T’was another good evening for Fort Smith high school football teams, as Northside rolled out of Pine Bluff with a win and Southside took it to Greenwood.
Danville lost, as did Batesville (to the Fayetteville Bulldogs).
Meanwhile, it’ll be interesting to see how Fort Smith native Matt Jones fares with the Jacksonville Jaguars this season. The first round draft pick has had a decent pre-season. Reports from Jacksonville indicate starting QB Byron Leftwich will be cut or traded. Jones — a starting QB for the Razorbacks — hasn’t set the NFL on fire in his 2 years as a pro receiver — it looks like maybe this year we’ll see if a new QB can help Jones’ numbers.
Matt led the Northside Grizzlies to a state championship.
Go git em, Matt!