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story.lead_photo.caption Cole Walker (42) of Prairie Grove carries the ball Nov. 13 ahead of Demarius Smith (9) of Jonesboro Westside at Tiger Stadium in Prairie Grove. The Tigers (10-1) host Ashdown in a second-round playoff game tonight. Visit photos to see more photographs from the game. - Photo by Andy Shupe

Today's matchups

Class 7A





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Taylor Powell, Fayetteville^219^301^5^2,987^44

Jack Lindsey, Springdale^201^365^6^2,226^16

Kasey Ford, Bentonville^163^226^4^2,029^13

Cooper Johnson, FS Southside^129^232^8^1,965^15

Fuller Chandler, Springdale Har-Ber^97^167^4^1,806^25

Jacob Qualls, Rogers Heritage^103^184^7^984^9

Max Frazier, FS Northside^50^102^8^666^3

Max Horton, Rogers High^34^59^2^440^3

Davin Chitwood, FS Northside^27^50^3^296^1

Drake Wymer, Fayetteville^20^39^0^275^2



Luke Hannon, Springdale Har-Ber^220^1,488^14^6.8^

Cooper Johnson, FS Southside^151^843^10^5.6^

Jacob Clark, Bentonville^145^827^11^5.7^

Javontae Smith, Fayetteville^94^737^10^7.8^

Luke Rapert, Fayetteville^94^733^10^7.8^

Parker Dixon, FS Southside^131^713^5^5.4^

Kobe Rogers, FS Southside^115^531^8^4.6^

Hunter Pendalton, FS Northside^122^526^2^4.3^

Luke Bolton, FS Northside^105^451^4^4.3^

Lucky Bannavong, Springdale High^109^443^0^4.1^

Milacio Freeland, Rogers High^49^431^4^8.8^

Davin Chitwood, FS Northside^74^345^2^4.7^

Max Frazier, FS Northside^73^342^3^4.7^

Christian Brummett, Rogers High^81^335^2^4.1^

Eric Mendez, Springdale High^85^313^3^3.7^

Sione Nasilia, Springdale Har-Ber^47^301^3^6.4^

Avery Donson, Bentonville^63^300^4^4.8^

Joseph Sultemeier, Rogers High^65^243^2^3.7^

Cameron Moss, Rogers Heritage^53^234^0^4.4^

Grayson Lee, Rogers High^42^228^1^5.4^

Dylan Qualls, Rogers Heritage^41^219^1^5.3^

Sage White, Rogers High^58^195^2^3.4^

Fuller Chandler, Springdale Har-Ber^40^167^5^4.2^

Terrance Rock, Fayetteville^27^156^4^5.8^

David Nichols, Bentonville^21^134^3^6.4^

Kasey Ford, Bentonville^58^129^5^2.2^



Kyler Williams, Springdale High^68^933^5^13.7^

Clay Barganier, Bentonville^62^935^3^15.1^

Hunter Necessary, Springdale High^56^655^5^11.7^

Tyson Morris, Fayetteville^50^781^11^15.6^

Kam’Ron Mays-Hunt, Bentonville^47^519^7^11.0^

Collin Christian, Rogers Heritage^46^529^9^11.5^

Terrance Rock, Fayetteville^41^487^6^11.9^

Barrett Banister, Fayetteville^40^500^5^12.5^

Trey Smith, Springdale Har-Ber^35^527^9^15.1^

Evan Simpson, FS Southside^31^467^6^15.1^

Brennon Lewis, FS Northside^28^443^3^15.8^

Bruce Armstrong, Fayetteville^27^423^7^15.7^

Randy Rainwater, FS Southside^26^479^3^18.4^

Tyler Blackston, Springdale Har-Ber^23^564^10^24.5^

Dylan Qualls, Rogers Heritage^22^167^0^7.6^

Roberto Palacios, Rogers Heritage^21^261^1^12.4^

Kevin White, FS Southside^20^274^2^13.7^

Drake Wymer, Fayetteville^20^254^5^12.7^

Garland Allison, Fayetteville^19^323^5^17.0^

Parker Dixon, FS Southside^17^239^2^14.1^

Luke Rapert, Fayetteville^16^184^2^11.5^

Dalton Douangdara, Springdale Har-Ber^15^277^2^18.5^

Luke Hannon, Springdale Har-Ber^12^301^4^25.1^

Isiah Soloman, FS Northside^12^188^0^15.7^

Alex Thompson, Springdale High^12^116^1^9.7^

Lucky Bannavong, Springdale High^12^75^1^6.3^

Spencer Plunkett, FS Southside^11^116^0^10.5^

Kamyrn Dickerson, Springdale High^11^92^4^8.4^

