LITTLE ROCK (VYPE) — The VYPE Arkansas High School Football Preview issue goes on sale this week at outlets statewide and should be stocked completely by late next week. The 200-page publication previews the state's prep football programs and includes All-VYPE teams, recruiting rankings and coaches' polls.
"This magazine is a must for high school football fans," VYPE Co-owner and Director of Sales Grant Merrill said. "We take our coverage of high school sports seriously, and this issue is no exception. It is the only in-state publication that focuses solely on prep football. VYPE has it covered from 7A to 2A from border to border."
The magazine is also loaded with exclusive features and stories. The cover story examines the trend of the state's college prospects coming from smaller programs. Included on the cover are Pottsville's Jeremy Ward, Rison's Marquis Walker and Quanterio Heath, East Poinsett County's AJ Turner and Warren's Jalen Cobb. We also take a look at how the community has rallied around paralyzed Camden Fairview player Khiry Neal and how Arkansas native Doug Means returned to coach Norphlet amidst a family tragedy. Fort Smith Southside offensive lineman Austin Moreton is the Triple Play subject and we learn more about Har-Ber receiver Michael Fine in the One-on-One feature. West Memphis coach Lanny Dauksch and his senior son, Cody, are featured in the Family Affair story. VYPE also sits down with Central coach Ellis "Scooter" Register to discuss a variety of subjects.
"We have produced interesting stories from each corner of the state," VYPE Co-owner and Publisher Nate Olson said. "We spent countless hours generating stories that would intrigue fans statewide. I think we have done that again."
VYPE Magazine releases its annual Arkansas High School Basketball Preview in November. The publication will be available in Wal-Mart, and at most magazine retailers. Nine months a year VYPE Media Group publishes free magazines in Northwest Arkansas, the River Valley and Central Arkansas.