I was not overly excited when I was told I'd be covering Springdale High sports after I was hired by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 1998.
Conway won in overtime, by George.
HUNTSVILLE -- Touchdowns via kickoff and interception returns lifted Prairie Grove to 41-14 win at Huntsville on Friday.
Gravette quarterback Tajae White (12) looks for an opening in the Lincoln defense Friday in Gravette.
GRAVETTE -- Gravette coach Bill Harrelson summed up his team's win over the Lincoln Wolves in one of the most accurate ways possible.
PEA RIDGE -- The game plan for Pea Ridge was to set the tone early on offense and try to limit Gentry standout quarterback Jon Faulkenberry as much as possible.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Springdale Har-Ber quarterback Grant Allen (5) looks for running room against the Rogers High defense Friday at Wildcat Stadium in Springdale.
SPRINGDALE -- Springdale Har-Ber's streak of shutout wins has now reached three states.
Springdale High’s Sebastian Barranco (14) celebrates Friday after recovering a fumble late in the fourth against Rogers Heritage in Rogers.
ROGERS -- Springdale High rode a stout defense and solid running game to an impressive win to open 7A-West Conference play Friday night.
Bentonville High’s Collin Snieski (right) sacks Fayetteville quarterback Darius Bowers on Friday at Tiger Stadium in Bentonville.
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BENTONVILLE -- There's just something about the regular season where Bentonville High's football team has the upper hand on Fayetteville.
SHERIDAN — Kaiden Thrailkill put his teammates on his back in the fourth quarter and led Siloam Springs to a 6A-West Conference road victory.
Layne Hatcher threw four touchdown passes as Pulaski Academy (4-0, 1-0 5A-Central) routed Little Rock Fair (0-4, 0-1).
FORT SMITH -- Bryant shifted into cruise control after building a three-touchdown lead in the first 17 minutes on Friday, not that it really mattered.
VAN BUREN — Jadon Jackson caught 7 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown to lead Bentonville West (4-0, 1-0 7A-West) past Van Buren (0-4, 0-1). Jackson also had a rushing touchdown.
EL DORADO — El Dorado (4-0, 1-0 6A-West) forced five turnovers in a victory over Lake Hamilton (2-2, 0-1).
TEXARKANA -- Texarkana (2-2, 0-1 6A-West) fell to visiting Greenwood (4-0, 1-0).
Defending conference champion North Little Rock had three players rush for at least 100 yards in a 31-20 victory over Little Rock Central in the 7A-Central opener on a sticky Friday night at Quigley Stadium at Bernie Cox Field in Little Rock.
WYNNE — A balanced rushing attack helped lift Wynne (4-0, 1-0 5A-East) over Blytheville (1-3, 0-1).
The third quarter belonged to the Cabot Panthers in Friday's 7A-Central Conference opener against Little Rock Catholic.
ROGERS -- Springdale (4-0, 3-0 7A-West) allowed just four first downs in the second half, including two in the final three minutes, to earn a victory over Rogers Heritage (0-4, 0-1) at David Gates Stadium.
CONWAY -- Conway won in overtime, by George.
Searcy quarterback Mason Schucker (17) scores on a 1-yard touch-down run Friday during the second quarter of the Lions’ 35-20 victory over the Jacksonville Titans in Jacksonville. Schucker passed for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. For more highschool football photos, visit arkansasonline.com/galleries.
Searcy running back Gabe Chapman rushed 35 times for 257 yards and 2 touchdowns and the Lions overcame a 99-yard return of a fumble by Jacksonville's Shawn Ellis to take a 35-20 Class 6A-East victory at Jan Crow Stadium in Jacksonville on Friday night.
PINE BLUFF -- Tyler Foots completed 11-of-13 passes for 255 yards and 3 touchdowns as Pine Bluff (3-1, 1-0 6A-East) routed Hall (1-3, 0-1).
JONESBORO -- Daniel Johnson scored two touchdowns and A.J. Aycock threw for two scores to lead Jonesboro (4-0, 1-0 6A-East) over Mountain Home (0-4, 0-1).
SHERIDAN -- Landon Ellis passed 13 of 26 and 4 touchdowns to lead Siloam Springs (2-2, 1-0 6A-West) over Sheridan (0-4, 0-1).
BENTON -- Benton Coach Brad Harris needed a boost at quarterback Friday night, and he got it from a wide receiver to down the Class 6A state champions.
WEST MEMPHIS -- Michael Troxler accounted for four touchdowns to lead West Memphis to a 37-27 victory over Marion.
HOT SPRINGS -- Dupree Swanson scored all four touchdowns to lead Hot Springs Lakeside (1-3, 1-0 5A-South) over Camden Fairview.
WHITE HALL -- Senior running back Layne Hartsfield rushed for two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 55 yards for another to help White Hall (4-0, 1-0) to outlast Magnolia (1-3, 0-1).
Little Rock Christian running back Kendel Givens (20) is tackled by Beebe linebacker Luke Oakley (6) after a short gain Friday. The Warriors improved to 4-0 with a 48-28 victory over Beebe.
Jackson Bowersock accounted for five touchdowns total, including a pair of late touchdown receptions to Trey Harris to help the Little Rock Christian Warriors secure a 48-28 victory over the Beebe Badgers Friday night in west Little Rock.
PINE BLUFF — Omar Allen scored on a 3-yard run and Watson Chapel (2-2, 1-0 5A-South) added a 2-point conversion at the end of regulation as the Wildcats beat Hot Springs (0-4, 0-1).
No. 1 Springdale Har-Ber 49, Rogers 0
JONESBORO -- Nettleton (4-0, 1-0 5A-East) ended a 16-game losing streak to Batesville (1-3, 0-1) as Detavion Turner ran for 4 touchdowns and rushed for 296 yards and quarterback Deondre Henry threw for a score for the fourth consecutive game.
PARAGOULD -- Valley View (3-1, 1-0 5A-East) scored all six of its touchdowns on the ground and held on after taking a commanding halftime lead to beat Paragould (0-4, 0-1).
FORREST CITY -- Deviunta' Foster ran for 282 yards and two touchdowns, leading Forrest City to an 18-10 victory over 5-A East Conference rival Greene County Tech.
The Little Rock McClellan Lions followed senior quarterback Bennie Kemp III to pull away late for a 40-16 victory over the Sylvan Hills Bears at War Eagle Stadium on Friday night.
GREENBRIER -- Maumelle's Evan Robinson scored the winning touchdown on an 8-yard pass from Xavion Morgan in the fourth quarter, giving the Hornets (2-2, 1-0 5A-West) a victory over Greenbrier (1-3, 0-1).
FARMINGTON -- Mike Adams said he knew it was going to be a difficult task Friday night for his Farmington Cardinals to slow down the single-wing attack of the Clarksville Panthers.
CLASS 7A OSCAR ADAWAY, North Little Rock, 15-155 rushing, 1 TD