Week III: Local teams unbeaten ... and untested?
No mincing words this week.
Questions still loom about several local football teams and whether or not they have been prepared at all for the conference races that await them.
Three teams are unbeaten in the AAAAA-West Conference, the state's top league without a doubt. Nevermind that the league, as a whole, is 8-8 and that three teams - all of them state champions within the last seven years - are 0-2.
That's right. Van Buren (1996), Fort Smith Northside (2000) and Bentonville (2001) are all off to 0-2 starts.
Maybe we can count them out of the race?
Springdale and Fort Smith Southside, last year's 1-2 finishers in the state and in the conference, would still be odds-on favorites to return to the playoffs. That leaves two open spots for teams to fill from the league and Fayetteville leads the list of possibilities.
But Fayetteville is also staring at playing the league's fourth pick, Russellville, and then the league favorite, Springdale, in the first two weeks of conference play.
Don't think those two games aren't on the front of the minds of the FHS coaching staff.
But how prepared can Fayetteville be going into next week's conference opener?
To date, the Bulldogs - by most any ratings you can find, made up or not - have played the 27th and 30th best teams in Class AAAAA. Folks, there are only 32 teams in the state's largest classification. By taking on the Greenwood Bulldogs tonight, Fayetteville is actually taking a step up in competition by taking a step down in classification.
As preparation goes, no team in the AAAAA-West Conference will have played a weaker lot of non-conference teams than Fayetteville.
Except possibly Rogers.
The Mountaineers, too, enjoyed a game with 30th-ranked Mountain Home. Maybe the Mounties were sending a message back to Washington County when they turned in a 41-point victory over the Bombers. Fayetteville only dismantled Mountain Home by 35 points.
We know that Ozark, Mo., the Mounties' first opponent of the season, was down markedly from the past two years' 9-1 teams. Rogers manhandled Ozark and appears on its way to 3-0 this week - for the first time since 1990.
Is Rogers for real?
Again, it's hard to say. We will know a little more about Fayetteville and Rogers this week, but not really enough to know for sure if either - or both - can be christened as legitimate challengers for a playoff spot.
Springdale, it's true, has not been challenged on the AAAAA-West level either to this point. Yet, resounding wins over two good football teams leave little doubt about Springdale meeting its expectations.
Besides, Springdale's first two opponents were better than either of the teams Fayetteville and Rogers have played and this week's Red Dogs foe, Jenks, Okla., won six consecutive state championships before the streak was stopped last year.
To put it in a nutshell: The jury is still out on how the AAAAA-West Conference ought to end up in 2003. It appears Fayetteville may be the "best of the rest" behind Springdale and Southside, but appearances can - and often have - been deceiving.
Last week, RPS posted another stellar second week, going 90-12-3. The power system is 167-37-5 this season. In its 18th season, RPS is 14,278-3103 (82.1 percent).
No. 40 Greenwood at No. 5 Fayetteville
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Harmon Field
Records: Fayetteville, under first-year head coach Daryl Patton, is 2-0 with wins over Mountain Home and North Little Rock. Greenwood matches Fayetteville's record of 2-0 - with wins over Little Rock Parkview and Poteau, Okla. - and coach Harv Welch is 16-9 in his third year.
The series: Fayetteville won the series opener last year, beating Greenwood 38-7, at Smith-Robinson Stadium.
Last year: Fayetteville had already matched its 2001 win total and was a 1-point favorite entering the 2002 game. It seemed clear that Greenwood would be the Purple Dogs' first true test of the season. The testing of Fayetteville never came, however, and the Purple Dogs thrashed the host Bulldogs - or Blue Dogs in this case - by 31 points.
Fayetteville's non-conference schedule has been friendly, but the rankings have
been barely affected. The Purple Dogs fell to No. 7 last week, but jumped back
up to No. 5 in the state with both Russellville, a 38-28 loser to Conway, and
Bryant, victimized by Benton in a 34-34 Salt Bowl tie, sliding. While ranked
only 40th, Greenwood has been a regular in the Northwest Arkansas Times Top 40,
staying in the pack for 67 of the past 70 weeks dating back to
Outlook: The only truth that can be discovered about Fayetteville in this meeting is bad news. Fayetteville is expected to win and, following two continuous-clock-running 30-point victories, is expected to win big. After all, the worst beating the Purple Crew handed out in last year's three non-conference games was at Greenwood.
