Are they that good or are the other guys just that bad?
Anytime somebody rolls to a win of, say, 49-14 or 42-8 or even 62-0, the same question gets asked:
Are those guys really that good or was the other team just that bad?
After one week, the answer is often: "We're not sure yet."
It takes a couple of weeks to really find out which teams are really good and which teams just had a bad game.
For the games above, the jury is probably still out on Fayetteville, a 49-14 winner over Mountain Home and it is definitely out of Rogers, a 42-8 victor over Ozark, Mo.
Fayetteville probably is pretty good, but weren't the Bulldogs pretty good last year when they went 6-4?
Springdale, it's probably safe to say even before Tuesday's win over Shiloh Christian, really is as good as its 62-0 win over Pulaski Academy.
On the other hand, Mountain Home probably is "that bad" and Ozark, Mo., is young and rebuilding after back-to-back 9-1 campaigns.
And Pulaski Academy?
Well there's a question that waits for an answer and will probably get one Friday night. Should the Bruins, the No. 1 team in Class AAA according to Rich's Power System, pull out a victory over Stuttgart - the defending AAAA champion - then we know Pulaski Academy just had a brain lapse in its first game. If it's close, then give the Bruins the benefit of the doubt.
And by close, we could be talking a three-touchdown game. "Close" takes on a different meaning when you're coming off a 62-point loss, doesn't it?
But if Stuttgart beats PA by four touchdowns or more, it's time to worry for the Bruins. And it's time to wonder just what the people in charge were thinking when they took a perfectly good program and yanked it out from under the guidance of Kirby Norwood.
Or maybe that time will never come.
Last week, RPS got off to a better-than-average start of 77-25-2. The power system went 912-190 last year (82.75 percent) and 73-19 in the playoffs last year. In its 18th season, RPS is 14,188-3091 (82.1 percent).
No. 7 Fayetteville at North Little Rock
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium
Records: North Little Rock's brand new coach is Bryan Hutson and he is 0-1 thus far. Fayetteville's brand new coach, Daryl Patton, is 1-0.
The series: Fayetteville leads the series 3-0 - 4-0 if we're counting a 24-7 playoff victory over Northeast in 1985 - with narrow wins over the Charging Wildcats in 2000 and 2001 before the Bulldogs stepped it up last year and broke a long home losing streak with a 26-3 victory.
Last week: Fayetteville treated Mountain Home like an order of Waffle House hash browns: The Bombers were scattered, smothered and chunked and they fell to the Bulldogs, 49-14. For North Little Rock, a 20-19 loss to a pretty good Camden Fairview team was made more painful by the fact that a 33-yard field goal went wide as time expired.
The rankings: Fayetteville fell a couple of slots to No. 7, a weird occurrence, perhaps, if only a passing glance is given to RPS. The truth is, Fayetteville's schedule lends itself to a steady decline in the rankings for the first three weeks. They will not play a higher-ranked team until the start of the conference season on Sept. 26 at Russellville.
Outlook: North Little Rock has won only twice in its last 22 outings and former Decatur coach Bryan Hutson has been brought in to fix things in Dogtown. One line of thinking is that FHS fans should have wised the Charging Wildcats had won last week to take the edge of their growing hunger. The opposite thinking is that, had NLR won last Friday, the confidence level might have grown to the point that the Charging Wildcats begin to build some positive momentum.
Either way, Fayetteville has to be wary of a potential breakout game by North Little Rock. This team, even in 2-8 and 0-10 campaigns, has been full of talent. Hutson brings the Charging Wildcats more direction and begins putting in place the same tools that have made him successful at Decatur, Colcord, Okla., and Little Rock McClellan.
Fayetteville is a tough read after its doormat treatment of Mountain Home last
week. The Bulldogs will be tough for even the best defensive teams to stop,
though, and giving up 20 points in the opener to Camden Fairview indicates NLR
is not one of the state's best defensive teams ... Fayetteville 33,
North Little Rock 15.
