This is by no means a comprehensive list of scenarios. Instead, it is a look at who has clinched berth and what are the likely scenarios going into this week’s final games.
CLASS 7A WEST – Springdale Har-Ber is the 1 seed. Fayetteville and Bentonville will play for the 2-3 seeds. Northside and Southside meet for the 4-5 seeds. Springdale and Rogers plays a win-or-go home game for the sixth and final seed.
EAST – Cabot is the top seed. North Little Rock is the 2 seed with and win over LR Central making West Memphis the 3 seed. However, should Central … Continue Reading ››
ROGERS — The Fayetteville defense forced Rogers High to fumble on the first play of the game and the Bulldogs scored on their first four possessions in a 63-10 win over the Mounties Friday night.
Fayetteville (8-1, 5-1 7A-West) had 363 yards of offense, including 247 yards passing. The Bulldogs led 35-3 at halftime.
The win sets up a showdown with Bentonville on Friday. The winner will get the No. 2 seed from the 7A-West Conference in the playoffs and a first-round bye.
“I thought we played well, said Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton. “Now it is on to week 10 and Bentonville. It’s … Continue Reading ››
BENTONVILLE — It only took 16 seconds to see that Bentonville's football team was not about to overlook Rogers Heritage and think about next week's game at Fayetteville.
That's how long it took the Tigers to get on the scoreboard Friday night. Kam'Ron Mays-Hunt set things up with a 41-yard kickoff return, then he caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Kasey Ford on the first play.
"That's what we talked about," Bentonville coach Jody Grant said. "Just go out and be Bentonville Tiger football and take care of business. Our kids did that.
"That was our focus this week. Let's take care of … Continue Reading ››
A first-round bye or not? A playoff game at home or one on the road? The right to play again or season completed?
That's the questions that will be answered when Week 10 of the 7A-West Conference games transpire Friday night.
Many of the playoff pictures became clearer after Friday's game, and now many teams know what they must do during their regular-season finales.
Here's how things shape up for Northwest Arkansas' football teams heading into Friday's games:
7A-West ConferenceSpringdale Har-Ber— Has clinched the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.
Bentonville/Fayetteville — The winner of Friday’s game earns the No. 2 seed and … Continue Reading ››
SPRINGDALE — Six passes and three completions, all to Springdale Har-Ber defenders.
That was the miserable night Fort Smith Northside quarterback Max Frazier had throwing the ball against the Har-Ber defense. Har-Ber returned two of those interceptions for touchdowns and the Wildcats also recovered a fumble while blasting Northside 48-7 on homecoming night at Wildcat Stadium.
The rainy and cold weather greatly reduced the passing efficiency for both teams. Har-Ber quarterback Fuller Chandler completed two passes, including a 14-yard touchdown to Trey Smith to put the Wildcats ahead 41-7.
But the story on Friday was the Har-Ber defense, which held Northside out … Continue Reading ››