Should Fayetteville lose, then people are going to squirm. The outlook on the AAAAA-West Conference season will be darkly clouded and Patton's honeymoon period with the Purple Dogs will have officially concluded. That's not to add any undue pressure to a coach who is in one of the highest-pressure jobs in the state, but those are the facts.
RPS Bottom Line: One thing Patton will not accept is the kind of frontrunner effort he saw out of his team last week. Fayetteville stormed to a 16-0 lead over North Little Rock and let up before reclaiming control in a 36-6 victory. Patton spent the first two days of practice this week explaining to his team that he only wants them taking control of a football game one time and maintaining it until the final seconds tick off the clock ... Fayetteville 28, Greenwood 10.
No. 1 Springdale at Jenks, Okla.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Hunter-Dwelly Stadium
Records: The Jenks Trojans are 1-1 and coming off a 37-0 loss to Tulsa Union last week. Springdale is 2-0 with wins over Pulaski Academy and Shiloh Christian by a combined score of 111-14. Coach Gus Malzahn is 21-6 in his third year at the Bulldogs' helm.
The series: Jenks leads the series, which began in 1994, 4-1. The Trojans had a four-game winning streak versus Springdale halted last year when they were ambushed by Malzahn's Red Dogs, 34-24.
Last year: Jenks came into the game a 5-point favorite based on the strength of six consecutive Class 6A state titles in Oklahoma from 1996-2001. The Trojans were on their way to an 8-4 record in 2002, however, and played Springdale in the middle of a three-game losing streak that marked the longest of Coach Allan Trimble's career at Jenks.
The rankings: Springdale is No. 1 without any doubts in Arkansas. In fact, few teams have ever crawled over the 120.0 mark in 18 years of Rich's Power System rankings and it would be hard to find any team that ever reached that point so early in the season. Jenks has often been nationally ranked, but those days are quickly getting smaller in the rear-view mirror - where "objects may appear closer than they are."
Outlook: In the first four games with Springdale, two things are fairly obvious. First, Jenks scored more than 30 points in all four games and defeated Springdale by an average of 20 points per game. Springdale came closest to beating the Trojans in 1994, but fell 39-27.
Second, all four of those Springdale teams had losing records and only one was a playoff team. That's pretty important.
Springdale proved those things to be important last year when the Bulldogs 1) held Jenks under 30 points; and 2) went on to a winning record, the playoffs and to the state-championship game.
RPS Bottom Line: This year's version of the Bulldogs are again on their way to the playoffs and a possible state-championship game. That means trouble for Jenks, which will struggle with the mighty Bulldogs on their own turf. In fact, we're not even sure it will be this close ... Springdale 23, Jenks, Okla. 19.
No. 25 Rogers vs. No. 35 Watson Chapel
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Tom Keenan Field, Dardanelle
Records: Rogers is 2-0 and Ronnie Peacock is now 5-17 in his third year as the Mountaineers coach. Watson Chapel is 1-1 and Wildcats coach Kent Baggett is 42-15 in his sixth year at the helm.
The series: Watson Chapel leads the series, 1-0, following last year's 32-10 victory at Russellville.
Watson Chapel came into the game favored to win, 26-20, and was coming off a
pair of victories over Hot Springs Lakeside and arch-rival White Hall. The
Wildcats were a touchdown better than expected offensively and their defense was
twice as good at stopping a very limited Rogers passing attack in raking up a
The rankings: Rogers is in the Top 40 for two consecutive weeks since last season around this time. The Mounties have reached a new high this time, checking in at 25th. It's their highest ranking in two years and only five spots short of their highest ranking under Peacock. During the Peacock era, Rogers has appeared in the Top 40 just 14 times in 27 weeks of ratings. Over that same period, Watson Chapel has only been unranked one week.