No. 23 Bentonville at Webb City, Mo.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium
Records: Bentonville coach Gary Wear (16-8) is now 4-7 since leading the Tigers to their 2001 state title. One of those four wins, though, was a 28-21 victory over Webb City last year. The Cardinals are 1-0 following a 42-6 pounding of Branson in their opener.
The series: The teams split home-and-home meetings in 1991-92. Webb City whipped the Tigers in Missouri, 34-6, and Bentonville repaid the favor the following year with a 33-7 victory. The home team is now 3-0 following Bentonville's win in 2002.
Last week: Bentonville gave Jefferson City a tough first half before dissolving, 28-6, at the hands of the Jays. Webb City dumped the Branson Pirates, limiting the visitors to 182 total yards.
The rankings: The Tigers moved up a notch to No. 23 in Arkansas' Top 40 and are ranked, for the second consecutive week, higher than they were all of last season. Bentonville has only been in the Top 40, however, for two consecutive weeks.
Outlook: Remember last year? Webb City had the longest winning streak around with 30 consecutive victories when they came to Tiger Stadium last year. Bentonville, with a modest six-game winning streak, pulled a nice double play when it defeated Jefferson City and Webb City on successive Fridays.
This year's Cardinals are ranked No. 2 in Missouri's Class 4A - the third largest classification in the state. Their depth seems to be a concern with several two-way starters including tight end/linebacker Jared Schweitzer and cornerback/quarterback Brayden Drake.
Drake went 7-of-11 for 186 yards passing and Brandon Schofield ran the ball 10 times for 71 yards.
RPS Bottom Line: It sounds like Webb City boasts a little balance in its attack. The Cardinals also have two other things going for them: Playing at home and a bad memory of the Tigers from last year. "The fact we lost down there last year will be on our minds the entire week," Schweitzer told the Joplin Globe. This is a revenge match ... Webb City 24, Bentonville 23.
No. 34 Rogers at Mountain Home
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Bomber Stadium
Records: Rogers smacked Ozark, Mo., 42-8, to give Coach Ronnie Peacock (4-17) a happy 53rd birthday. Shane Patrick (0-1) debuted as the Mountain Home coach last week in Fayetteville.
The series: Rogers won two in a row over Mountain Home back in 1987-88, the last meetings of the two cross-country powers before the met last year at Gates Stadium. Rogers won 7-0 at Mountain Home in 1987 and won 17-14 the following year in Rogers.
Last year: Rogers romped to a 42-0 victory, the only shutout in 21 games for Peacock's Mountaineers. Mountain Home and Rogers both went 1-9.
The rankings: The Mounties bopped into the Top 40 for the first time this season following their resounding 34-point win over Ozark, Mo. The last time the Mounties were in the Top 40 was following the sixth week of the 2002 season when, despite a 1-5 record, Rogers was ranked 39th.
Outlook: In the four victories by Rogers during the Peacock era, there is one common denominator: The Mounties have held their four opponents to 8 points or fewer. At one point, Peacock was 2-0 as the Mounties mentor, posting 31-7 and 27-7 victories over Sand Springs, Okla., and Joplin, Mo., respectively.
Then something odd happened. The Joplin coach jinxed Peacock and the Mounties, noting the Rogers coach's lack of professional considerations - like kindness, perhaps.
In Peacock's defense, he has been much more kind the past two year. It's an approachable and gentle Peacock who now leads these Mounties. Detractors will say Peacock's demeanor is a result of being pickled by his opponents, losing 17 of 18 before last week's victory.
RPS Bottom Line: Rogers has only beaten one Arkansas team during Peacock's term and the Mounties have yet to win in an Arkansas opponent's stadium. Mountain Home fits the profile of a Mounties victim perfectly. The Bombers are not at all prolific on offense and, as pointed out, Rogers' only four victories since 2001 have come over team who have failed to reach double figures against them. Expect this one to not be as close as the projection indicates ... Rogers 32, Mountain Home 25.
Siloam Springs at Stilwell, Okla.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at James Bradley Memorial Stadium
Records: Siloam Springs coach Chris McBride (3-7-1) endured the first tie of his career last week when the Panthers opened the season with a 7-7 standoff against McDonald County, Mo. The Stilwell Indians opened the season with a 26-7 victory over Grove, Okla.