Matt Crenshaw, Bentonville^11^74^1^6.7^

David Matthews, FS Southside^9^132^0^14.7^

Milacio Freeland, Rogers High^9^105^1^11.7^

Hadley Gregg, Bentonville^9^81^0^9.0^

Fayetteville at Bryant

Hornet Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Fayetteville 9-2. Bryant 9-1.


BETWEEN THE LINES Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton returns to his alma mater and his first stop as a head coach. ... Patton was 34-20 as Bryant coach before taking the Fayetteville position before the 2003 season. ... Current Bryant coach and former Patton assistant Paul Calley is the school's all-time leader in wins with 102. ... The Bulldogs, the No. 3 seed from the 7A-West, defeated West Memphis 67-36 last week in the first round. Bryant, the top seed from the 7A-Central, had a first-round bye. ... Patton is 2-0 against his alma mater, winning in the playoffs at Bryant in back-to-back years in 2006 and 2007. ... Bryant sophomore safety Cameron Vail is the stepson of Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Fayetteville -- QB Taylor Powell (Jr., 6-1, 200), RB Luke Rapert (Sr., 5-9, 170), WR Garland Allison (Sr., 6-3, 185), DT Akial Byers (Jr., 6-4, 250), CB Colby Sigears (Sr., 5-7, 155). Bryant -- QB Gunnar Burks (Sr., 5-10, 175), WR Austin Kelly (Jr., 6-1, 185), S Jaelyn Jones (Sr., 6-1, 195), S Cameron Vail (So., 5-11, 160)

HOOTEN'S RANKING Fayetteville is No. 3 in Class 7A. Bryant is No. 5.

HOOTEN'S LINE Fayetteville by 12.

OUR TAKE Fayetteville 41, Bryant 21.

-- Vernon Tarver • @NWAVernon

North Little Rock at Bentonville

Tiger Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS North Little Rock 7-4. Bentonville 9-1.

ON THE AIR online at

BETWEEN THE LINES The two teams have met five times since 2006, with Bentonville sporting a 4-1 edge in the series ... The two teams met in a Class 7A semifinal game last year at War Memorial Stadium, with Bentonville earning a 42-10 victory ... They share two common opponents in Fayetteville and Fort Smith Northside. Bentonville beat both teams, while North Little Rock lost to Fayetteville in Week 2 and beat Northside last week. ... North Little Rock started the season 0-4 under first-year coach Jamie Mitchell, but extended its win streak to seven games last with a 35-0 win over Fort Smith Northside. ... The Charging Wildcats have averaged 46.2 points per game during their winning streak. ... Tailback Alex Day had 153 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in last week's win over Northside and now has 1,672 yards and 24 TDs this season. ... North Little Rock's defense held Northside to 191 yards total offense, and sophomore lineman Zavion Moore had an interception. ... Bentonville QB Kasey Ford has completed 72.1 percent (163 of 226) for 2,031 yards and 13 touchdowns. ... Clay Barganier needs seven receptions to become the leading receiver in the 7A-West Conference and 65 receiving yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark this season. ... RB Jacob Clark has 827 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns on 145 carries, while David Nichols ran for three scores in a win over Fayetteville. ... Bentonville's defense forced three turnovers in its win over Fayetteville, with Tim Fernandez sealing the outcome with his interception return for a touchdown.