Outlook: From all the good football Rogers played in 7-on-7 and seeing it carry into the 2003 football season, it's hard to believe the Mounties are anything other than a pretty good football team. That's good enough these days to get them off to their first 3-0 start since 1990 when the Mounties feasted on Kansas City William Christman, Harrison and Bentonville.
This year's schedule really doesn't matter and, in truth, could not have come at a better time for Peacock. In an off-season where rumors were swirling over the former Greenwood coach's job security, Peacock's troops have put a stop to the talk. For now, at least.
RPS Bottom Line: Watson Chapel is coming off a difficult-to-swallow 16-6 loss to White Hall and may be on the way to an equally difficult-to-swallow losing season. It hasn't happened under Baggett, but a loss to Rogers and a tough AAAAA-South schedule ahead does not bode well for the Wildcats ... Rogers 23, Watson Chapel 19.
Siloam Springs at Ozark
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Hillbilly Stadium
Records: Siloam Springs limps into the game with a record of 0-1-1. The Panthers are coached by Chris McBride, who is 3-8-1 in his second year as head coach. The Ozark Hillbillies (1-1) are coached by former Booneville Bearcat Michael Johnson, who is in his first year at the helm.
The series: Ozark leads, 2-1. The teams met twice in the late 1980s, splitting a pair of games. Ozark defeated Siloam Springs at home in 1987, 27-17, and then lost to the Panthers on the road in 1988, 12-0.
Last year: Ozark entered the game a three-touchdown favorite and won by exactly that, posting a 27-6 win over the Panthers at Glenn W. Black Stadium.
The rankings: Although the Panthers opened the season at No. 20 in Class AAAA, they immediately disappeared following a disappointing 7-7 tie with McDonald County, Mo. On the other hand, Ozark has been a regular in the Class AAA Top 20. Up until last week's loss to Alma, the Hillbillies had been ranked 16 consecutive weeks. This week, they were 23rd.
Outlook: Siloam Springs has been punchless in its first two outings, managing just one touchdown in eight quarters. Ozark was blanked by Alma last week, but that's forgivable since the Airedales are going to blank a lot of teams in Class AAA.
What is somewhat less forgivable is Siloam Springs' offensive performances in two games against competition that may not be as strong as Ozark. The Panthers are not inept on offense. They have averaged 127 yards per game on the ground with Bradley Thompson accounting for 78.5 of those yards per outing. The passing game, however, is struggling. Siloam Springs has completed only seven passes for 97 yards in two games.
RPS Bottom Line: Ozark's battle with the fumbles hasn't gone away, but the Hillbillies are improving in that area. The Hillbillies have already taken down one AAAA-West opponent - and a playoff team at that - and a second victim is only a good outing away ... Ozark 19, Siloam Springs 9.
Yellville-Summit at Huntsville
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Eagle Stadium
Records: The Yellville-Summit Panthers are 2-0 and Coach Calvin Mallett (84-55-1) brings his club back to Huntsville where they lost a 1996 playoff game to the Eagles. Ken Harriman (71-48-1) was the coach at Huntsville that night. He is also the coach of the Eagles (1-1) for the second consecutive year in his second go-round.
Both teams have won a game in the series.
Last year: A 3-point favorite, the Eagles were upended in Marion County last year, 6-0. Huntsville was unable to score and Yellville-Summit was able to rack up six more wins and made its sixth playoff appearance in the last eight years.
The rankings: Yellville-Summit has flashed into the Class AAA Top 20 at No. 8 this week, the highest rankings for the Panthers since they were fifth in 1997. Huntsville is unranked and has only made one appearance in the Class AAAA Top 20 in two years.
Outlook: RPS did it again last week, picking a winner out of two teams that seemed to be tough to differentiate. The power system liked Berryville - in spite of the Bobcats' season-opening loss to Cassville, Mo. The system also did not give much credence to Huntsville's win over Farmington.
The big difference in Huntsville's performance was in its passing game. Bracken Thompson rolled up 284 yards passing and threw two touchdowns against Farmington. He had 181 yards, but threw three interceptions and no touchdowns against Berryville.