The series: Stilwell leads the all-time series, 7-6, thanks in part to a 1992 forfeit loss by the Panthers. Since that forfeit, Siloam Springs has won four in a row - from 1993-95 and then again in 2002.
Last year: McBride's first win as the Siloam Springs coach was a memorable 34-6 thumping of the Indians at Glenn W. Black Stadium. The 34 points were Siloam Springs' most of the 2002 season and the 6 points allowed remain the best defensive effort by the Panthers in 11 games under McBride.
The rankings: The Panthers were ranked No. 20 in Class AAAA to open the year, but a tie with McDonald County has immediately knocked them out of the Class AAAA Top 20.
Outlook: This is a tough call because Stilwell appears to be better than that team that was beaten by four touchdowns in Siloam Springs last year. Stilwell led 6-0 at the half and then Siloam Springs erupted for 24 points in quick fashion en route to the runaway victory.
Stilwell entered last year's game as a slight favorite. It's not because the Indians are renowned for their gridiron greatness. Rather, there are doubts about any team like Siloam Springs that continuously goes through coaching changes.
In spite of their 3-7 record last year, Siloam Springs appears to be moving steadily upward - despite the slip out of the rankings - and consistency is what will make the Panthers a potential playoff team from the AAAA-West Conference.
RPS Bottom Line: Winning at Stilwell will not be easy and, Indians fans will tell you, that their team was better than Siloam Springs for a half, anyway, last year. The Panthers are a little burned up about a missed opportunity to post a season-opening win last week and will have their minds focused on getting into the win column ... Siloam Springs 19, Stilwell, Okla. 15.
Huntsville at Berryville
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium
Records: Huntsville coach Ken Harriman is 71-47-1 in his second term with the Eagles and Huntsville is off to a 1-0 start in 2003. Berryville kicked off the Doug Scheel era last week in Cassville, Mo., and came back with a record of 0-1.
The series: Harriman has a 5-5-1 record against Berryville and Huntsville has not lost to the Bobcats since 1998. This is a long-running series and a close one. Berryville has won 10 of the last 20 meetings with Huntsville taking nine victories.
Last week: Berryville had its chances, but failed in a season-opening bid for a victory at Cassville, Mo., falling 7-6. Huntsville's Bracken Thompson, meanwhile, looked as sharp as a Sunday afternoon quarterback, going 24-of-34 for 284 yards as Huntsville downed Farmington, 28-14.
The rankings: Huntsville still is not among the Class AAAA Top 20, having only made one appearance since its promotion in class last year. Berryville is ranked 14th this week in Class AAA, marking the ninth consecutive week the Bobcats have gotten notice among the Class AAA Top 20.
Outlook: Once every two years or so, a team comes across a "statement game" that can often be looked back on as a turning point. For both Berryville and Huntsville, this is the game. For Berryville, there is the need to put a victory on the board as the Bobcats prepare to make a run at the 1AAA Conference championship. For Huntsville, last week's victory was nice, but was it proof at all that the Eagles can compete for a playoff berth in the AAAA-West Conference?
RPS Bottom Line: The winner gets something to hang its hat on for the next couple of weeks. This is one of the great rivalries in Northwest Arkansas that often goes unnoticed. And if you're looking for a game that RPS may well be off the mark on, this one could very easily be it ... Berryville 17, Huntsville 8.
Prairie Grove at West Fork
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium
Records: Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier (62-47-2) is in his 11th year with the Tigers and is trying to avoid his first 0-2 start since 1998. Prairie Grove is 0-1. West Fork and new coach Bryan Dougan are both 1-0.
Abshier has never lost to West Fork in 10 previous meetings and West Fork has
not beaten Prairie Grove since a 15-14 victory in 1989.
Last week: Prairie Grove was beaten by Class AAAA Harrison, 31-12, on its own field to open the 2003 season. Meanwhile, West Fork bettered Lincoln, 14-6, to get the Dougan era off to a good start.
