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Bentonville at Springdale Har-Ber

Wildcat Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Bentonville 3-0; Har-Ber 2-1

ON THE AIR The game will be live-streamed at and

BETWEEN THE LINES The marque game in the opening week of 7A-West action. Bentonville was open last week after a big road win at Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington. ... Har-Ber posted its second consecutive shutout last week in a 47-0 blowout win against Pine Bluff. ... The Tigers' win at BTW was all the more impressive considering several starters were held out for injuries including RB Preston Crawford and WR Trenton Kolb. ... Har-Ber QB Blaise Wittschen is 61-of-90 for 871 yards and 9 TDs with 1 interception. ... Bentonville has used Ben Pankau and Andrew Edwards at quarterback, but Edwards went the whole way in the win over BTW and Pankau played defensive back. ... Har-Ber RB Jay Burns leads the 7A-West in rushing by a wide margin with 508 yards on just 49 carries and 9 TDs. ... Colby Reid leads a balanced and deep Bentonville run game with 160 yards on 35 carries. ... Har-Ber WR Micah Seawood, expected to be a major playmaker for the Wildcats this season, has been battling a hamstring issue.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Bentonville -- QB Andrew Edwards (Jr., 6-2, 185), RB Colby Reid (Sr., 5-11, 160), RB Preston Crawford (Sr., 5-11, 190), WR Trenton Kolb (Sr., 5-11, 170), LB Cole Joyce (Jr., 6-0, 215). Har-Ber -- QB Blaise Wittschen (Sr., 6-0, 170), RB Jay Burns (Sr., 5-10, 180), WR Hunter Wood (Sr., 6-1, 180), TE Errington McRae (Jr., 6-3, 135), OL Jack Struebing (6-1, 260)

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Bentonville is No. 2 in Class 7A; Har-Ber is No. 4.

HOOTEN'S LINE Har-Ber by 1

OUR TAKE Bentonville 24, Har-Ber 21

-- Chip Souza • @NWAChip

Rogers High at Van Buren

Blakemore Field

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Rogers 0-3; Van Buren 2-1

ON THE AIR The game will be live-streamed and

BETWEEN THE LINES Rogers enters the game after allowing 84 points in an 84-40 loss to Little Rock Parkview last week. ... Van Buren started the season 2-0 before falling to Fort Smith Northside. The Pointers were open last week. ... The Mounties are averaging 509.7 yards of offense and 40 points per game with one of the most prolific offenses in the 7A-West. On the flip side, Rogers is allowing 617 yards per game -- almost 200 yards per game more than the next closest team. ... The Pointers are averaging just under 400 yards per game. ... Rogers quarterback Hunter Loyd leads the 7A-West in passing (77-of-145 for 1,110 yards and 9 touchdowns). ... Mounties running back Sammy Zamarron is averaging 12.6 yards per carry. ... Van Buren dual-threat quarterback Gary Phillips is 41 of 79 passing for 644 yards with 6 touchdowns, and has rushed for 178 yards and 5 touchdowns. ... Rogers receiver Mason Ross leads the 7A-West with 35 catches for 571 yards and 8 touchdowns.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Rogers -- QB Hunter Loyd (Sr., 6-4, 202), RB Sammy Zamrron (Sr., 5-7, 172), WR Mason Ross (Sr., 5-9, 174), OL R.J. Long (Sr., 6-3, 290). Van Buren -- QB Gary Phillips (Sr., 6-0, 180), ATH Jaiden Henry (Jr., 5-10, 155), RB Brayden Rivas (Sr., 5-6, 170), Jude Bartholomew (Sr., 6-1, 200), LB Devin Swearingen (Sr., 5-11, 180)

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Rogers is No. 11 in Class 7A; Van Buren is No. 13.

