Dylan Soehner was nearly a hero for Prairie Grove Friday night.
Trailing Shiloh Christian 27-20 late in the fourth quarter of a rainy, ground-and-pound game, the Tigers took to the air in an attempt to tie the game and force overtime.
After a short run, incomplete pass and short screen, Prairie Grove faced a fourth-and-long and turned to its big tight end. Soehner appeared to make a catch in front of the Shiloh bench for a first down, but the referee ruled it incomplete.
“I was definitely inbounds, but they said I juggled the ball,” Soehner said. “It’s controversial. I’m going to say it went my way, but at the end of the day, (the refs) make the call.”
The Tigers completed only four passes all game, one of which was an 11-yard completion to Soehner.
The game was the first matchup between Prairie Grove and Shiloh since the Saints rejoined the 1-4A conference after spending the last two seasons in the 5A-West.
From 2005-2011, Shiloh won 42 consecutive conference games, bookended by losses to Prairie Grove.
In the Saints’ absence, the Tigers dominated the 1-4A, compiling a 16-game winning streak in conference play. Shiloh returned the favor by snapped Prairie Grove’s streak Friday.
“That’s a 16-game conference winning streak,” Soehner said. “We tried to keep it going. It’s disappointing that we didn’t do it, but we still have half the season to play.”
As a junior (Class of 2016), Soehner has already drawn interest from Arkansas and received offers from Arkansas State, Illinois and Louisiana Tech.
He plays tight end for Prairie Grove, but college coaches have also looked at him as an offensive lineman. The Razorbacks worked him at both positions during camps this summer, but have not said which position they are recruiting him at.
“They’re not for sure yet,” Soehner said. “That’s why I’m doing both of them when I go to camp, but I’m 16 years old so they’re just waiting to see how I grow.”
During the camps, Soehner talked to most of the Arkansas coaches and said he enjoyed meeting all of them. They did not tell him any specific area to focus on, but did tell him to continue working in the weight room and improving his speed.
Here is a look at how other Arkansas commitments and prospects did Friday night.
•Wide receiver commit Deon Stewart caught four passes for 70 yards and rushed four times for 64 yards and one touchdown in Highland’s 53-27 win over Harrisburg.
•Defensive end commit Jamario Bell made seven tackles, including one for a loss, in Junction City’s 73-0 win over Parkers Chapel. He also returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown and caught a 17-yard touchdown pass on offense. It was Junction City’s 32nd straight win, the longest active winning streak in Arkansas.
•Quarterback commit Ty Storey completed only 11 of 23 passes (47.8 percent) for 207 yards and one touchdown in Charleston’s 62-20 win over Two Rivers. However, he did damage on the ground, running for 84 yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries. Charleston has now won 21 straight games, the second-longest active winning streak in Arkansas.
•Tight end commit C.J. O’Grady caught three passes for 71 yards in Fayetteville’s 49-21 win over Springdale in the 115th Battle of the Bulldogs.
•In that same game, Class of 2017 quarterback Taylor Powell completed 10 of 18 passes (55.6 percent) for 161 yards and one touchdown.
•Tight end Will Gragg commit caught six passes for 62 yards in Dumas’ 49-2 loss to Warren.
•Wide receiver commit K.J. Hill did most of his damage on the ground Friday night, rushing for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in North Little Rock’s 56-28 win over Jonesboro.
•Class of 2016 athlete T.J. Hammonds gained 371 total yards of offense and scored five touchdowns in Pulaski Robinson’s 47-7 weather-shortened win over Subiaco Academy. The game ended during the third quarter.
•Safety Kahlil Haughton had an interception, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups in Waco (Texas) Midway’s 44-6 win over Shoemaker.
•Running back commit Rawleigh Williams rushed for 401 yards and six touchdowns in Dallas Bishop Lynch’s 52-34 win over John Paul II.
•Defensive lineman commit Hjalte Froholdt racked up three sacks in just one quarter of play.
• Jimmy Whitt, G, 6-2, 170, Columbia, Mo., Hickman
• Malik Monk, SG, 6-4, 190, Bentonville
• Mitchell Smith, F-C, 6-10, 200, Van Buren
• Patrick Allen, Ol, Reisterstown, Maryland
• Kahlil Haughton, S, Waco, Texas, Midway
• Luc Bequette, OL, Little Rock Catholic
• Daytrieon Dean, DL, Fort Smith Northside (Arkansas commit)
• Dre Greenlaw, S-OLB, Fayetteville
• Will Gragg, TE, Dumas (Arkansas commit)
• C.J. O'Grady, TE, Fayetteville (Arkansas commit)
• LaMichael Pettway, WR, Nashville
• Zach Rogers, C Hebron, Texas (Arkansas commit)
• Ty Storey, QB, Charelston (Arkansas commit)
• Deon Stewart, WR, Highland (Arkansas commit)
• Parker Witt, DE-FB, Dardanelle
• McTelvin Agim, DE, Hope
• Willie Allen, OL, River Ridge, La., John Curtis
• John Charpentier, OL River Ridge, La., John Curtis
• Damarea Crockett, TB, Little Rock Christian
• Jordan Jones, WR, Smackover (Arkansas commit)
• Dylan Soehner, TE, Prairie Grove
• Breylin Smith, QB, Conway
• Tyrone Mahone, CB, Bentonville
• Baron Browning, LB, Kennedale, Texas (got offer from Arkansas at camp this summer)
• Darius Hopkins, TB, Nashville
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