The rankings: Prairie Grove opened the year ranked 19th in Class AAA, but has been removed following a three-touchdown loss to Harrison. West Fork has never been ranked among the Class AAA Top 20 in more than 17 years of Rich's Power System rankings.
Outlook: Prairie Grove got off to a rough start last week, falling behind Harrison 24-0 and then battling in the fourth quarter just to keep the final score respectable. The biggest setback for Prairie Grove was losing the services of tailback Cody Slaughter this week. Slaughter was ejected from the game in the first half after picking up just 10 yards on three carries.
West Fork comes into the game with good health and a positive attitude. Dougan's team found a way to put down a hungry squad of Lincoln Wolves last week and recorded a 14-6 victory.
RPS Bottom Line: Prairie Grove has won 13 in a row over West Fork and comes into this one as the favorite once again. The law of averages is starting to lean toward West Fork and there's little doubt the hosts are probably in a little better frame of mind coming into this one. Yet, Prairie Grove has the better athletes and should prevail once again ... Prairie Grove 20, West Fork 12.
Gentry at Greenland
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Jonathan Ramey Memorial Stadium
Records: Gentry first-year coach Jeff Stewart is 1-0 after leading the Pioneers to a 41-0 shellacking of Cedarville last week. Greenland third-year coach Lee Larkan (16-9) has seen his team stagger out of the starting gate once again with a 13-0 loss to Elkins.
The series: Gentry has won the last 11 in a row over Greenland, but the two teams had not met on the gridiron in 16 seasons before last year. Greenland's last victory was a 13-0 verdict in 1976.
Last year: In a game that will be talked about for years to come, Gentry came from behind to defeat Greenland, 43-42, at Pioneer Stadium last year. That Gentry win came following a 47-0 victory over Cedarville, but the Pioneers' points were mostly used up just two games into the season. Over the next eight weeks, the Pioneers scored two touchdowns in a game only once, in a 21-6 win over Shiloh Christian.
The rankings: Neither team is currently ranked in the Class AAA Top 20. Greenland ended the 2002 season at No. 19. Gentry has not been ranked since 1998.
Outlook: One team is unscored upon and the other team has yet to score. That's one fact that should definitely change as the Pirates, who racked up 381 points last year, have repeatedly proven their offensive capabilities.
Since the departure of Aaron McPherson, though, the Pirates have not scored a touchdown. There is a bit of unsteadiness in the attack. The running game produced only 84 yards on 31 carries against Elkins and quarterback Andy Wesoloski was held under 100 yards passing.
Gentry, it seemed, could have put up even bigger numbers at Cedarville. Save for a stick-wielding fan, the Pioneers had no problems at all with Cedarville and racked up almost 300 yards passing and threw for another 150.
RPS Bottom Line: Incredibly, RPS had Gentry picked by a point and the Pioneers won last year. Some will say the home-field advantage was never more important than in last year's 43-42 win. This time, the home-field advantage shifts to Greenland and the Pirates have more than just their own turf to defend ... Greenland 18, Gentry 16.
Gravette at Afton, Okla.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Allison Field
Records: Gravette coach Charlie Phillips won his 60th game at Gravette last week and is 60-44 as the Lions' head coach following a 27-0 win over Lamar. Afton (0-1) opened the season with a 19-18 loss at the hands of Keota, Okla.
The series: This is the second meeting of the two schools. Gravette notched a 35-8 victory over its Class A-District 6 rival from Oklahoma.
Gravette rolled to a 10-0 regular season, but endured one of those harrowing
10-1 campaigns when the Lions were beaten in the first round of the playoffs.
Afton was also a playoff team in Oklahoma, going for the third consecutive
season after an 8-2 regular season. The Eagles, however, are 0-3 in their last
three playoff excursions.
The rankings: Gravette has been left out of the Top 20 three consecutive weeks dating back to last year's postseason snub. The Lions made six straight Top 20 appearances and were ranked seven of eight weeks before the end of the season came too soon in a loss to Greenland.