RPS Bottom Line: If the key to this victory is Yellville-Summit's secondary, then the jury is truthfully still out. However, if the Panthers are really a Class AAA darkhorse and a Top 10 ballclub, then they will have to be good in the secondary come playoff time. Facing a solid Class AAAA passer like Thompson is a good place to start ... Yellville-Summit 20, Huntsville 10.
Farmington at Paris
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Eagle Field
Records: Both teams come into the game with 0-2 records and both teams are coached by men looking for their first victory with the program. Mike Adams is in his first year at Farmington; Jay Chalk (0-12) is in his second campaign with the Eagles.
The series: Farmington won the first meeting of the two programs last year at Allen Holland Field, 41-0.
Last year: Farmington was expected to score a lot of points last year, 37 as projected by RPS, but went over and beyond the call of duty in a 41-0 win. It was one of two shutouts by Farmington, which also blanked Gentry, last year.
The rankings: Neither team is currently ranked in the Class AAA Top 20.
Outlook: About the worst thing that could happen in Paris tonight is for the two teams to end up in a tie. These are two programs that need a win before heading into league play.
Who needs it more?
Well, "need" is not at all equivalent to actually putting wins on the scoreboard. "Need" usually indicates that a team might be pressing to get that first victory when the ideal thing to do is to relax and have fun.
It's hard to relax when a team has not won a game this year. Or, in the case of the Paris Eagles, has not won in two years.
RPS Bottom Line: The last Paris victory was a 32-24 win at Mansfield to close the book on the 2001 campaign. The last time the Eagles won a game at home was early in 2000 when they beat Cedarville, 20-14. Farmington has been struggling, but Paris should be placebo, at least, for the Cardinals' ills ... Farmington 36, Paris 26.
West Fork at Gentry
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium
Records: Both teams are 1-1 and coming off losses and both teams have new coaches in charge. The Tigers are coached by former Springdale Bulldog Bryan Dougan and the Pioneers are led by former England coach Jeff Stewart.
The series: The teams have played continuously since 1987, when Gentry joined the current 1AAA lineup. The Pioneers hold a 9-7 edge over the Tigers, but West Fork has won the last three.
Last year: Gentry was a 6-point favorite heading into West Fork last year, but the Tigers sent the Pioneers home with a 25-8 setback. Gentry went on to win four games, however, and West Fork only won three.
The rankings: Neither team is currently ranked in the Class AAA Top 20.
Outlook: Two pretty similar teams are playing in two fairly similar conferences this year, meaning that both are likely to finish somewhere just out of reach of the playoffs.
And that's strange because coaches at West Fork, when the 2002-04 realignment was announced, were actually excited to be heading down to the Arkansas River Valley to play against the Boonevilles and Ozarks. Actually, they were excited about playing Mansfield, Subiaco Academy and Paris.
reality, Mansfield, Subiaco Academy and Paris are not much different than Green
Forest, Gentry and Lincoln. And guess what? West Fork defeated Gentry last year,
but failed to beat Mansfield and Subiaco Academy.
RPS Bottom Line: West Fork has had Gentry's number the last three years, beating the Pioneers by an average of more than 25 points. This game is seldom close and has not been contested within a touchdown but once since 1990. Maybe this time will be different ... West Fork 14, Gentry 13.
Dover at Prairie Grove
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium
Records: Both clubs are 1-1. The Dover Pirates are coached by Marc Tucker (15-8-1) and own an easy victory over Paris. Prairie Grove is coached by Danny Abshier (63-47-1) and owns a win over West Fork.
The series: This is the second meeting of the two teams with both still searching for an initial victory over the other.
Last year: Dover was a 2-point favorite over Prairie Grove, but the teams battled to a 14-14 tie at Dover.
The rankings: Prairie Grove fell out of the Class AAA Top 20 after losing to Harrison in the opener. Last week's victory propelled the Tigers back into the rankings at No. 18. Dover is unranked. The Pirates were last ranked 18th to close the 2002 campaign.