HOOTEN'S LINE Van Buren by 4

OUR TAKE Van Buren 42, Rogers 40

-- Chip Souza • @NWAChip

Fayetteville at Bentonville West

Wolverine Stadium, Centerton

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Fayetteville 1-2; Bentonville West 1-2

ON THE AIR Fayetteville -- KRRD-FM 106.1 and streaming at; Bentonville West -- streaming at

BETWEEN THE LINES After losing to Fayetteville in its inaugural season, West has won the last two meetings, including a 31-28 decision last year at Harmon Field. ... Both teams have lost to the same two schools this season -- Owasso, Okla., and Bryant. ... It's the second meeting in as many years between West coach Bryan Pratt and Fayetteville coach Casey Dick, who was Pratt's offensive coordinator for West's first two seasons. ... Fayetteville has featured two quarterbacks through its first three games, although Hank Gibbs has most of the passing yardage with 517 to 131 for Quinn McClain. ... The Bulldogs' receiving corps, however, took a hit when Beau Stuckey was injured and lost of the season. Connor Flannigan has a team-high 21 receptions for 367 yards and 4 TDs. ... West's running game took a hit when leading rusher Luke Miller suffered an injury and is out for 4-6 weeks. ... Wolverines QB Dalton McDonald has thrown for 584 yards and 4 TDs, and Stephen Dyson has been his top target with 16 catches for 201 yards and two scores.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Fayetteville -- WR Connor Flannigan (Sr., 5-11, 170), LB Quade Mosier (Sr., 6-2, 220), LB Tyler Barnes (Sr., 6-1, 215), QB Hank Gibbs (Sr., 6-4, 215), QB Quinn McClain (Sr., 6-1, 215), DB Brooks Flannigan (Sr., 5-11, 190), OL Melvn Kumwenda (Sr., 6-2, 260). Bentonville West -- Dalton McDonald (Jr., 6-0, 165), RB/LB Jonas Higson (Sr., 6-3, 220), WR Stephen Dyson (Sr., 5-10, 160), OL Ben Gann (Sr., 6-0, 255), OL Trenton Davis (Jr., 5-11, 240), LB Nick Whitlatch (Sr., 6-0, 185), SS Maddux Thornton (Sr., 6-1, 185), CB Brandon Humes (Sr., 5-9, 150), K Trey Travis (Sr., 5-8, 150)

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Fayetteville is No. 7 in Class 7A. Bentonville West is No. 8.

HOOTEN'S LINE Bentonville West by 3

OUR TAKE Bentonville West 37, Fayetteville 28

-- Henry Apple • @NWAHenry

Bryant at FS Northside

Mayo-Thompson Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Bryant 3-0; FS Northside 2-1

ON THE AIR The game will be live-streamed at

BETWEEN THE LINES Defending state champion Bryant has not missed a beat and enters the 7A-Central opener ranked No. 1. ... Northside was open last week after throttling Van Buren the week before. ... Bryant dominated Fayetteville last week 42-13 in a game that wasn't that close. The Hornets invoked the mercy rule on their first possession of the second half. ... Northside QB Dreyden Norwood is growing into the position in his first season. Norwood is 18-of-41 for 147 yards passing and has 200 rushing yards on 28 carries. ... Bryant running back Ahmad Adams, an Arkansas State commit, steamrolled Fayetteville last week for 172 yards and 3 touchdowns in just a little over a half.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Bryant -- QB Austin Ledbetter (Jr., 6-1, 190), RB Ahmad Adams (Sr., 6-2, 235), WR Trevon Herron (Sr., 5-8, 180), LR Catrell Wallace (Sr., 6-6, 225). Northside -- QB Dreyden Norwood (Jr., 6-1, 180), RB Jackson King (Sr., 5-9, 180), RB Seth Fields (So., 5-10, 190), DR Khaden Washington (Sr., 6-4, 250)

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Bryant is No. 1 in Class 7A; Northside is No. 6.

