TIGERS AT A GLANCE

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School: Prairie Grove Nick­name: Tigers Col­ors: Black and Gold Home Field: Tiger Den Sta­dium Ath­letic Di­rec­tor: Joey Sorters Head Coach: Danny Ab­shier (190-102-2 at Prairie Grove), 26th sea­son at Prairie Grove As­sis­tant Coaches: John El­der, Craig Laird, Ma­son Pink­ley, Nik Paroubek, Ja­cob Stor­lie

Con­fer­ence: 4A-1

Sea­son opener: Lost 33-30 to Farm­ing­ton Fri­day, Aug. 31

Team Strengths: Re­cent suc­cess, de­fen­sive line­men, depth on of­fen­sive line, wing­back Team Weak­nesses: Un­proven quar­ter­back, re­ceivers, sec­ondary Re­turn­ing Play­ers: Of­fen­sive starters 4; De­fen­sive starters 5 Quar­ter­backs: Ethan Scates (5-10, 170), se­nior; Ethan Guen­ther (5-11, 224), se­nior; Gra­ham Guen­ther (6-0, 207), ju­nior

Run­ning­backs: Gar­rett Hel­temes (6-0, 178), se­nior; Lane Dal­ton (5-9, 188), se­nior; Kaine Caswell (5-9, 148), se­nior; Jared Harger (5-7, 154), ju­nior; James Mill­wood (6-2, 205), se­nior; Cade Grant (5-10, 170), sopho­more

Re­ceivers: Ja­cob Wat­son (5-10, 145), se­nior; Har­ri­son Lowe (5-8, 140), ju­nior; Sy­moyah Hobbs (5-10, 165), se­nior; Cordelle Whet­sell (6-2, 185), ju­nior Tight Ends: Ethan Guen­ther (5-11, 224), se­nior; Gra­ham Guen­ther (6-0, 207), ju­nior; Josh We­ber (5-10, 174), sopho­more

Of­fen­sive line­men: Hay­den Black (6-2, 270), ju­nior; Couper Allen (5-9, 155), se­nior; Chuckie Ed­wards, (5-8, 220), se­nior; Gun­nar Cau­dle (6-2, 215), sopho­more; Day­tona Pink­ley (5-6, 195), se­nior; Cade Horne (5-11, 1200), ju­nior; Je­sus Cas­tro (6-0, 235), se­nior; Kaige Adams (5-7, 177), sopho­more; Austin Med­ina (5-9, 200), ju­nior

De­fen­sive line­men: Ethan Guen­ther (5-11, 224), se­nior; Gar­rett Hel­temes (6-0, 178), se­nior; James Mill­wood (6-2, 205), se­nior; Lane Dal­ton (5-9, 188), se­nior; Hay­den Black (6-2, 270), ju­nior; Chuckie Ed­wards (5-8, 220), se­nior; David Hall (5-9, 175), sopho­more; Austin Med­ina (5-9, 120), ju­nior

Lineback­ers: Couper Allen (5-9, 155), se­nior; Jared Harger (5-7, 154), ju­nior; Chuckie Ed­wards (5-8, 220), se­nior; Keian­dre Hobbs (5-6, 150), ju­nior; Ethan Scates (5-10, 170), se­nior; Sy­moyah Hobbs (5-10, 165), se­nior; Gra­ham Guen­ther (6-0, 207), ju­nior; Fos­ter Lay­man (5-9, 165), sopho­more De­fen­sive backs: Cordelle Whet­sell (6-2, 185), ju­nior; Har­ri­son Lowe (5-8, 140), ju­nior; Ja­cob Wat­son (5-10, 145), se­nior; Kaine Caswell (5-9, 148), se­nior; Sy­moyah Hobbs (5-10, 165), se­nior; Matt Jones (5-5, 128), se­nior 2017 Over­all Record: 11-2 2017 Con­fer­ence Record: 6-1 (4A-1) 2017 Points Scored: 460 (35.4 points-per-game) 2017 Points Al­lowed: 216 (16.6 points-per-game) 2017 Dif­fer­en­tial: +18.8 2017 Wins: Stuttgart (24-14)*; Pottsville (56-21)*; Shiloh Chris­tian (3521); Gravette (31-7); Farm­ing­ton (36-13); Vian, Okla. (41-21); Gen­try (327); Lin­coln (56-25); Huntsville (41-14); Ber­ryville (34-6); West Fork (40-6) *play­off wins Re­cent league cham­pi­onships: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 Most Re­cent Play­off ap­pear­ance: 2017

MARK HUMPHREY EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Prairie Grove head foot­ball coach Danny Ab­shier en­ters his 26th sea­son at Prairie Grove within strik­ing dis­tance of 200 ca­reer wins at 190-101-2, which in­cludes one for­feit win over Shiloh Chris­tian in which the Saints used an in­el­i­gi­ble player. The Tigers opened their sea­son Fri­day, Aug. 31, at home against ri­val Farm­ing­ton.

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