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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.

Video: Here Are 10 The Hogs Would Love To Keep Home

by Otis Kirk, Hawgs247.com 7/16/2012 12:00 am

Recruiting Analyst Otis Kirk of Hawgs247.com counts off the Top 10 In-State recruits that Arkansas (and Arkansas State) have an eye on.

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' Notebook: Gillen Says Kentucky 'An Unbelievably Talented Team'

by Jim Harris 1/9/2012 3:15 pm

Former Virginia and Xavier head basketball coach Pete Gillen likes two teams from the state of Kentucky to advance to the NCAA Final Four this year: Kentucky, because of the Wildcats "unbelievable" talent, and sleeper pick Murray State.

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' Notebook: Texas Tech's Gillispie Sees His Future Raider Dusty Hannahs Stand Out; Goodwin Struggles

by Jim Harris 12/19/2011 3:00 pm

Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie came a long way to see a basketball player he already had secured a month ago for his Red Raiders. He picked a great night to see Pulaski Academy star and future Red Raider Dusty Hannahs.

AP: Fayetteville Narrowly Holds Off Pulaski Academy in Final High School Football Poll [Slideshow]

by The Associated Press 12/13/2011 8:07 am

Fayetteville's run to the Class 7A state championship was enough to earn the top spot in the final Associated Press Arkansas high school football poll, narrowly ahead of Class 4A champion Pulaski Academy.

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.

Pulaski Academy Among Six Teams Hoping To Close Season With State Titles [Slideshow]

by 12/8/2011 9:09 am

Fayetteville, El Dorado and Greenwood won state high football championships last weekend at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock and six more teams will try to get their own titles in action at the stadium this Friday and Saturday.

Otis Kirk: NLR's Tenpenny, Pulaski Academy's Henry Named Top 247 By 247Sports

by Otis Kirk, Hawgs247.com 11/10/2011 11:30 am

Pulaski Academy tight end Hunter Henry, 6-5, 235, and North Little Rock running back Altee Tenpenny, 5-11, 200, are both 4-star recruits according to 247Sports and are rated among the Class of 2013 Top 247 released by 247Sports. Tenpenny is rated the No. 28 recruit in the nation while Henry is No. 76.

AP Top 10 Arkansas High School Football Poll: Bentonville Retains Top Spot In Rankings

by The Associated Press 10/10/2011 2:27 pm

Bentonville's hold on the top spot continued in this week's Associated Press Arkansas high school football poll. The defending Class 7A champions easily handled Rogers Heritage 45-6 last week.

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.

SEC Notebook: 360 Power Poll; Little Rock's Spencer Keith Faces Tall Task Against Tide

by Jim Harris 8/31/2011 2:36 pm

Opening week for the Southeastern Conference sees a troubled LSU team playing Oregon in Arlington, Texas, and a troubled veteran coach in Mark Richt taking his Georgia team 70 miles west to Atlanta to meet Boise State in critical games that could affect the SEC's prestige. Whatever happens Saturday in those games won't deter Texas A&M, however, as the Aggies told the Big 12 Conference Wednesday they were leaving, and that was a regular topic for the SEC coaches during Wednesday's conference call. We start this week's report with our first SEC Power Poll of the season.

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.

Pulaski Academy's Will James Subject of Heat Stroke Feature on NBC's 'Today'

by Tre Baker 8/16/2011 10:00 am

After suffering a heat-induced stroke, Pulaski Academy tackle Will James and his mother Patti were interviewed by reporters from NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday morning.

Frazier To Auburn Leaves 'Big Shoes To Fill' For Shiloh Christian (Inside the 2011 ArkansasSports360.com Football Preview)

by Chris Bahn 7/21/2011 9:00 am

Quarterback Kiehl Frazier is gone to Auburn and could compete for playing time this fall as a freshman. Does that mean all of Shiloh Christian’s 4A title hopes have gone with him? Frazier helped lead the Saints to three consecutive state title games. He was the Gatorade national quarterback of the year and put up impressive numbers throughout his career with the Saints. And now Shiloh Christian must find a new quarterback and leader, something Jim Harris explores in our 2011 ArkansasSports360.com Football Preview. Here’s more from his 4A overview:

Eight Teams Will Kick Off 2011 Arkansas High School Football Season at War Memorial Stadium

by Levi Wolters 7/11/2011 12:00 am

Four marquee games, each with plenty of star power, will be played as part of the First Security Kickoff Classic, presented by ArkansasSports360.com and KABZ 103.7 The Buzz, on Aug. 29-30 at War Memorial Stadium.