HOOTEN'S LINE Bryant by 13

OUR TAKE Bryant 35, Northside 21

-- Chip Souza • @NWAChip

FS Southside at Conway

Wampus Cat Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS FS Southside 1-2; Conway 2-1

ON THE AIR The game will be live-streamed at

BETWEEN THE LINES Southside rolled to its first win over struggling Rogers Heritage last week. ... Conway was open last week. ... The game pits longtime coaching friends Jeff Williams (Southside) and Keith Fimple (Conway). ... Southside quarterback Parker Wehunt is 26-of-54 for 318 yards. ... Mavericks' RB Johntarrius Washington has 210 yards on 52 yards and 4 touchdowns. ... The Wampus Cats were 9-3 in Fimple's first season and are again primed to make a deep playoff run.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Southside -- QB Parker Wehunt (Jr., 5-11, 190), RB Johntarrius Washington (Jr., 5-11, 150), OL Marlon Briggs (Jr., 5-11, 320), DL Shawn Rogers (Jr., 6-2, 265). Conway -- QB Nick McCuin (Sr., 6-2, 175), RB Bryce Bohannon (Jr., 5-10, 160), TE Slayde Smith (Sr., 6-1, 235), LB Reed Hughes (Sr., 6-1, 195)

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Southside is No. 12 in Class 7A; Conway is No. 5.

HOOTEN'S LINE Conway by 7

OUR TAKE Conway 33, Southside 17

-- Chip Souza • @NWAChip

Springdale High at Rogers Heritage

David Gates Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Springdale 2-1; Rogers Heritage 0-3

ON THE AIR The game will be live-streamed at and at It will be on the radio at KAKS-FM 99.5.

BETWEEN THE LINES The Red Bulldogs were off last week after back-to-back victories against Little Rock Parkview and Alma. ... Heritage trailed 35-0 at halftime en route to a 35-7 loss to Fort Smith Southside last week. ... The War Eagles managed just 23 total yards in the first half, including minus-3 rushing. ... Junior receiver Ladarius Wonsley has been big for the Red'Dogs and leads the 7A-West Conference in receptions (31), receiving yards (386) and receiving touchdowns (6). ... Senior QB Conner Hutchins has thrown for 519 yards and 7 TDs for Springdale through 3 games. ... Heritage has been outscored 133-14 in its three losses.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Springdale -- QB Conner Hutchins (Sr., 5-11, 150), WR Ladarius Wonsley (Jr., 6-0, 155), RB Gilberto Dominguez (Jr., 5-10, 160), RB Darrell Parchman (Sr., 5-9, 180). Rogers Heritage -- QB/S Dreagon Blackwell (Jr., 5-8, 160), RB J.J. Webb (Sr., 5-6, 175), WR Eli Craig (Soph., 5-10, 170), OL Tristan Ketter (Jr., 6-4, 275), LB Griffin Brown (Sr., 5-11, 185),DE/FB Noah Fricke (Jr., 6-3 230), DL/FB Nicholas Martin (Sr., 6-2 230), WR Ricky Perez (Sr., 6-3 175)

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Springdale is ranked No. 14 in Class 7A. Rogers Heritage is No. 16.

HOOTEN'S LINE Springdale by 28

OUR TAKE Springdale 35, Rogers Heritage 7

-- Paul Boyd • @NWAPaulB


Greenwood at Little Rock Hall

Scott Field

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Greenwood 3-0; Little Rock Hall 2-1

ON THE AIR The game is live-streamed at

BETWEEN THE LINES QB Jace Presley threw for 324 yards and 4 TDs to help Greenwood roll past Sand Springs, Okla., 50-20 last week. ... The Bulldogs have won 28 of their last 29 games, including winning the last two Class 6A state titles. ... Hall lost 20-6 at Jacksonville last week. ... Dontevious Patterson scored on a 5-yard run in the first quarter to give the Warriors a 6-0 lead, but they would not score again. ... Quarterback Braylon Adams moved from Little Mills where he played the same position for the Comets.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Greenwood -- QB Jace Presley (Sr., 6-3, 182), RB Hunter Wilkinson (Jr., 5-10, 190), WR Treyton Dawson (Sr., 6-0, 178), OL Nathan Nethers (Sr., 6-1, 217), OL Kevin Douglas (Sr., 6-2, 271), OL Halen Carter (Sr., 6-0, 218), OL Michael Emberson (Sr., 5-8, 264), OL Traven Nichols (5-10, 271), DT Aniken Lewis (Sr., 5-8, 249), LB Eli Martin (Sr., 5-11, 192) S Logan Workman (Sr., 5-7, 140). Little Rock Hall -- QB Braylon Adams (Sr., 6-0 185), RB Dontevious Patterson (Sr., 6-0 174), OL Trace Crenshaw (Sr., 5-10 220), DB Kendrick Johnson (Jr. 5-8 165)