Outlook: Gravette has had to scramble to fill in holes on its schedule and the Lions seem to know where to look for edible prey. Last year, Afton appeared on the schedule. From Oklahoma's A-6 Conference, the Eagles are a regular playoff contender. Yet, Afton contends in a league that, for instance, went 1-7 last week in season-openers.
Class A football in Oklahoma is clearly a notch below Class AAA football in Arkansas. And there is no reason for a good Class AAA team - although questions will loom even into next week about Gravette's ability to compete for a playoff spot - to manhandle a Class A team from Oklahoma.
RPS Bottom Line: On the road, the Lions still can't let their guard down. Gravette is probably a better club that Afton's opponent last week, Keota, but then again, Afton is better than Gravette's first-week opponent, Lamar. The Lions improve to 2-0, but we still don't know much about them ... Gravette 17, Afton, Okla. 7.
Farmington at No. 25 Harrison
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Goblins Stadium
Records: Farmington coach Mike Adams is 0-1 as the first-year coach of the Cardinals. Harrison's Tom Tice (171-62-5) led the Golden Goblins to a season-opening victory at Prairie Grove last week.
The series: This is the second meeting of the two schools with Harrison leading, 1-0. The Goblins defeated Farmington, 35-14, last year at Allen Holland Field.
Last week: Harrison knocked off Prairie Grove, 31-12, while Farmington was losing to Harrison's AAAA-West Conference mate, Huntsville, 28-14.
The rankings: Harrison is 25th in the state and jumped to No. 5 in the Class AAAA rankings after last week's victory. The Goblins have now resided among their classification's Top 20 for 182 consecutive weeks - a span of more than 15 years. Farmington has not been in the Class AAA Top 20 since 2001.
Outlook: Farmington failed to pick up positive net yardage on the ground last week - due mainly to a couple of sacks - and the going won't be any easier this week against the Goblins. But where Farmington is growing up fast is in the passing department. Ryan Dennis went 12-of-21 for 130 yards in his first start as the Cardinals quarterback. He did not set the world on fire, but his opening-game performance was not disappointing.
The trouble for Farmington was giving up 284 yards through the air. Maybe those are the kinds of numbers Huntsville is going to have against everybody, but those aren't the kinds of numbers Farmington can allow.
RPS Bottom Line: Farmington did little to slow down Harrison last year and the Goblins' attack may even be better in 2003. As for scoring points, the Cardinals may see the best defense they face all season. Pack for a long night at Crooked Creek ... Harrison 32, Farmington 8.
Lincoln at Cabool, Mo.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium
Records: The Wolves are 0-1 and second-year coach Mike Guthrie (1-10) gets a second crack at the only team Lincoln has defeated under his regime. Cabool enters the game with a 1-0 record. The Bulldogs are coached by Vince McCrosky (11-20) and are coming off a 2-8 season.
The series: This is the second meeting of the schools. Lincoln won only once in 2002 and it was a 12-7 home victory over Cabool.
Last week: Lincoln fell for the second straight year by 8 points to West Fork. This time by a 14-6 count. Cabool opened the year with a 27-13 upset of Springfield Central.
The rankings: Lincoln has cracked the Class AAA Top 20 just twice since 1986, the last time after the third week of the 1987 season.
True, we had to poke fun at the fact that these two teams were meeting from
different parts of the universe last year. It's a solid four-hour bus ride to
Cabool and that's if you know where you're going.
But what we learned from last year's game is that two football teams from different parts of the world still have a lot in common. Cabool bounced back from its disappointing trip to Lincoln to win two games.
Lincoln only got bounced, repeatedly, and finished 1-9.
This year, Lincoln doesn't seem to be much better after a huge dropoff in numbers from the spring to two-a-days. Cabool, however, may be returning to the form that has made it a threat in Missouri's Class 2A. The Bulldogs beat a Class 4A team last week that returned nine starters on both sides of the football.
RPS Bottom Line: Besides a bus ride, Lincoln has to contend with a team that is coming off a big lift last week. Cabool returned a kickoff and scored three other touchdowns to rack up 27 points. The Wolves have not scored that many points in their last 22 outings ... Cabool, Mo. 18, Lincoln 8.
