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Patton Set To Join Rare Field

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.

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AN FBH-FAY SCRIMMAGE 8-26

When Fayetteville hits the field Friday at Rogers Heritage, a victory could mean plenty for the Bulldogs. With a win, Fayetteville secures a home playoff game in the Class 7A playoffs and would also stay atop the 7A-West Conference race with two weeks left in the regular season.

But this Friday's game also has an added element, particularly for Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton.

Now in his 12th season with the Purple'Dogs, Patton could get win No. 100 as Fayetteville coach with the victory Friday. And while many coaches across the … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Who Are The 7A-West’s Top QBs

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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AN FBH-SDALE-FAY 10-11
Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell.
Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football heading into the first week of conference play.

1. True or false: Fayetteville sophomore Taylor Powell is already one of the elite quarterbacks in the 7A-West?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer)True. He may be close to claiming the No. 1 spot by the end of the season and there’s a good chance he’ll be the league’s best next year. Look at what past Division I quarterbacks did or didn’t do as … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Has Bentonville Turned The Corner?

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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AN FBH-ROCK-BENT
Bentonville quarterback Kasey Ford.
Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football heading into week five.

1. True or false: Bentonville has turned a corner the last two weeks with wins over Fort Smith Northside and Springdale Har-Ber.

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer) True. The Tiger offense has been much more efficient in recent weeks, a trend that should only continue as they roll through the easy portion of their schedule. The Fayetteville game looms large.

Paul Nielsen (Rogers beat writer)No question, yes. After … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 49, Springdale 21

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Two plays into the 115th Battle of the Bulldogs, Fayetteville made things look easy against rival Springdale.

The rest of the night wasn’t quite so comfortable for the Purple’Dogs, but Fayetteville never really left anything in doubt in a 49-21 win against Springdale on Friday at Harmon Stadium.

Sophomore quarterback Taylor Powell hit running back Luke Rapert on a quick out route for 13 yards on the first play of the game. Powell then went deep for 67 yards to Bruce Armstrong for Fayetteville’s first score with 11 minutes, 36 seconds still left in the first quarter as the Purple’Dogs … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Ranking The 7A-West’s Best

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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AN FBH-NORTH-BENT
Bentonville running back Dylan Smith.


Four writers rank the top half of the 7A-West midway through the season.

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer):

1. Fayetteville: The Bulldogs may very well be the most talented team in the league. Big-time playmakers on both sides of the ball should pay dividends against top competition down the stretch and in the playoffs.

2. Bentonville: The Tigers’ win over Fort Smith Northside could signify a turning point in their season. The running game finally stepped up and took some pressure off Kasey Ford. … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 7, Fort Smith Southside 0

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.

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FORT SMITH — Defense had it’s day at Jim Rowland Stadium, as Fayetteville and Fort Smith Southside went back and forth all night long without hardly giving the other an inch.

One big breakout play on offense and a final defensive stand was all either team needed to get the big edge, and that’s just what the Bulldogs got in pulling out a 7-0 win over the Rebels in 7A-West Conference play.

“That was an old 1975 slobber-knocker,” Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton said. “Two defenses getting after it, not giving up an inch. And boy, we needed it tonight, because both offenses … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Who Are The 7A-West’s Title Contenders?

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ADG SPT NORTHSIDE PB 9-6
Fort Smith Northside middle linebacker Deontre Hardwick and Grizzlies coach Mike Falleur.
Four questions for four writers, talking 7A-West football heading into week five.

1. Finish this sentence: Springdale Har-Ber's 42-7 blowout win at Rogers High was                    ?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer) Not too shocking. Let me break it down. Har-Ber beat Owasso, Okla., 21-14 at a preseason scrimmage over in Tulsa. Granted, it was a scrimmage, but Owasso is one of … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Who Wins The 7A-West?

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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AN FBH-ROCK-BENT
Bentonville junior quarterback Kasey Ford.
Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football heading into the first week of conference play.

1. How many of the 7A-West’s winless teams (Bentonville, Springdale, Har-Ber) pick up their first victory this week?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer)It wouldn’t be a surprise if all three teams win Friday. Southside always gets up to face Barry Lunney’s Bentonville teams, but it would be a shocker if the Tigers faltered again. This is the first time both Springdale teams have started 0-3 … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 24, Muskogee (Okla.) 10

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Fayetteville turned to the old bag of tricks at just the right time Friday night.

With the offense sputtering for much of the first half, the Bulldogs had a chance to build some breathing room just before intermission. And thanks to two plays of trickery, that’s just what Fayetteville did en route to a 24-10 win against Muskogee (Okla.) at The Indian Bowl.

Senior Dre Greenlaw got the Fayetteville drive going just before half, taking a reverse handoff and tossing a 42-yard, wide-receiver to wide receiver pass to Bruce Armstrong to set the Bulldogs up at the Muskogee 22. … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Is The 7A-West Down?

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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AN FBH-NLR-FAY 9-13
Fayetteville tight end C.J. O'Grady.
Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football entering the third week of the season.

1. Finish this sentence: Bentonville's 0-2 start is              ?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer)Not necessarily a big deal. The defending 7A state champs have struggled out of the gate, but it’s not like it’s against in-state competition. Union (scrimmage), Kansas City Rockhurst and Broken Arrow are likely all better than any Arkansas team. The slow start does … Continue Reading ››