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Greenwood is ranked No. 1 in Class 6A. Little Rock Hall is No. 16.

HOOTEN'S LINE Greenwood by 35

OUR TAKE Greenwood 42, Little Rock Hall 6

-- Paul Boyd • @NWAPaulB

Siloam Springs at Sheridan

Yellowjacket Stadium, Sheridan

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Siloam Springs 1-2; Harrison 2-1

ON THE AIR The game will be live-streamed on Siloam Springs Athletics on YouTube.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Siloam Springs -- QB Taylor Pool (Sr., 5-11, 179), WR Gage Weaver (Sr., 5-9, 169), DT Mariano Dominguez (Sr., 6-0, 255), TE/DE Kolby Fesler (Sr., 6-3, 254), RB/LB Jackson Norberg (Sr., 6-1, 173), RB/LB Cam Collins (Jr., 6-2, 185). Sheridan -- RB Alden Lucas (Sr., 5-11, 180), RB/DB Peyton Edwards (Jr., 5-10, 170), OG Eli Reeves (Sr., 5-11, 240), NG Glen Wright (Sr., 5-10), LB Austin Tucker (Jr., 6-0, 186), SS Ethan White (Sr., 5-7).

BETWEEN THE LINES Siloam Springs and Sheridan meet for the fourth straight year to open 6A-West Conference play. ... Siloam Springs has won all three games previously against the Yellowjackets. ... The Panthers haven't played since a 33-7 loss at Harrison on Sept. 13. ... Siloam Springs quarterback Taylor Pool leads the team with 191 rushing yards on 53 carries and had completed 33 of 73 passes for 506 yards and two touchdowns. ... Running backs Jackson Norberg and Cam Collins have combined to rush for more than 200 yards. ... The Panthers are also getting good production out of a trio of wide receivers in Gage Weaver (12 catches, 186 yards), Tate Criner (8-145) and Tanner Broyles (9-104). ... Sheridan has picked up road wins at Mountain Home (33-7) and at White Hall (21-14) last week. ... Sheridan has run the ball for nearly 85 percent of its yardage gained. ... Senior running back Alden Lucas leads the team with 62 carries for 356 yards. ... Junior Peyton Edwards has rushed 42 times for 290 yards and two touchdowns. ... Edwards had 30 carries for 220 yards against White Hall and also returned an interception for a touchdown.

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Siloam Springs is No. 10 in Class 6A. Sheridan is No. 12 in Class 6A

HOOTEN'S LINE Siloam Springs by 1

OUR TAKE Siloam Springs 28, Sheridan 24

-- Graham Thomas • @NWAGraham


Morrilton at Harrison

F.S. Garrison Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Morrilton 2-1; Harrison 3-0

ON THE AIR KHBZ-FM 102.9 and live-streamed at GobTV via YouTube

BETWEEN THE LINES Harrison has won the last three meetings in this series, including a 21-9 decision last year at Morrilton. ... Devil Dogs QB Jacolby Criswell, a North Carolina commit who missed last year's game, has thrown for 455 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 248 yards and four scores. ... Moll has scored six times in three games and is barely ahead of Criswell as the team's leading rusher with 254 yards. ... Wofford leads Morrilton's receivers with 16 catches for 213 yards and two touchdowns. ... Allison and Granberry share the team lead with 12 tackles apiece, while Allison and Granberry each have 11. ... Harrison has alternated Ben Johnson and Cole Keylon at quarterback. Johnson is 15-of-22 passing for 219 yards and four touchdowns, while Keylon is 15-of-18 for 213 yards and two scores. ... RB Gabe Huskey, a three-year starter, has compiled 403 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground, and he's caught five passes for 41 yards. ... The Goblins have 11 players to have caught at least one pass this year, with WR Rilee Jones leading the team with six catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns. ... LBs Brooks Both and Bryant Ulrich lead Harrison's defense. Both already has 37 tackles (7 solos, 30 assists), while Ulrich is next in line with 23 (5 solos, 18 assists).

