Bentonville opens season with win

Posted: August 31, 2012 at 10:01 p.m.

STAFF PHOTO MARC F. HENNING -- Bentonville running back Tearris Wallace breaks away for a big gain on a carry during the third quarter of the Tigers' season opener Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, against Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst at Tiger Stadium in Bentonville.

— Bentonville scored 17 unanswered points to beat Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst 24-7 on Friday.

Dillon Wade's 39-yard field goal with 5:40 remaining in the third quarter gave the Tigers the lead for good.

Bentonville coach Barry Lunney recaps the Tigers' 24-7 win over Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst on Friday.


Barry Lunney - Bentonville-Kansas City Rockhurst Postgame

Bentonville (1-0) added two more scores in the fourth quarter on an 18-yard touchdown pass to Nate Gneiting and a 61-yard touchdown run by Tearris Wallace.

Rockhurst fell to 1-1.

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