjoyed a big night, completing 19 of 33 passes for 213 yards and four touchdowns. Senior receiver Collin Christian finished with 10 catches for 92 yards and four touchdowns.

Heritage also overcame … Continue Reading ››

Siloam Springs defeats Rogers High

SILOAM SPRINGS — Siloam Springs celebrated the opening of Panther Stadium with an 18-6 victory over Rogers on Friday night.<br<br> Siloam Springs scored the stadium's first points with a safety and the Panthers' defense limited Rogers to 81 yards of total offense.<br><br> Offensively, the Panthers put together enough offense with a touchdown and three field goals from Aldair Umana.<br><br> — Graham Thomas

Greenwood 63, Springdale 28

GREENWOOD — An established power matched up with a program beginning a new era Friday night.

It only took Jordan Green one play to establish which was which.

The Greenwood senior running back raced 66 yards for a touchdown on his first carry, setting the tone for perennial Class 6A contender Greenwood's 63-28 home win over Springdale High in Zak Clark's head coaching debut with the Red'Dogs.

Green ran for 253 yards and four touchdowns while senior receiver … Continue Reading ››

RAPID REPORT: WEBB CITY (MO.) 36, SPRINGDALE HAR-BER 26



SPRINGDALE — Make that 31 consecutive for the Webb City (Mo.) Cardinals.

Hunter Vanule scored on two 1-yard touchdowns runs in the fourth quarter to give Webb City a 36-26 victory Friday over Springdale Har-Ber at Wildcat Stadium.  Webb City (3-0) hasn't lost since falling 42-35 to Har-Ber two years ago at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium.

Despite the loss, Har-Ber displayed a much-improved passing game behind senior Fuller Chandler, who threw four touchdowns in his debut with the Wildcats. Har-Ber kept the game close despite four fumbles, including two that were lost.

Har-Ber took a 26-21 lead into … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report: Fayetteville 58, Lawton (Okla.) Eisenhower 6

The Purple Bulldogs got off to a near perfect start Friday to their 2015 season, playing solid on both offense and defense right from the start in a mercy-rule whipping of Lawton Eisenhower at Harmon Stadium.

Fayetteville forced a fumble following a sack on the game's second play and was off the the races. The Purple'Dog offense was efficient all night, scoring touchdowns on all eight first half drives.

Defensively, the 'Dogs were nearly as impressive, putting constant pressure on Lawton Ike QB RJ Fisher while never allowing Eisenhower to get a constant run or pass game going. All in all, a strong … Continue Reading ››

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