Tagged: kevin kelley

Video: Gus Malzahn Wastes No Time In Getting ASU Red Wolves To Think ‘Big-Time’

by Chris Bahn 7/17/2012 12:00 am

Many of the same qualities that led Malzahn to success at the prep level helped him succeed as an offensive coordinator in college. Now he has his shot at proving his offensive philosophies, big vision and drive to succeed can work at Arkansas State.

Class 5A: Pulaski Academy Bruins Take Talented Targets Along In Leap Back To 5A

by Jim Harris 7/16/2012 12:00 am

Pulaski Academy moves back to 5A after a two-year absence, but without mercurial QB Fredi Knighten, who helped the Bruins post incredible offensive numbers while beating everyone in sight, from 7A teams on down, in winning a 4A championship in 2011.

Jim Harris: Former Hog Great Anthony Lucas Takes On Coach’s Role at Pulaski Academy

by Jim Harris 6/29/2012 2:35 pm

Kevin Kelley is filling a recent opening on his Pulaski Academy coaching staff with former Arkansas Razorback receiving great Anthony Lucas. He officially joins the Bruins’ staff next month after completing his teaching certification, Kelley said, but he’s already been helping out with the PA receivers during their successful 7-on-7 season earlier in June.

Jim Harris: Starting With Hogs' Tyler Wilson Greenwood Well-Represented in Touchdown Club's Awards

by Jim Harris 1/27/2012 3:31 pm

A pattern becomes evident with just a quick glance at the brief but illustrious history of the Little Rock Touchdown Club's annual awards. Something's in the water in Greenwood. Daniel Stegall, a former Bulldog quarterback who went on to try professional baseball, was honored as his classification's (4A) player of the year in 2005. Tyler Wilson, who just completed his junior season in leading Arkansas to an 11-2 season, was this year's Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year as chosen by the club. And Drew Morgan, a junior who led Greenwood to yet another Class 5A state crown, was the 5A player of the year.

Bruin Quarterback Fredi Knighten Heads Associated Press Super Team

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 12/30/2011 9:33 am

Fredi Knighten always had the athleticism, and there was no stopping him or Pulaski Academy once he learned how to be a quarterback. Knighten, the Bruins' standout signal-caller, led Pulaski Academy to a 14-0 record and Class 4A state championship this season. The senior was rewarded by being selected as the quarterback on this year's Arkansas Associated Press SuperTeam.

Jim Harris: Some Bests and Worsts of Arkansas Sports in 2011

by Jim Harris 12/28/2011 3:37 pm

The state of Arkansas saw a year of wonderment, brilliance, the high of victory and the low of unspeakable tragedy in the sports year that was 2011. College football success may have reached an all-time high among the larger Arkansas universities, and even college basketball picked itself off the mat in some locales. The Razorback Nation was rocked by the death late in the season of backup tight end Garrett Uekman, just as the Hogs reached their highest national ranking nearly 34 years leading up to the showdown with LSU. We witnessed two exciting high-profile job searches, and we again cringed at the antics of Arkansans in the professional spotlight. It was quite a year. Here are some feats that stand out as best or worst.

Jim Harris: 4A Pulaski Academy Makes Case For Best Overall Team In Arkansas

by Jim Harris 12/10/2011 4:34 pm

The closest anyone came to beating Pulaski Academy in 2011 was Lake Hamilton's 38-28 loss to the Bruins in September. Fayetteville invited PA up for an August scrimmage and, while we put little to no stock in summer exhibition scrimmages and we also know that Fayetteville improved significantly over the season to win the 7A title, the Bulldogs were no match for the Bruins weapons. And nobody snuffed teams defensively quite the way PA did this year. Greenwood was dominant in 5A, but were they this good? It will always be conjecture since we won't see it played out on the field between all the classification winners, but these Bruins, who destroyed 4A-7 rival Malvern on Saturday 63-28 for the 4A state championship, appear to reign supreme over the rest of the state's best.

Pulaski Academy Bruins Cap Perfect Season With 4A Title, Knighten Earns MVP

by The Associated Press 12/10/2011 4:29 pm

The Pulaski Academy Bruins, who had never achieved perfection, reached that level Saturday. Senior quarterback Fredi Knighten was nearly perfect in the Class 4A championship game, running for two touchdowns and passing for two others as the Bruins defeated the Malvern Leopards 63-28 in the Arkansas Class 4A championship game in Little Rock.

Sports Illustrated Looks At Kevin Kelley, Last Week's Pulaski Academy-Cabot Game

by Chris Bahn 9/16/2011 2:16 pm

Kevin Kelley’s unconventional approach to football is well known to folks inside the state of Arkansas. Cabot, for example, can attest all too well that the Pulaski Academy head coach is willing to try some unusual things. Consider last week’s game in which Kelley had his team attempt four, and recover three onside kicks in jumping out to a 29-0 lead with just 8:35 remaining in the first quarter. It was odd enough that Pulaski Academy has received another round of national publicity.