PLAYERS TO WATCH North Little Rock -- RB Alex Day (Jr., 5-8, 190), QB Corvosea Cooney (Sr., 6-2, 178), RB Wynton Ruth (Jr., 5-8, 200), RB Darius Austin (Jr., 6-1, 192), WR Kyleal Lewis (Sr., 6-0, 185). Bentonville -- QB Kasey Ford (Sr., 6-6, 272), RB Jacob Clark (Jr., 5-10, 180), WR Clay Barganier (Jr., 5-9, 159), LB Brandon Atchison (5-11, 219), LB Destyn Adkins (Jr., 6-0, 180).

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS North Little Rock is No. 7 in Class 7A. Bentonville is No. 2.

HOOTEN'S LINE Bentonville by 14.

OUR TAKE Bentonville 35, North Little Rock 16.

-- Henry Apple • @NWAHenry

Conway at Springdale Har-Ber

Wildcat Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Conway 6-5. Har-Ber 9-1

ON THE AIR Watch via the free Har-Ber NIAAA app or on the Springdale Public Schools YouTube channel.

BETWEEN THE LINES Tonight's winner advances to play the Cabot vs. Fort Smith Southside winner in a third-round game. ... Har-Ber has won nine consecutive since opening the season with a 36-26 loss to nationally-ranked Webb City, Mo.... Har-Ber beat Conway 37-7 in Week 3 at Conway. ... The Wildcats received a first-round bye last week after winning the 7A-West Conference championship. ... Luke Hannon leads 7A-West Conference teams in rushing with 1,488 yards and 14 touchdowns on 220 carries. ... Hannon and Har-Ber quarterback Fuller Chandler have both been offered by Henderson State, which is 10-1 on the season. ... Conway quarterback Breylin Smith is committed to Central Arkansas. He passed for 303 yards and 4 touchdowns in two quarters of play during last week's 42-7 victory over Springdale High. ... Conway beat Har-Ber 31-15 last year and eliminated the Wildcats 52-45 in the second round of the playoffs in 2013.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Har-Ber -- QB Fuller Chandler (Sr., 6-2, 185), WR Trey Smith (Jr., 5-8, 155), RB Luke Hannon (Sr., 5-11, 190), WR Tyler Blackston (Sr., 6-1, 175), DE David Vowell (Sr., 6-2, 230), DB Austin Henderson (Sr., 6-2, 195). Conway -- QB Breylin Smith (Sr., 6-3, 187), RB McCall Dail (Jr., 5-9, 165), RB Mark Odom (Sr., 6-0, 208), WR Marquise Pleasant (Jr., 6-1, 168), WR Damontay Allen (Sr., 5-7, 150), DE Austin Norris (Sr., 6-5, 258), DE Datrion Macon (Sr., 6-0, 222), LB Nick Fletcher (Jr., 6-0, 200).

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Har-Ber is No. 1 in Class 7A. Conway is No. 8.

HOOTEN'S LINE Har-Ber by 35

OUR TAKE Har-Ber 35, Conway 14

-- Rick Fires • @NWARick

Class 4A

Shiloh Christian at Nashville

Scrappers Stadium

RECORDS Shiloh Christian 7-3. Nashville 11-0

ON THE AIR online at

BETWEEN THE LINES Shiloh Christian struggled offensively in a 23-8 win over Dover last week, but the Saints' defense held Dover out of the end zone three times near the goal line. The Saints led 21-0 at halftime, but were blanked offensively in the second half for the second straight week. ... Saints QB Connor Reece is 124-of-194 for 2,146 yards and 20 TDs this season. ... RB John Marcus Carruthers leads the team in rushing with 87 carries for 582 yards and 6 TDs. ... Jake Nelson and Tyler Roth have combined for 82 catches and more than 1,500 receiving yards. ... Nashville routed Crossett last week as junior Darius Hopkins had two pick-six interceptions. ... Scrappers QB Leonard Snell is a dual-threat with 1,384 yards passing and 1,363 yards rushing and 29 total touchdowns.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Shiloh Christian -- QB Connor Reece (Jr., 5-9, 165), LB Broc Berus (Jr., 6-2, 200), RB John Marcus Carruthers (Jr., 5-9, 180). Nashville -- QB Leonard Snell (Sr., 5-10, 160), RB Darius Hopkins (Jr., 6-0, 175), WR Trey Hughes (Sr., 6-3, 205), LB Ashton Nelson (Sr., 5-10, 210).

