It's state title or bust for Fayetteville

Posted: August 30, 2015 at 4:48 a.m.

Fayetteville running back Luke Rapert (above) had 208 carries for 1,079 yards and 14 touchdowns last season and is one of 14 starters returning this season for the Bulldogs. Sharing the load at running back will be Javontae Smith, who had 28 carries for 174 yards and 3 touchdowns last season.

Fayetteville doesn't have to look far for motivation.

CLASS 7A SUPER SIX

TEAM;2014;CONFERENCE

1. Fayetteville;11-3;7A-West

2. Bentonville;9-4;7A-West

3. Fort Smith Northside;9-3;7A-West

4. North Little Rock;10-2;7A/6A-East

5. Fort Smith Southside;9-3;7A-West

6. Conway;10-1;7A/6A-Central

At a glance

FAYETTEVILLE

COACH Daryl Patton

CONFERENCE 7A-West

2014 RECORD 11-3 (lost in Class 7A state championship)

KEY RETURNERS QB Taylor Powell, 6-2, 200, Jr.; RB Luke Rapert, 5-9, 170, Sr.; RB Javontae Smith, 5-9, 200, Sr.; OL Noah Johnson, 6-3, 320, Sr.; DB Kennedy Wade, 6-3, 180, Sr.

SCHEDULE

DATE;OPPONENT

Sept. 4;Lawton Eisenhower (Okla.)

Sept. 11;at North Little Rock

Sept. 18;Muskogee (Okla.)

Sept. 25;at FS Northside*

Oct. 2;FS Southside*

Oct. 9;at Springdale*

Oct. 16;at Springdale Har-Ber*

Oct. 23;Rogers Heritage*

Oct. 30;at Rogers*

Nov. 6;Bentonville*

*7A-West game

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