If there was one thing learned from Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s media day on Saturday, it was that the quarterback race will come down to the final week. Picking a starter for the opening game may even be a game-time decision when UAPB plays its first contest of the season next Sunday in Orlando, Florida.
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FAYETTEVILLE — An Arkansas football reserve was arrested early Saturday morning on alcohol-related charges just about 24 hours after another Razorback player was booked on charges, as well.
Based purely on the number of starters and key contributors Arkansas-Pine Bluff is returning, it would appear as though a veteran group of mostly juniors and seniors would be holding down key positions and limiting the possibility of underclassmen seeing the field.
For the Pine Bluff High School football team, this past offseason was in most ways exponentially easier than the previous one. In one key area, though, it was marginally more difficult.
The Dollarway Cardinals football team has been quite successful in the past few years. They have been conference champions for the past three years (twice in 2-4A and last year in 8-4A) and have had winning seasons in the past four years. Head coach Cortez Lee works extremely hard with his young men, and the results on the field have shown that.
As the season slowly approaches, second-year head coach Jared Dutton looks to help his Watson Chapel Wildcats improve their results on the field. Last season resulted in a 5-6 finish, including an 8-point loss in the first round of the playoffs to Greenbrier.
White Hall’s 2014 season was full of close games, and the Bulldogs’ overall record was 5-6. In five of those six losses the margin of victory was seven points or fewer. One big play could have been the difference between a win or loss for the Bulldogs many times last season.
Ridgway Christian’s football program is heading into its fourth season of existence. So far, the football program has had success under their head coach Trent Young. Instead of 11-man football, Ridgway plays eight-man football, but coach Young always seems to put a tough group of eight out there to compete. This season is shaping up to be another success, and Ridgway (3-5 in 2014) has been working hard all summer to make sure of that.
FAYETTEVILLE — Just one week remains until Arkansas opens its 2015 season.