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Shiloh Christian is No. 15 in Class 4A. Nashville is No. 2.

HOOTEN'S LINE Nashville by 14.

OUR TAKE Nashville 28, Shiloh Christian 20.

-- Chip Souza • @NWAChip

Ashdown at Prairie Grove

Tiger Stadium

RECORDS Ashdown 8-3. Prairie Grove 10-1


BETWEEN THE LINES Ashdown scored 14 fourth-quarter points last week to edge Stuttgart 26-25. ... Panthers sophomore QB Jaylen Hill was 13-of-19 for 200 yards and 1 touchdown in the win. On the season, Hill is 75-of-154 for 937 yards and 8 TDs with 9 interceptions. ... Tre Green is Ashdown's leading rusher with 773 yards on 111 carries and 8 TDs. ... Senior Brandon Northcross led the Panthers last week with 15 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown against Stuttgart. ... The Tigers scored 26 points in the first quarter and routed Jonesboro Westside 45-14 last week. ... Prairie Grove forced seven turnovers and intercepted Westside's first three pass attempts. ... QB Sam Dodd has put together a solid season for the Tigers, completing 67 of 121 passes for 1,567 yards and 23 TDs with just 4 interceptions. ... The Tigers could host next week's third round playoff game if Star City defeats Poncohontas. A Pocahontas win sends Prairie Grove on the road.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Ashdown -- QB Jaylen Hill (So., 6-2, 200), RB Brandon Northcross (Sr., 6-0, 180), FS Tajhnick Bishop (Jr., 6-1, 185), WR Tre Green (So., 5-10, 175). Prairie Grove -- QB Sam Dodd (Sr., 6-0, 210), RB Blake Faulk (Sr., 6-0, 185), TE Dylan Soehner (Sr., 6-7, 275), LB Dakota Hutchison (Sr., 5-8, 210).

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Ashdown is No. 11 in Class 4A. Prairie Grove is No. 4.

HOOTEN'S LINE Prairie Grove by 16.

OUR TAKE Prairie Grove 35, Ashdown 14

-- Chip Souza • @NWAChip

Pulaski Robinson at Pea Ridge

Blackhawks Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Pulaski Robinson 9-2. Pea Ridge 9-2.

BETWEEN THE LINES Pea Ridge running back Zaine Holley has rushed for over 1,600 yards in the Blackhawks ground-oriented attack. ... Pea Ridge will rotate quarterbacks Cole Wright and Jakota Sainsbury, who are combining for around 125 yards passing a game. ... Bradley Beavers leads the Blackhawks' defense in tackles with over 140. ... A Pea Ridge victory would mark the third time in the last four seasons that the Blackhawks have won 10 games. ... Pea Ridge is riding a four-game winning streak. ... Robinson RB/WR TJ Hammonds has rushed for 1,333 yards and 24 touchdowns. He has more than 600 yards receiving. ... Hammonds has committed to Arkansas after also receiving offers from Oklahoma State, TCU, Vanderbilt and Georgia among others. ... Senators quarterback Brennan Johnson has completed 68 percent of his passes for 2,017 yards and 23 touchdowns. ... Robinson has forced 31 turnovers this season, including 16 interceptions.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Pea Ridge -- RB Zaine Holley (Jr., 5-7, 163), RB/DB Drew Winn (So., 5-9, 140), LB Bradley Beavers (Sr., 6-1, 200), OL Brent Ferguson (Sr., 6-6, 260), FB Wyatt Weber (Jr., 5-8, 185). Pulaski Robinson -- RB/WR T.J. Hammonds (Sr., 5-11, 201), QB Brennen Johnson (Sr., 5-11, 185), WR Nathan Page (So., 6-0, 180), LB Hunter Swoboda (So., 6-3, 188), DE/DT David Porter (Jr., 6-3, 235).

