Little Rock Christian quarterback Kyron Sanders, who has thrown for 35 touchdowns with only six interceptions, is looking forward to Friday’s game against Pulaski Academy.
Pulaski Academy and Little Rock Christian are separated by less than six miles in west Little Rock, but the two private schools' football programs are even going into their Class 5A semifinal matchup Friday.
Central Arkansas Christian wide receiver Josh Johnson has 76 receptions for 1,231 yards and 7 touchdowns this season entering Friday night’s Class 4A quarterfinal game against Pea Ridge.
Even in a loss, Central Arkansas Christian Coach Tommy Shoemaker knew better days were ahead for the Mustangs.
Javon Franklin and Ryan Pippins each hit two free throws in the final 14 seconds and Little Rock Parkview managed to hold off North Little Rock for a 53-50 nonconference victory Tuesday in front of packed house at Charles Ripley Arena.
CLASS 3A BRAYDEN BURNETT, West Fork, 110 rushing, 3 TDs; 3-49 receiving, 1 TD
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Rogers coach Preston Early was emphatic in describing his team's loss at Prairie Grove on Tuesday.
Pea Ridge got hot at the right time Tuesday night.
After opening the season with a rare loss, the Greenland girls got back on the winning track by rocking Lincoln, 60-24, in their basketball home opener on Tuesday.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Kierra Lang (left) of Springdale drives past Alexsis Brown (center) and Kennedi Allen of Little Rock Central Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at Bulldog Gymnasium in Springdale. Visit nwadg.com/phtoos to see more photographs from the game.
A Little Rock Central fan stopped coach Michael Green and asked if he had remembered to take his blood pressure medicine moments after the Lady Tigers' game at Springdale High on Tuesday.
Pine Bluff won the Class 6A boys state title last season and because of that, Coach Clarence Finley said he expects the Zebras will be in for a battle for many games this season.
Prairie Grove’s Parker Lopez keeps the ball away from Greenland’s Kim Crown (left) on Monday in Prairie Grove. For more photos go to nwadg.com/photos.
PRAIRIE GROVE -- For more than a half, it looked like defending Class 3A state champion Greenland and talented post Kim Crown would spoil Prairie Grove's first game in its new gym Monday night.
ROGERS -- MaKayla Watkins scored 25 points, and Huntsville hit nine 3-pointers as the Lady Eagles defeated Rogers High 53-45 in a nonconference girls basketball game Monday night in King Arena.
SPRINGDALE -- Freshman Tylor Perry introduced himself Monday in Wildcat Arena.
ROGERS -- Shiloh Christian sank the first basket of the game Monday evening in War Eagle Arena, a 3-pointer by senior Ethan Jurik. Not much went right for the Saints after that.
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Milacio Freeland may not be 100 percent healthy, but the 5-foot-8 senior still gave Rogers High the spark it needed to pull away for a 58-45 season-opening win over Gravette on Saturday afternoon in King Arena.
Bentonville’s Malik Monk (left) takes the ball to the basket Jan. 27 against Rogers Heritage in Rogers.
Last Wednesday should have been a day of celebration after it was announced former Arkansas pitcher Dallas Keuchel had won the American League Cy Young award.
Kierra Lang finally started playing basketball without her knee brace in early November.
Bryant’s De’amonte Terry runs away from Fayetteville’s Luke Rhoads during Friday night’s Class 7A playoff game in Bryant. See more photos on arkansasonline.com/galleries
Fayetteville spent the first half of Friday night's Class 7A quarterfinal just trying to keep up with Bryant.
Jacob Clark, Bentonville running back, runs the ball against North Little Rock at Tiger Stadium in Bentonville.
Tim Fernandez provided Bentonville with some much needed defensive heroics for the second consecutive game.
Luke Hales, Greenwood quarterback, dives into the end zone for a touchdown against Marion Friday in Greenwood.
GREENWOOD -- Most think Greenwood's high-octane offense is the key to its success, but its defense and special teams have given the offense opportunities to score.