Mountainburg at Elkins
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at John Bunch Memorial Field
Records: The Elks are hot, 1-0 and winners of 11 of their last 13 games under former Fayetteville High standout Aaron Clark (16-19), in his third year as head coach. Mountainburg is back under Tom Harrell (52-74-2) and ready to play some football after forfeiting the final three games of the 2002 campaign because of low numbers.
The series: This is the 17th consecutive year the teams have met and Elkins holds a 10-6 advantage over Mountainburg. The Elks won last year at Dragon Stadium, 31-12, and went on to post a 10-2 record.
Last week: Elkins did it again, beating Greenland 13-0 to claim its second consecutive win in the Speedtrap Series. Mountainburg lost at Mansfield, 29-6, in its first game since last October.
The rankings: Elkins is one of five teams that popped into the Class AA Top 20 this week. The Elks debut at No. 13, the second biggest splash behind Palestine-Wheatley's jump to No. 10. Mountainburg is not ranked and has not been a member of the Top 20 since 1991.
Outlook: Quick, can anybody name the conference that has boasted the most weeks at No. 1 since 1998? Believe it or not, it's the 1AA Conference which - have we already forgotten - had a three-time state champion in Shiloh Christian. The subject comes up because, just a little more than a year after Shiloh Christian's departure, Charleston has taken over the No. 1 slot in Class AA.
What's that mean to Elkins and Mountainburg?
Nothing really, except that this is a league on the rise. Not only Charleston, but Elkins and Pea Ridge are improving programs with big enough enrollments to make some waves in this classification. Schools like Mountainburg, Hackett and Hartford are at the other end of the enrollment spectrum. There is no greater witness to that fact than Mountainburg dropping its last three games off the schedule last year.
RPS Bottom Line: Elkins already has one shutout and another one is well within reach. RPS seldom picks shutouts, but this one has a 50-50 chance of resulting. Either the Dragons will score, or they won't ... Elkins 24, Mountainburg 0.
Pea Ridge at Hackett
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Bill Mills Field
Records: Coach Mike Harrod (10-11-1) has suffered hard-luck losses in his last two openers and the Blackhawks are 0-1 entering the first 1AA Conference game of the year. Former Prairie Grove assistant Ed Baker got off to a rough start at Hackett. The Hornets lost their season-opener to Pottsville, 14-0.
The Series: In four previous games, three of them played from 1984-86, Pea Ridge is unbeaten against the Hornets. Hackett had only scored two touchdowns on the Blackhawks in those first three meetings, but tallied 18 last year in a 42-18 defeat.
Last week: Pea Ridge lost a 34-29 decision to Class AAA Green Forest last Friday despite having two different running backs go for more than 150 yards. Hackett's loss to Pottsville was the Hornets' eighth on the field in their last nine outings.
The rankings: Hackett was the No. 10 team in this classification at the end of 1995, but that was the last time the Hornets were among Class AA's Top 20. Pea Ridge is No. 20 this week, ending a four-week absence from the Top 20.
Pea Ridge is going to line up and gain yards on about anybody and Hackett's
choice is to either force fumbles or endure the pain. The Blackhawks have not
slowed down any since last year and, instead of lamenting the loss of a
2,000-yard rusher, Joey Wiltgen, may be coming back with a pair of 1,000-yard
backs in Ryan Barnett and Cody Woodward.
Hackett's loss to Pottsville is a little alarming because the Apaches are still playing a "junior varsity" schedule. That means that Pottsville's program is gearing up for next year. To beat competitive teams in 2003 is not a good sign for those beaten clubs.
RPS Bottom Line: It's an important conference opener. Hackett has a long way to go and Pea Ridge just has to avoid a mis-step before tackling Elkins next week ... Pea Ridge 27, Hackett 6.
