Wednesday, July 16, 2008

PrepNation 101 Preseason FB Countdown: No. 94 Fayetteville

94. Fayetteville (Ark.)

Last season’s record: 9-3-1, Class 7A champion

Coach: Darryl Patton

Key players: OT Colby Berna (6-4, 290, Sr.), OT Tyler McKee (6-3, 280, Sr.), LB/FB Cody Hammer (5-10, 228, Sr.), DB/WR Franco Broyles (6-0, 175, Sr.), DT Addison Ginnaven (6-0, 295, Sr.), DB Bobby Petrino (5-9, 180, Sr.)

Biggest strength: Size, experience

Question mark: Depth

Outlook: The combination of Berna and McKee will continue to make life difficult for opposing defensive linemen. One of the top three prospects in the state, Berna made his hometown happy when he verbally committed to the University of Arkansas this winter. The aptly named Hammer plays the game with brute force on both sides of the ball. The Purple Dogs’ secondary features two descendants from the UA coaching tree in Broyles (grandson of former Arkansas coach and athletic director Frank Broyles) and Petrino (son of current Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino).

Toughest games: Aug. 25 vs. Shiloh Christian, Sept. 5 vs. Little Rock Central, Sept. 12 at Jefferson City (Mo.), Oct. 3 at Springdale, Oct. 17 vs. Fort Smith Southside


sports nerd said...

you obviously know nothng about hs fotballl in ar, if so you'll rank cabot, springdalle n wst helena above fayettevlle. cabot has 16 rturning starters from a good team last year, springdale returns 16 starters n the state's top qb prospect. west helena returns 16 starters as well, including the top db in the nation (darius winston)

Anonymous said...

who is to say they wil be ranked at all?

PrepNationSports said...

Those three are all fine teams with some outstanding college prospects and WERE considered. It is also worth nothing that the three teams you listed had a combined W/L record of only 17-16 last season.

sports nerd said...

that was last ear, experience c ounts alot in hs football