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Football: Springdale re-emerging as best football town in Arkansas

By Rick Fires

This article was published September 24, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.

I was not overly excited when I was told I'd be covering Springdale High sports after I was hired by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 1998.

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Brandon says... September 24, 2017 at 6:46 p.m.

Great article! Thanks for writing about this Rick Fires.

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Razorbug25 says... September 25, 2017 at 3:04 p.m.

The Pine Bluff area did have some teams back in the day. In 1990, Pine Bluff, PB Dollarway, Fordyce, and Rison all won state championships. The schools are all located within 40 miles of each other. But like change came to Springdale, change has come to South Arkansas. All of these schools have lost severely in population. Pine Bluff is no longer in the top classification, much less the largest high school in the state as it was in the 80's. Dollarway has dropped two classifications, as will Fordyce next year down to 2A. This, and what has happened to football in Little Rock is a main reason why the Razorbacks are struggling.

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PopulistMom says... September 25, 2017 at 3:36 p.m.

While football is a beautiful sport and one which I enjoy watching, it is a dying sport due to the incidence of concussions. By the way, my dad played a bit of pro football. I never believed my mother when she said that he was smarter before he played in the pros. I guess this is one thing about which Mom was correct. In any event, fewer people are signing their kids up for peewee etc.

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