Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 Summer 7-on-7 Schedule

Here is the schedule we currently have for 7-on-7 events this summer.  If you know of any others, please email us at arkansasfootballbloggers@gmail.com.  If you are interested in attending any of these and need a contact person you may email us and we'll get you the information.

2014 7-on-7 Tournaments

Friday, June 6 – UAM 7 on 7
Friday, June 6 - Parkview 7 on 7
Saturday, June 7 - Sonic Air Raid (Harding Academy - Searcy)

Thursday, June 12 - Robinson 7 on 7
Friday, June 13 - Harrison 7 on 7
Friday, June 13 – Hope 7 on 7

Tuesday, June 17 - Image One Tiger Classic (Quigley Stadium - Little Rock)
Tuesday, June 17 – Benton 7 on 7
Friday & Saturday June 20-21 - Shootout of the South (Mighty Bluebird Complex - Little Rock)
Saturday, June 21 – Charleston Tiger Football Foundation Showcase

DEAD PERIOD June 22 - July 6

Wednesday, July 9 – James King Memorial 7 on 7 (Malvern)
Friday & Saturday July 11-12 - Southwest Elite (Shiloh Christian - Springdale)
Saturday, July 12 – Garrett Uekman Memorial 7 on 7 (War Memorial – Little Rock)

Saturday, July 19 - Fountain Lake 7 on 7 (moved from July 12)
Saturday, July 19 - Hoxie 7 on 7


Friday, January 31, 2014

Paperback Version of Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call Available

As we mentioned in a previous post, we moved forward with the plan to make Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call available in paperback. We used the CreateSpace publishing service to get that done. The direct link to the book on CreateSpace is found below:
Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call is also available at Amazon. Here is the link to the book page there:
We have enrolled the book in the "Kindle Matchbook" program with Amazon. If you buy the print edition through Amazon, then you can buy the Kindle edition of the book FREE. If you choose to buy from another retailer, then let us know. We will send a gift copy of  Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call from Smashwords.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Book Available at the World's Largest Bookseller (FINALLY!)

We have spent close to a year and a half simply waiting for Amazon and Smashwords (our eBook distributor) to work through the technical difficulties of bulk distribution of independent authors to the Amazon store. So, for a year and a half, Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call was missing from largest bookseller in the world. In our stubbornness (or laziness), we had chosen not to investigate the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform that Amazon offered us.

Well, those days are over. Over the last few days, we went through the process of preparing the electronic format required to publish on KDP. So, simply follow this link directly to the Amazon store site for Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call. We believe that the only thing left to do is to investigate the print version of the book with CreateSpace.

Other Retailers

Smashwords has (long ago) provided the book to many retail outlets including its own retail site. As a side note, we get a higher royalty percentage for Smashwords sales, AND you get the book in any format you want (.mobi, .pdf, .ePub, .lrf, and .pdb as well as the ability to read online). This means that you don't have to be locked into an eBook eco-system by purchasing our book. Finally, if you think you would like to copy of the book and will agree to review the book, we will send you a coupon to download a free copy at Smashwords. Simply email us at arkansasfootballbloggers@gmail.com with the subject "Book review" and we will send you that free copy.

Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call is available at these retailers:
Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call is also available through these "Netflix for eBooks" type apps:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

2014 Kickoffs and Updates

Saturday Morning Wake-up Call

We have decided to permanently lower the price of Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call to just $0.99 while we move on to our next project - a "Quads" playbook.

The price change has taken place at Smashwords (our eBook distributor). However, the change often takes a few days to a week or more to ripple through to the other retailers. As a side note, we get a higher royalty percentage for Smashwords sales, AND you get the book in any format you want (.mobi, .pdf, .ePub, .lrf, and .pdb as well as the ability to read online). This means that you don't have to be locked into an eBook eco-system by purchasing our book. Finally, if you think you would like to copy of the book and will agree to review the book, we will send you a coupon to download a free copy at Smashwords. Simply email us at arkansasfootballbloggers@gmail.com with the subject "Book review" and we will send you that free copy.

Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call is available at these retailers:
We are still deciding how to handle Amazon distribution because they have dragged their feet with respect to bulk distribution from eBook distributors such as Smashwords.

Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call is also available through these "Netflix for eBooks" type apps:

Quads Playbook (We are still working on the final title)

We have the essential outline of a quads playbook that will illustrate successful plays out of the 4 x 1 formation against multiple coverages and defensive schemes. The book will include QB read progressions as well as receiver responsibilities for each of the plays in the book. We are still working on drawing the plays in the proper format for eBook distribution as well as deciding on the final price point. Our plan is still be finished by the time coaches and teams gear up for 7-on-7 tournaments in late Spring 2014, but our progress has been slow thus far.