Outlook: A first-week expulsion may pay dividends for the Prairie Grove Tigers. Cody Slaughter got tangled up with a Harrison Goblin two weeks ago and both players were tossed from the contest. They both also had to sit out an extra game as punishment.
The affect on this game is that Slaughter, who ran for all of 10 yards against Harrison, has 1,155 yards to go to match last year's total. Zac Sigmon stepped up and showed he can carry the loaf and sophomore quarterback Robbie Abshier is a bigger, stronger version of his brother Patrick at quarterback. Slaughter's absence hurt the Tigers for 1 3/4 games, but the Tigers had to put other people on the field to take his place and that makes the whole team better in the long run.
RPS Bottom Line: Besides getting their leading rusher back, the Tigers are also pretty stout on defense. They held West Fork under 100 yards total offense last week and Dover, although a more potent team offensively, is not going to be able to negotiate drives like it did last week against Paris ... Prairie Grove 17, Dover 12.
Lincoln at Greenland
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Jonathan Ramey Memorial Stadium
Records: Lincoln is 0-2 and Coach Mike Guthrie (1-11) is still looking for the Wolves' first road victory under his command. Greenland coach Lee Larkan (17-9) has led the Pirates to a 1-1 start. This is Larkan's third year at the helm.
The series: Greenland has won four of five meetings since 1991, playing the Wolves in 1991-92 while Lincoln became a member of the Pirates' league. The past three years, the teams have played nonconference games with Greenland taking two of the three.
Last year: Greenland was a modest 7-point favorite last year after losing a thriller at Gentry. The Pirates were not in a good mood when they went to Lincoln last year and the Wolves felt the wrath in a 38-0 defeat.
The rankings: Neither team is currently ranked in the Class AAA Top 20.
Outlook: Greenland is way behind the scoring schedule it has set over the last half a dozen seasons. With 19 points in two games, the Pirates have sputtered to their slowest offensive start since 1995 when they scored 7 points against West Fork and 6 against Subiaco Academy. Last year at this time, the Pirates had already hung 54 points on the board en route to their second straight season of scoring 379 points or more.
Compare that to Lincoln, which suffered an 18-0 loss at Cabool, Mo., last week. As far away as it was - a six-hour trip by bus with a stop for dinner - the Wolves may as well have gone to Kabul, Afghanistan.
Guthrie said his team was simply not ready to play when the Wolves took the field. The offense has scored only 6 points in two games and, for the record, the Wolves have never scored more than 200 points in a season.
RPS Bottom Line: Greenland found one player, Mike Brown, who can get into the end zone last week and will search for more against the Wolves. Lincoln's plan is to eat up the clock when it has the football and keep the number of Greenland possessions to a minimum. In the end, the scoring should be held to a minimum ... Greenland 20, Lincoln 6.
Subiaco Academy at Gravette
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Bernard McAbee Field
Records: The Subiaco Academy Trojans (1-1) are coached by Robert Pugh, who is in his first season as the program's head football coach. Gravette's Charlie Phillips (61-44) has led the Lions to a 2-0 start.
The series: This is the second meeting of the two schools and Gravette leads the series, 1-0.
Last year: Gravette was 3-0 en route to a 10-0 campaign, but was a 1-point underdog at Subiaco Academy. The Lions won the game, 35-7.
The rankings: Neither team is currently ranked in the Class AAA Top 20.
Outlook: Wins over Lamar and Afton, Okla., make Gravette a mystery team at this stage of the season. Lamar was also a mystery for Subiaco Academy last week when the Trojans failed to find a way to cross the goal line or kick a field goal.
Yet, Subiaco did find a way to push Lamar beyond its own goal line, scoring late in the game on a safety to steal a 2-0 victory.
Gravette's win over Lamar was far more impressive. The Lions not only shut out the Warriors, but they racked up four touchdowns to win 27-0. Last week, it was more of the same, but against a team that was probably better than Lamar. Gravette spanked the Afton Eagles, 28-6.
RPS Bottom Line: Subiaco Academy still hasn't scored a touchdown and may be looking for any way to do it this week. The Lions are getting their feet under them as the prepare for another run at the 1AAA Conference championship and their 15th consecutive regular-season victory ... Gravette 18, Subiaco Academy 12.