PLAYERS TO WATCH Morrilton -- QB/WR Jacolby Criswell (Sr., 6-2, 200), RB/SS Jackson Moll (Jr., 6-1, 180), WR/DB Lamar Wofford (Sr., 5-10, 160), WR/DB Darrius Allison (Jr., 5-10, 165), OLB/TE Tucker Granberry (Jr, 6-1, 212), MLB Cade Halbrook (Jr., 5-8, 180), OL/DL Bugg Rector (Sr., 6-0, 250). Harrison -- QB Ben Johnson (Sr., 6-0, 175), QB Cole Keylon (Jr., 5-11, 170), RB Gabe Huskey (Sr., 5-11, 175), FB/LB Brooks Both (Sr., 6-1, 225), WR/DB Rilee Jones (Sr., 5-11, 160), WR/DB Colton Shaver (Sr., 5-10, 185), C Zach Schaffer (Sr., 6-1, 285), OL/NG Trey Stith (Sr., 6-0, 230), DE Landen Stephens (Sr., 6-0, 210), LB Bryant Ulrich (Sr., 5-11, 210)

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Morrilton is No. 4 in Class 5A. Harrison is No. 2.

HOOTEN'S LINE Harrison by 6

OUR TAKE Harrison 34, Morrilton 24

-- Henry Apple • @NWAHenry

Clarksville at Farmington

Cardinal Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Clarksville 3-0; Farmington 3-0


BETWEEN THE LINES Both teams are 3-0 after finishing below .500 last season. . ...Clarksville returns 9 offensive and 8 defensive starters from a team that finished 2-8 and 1-6 in the 5A-West Conference. ... Running backs Nick Buckner and Bryce Bucker, a sophomore, are the sons of Clarksville coach Kris Buckner. ... Senior Michael Powell (6-4, 310) is a dominating player for the Panthers, who average 300 pounds on the line. ... Quarterback Miles Castleman is a transfer from Prairie Grove who sat out last season .... Tonight is homecoming for Farmington, which opened its new sports complex with a 27-7 win over Prairie Grove on Sept. 6. .... Farmington coach Mike Adams won his 200th career game last week at Pea Ridge. .... The Cardinals forced four turnovers to end a four-game losing streak to Pea Ridge, which will join the 5A-West Conference next season. ... Quarterback MarQwaveon Watson threw two touchdown passes, and Drew Sturgeon had one of three interceptions by the Cardinals. .... Farmington won 38-13 last year at Clarksville.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Farmington -- WR Drew Sturgeon (Sr., 6-1, 165), QB MarQwaveon Watson (Sr., 5-7, 150), LB Colton Kilgore (Sr., 6-1, 210), LB Hayden Cox (Jr., 5-11, 190), FB/LB Josh Stettmeier (Sr., 6-2, 225), RB Jaden Schader (Sr., 6-1, 205), RB DeCory Thomas (Jr., 5-11, 145), OG Hayden Grantham (Sr., 5-10, 275). Clarksville -- HB Bryce Buckner (So., 6-0, 230), OL Michael Powell (Sr., 6-4, 310), OL Joseph Ayers (Sr., 6-3, 310), WR Jace Donaldson (Sr., 5-10, 160), LB Eduardo Almaraz (Sr., 6-2, 190).

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Clarksville is No. 18 in Class 5A. Farmington is No. 20.

HOOTEN'S LINE Farmington by 6

OUR TAKE Clarksville 35, Farmington 28

-- Rick Fires • @NWARick

Sports on 09/27/2019

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