This week's picks:
Springdale 49, at Shiloh Christian 14
Bryant 35, at Benton 16
Conway 22, at Russellville 22
Sylvan Hills 27, at LR Catholic 19
LR Central 14, at El Dorado 13
Hot Springs 32, at LR Hall 15
West Helena Central 8, at LR McClellan 14
LR Parkview 29, at LR Mills 25
Poplar Bluff, Mo. 27, at Blytheville 22
LR Fair 9, at Cabot 32
Forrest City 27, at Marianna 12
Jacksonville 33, at North Pulaski 7
Jonesboro 15, at Wynne 20
Searcy 24, at Batesville 25
Osceola 14, at West Memphis 24
Hope 14, at Camden Fairview 19
Lake Hamilton 26, at Malvern 13
Pine Bluff 20, at Dollarway 7
Fordyce 12, at Sheridan 20
Texarkana 16, at Liberty Eylau, Tex. 26
White Hall 12, at Watson Chapel 29
Muskogee, Okla. 23, at Fort Smith Northside 20
Fort Smith Southside 21, at Broken Arrow, Okla. 22
Van Buren 18, at Tulsa Washington 36
Hamburg 15, at Crossett 30
Warren 24, at Monticello 20
Pulaski Academy 13, at Stuttgart 20
Beebe 21, at Lonoke 15
Bald Knob 34, at Greene Co. Tech 28
Marion 22, at Newport 25
Pocahontas 24, at Nettleton 13
Paragould 9, at Rivercrest 17
Vilonia 23, at Greenbrier 17
Ashdown 20, at Arkadelphia 14
Fouke 20, at Hot Springs Lakeside 28
Magnolia 13, at Haynesville, La. 29
Pulaski Robinson 15, at Pulaski Oak Grove 13
Ozark 9, at Alma 16
Clarksville 14, at Atkins 20
Poteau, Okla. 12, at Greenwood 17
Dardanelle 14, at Morrilton 20
Yellville-Summit 25, at Green Forest 12
Corning 24, at Chaffee, Mo. 7
Heber Springs 13, at Clinton 29
Highland 19, at Harrisburg 17
Hoxie 21, at Trumann 18
Jonesboro Westside 18, at Mountain View 22
DeWitt 18, at East Poinsett Co. 27
Dexter, Mo. 6, at Gosnell 22
East Prairie, Mo. 13, at Piggott 23
Booneville 21, at DeQueen 13
Central Arkansas Christian 23, at Mansfield 9
Waldron 29, at Mena 25
Paris 17, at Dover 39
Subiaco Academy 25, at Lamar 15
Mayflower 29, at Norphlet 22
Fountain Lake 24, at Perryville 19
Dumas 8, at Brinkley 7
Nashville 18, at Pleasant Grove, Tex 15
Hampton 0, at Prescott 26
Dermott 8, at McGehee 32
Junction City 25, at Lake Village 16
Star City 39, at Eudora 13
Cedarville 20, at Lavaca 35
Rector 20, at Cross County 33
Earle 13, at Palestine 18
Hughes 26, at Walnut Ridge 17
Salem 12, at Marked Tree 22
Parkin 33, at Turrell 34
Arkansas Baptist 6, at Danville 21
Bigelow 16, at LR Christian 27
Magazine 7, at Hector 22
LR Episcopal 25, at LR Lutheran 20
Marshall 21, at Ola 24
Glen Rose 20, at Bauxite 27
Caddo Hills 17, at Cutter Morning Star 31
Jessieville 20, at Mount Ida 13
Mountain Pine 27, at Centerpoint 9
Woodlawn 23, at Magnet Cove 30
Des Arc 17, at Augusta 20
Barton 32, at Elaine 12
Clarendon 19, at Harding Academy 32
Carlisle 24, at Marvell 12
Gillett 8, at Bearden 12
Harmony Grove 12, at Rison 23
Hermitage 28, at Sparkman 19
Bernice, La. 12, at Smackover 15
El Dorado West Side 27, at Strong 24
Dierks 19, at Lafayette County 20
Mineral Springs 24, at Foreman 6
Spring Hill 22, at Horatio 25
Pottsville JV 18, at Murfreesboro 31