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Pulaski Robinson is No. 9 in Class 4A. Pea Ridge is No. 14.

HOOTEN'S LINE Pulaski Robinson by 14.

OUR TAKE Pea Ridge 35, Pulaski Robinson 31.

-- Paul Nielsen • @NWAPaul

Class 3A

Greenland at Prescott

Cummins Stadium

RECORDS Greenland 10-1. Prescott 9-2

BETWEEN THE LINES This is the programs' first meeting since Prescott mercy ruled Greenland 49-14 in the quarterfinals of the 2012 playoffs, a Pirates loss which came a week after they beat Osceola 28-14 in the second round. This year, Greenland advanced to the second round with a 35-6 victory over Osceola. ... Both teams have standout QBs. Prescott senior Trevor Pipkin has thrown for 3,483 yards and 39 touchdowns so far this year, while Greenland senior Cole Self has thrown for 1,577 yards and 21 touchdowns while running for 651 yards and 13 scores. ... Greenland senior RB Alex Sisemore has run for 1,581 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. ... Greenland has won eight games by three or more touchdowns, Prescott seven. ... Prescott started 1-2, but has won eight straight while averaging 50 points per game. ... Prescott junior RB Carlos Vanhook has run for 1,005 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging 11.6 yards per carry. ... Greenland's 10 wins are the program's most since 2001.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Greenland -- QB Cole Self (Sr., 6-5, 200), RB Alex Sisemore (Sr., 5-7, 170), WR/S Hayes Rhodes (Sr., 5-8, 155), WR/S Mason Miller (Sr., 5-9, 165). Prescott -- QB Trevor Pipkin (Sr., 6-0, 175), RB Carlos Vanhook (Jr. 5-7, 170), WR Kadarius Pearson (So., 6-2, 177), WR Brandon Walker (Sr., 5-8, 177).

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Prescott is No. 3 in Class 3A. Greenland is No. 16.

HOOTEN'S LINE Prescott by 13

OUR TAKE Prescott 49, Greenland 21

-- Jimmy Carter • @NWAJimmy

Camden Harmony Grove at West Fork

Tiger Stadium

RECORDS Camden Harmony Grove 8-3. West Fork 7-3.


BETWEEN THE LINES West Fork claimed its second consecutive 3A-1 Conference title and earned a first-round bye. ... Senior Brayden Burnett leads the Tigers on offense and defense with a team-high 919 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns and 92 tackles. ... West Fork quarterback Colton Wise has thrown for more than 4,000 yards in his career. ... The Tigers haven't won a playoff game since 2011. ... Senior C.J. Parham has a scholarship offer from Air Force and accounted for all four touchdowns in the Hornets' first-round win over Atkins. ... Senior Devin Venzant has been a two-way starter, but likely won't play offense this week because of a high ankle sprain. ... Venzant is the Hornets' top rusher with more than 800 yards. ... Harmony Grove is looking for its first quarterfinal appearance in a decade.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Camden Harmony Grove --QB/CB C.J. Parham (Sr., 6-1, 155), QB/WR Nathan Whitley (Jr., 5-11, 160), RB/OLB Devin Venzant (Sr., 5-10, 175), WR/OLB Jace Garcia (Soph, 5-9, 168). West Fork -- QB Colton Wise (Sr., 6-2, 180), RB/MLB Brayden Burnett (Sr., 5-11, 185), WR/OLB Briant Bowerman (Sr., 5-10, 175), LB Taylor Poplin (Soph, 6-0, 175), FB/LB Graham Langston (Jr., 5-10, 215), RB/LB Dalton Dickinson (Sr., 5-8, 150).

HOOTEN'S RANKINGS Camden Harmony Grove is No. 9 in Class 3A. West Fork is No. 15.

HOOTEN'S LINE Camden Harmony Grove by 2.

OUR TAKE Camden Harmony Grove 28, West Fork 22.

-- Paul Boyd • @NWAPaulB

Sports on 11/20/2015


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