Fayetteville vs Springdale -- The State's Best Rivalry
By Rich Sanders The Battle of the Bulldogs. There is no better rivalry in the state of Arkansas and, in our lifetimes, there never will be a better rivalry on the high-school level.
Week 3 Stat Leaders
In a trend that continues in the age of high-octane Spread offenses, Pulaski Academy's Spencer Keith reached the 1,000-yard mark in just the third game of the season in Friday's loss to Pine Bluff Dollarway. Following are the rest of the leaders through week 3 of the season.
Bentonville's Blackmon Week 3 Player of the Week
Bentonville's Anthony Blackmon didn't like it when his grade-point-average slipped below 4.0 to 3.9 recently despite working two jobs and taking honor's classes.
Fearless 50 (Week 3)
The Fearless 50 top performances, with a Beebe flare in week 3
A Look Back at Week 3
Life can be lonely at the top. Only four teams ranked in the Class 7A top 10 were victorious last week with top-ranked Little Rock Central failing to carry the banner of the state’s largest classification by dropping a 13-7 decision to Texarkana, the No. 1 team and defending state champion in Class 6A.
Week 2 Stat Leaders
Quarterbacks continued to put up big numbers in week 2 with Drew Stringfellow of Central Arkansas Christian assaulting the record books. Stringfellow became the 25th quarterback in state history to go over the 7,000-yard mark in the opening week of the season.
Harrison's Brown Week 2 Player of the Week
Harrison's season last year went crashing down when quarterback Matt Brown was injured in the regular-season finale against Siloam Springs.
Fearless 50 (Week 2)
Fifty of the weeks top performances in high school football.
A Look Back at Week 2
Class 7A teams ranked in the top 10 continue to win as they head into the final week of non-conference play.
Week 1 Stat Leaders
The high school season started off with a bang with big individual numbers put up by a number of the state's top players. Here are the individual leaders after one week for passing, rushing and receiving:
Malvern's Clegg earns Week 1 Player of the Week honor
When John Fogleman accepted the head coaching position at Malvern a few weeks ago, he didn’t review tapes of last year’s games. He wanted to give all the players a chance at a fresh start with no preconceived notions about who could play and who couldn’t.
Fearless 50 (Week 1)
Want to see who were the Fearless 50 Top Performers from week 1? Read on and offer your opinion in the forums.
A LOOK BACK AT WEEK 1
Little Rock Central did not score an offensive touchdown but still won its opener, 7-3, over West Memphis. Central, which opened the season ranked No. 1 according to FearlessFriday and the Associated Press, managed just 75 yards of offense and five first downs. West Memphis led 3-0 at the half, but A.J. Williams returned an interception 86 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to give the Tigers the win.
ALL JACK'D UP IN SEASON OPENER
The 2006 high school football season ended with Jarius Wright laying across the goal line in the second overtime of the Class 4A state championship game. He watched helplessly as he was declared down just shy of what would have been a game-winning two-point conversion, leaving the Warren Lumberjacks dejected and Nashville with a 21-20 win and the state title.
Fearless Friday 1st Week Predictions
Monday's Games Sheridan (6A-#8) vs. Warren (4A-#1) at UAPB … Warren Central Arkansas Christian (4A-#2) vs. Dollarway (4A-#3) at UAPB RPS Closer Look: The numbers did not add up after rolling in back in early July. CAC is a fast starter and Dollarway has a plate full of land mines on the schedule that could take the Cardinals to as many as four defeats before they get their first win. This could very well be Dollarway’s best chance to win before a Sept. 28 game with Dumas. CAC drummed Dollarway last year and, unlike many precision passing teams, the Mustangs are capable of playing high-caliber football at the season’s outset. Projection: CAC.
CATHOLIC'S REGISTER REMEMBERS SCOOTER
When Phil Rizzuto passed away last week, Little Rock Catholic head coach Ellis Register couldn't help but notice.
2006 SEASON WILL BE TOUGH TO TOP
It will take a monumental effort in 2007 to top last year's high school football season as far as drama, excitement and individual performances. The 2006 season even began in unusual fashion
WATKINS KNOWS ABOUT FORDYCE TRADITION
Clark Watkins knows all about that monster called Fordyce Redbug football tradition because he helped feed it. Watkins led the Redbugs to back-to-back state titles as the quarterback in 1990 and 1991. Now Watkins takes over the helm of one of the most tradition-rich programs in the state.
INAUGURAL ALL-FEARLESS FRIDAY PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL TEAM
INAUGURAL ALL-FEARLESS FRIDAY PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL TEAM OFFENSE QB-Tyler Wilson (6-3, 185), Greenwood RB-Dennis Johnson (5-8, 180), Texarkana RB-DeAnthony Curtis (5-10, 209), Camden Fairview R-Joe Adams (6-1, 180), Central Arkansas Christian R-Cruz Williams (6-4, 205), Pulaski Academy
Fearless Friday Preseason 3A Top Ten
With football being a timed game, it makes sense that timing is everything in football. For Shiloh Christian, the timing could not have been more perfect in 2006.