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10
Sep
2018

Recapping the Weekend and Dropping Some History

By: Seth McKinzie   It is always nice to check in and see how fellow members of the 4A-1 fared on Friday night. Final score from Prairie Grove: Dardanelle 35 Prairie Grove 17 Final score from Berryville: Huntsville 21 Berryville 14 Final score from Trumann: Shiloh Christian 35 Trumann 7 Final score from Commerce: Commerce...
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08
Sep
2018

Lions Fall to 0-2 in Ugly, Rainy Mess

By: Seth McKinzie Whatever wind remained in the balloon of the Gravette Lions this week was taken out last night during the 40-2 loss at the hands of Farmington. It was rainy early, with a half hour delay due to lightning with just under five minutes left in the first quarter. The playing surface was...
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07
Sep
2018

4A-1 Week Two Football Power Poll

By: Seth McKinzie This poll almost waited until after the final non-conference games are played but LL decided to go ahead and release the first edition. Some of the rankings may seem odd simply because, to put it as bluntly as possible, the 4A-1 has started slower than molasses. The only two wins the conference...
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07
Sep
2018

Week Two 4A-1 Predictions

By: Seth McKinzie Dardanelle at Prairie Grove LL has already mentioned the surprise associated with Prairie Grove falling to Farmington last week. The Tigers looked sloppy in the loss, committing turnovers, penalties, and just overall looking a bit out of rhythm. Now, Dardanelle comes to face the Tigers. The Sand Lizards are 2-0 and easily...
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05
Sep
2018

Week #2 – Keys to Victory

By: Seth McKinzie It has been almost two weeks since the Gravette football team took to the field for the season opener. As most Lion fans know, GHS fell to one of the top 3A Oklahoma teams, Cascia Hall, by a score of 44-7. Those who were in attendance, or watched the game live via...
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04
Sep
2018

Week Two Football Notes

By: Seth McKinzie Week Two of the high school football season has arrived and with it a chance for the Gravette Lions to get rid of the sour taste of the big defeat suffered in Week Zero. The task will not be simple as Farmington, to LL’s surprise, beat rival Prairie Grove Friday night, 33-30,...
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30
Aug
2018

Week One 4A-1 Football Predictions

By: Seth McKinzie Week Zero is in the books and the 4A-1 did not fare well going 0-4. In all fairness, the opponents the teams played were stout but the 4A-1 did not put up much fight losing by an average of almost 28 points per game. LL thinks Pea Ridge and Gravette might have...
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27
Aug
2018

Op-Ed: Ridiculous Expectations, Grumbling & Repeated History

By: Seth McKinzie The 2017 Gravette Lions had an all-state 2000 yard rusher, all-state defensive tackle, all-state kicker/punter, three-year starters in the secondary and at linebacker, and a system the players had been running since they were in the seventh grade. Take all those away, throw in an experienced quarterback and offensive line, and you have...
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27
Aug
2018

Postgame Notebook

By: Seth McKinzie **This article sponsored by: Bank of Gravett** The Gravette Lions started out the 2018 season losing 44-7 to Oklahoma 3A #8 Cascia Hall. It really was the sort of game that only offered about one, or two, possessions of excitement for Lion fans. Tajae White scampered 70 yards for a touchdown in...
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