Prep Football: PA Bruins Bury CAC, Parkview Wallops Mills in Kickoff Classic Opening Night

by Jim Harris 8/29/2011 10:46 pm

Junior quarterback Caelon Harden rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown and passed for two scores in leading Little Rock Parkview to a 39-12 romp over Little Rock Mills in the opening game of the Arkansas High School Kickoff Classic at War Memorial Stadium. As one-sided as that matchup was, it didn't match the nightcap, as top-ranked Class 4A Pulaski Academy used its high-octane offense and a fast, much-improved defense to overwhelm Central Arkansas Christian 54-14.

2011 High School Kickoff Classic Preview: CAC vs. PA, Aug. 29 (With Video)

by ArkansasSports360.com Staff 8/29/2011 10:01 am

Central Arkansas Christian and Pulaski Academy will play in the second game at 7:30 pm on the first night of the 2011 Arkansas High School Football Classic on Monday, Aug. 29, at War Memorial Stadium. CAC Coach Tommy Shoemaker and PA Coach Kevin Kelley talked to ArkansasSports360.com's Jim Harris about the contest.

Jim Harris: Local Prep Rivalries In Kickoff Classic May Be 'Friendly,' But They Look Fierce On Field

by Jim Harris 8/24/2011 4:10 pm

Understandably, Central Arkansas Christian Coach Tommy Shoemaker is hoping for a low-scoring game when his Mustangs open the season on Monday against Pulaski Academy. "Low scoring and controlling the ball," he said. His Mustangs last year were one of 14 Pulaski Academy opponents who couldn't keep up when a football game broke out into a track meet, and Shoemaker knows a wide-open game favors talented Pulaski Academy again this year in the Arkansas High School Kickoff Classic.

Otis Kirk's Recruiting 360: Summer Shootouts And Football Camps Keep Arkansas Recruits Busy

by Otis Kirk, HawgSports.com Recruiting Analyst 6/23/2011 10:30 am

Pulaski Academy offensive lineman Jason King recently had his highlight tape sent out to schools, and the response has been a favorable one. The Shootout of the South attracts players from the region interested in more than just tossing around the football.

Two-Minute Drill: Shiloh Christian 61, Pulaski Academy 40, 4A Title Game

by Jim Harris 12/10/2010 10:38 pm

Shiloh Christian won its third straight Class 4A championship, and Kiehl Frazier became the first athlete in Arkansas high school history to be named a championship game most valuable player three straight years as the Saints defeated Pulaski Academy 61-40 Friday night at War Memorial Stadium.

Prep Football: 4A Pulaski Academy Storms Past 6A Lake Hamilton 41-24

by ArkansasSports360.com Staff 9/16/2010 10:51 pm

The big plays came fast and furiously in the second half, and Pulaski Academy made most of them in a come-from-behind 41-24 win over Lake Hamilton on Thursday night at Rector Field.

High School Notes: Catch a Game Thursday, Like Catholic vs. North Little Rock

by Jim Harris 9/9/2010 3:36 pm

The high school football slate for week 2 gets off to an early start with Little Rock Catholic playing host to North Little Rock at War Memorial Stadium.

SLIDESHOW: Arkansas High School Kickoff Classic Day 1 Wrap-up: Good Knighten!

by Jim Harris 8/31/2010 9:19 am

Junior quarterback Fredi Knighten had a huge night for Pulaski Academy, having his hand in five Bruin touchdowns as P.A. crushed longtime rival Central Arkansas Christian 59-33 in Day 1 of the Arkansas High School Kickoff Classic. Among Knighten's big plays were a 99-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Lamb and a 60-yard weaving punt return through CAC tacklers.

High School Kickoff Classic: CAC vs. Pulaski Academy, Aug. 30 (With Video)

by Jim Harris 8/25/2010 2:30 pm

In our second of four previews featuring the games of the Arkansas High School Kickoff Classic, we examine the matchup of Central Arkansas Christian and Pulaski Academy, set for Monday, Aug. 30.

Pulaski Academy’s Kevin Kelley Takes Road Less Traveled

by Mark Carter 8/23/2010 12:00 am

Opening with Central Arkansas Christian and a powerhouse nonconference slate is all part of plan geared at competing for 4A state title.

Pulaski Academy Drops Down To 4A to Challenge Shiloh Christian

by Mark Friedman 7/12/2010 12:00 am

In 2010, the Shiloh Christian Saints should win their third consecutive 4A state championship. But it won’t be easy.