S Pioneers look to strengthen player skills

GENTRY -- The Pioneers will have one of the best athletes in the 4A-1 Conference under center as junior Jon Faulkenberry (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) returns to lead Gentry. Faulkenberry accounted for more than 1,800 yards of total offense last season and is a dual-threat who also excels at track for Gentry. "We're still trying to find out where our strengths are," said second-year coach Paul Ernest. "We return two offensive linemen from last year, but we have a little bit of a philosophy change on that side of the ball. So we have to find out where they fit and how that fits into what we're trying to do." The Pioneers were 3-7 last season, with narrow losses to Huntsville and Gravette that kept the team from earning a playoff berth in the 4A-1 Conference. Continue Reading »

S Football Practice

GRAVETTE — Photo by Flip Putthoff Gravette Lions high school football players run drills Tuesday, Aug. 9, during practice at Gravette High School. Continue Reading »

Getting Ready for High School Football

GRAVETTE — Photo by Randy Moll The Gravette Lions were getting ready for the upcoming football season on Friday (Aug. 5, 2016). Coaches were working with their players on offensive plays and, on the part of the defense, defending against those plays during their morning practice on the high school practice field. Continue Reading »