NWADG Prep Rally Football Preview


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PREP RALLY: CLASS 7A | 8.20.2023 14 AAA Bentonville 1501 SE Walton Blvd 479-254-9223 AAA Fayetteville 3595 N Shiloh Drive 479-444-9222 It's time to Now's the time to plan your well-deserved vacation. Book early as inventory is going fast. It's never been more important to use a AAA Travel Advisor to help you navigate the changing travel industry. Visit AAA and save! BENTONVILLE TIGERS 2022 RECORD 11-2 overall, 7-0 7A-West COACH Jody Grant RETURNING STARTERS 8 offense, 4 defense KEY PLAYERS QB Carter Nye (Sr., 6-1, 175), WR C.J. Brown (Sr., 6-1, 190), TE Eli Brooks (Jr., 6-3, 205), OL Trason Hunt (Sr., 6-5, 275), OL Jack Corey (Sr., 6-2, 315), WR/DB Que Brown (Sr., 6-0, 155), DL Ben Pearson (Sr., 6-2, 205), OLB Rivers Wiseman (Sr., 6-4, 190), DB Christian Farrow (Sr., 6-0, 160). NOTABLE Nye heads an veteran offensive unit as he threw for almost 3,000 yards and 28 TDs last season, including a 5-TD performance in the season opener against Broken Arrow, Okla. … Grant considers the Tigers' receiving unit, led by Arkansas commit C.J. Brown, one of the best in the state. … Brown caught 75 passes for 1,384 yards and 16 TDs last fall and had a key reception to set up a game-winning field goal against Cabot in the 7A semifinals. … Other contributing receivers include Que Brown, Luke Coon and J.J. Spafford, all of which had at least 20 pass receptions. … Brooks, an all-state performer last year, gives the Tigers another blocker and a pass catcher with 19 receptions last year. … Hunt, an all-conference performer at right tackle, has earned offers from Colorado and Missouri State, while Corey exceeds 300 pounds in the bench press and has a 4.2 grade point average. … Pearson set a school record with four sacks in a playoff game against North Little Rock and had 16 for the season, as well as three forced fumbles. … Wiseman was an all-state performer and finished second on the team with 96 tackles. … Farrow, who might see time at tailback, was an all-conference performer with a team-high 97 tackles and had 10 pass breakups. … Que Brown, who has almost recovered from an ankle injury, will play on both sides as a receiver and a defensive back. QUOTABLE "For the most part, our culture creates carryover in the sense of what our team is and what we want it to be. We just want to be a team that we've been that is great on defense and flies around to the football, and it operates clean on offense. Each and every night, we want to be the most disciplined team on the field. I hope that's what we see. We've had a good run of practices so far and had a good summer and offseason, so I think that's what we will see." — Grant. 7A-WEST CONFERENCE SCHEDULE Aug. 25 ...... at Broken Arrow, Okla. Oct. 6 ...... Rogers Heritage* Sept. 1 ....... Conway Oct. 13 .........at Fayetteville* Sept. 12 ..... KC Rockhurst Oct. 20 ...............at Rogers* Sept. 22 ..... at Springdale Har-Ber* Oct. 27 ............. Springdale* Sept. 29 ..... FS Southside* Nov. 3 .at Bentonville West* * — Denotes 7A-West Conference game All kickoffs 7 p.m. unless noted Mabry Verser | Rogers File Photo

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