Dardanelle at Shiloh Christian
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Field of Champions
Records: Dardanelle and Shiloh Christian are both 1-1 to start the year. The Sand Lizards are coached by John Flaherty (40-26) while the Saints are under the guidance of Chris Wood, who is 16-10-1 in his third year.
The series: This is the second meeting of the two teams and Shiloh Christian leads the series, 1-0.
Last year: Favored by 9, Shiloh Christian got its offense revving and whipped Dardanelle, 47-13, in its most explosive showing of the season. Both teams struggled, however, and posted matching 3-7 records.
The rankings: Shiloh Christian checks in at No. 12 in Class AAA this week. It's the third consecutive week the Saints have been in the Class AAA Top 20 after spending the second half of last season on the outside looking in. Dardanelle is unranked and has not been ranked over the last 15 consecutive weeks, dating back to the final 2001 Class AAA Top 20.
Outlook: Dardanelle has had two tough non-conference games and has been fortunate to win one of them. The Sand Lizards won the Yell County crown when they bumped off Danville, 14-7. Last week in Morrilton, though, it was a different story. The Devil Dogs had too much speed and too much Chris Loyd in a 21-8 victory.
Shiloh Christian does have a loss, but Springdale would go 156-0 against the long list of teams from Class AAAA on down.
What is important to know about Shiloh Christian is that the Saints own a 34-30 victory over another Class AAAAA team, Benton. That's the same Benton team that tied Bryant last week.
RPS Bottom Line: The Saints step down into their own classification this week where depth is no longer a disadvantage and fatigue becomes an ally rather than a foe. Shiloh Christian is for real this year and as long as the injury bug leaves Wood's team alone, the Saints should be back in the playoff hunt. Tonight, they get the best of a playoff-caliber team ... Shiloh Christian 24, Dardanelle 13.
Elkins at Pea Ridge
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at Blackhawk Stadium
Records: Coach Aaron Clark (17-19) has the Elkins Elks off to a 2-0 start that includes a 1-0 record in the 1AA Conference. Longtime rival Pea Ridge is 1-1 and third-year coach Mike Harrod is 11-11-1 as the Blackhawks' skipper.
The series: Elkins has won six of the last seven and Pea Ridge won 10 of 11 prior to that. Most recently, Elkins claimed a 12-8 playoff-clinching victory over the Blackhawks two years ago and won a home-field playoff berth by beating Pea Ridge 25-12 last year. Pea Ridge's last victory was a 41-6 triumph at Blackhawk Stadium in 2000.
Elkins came into last year's game a 7-point favorite and tacked on an insurance
touchdown to claim a 13-point victory.
The rankings: Elkins soared into the Class AA Top 20 with its season-opening shutout of Pea Ridge. The Elks stayed at No. 13 with a second shutout, this time of Mountainburg. Pea Ridge is unranked, but not unworthy. The Blackhawks were No. 20 in Class AA before last week's 24-6 triumph over Hackett.
Outlook: It's another 1AA Conference bout to see which of these two clubs can become the No. 1 contender. The winner gets the inside track to a league-championship showdown with Oscar de la Charleston and a good shot at a first-round home game in the state playoffs.
Of course, there's a long way to go after this game. As both teams proved last year, this game does match two of the three best teams in the league.
RPS Bottom Line: It would be a big task for Elkins to string up its third straight shutout. It would be even harder to imagine Pea Ridge slowing down Elkins, though, when the Blackhawks were unable to keep Green Forest under 30 points. Because there is so much on the line, though, look for a close game much like last year's with the Elks, sporting a better defense, prevailing ... Elkins 18, Pea Ridge 14.