Arkansas 7-on-7 Football Site Updates

Over the next few weeks, we will be completing the 2013 Arkansas High School Football Scoreboard page while taking down the 2013 schedule page. We will be contacting high school coaches in the state to find out tournament and team camp dates. We will also ask for their input so that we can construct the 2014 Arkansas High School Football Schedule page. In addition, we will make our annual request to the college football coaches and sports information directors in the state to get their schedules for the summer. So, please visit us often to get the most complete information on summer football activities in Arkansas and some of the surrounding states.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 Arkansas High School Football Champions


7A State Champions
Bentonville Tigers (11-2)

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  • Bentonville 24, KC Rockhurst 21
  • Broken Arrow (OK) 24, Bentonville 17
  • Euless - Trinity (TX) 21, Bentonville 13
  • Bentonville 45, Springdale Har-Ber 20
  • Bentonville 45, Siloam Springs 3
  • Bentonville 35, Rogers 7
  • Bentonville 13, Rogers Heritage 10
  • Bentonville 38, Van Buren 7
  • Bentonville 38, Springdale 0
  • Bentonville 35, Fayetteville 21
  • Bentonville 45, Fort Smith Southside 13
  • Bentonville 21, Conway 14
  • Bentonville 39, Cabot 28

6A State Champions
El Dorado Wildcats (9-5)

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  • Camden Fairview 37, El Dorado 24
  • Fort Smith Southside 28, El Dorado 20
  • Little Rock Central 35, El Dorado 27
  • El Dorado 44, Little Rock Fair 6
  • El Dorado 38, Sheridan 0
  • Texarkana 23, El Dorado 20
  • El Dorado 44, Lake Hamilton 34
  • El Dorado 21, Pine Bluff 14
  • El Dorado 35, Benton 0
  • Bryant 21, El Dorado 17
  • El Dorado 42, Mountain Home 14
  • El Dorado 51, Benton 34
  • El Dorado 23, Jonesboro 21
  • El Dorado 31, Pine Bluff 24

5A State Champions
  Morrilton Devil Dogs (12-2)

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  • Russellville 43, Morrilton 28
  • Morrilton 28, Prairie Grove 21
  • Morrilton 38, Searcy 0
  • Morrilton 70, Shiloh Christian 41
  • Alma 22, Morrilton 14
  • Morrilton 35, Greenbrier 7
  • Morrilton 42, Vilonia 0
  • Morrilton 47, Huntsville 14
  • Morrilton 50, Harrison 21
  • Morrilton 50, Clarksville 13
  • Morrilton 56, Nettleton 25
  • Morrilton 57, Pulaski Academy 50
  • Morrilton 24, Hope 21
  • Morrilton 27, Batesville 24

4A State Champions
  Booneville Bearcats (15-0)

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  • Booneville 49, Ozark 14
  • Booneville 41, Gravette 24
  • Booneville 21, Star City 7
  • Booneville 35, Waldron 7
  • Booneville 48, Subiaco Academy 20
  • Booneville 42, Dardanelle 0
  • Booneville 49, Mena 28
  • Booneville 35, Dover 0
  • Booneville 35, Pottsville 7
  • Booneville 47, Maumelle 17
  • Booneville 42, Clinton 13
  • Booneville 35, Hamburg 14
  • Booneville 35, Lincoln 0
  • Booneville 43, Dollarway 14
  • Booneville 14, Warren 12

3A State Champions
Charleston Tigers (15-0)

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  • Charleston 42, Clarksville 19
  • Charleston 23, Gentry 15
  • Charleston 44, Ozark 6
  • Charleston 42, Danville 14
  • Charleston 35, Paris 0
  • Charleston 38, Atkins 14
  • Charleston 31, Lamar 6
  • Charleston 42, Lavaca 13
  • Charleston 46, Cedarville 6
  • Charleston 48, Mansfield 14
  • Charleston 42, Benton Harmony Grove 0
  • Charleston 27, McGehee 6
  • Charleston 48, Harding Academy 21
  • Charleston 46, Earle 8
  • Charleston 42, Glen Rose 19

2A State Champions
Junction City Dragons (13-0)
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  • Junction City 48, Earle 20
  • Junction City 40, Rison 24
  • Junction City 13, Bearden 8
  • Junction City 42, Strong 6
  • Junction City 49, Hampton 3
  • Junction City 55, Spring Hill 13
  • Junction City 41, Woodlawn 8
  • Junction City 49, Parkers Chapel 0
  • Junction City 54, Hermitage 6
  • Junction City 25, Gurdon 6
  • Junction City 51, Hector 7
  • Junction City 38, Carlisle 28
  • Junction City 60, Des Arc 0

Monday, December 23, 2013

2013 - Playoff Week #5 Scores

We closed out the 2013 Arkansas high school football season last weekend by crowning state champions in 2A, 3A, and 4A. In 2A, the Junction City Dragons proved to everyone in the classification that they are the best team in the state. The Dragons jumped on the Des Arc Eagles early and often, and they will start next season riding a 27-game winning streak. Their last loss was the 2012 season opener against Earle. In 3A, the Charleston Tigers completed a 15-0 season with a convincing victory over the Glen Rose Beavers. The Tigers dominated district play and were never really tested in the playoffs. In 4A, the Booneville Bearcats also completed a perfect 15-0 season with a hard fought, foul-weather plagued win over the Warren Lumberjacks. The Bearcats will drop down in classification next year and will do so by letting the entire 3A class know that the title runs through Booneville in 2014. We will publish our traditional state champions helmet salute in a few days.


4A
  • Booneville 14, Warren 12

3A
  • Charleston 42, Glen Rose 19

2A
  • Junction City 60, Des Arc 0