Saintly Effort

Shiloh Christian's Kiehl Frazier and fellow junior Brandon Allen of Fayetteville match up Saturday with the Saints taking a win and the championship trophy at the Southwest Elite 7-on-7 Showcase in Springdale.

SPRINGDALE - Shiloh Christian's Kiehl Frazier and Fayetteville's Brandon Allen are two of the state's top quarterbacks – regardless of class.

The two 2011 prospects are also very good friends, but most of all great competitors.

So it was with great pride that Frazier (6-3, 190) punctuated the Saints' 37-18 Southwest Elite 7-on-7 Showcase championship win over the Purple Bulldogs with a pick of his buddy.

"It's just really a lot of fun because Brandon is a good friend of mine," Frazier said. "We kind of take jabs at each other about what everybody says about us, but after it all we are just great friends, really have a lot of respect for each other and just trying to do the best that we can."

Frazier, who already has offers from Auburn, Tulsa and Western Michigan and will be at Arkansas' one-day camp next Sunday along with Allen, got his team on the board with an early touchdown pass and Shiloh executed throughout.

The Saints ran through the 12-team event 10-0 after an earlier sub-par showing in an event in Searcy.

"At Searcy we didn't play we play very well and the coaches stressed how we had to step it up," Frazier said. "That's definitely what we did."

Frazier passed for over 1,000 yards and ran for nearly 750 last season and looks on point to be an improved force in both facets this upcoming fall.

Both he and Allen will participate in the Top Gun Challenge next Thursday night, the VYPE 7-on-7 Tournament the following two days and then Arkansas camp.

"I have went to a bunch of camps, went through speed training and have worked hard on my accuracy," Frazier said. "I think I have improved a lot – mostly because I know the full system now."

While Fayetteville's receivers – among them UA soft commit Demetrius Dean and senior Josh Hale – get a lot of notoriety, Frazier is high on his group as well.

"Fayetteville's receivers deserve all the credit they get, but ours come out and play hard every game," Frazier said. "There is rarely a dropped ball or mishap.

"Zann Jones is probably the leader of our receivers," Frazier added. "He is just there every day, making plays and being a leader."

Frazier recently got the offer from Auburn after an outstanding performance at a Tigers' camp.

"It was fun down there and I was really relieved to get the offer," Frazier said. "I have always wanted to play at an SEC school and that is the league I am probably going to end up in."

He hopes Arkansas will soon put an offer on the table as well.

"I'll be at Arkansas camp and I love the Razorbacks," Frazier said. "I love (UA quarterbacks) Coach (Garrick) McGee and the rest of the staff is really cool. Arkansas is hometown and is the place you want to go when you are growing up."

Kiehl Frazier

Southwest Elite 7-on-7 Showcase

Saturday Bracket Play Results

Opening Round:

Arkansas Baptist 19, Bentonville 16

Fayetteville 37, Metro Christian 21

Mayflower 31, Shiloh-2 8

Second Round:

Shiloh Christian 31, Arkansas Baptist 5

Har-Ber 42, Jenks 42

Fayetteville 28, Muskogee 11

Springdale 35, Mayflower 20


Shiloh Christian 34, Har-Ber 8

Fayetteville 42, Springdale 30


Shiloh Christian 37, Fayetteville 18

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