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.
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 ››
Week 1 of the Arkansas high school football season began Monday, but today marks the first Friday slate of games this year. With 98 games on the docket, plus one game Saturday, here are a few storylines to keep an eye on throughout the night.
The only game scheduled for Saturday is a matchup of two heavyweight teams in the state’s two smallest classifications: Smackover and Junction City.
Junction City is the three-time defending Class 2A state champion and riding a 40-game winning streak. Smackover was the Class 3A state runner-up last year and entered this season as the preseason No. … Continue Reading ››
High school football season starts today (finally!), which means another year of high-level competition in the 7A-West.
The conference has claimed 10 straight state titles and the league figures to again have multiple contenders this fall. This is a look at the conference’s top players, games and more as September approaches fast. These rankings were made with input from other writers, coaches and players from around the league.
On The Air: Siloam Springs — www.siloamspringstv.com; Rogers High KURM-AM 790.
Between The Lines: Rogers senior Sage White switches from slotback to fullback and will form a potent 1-2 punch at the position with Christian Brummett. … Kicker Chris Lopez has a strong leg and has been consistent with kickoffs, field goals and PATs in the preseason. … Junior Max Horton will start at … Continue Reading ››
On The Air: Watch via the NIAAA iPhone app or on the Springdale Public Schools YouTube channel.
Between The Lines: Springdale’s Zak Clark makes his head coaching debut. … Greenwood scored 49 unanswered points to turn a second-quarter deficit into a 56-26 win at Springdale in last year’s opener, the programs’ first meeting. … Greenwood returns 10 starters, Springdale six. … Greenwood RB Jordan … Continue Reading ››