PINE BLUFF -- Ladarius Skelton and David Beasley have been terrorizing defenses since they were sophomores.
Luke Hannon (34), Springdale Har-Ber running back, gets tripped up Friday by Conway defender Logan Camp just short of the goal line after a big run in the first half at Wildcat Stadium in Springdale.
CABOT -- Senior quarterback Cooper Johnson accounted for four touchdowns running and passing, and Fort Smith Southside limited Cabot to less than 100 rushing yards through three quarters in a 35-25 Class 7A quarterfinal playoff victory Friday night at Panther Stadium.
Hope’s McTelvin Agim (33) runs with the ball Friday after recovering a Pulaski Academy onside kick during the Bobcats’ 78-44 loss to the Bruins in the Class 5A state playoffs. For more high school football photos, visit arkansasonline.com/galleries.
The second quarter belonged to Pulaski Academy and it helped set up the showdown it wanted the day after Thanksgiving.
HOT SPRINGS -- Pierre Strong had 236 yards of total offense and four total touchdowns, leading Little Rock McClellan to a 50-37 victory over Lakeside in the Class 5A quarterfinals Friday night at Austin Field.
This team knows who to turn to.
CLASS 7A Bentonville 28, North Little Rock 21
CLASS 7A COOPER JOHNSON, Fort Smith Southside, 19-40 rushing 1 TD; 10-17 passing, 167, 3 TDs EVAN SIMPSON, Fort Smith Southside, 5-114 receiving, 2 TDs
Arkadelphia’s Logan Lucas (15) runs past Fountain Lake’s Dillon Horton during the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs Friday. Lucas and the Badgers held on for a 19-14 victory.
FOUNTAIN LAKE - Arkadelphia converted four fumbles into 13 points and beat Fountain Lake 19-14 Friday night in the Class 4A playoffs on Allen Tillery Field at Beckham Memorial Stadium.
Nashville's Shaundell Scott leaps to tackle Shiloh Christian's Broc Berus at Nashville on Friday, November 20, 2015.
Senior quarterback Leonard Snell passed for four touchdowns to lead Nashville to a 48-23 victory over Shiloh Christian in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
Pea Ridge is headed to the state quarterfinals for the first time in school history after beating Pulaski Robinson in a 28-27 thriller Friday at Blackhawk Stadium.
A big second half from Josh Johnson lifted the Central Arkansas Christian Mustangs to a 41-14 victory over the Gosnell Pirates in the Class 4A playoffs Friday night at Mustang Mountain.
Camden Harmony Grove’s Cameron Venzant (5) is tackled by West Fork defenders Logan Helms (25) and Oshea Zebell during Friday’s game at Tiger Stadium in West Fork. More photos from Friday’s game are available at arkansasonline.com/galleries.
WEST FORK -- West Fork is headed for the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state playoffs.
ENGLAND -- Marc Westbrook realized there was no easy path to the end zone on the final play of the first half, but the England Lions' junior receiver managed to find one.
CHERRY VALLEY -- Hazen withstood a 211-yard rushing performance by Cross County's Anfernee Davis, and the Hornets defeated Thunderbirds 23-19 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 2A playoffs.
SMACKOVER -- The Smackover Buckaroos beat the team that kept it from winning last year's Class 3A state championship, and they did it convincingly.
Prescott’s Ja’mozyia Willams runs through the tackle of Greenland’s Tyler Tolbert after making an interception in the fourth quarter during Friday’s game at Cummins Stadium in Prescott.
Prescott had no problem with Greenland as it advanced to the Class 3A state quarterfinals with a 40-7 victory over the Pirates on Friday at Eddie Jackson Field at Cummins Stadium.
There will be a new state champion in Class 2A for the first time since 2011.
Fayetteville’s Luke Rapert (22) gets past Bryant defender Quinton Royal on Friday to score during the first quarter in Bryant.
Survive and advance.
Prairie Grove manufactured a scoring drive when it needed it the most Friday night.