This week's projections:
Bryant 25, at Sheridan 8
Conway 34, at Van Buren 14
at Hot Springs 19, LR Catholic 14
LR Central 9, at Cabot 8
LR Fair 35, at LR Hall 24
at LR McClellan 31, LR Mills 12
Lake Hamilton 32, at LR Parkview 14
at Pine Bluff 33, North Little Rock 9
Cape Girardeau, Mo. 28, at Blytheville 16
Forrest City 19, at Osceola 18
at Jacksonville 15, Sylvan Hills 10
at Jonesboro 35, Greene Co. Tech 14
at Harrison 30, Mountain Home 12
Russellville 31, at Searcy 26
West Memphis 25, at West Helena Central 12
Benton 28, at Malvern 25
at Camden Fairview 27, Magnolia 10
at Ruston, La., 19, El Dorado 18
at Fort Smith Southside 29, Texarkana 18
Rogers 23, Watson Chapel 19 (at Dardanelle)
at Fayetteville 28, Greenwood 10
at Sallisaw, Okla. 19, Fort Smith Northside 12
Springdale 23, at Jenks, Okla. 19
Crossett 23, at McGehee 15
Monticello 24, at Fordyce 18
at Vilonia 27, North Pulaski 13
at Stuttgart 26, Marianna 0
at Dollarway 16, White Hall 12
at Batesville 27, Morrilton 13
Pulaski Oak Grove 14, at Beebe 10
at Paragould 23, Trumann 13
East Poinsett Co. 24, at Marion 19
Nettleton 26, at Jonesboro Westside 22
at Wynne 28, Newport 14
at Nashville 24, Arkadelphia 20
Prescott 22, at Hope 20
Hot Springs Lakeside 21, at Mena 18
at Pulaski Robinson 22, Lonoke 7
at Booneville 28, Clarksville 9
Alma 12, at Poteau, Okla. 7
Atkins 20, at Greenbrier 16
Yellville-Summit 20, at Huntsville 10
at Ozark 19, Siloam Springs 9
Berryville 17, at Highland 14
Farmington 36, at Paris 26
West Fork 14, at Gentry 13
at Gravette 18, Subiaco Academy 12
at Greenland 20, Lincoln 6
at Prairie Grove 17, Dover 12
at Shiloh Christian 24, Dardanelle 13
Corning 12, at Piggott 8
at Lamar 20, Heber Springs 12
at Hoxie 24, Harrisburg 19
Mountain View 20, at Clinton 17
at Pocahontas 32, Bald Knob 16
Gosnell 22, at Kennett, Mo. 10
Rivercrest 14, at Brinkley 0
Mansfield 31, at Pottsville JV 9
Waldron 44, at Bismarck 17
at Central Arkansas Christian 27, Mayflower 9
Perryville 30, at DeWitt 28
at Dumas 44, England 13
at Pulaski Academy 19, Warren 15
at Ashdown 18, Hamburg 12
at DeQueen 18, Idabel, Okla. 15
Fouke 21, at Harmony Grove 13
Fountain Lake 26, at Centerpoint 13
Lake Village 27, at Dermott 22
at Star City 24, Hampton 6
Charleston 40, at Cedarville 0
Elkins 18, at Pea Ridge 14
at Mountainburg 26, Hartford 19
at Palestine 22, Cross County 9
at Earle 18, Marked Tree 15
at Hughes 42, Rector 16
at Salem 30, Parkin 18
at Walnut Ridge 34, Turrell 32
Arkansas Baptist 26, at Bigelow 13
Danville 29, at LR Episcopal 0
at Hector 29, LR Christian 13
at Marshall 24, LR Lutheran 23
at Magazine 18, Ola 13
at Mountain Pine 21, Bauxite 20
Ida 23, at Caddo Hills 0
Cutter Morning Star 24, at Glen Rose 23
at Jessieville 31, Magnet Cove 7
at Clarendon 27, Augusta 25
Harding Academy 21, at Carlisle 8
Elaine 26, at Des Arc 24
at Hazen 22, Marvell 8
at Rison 15, Bearden 14
at Junction City 33, Eudora 9
at Hermitage 21, Norphlet 18
at Gillett 32, Sparkman 7
Smackover 28, at Strong 10
at El Dorado West Side 30, Woodlawn 19
at Dierks 21, Horatio 13
Lafayette County 18, at Foreman 13
Gurdon 22, at Spring Hill 14
at Mineral Springs 27, Murfreesboro 6