How the Top 20 Arkansas high school football teams fared in third week of playoffs: North Little Rock beats Cabot in thriller

Here’s a look at how SBLive’s Top 20 Arkansas high school football teams fared in games played Friday, Nov. 27, the third week of the playoffs in the state.

BRACKETS

HOW THE TOP 20 FARED

Nov. 27, 2020

1. Bryant (12-0) beat No. 6 Conway 56-14

Bryant’s Austin Ledbetter and Hayden Schrader were the best players on the field against Conway.

2. Bentonville (10-1) – Season over

Previously undefeated Bentonville lost to No. 8 Cabot 38-34 last week in the 7A quarterfinals. Bentonville led 21-3.

3. North Little Rock (12-1) beat No. 8 Cabot 49-42

Kareame Cotton’s 32-yard touchdown run won the game for North Little Rock against Cabot. NLR will play Bryant in the 7A title game.

4. Pulaski Academy (12-0) beat Magnolia 53-29

Pulaski Academy pulled out some trickery in Friday’s win.

5. Greenwood (13-0) beat Marion 51-7

The Bulldogs dominated.

6. Conway (8-4) lost to No. 1 Bryant 56-14

Conway’s season is over, but senior receiver Bryce Bohanon made one final highlight-reel touchdown.

7. Lake Hamilton (10-1) beat Sylvan Hills 21-20 in OT

Lake Hamilton will play Greenwood in the 6A title game.

8. Cabot (8-4) lost to No. 2 North Little Rock 49-42

Cabot had an incredible season, but the Panthers came up just short in their semifinal game.

9. Wynne (11-0) beat Texarkana 28-0

Wynne’s defense pitched its third shutout of the season.

10. Benton (6-5) – Season over

Benton couldn’t play its first-round playoff game because of COVID-19, ending its season. Marion advanced to play Van Buren in the second round of the 6A playoffs. Benton beat No. 11 Parkview 30-20 on Oct. 9.

11. Parkview (9-2) – Season over

In a shocker, Sylvan Hills knocked off Parkview in the second round of the 6A playoffs last week.

12. Bentonville West (6-5) – Season over

Bentonville West couldn’t play in the first round of the playoffs because of COVID-19, ending its season. Catholic advanced to play North Little Rock in the second round of the 7A playoffs. Bentonville West beat No. 13 Rogers 34-31 on Oct. 9.

13. Rogers (6-4) – Season over

Rogers lost to No. 8 Cabot 48-14 in the first round of the 7A playoffs. The highlight of the Mountaineers’ campaign was a 49-42 win over No. 20 Har-Ber on Oct. 30.

14. LR Christian (8-2) beat Lakeside 52-14

LR Christian led 45-7 at halftime.

15. Harrison (10-1) beat White Hall 38-35

Harrison will play LR Christian in the 5A semifinals.

16. Shiloh Christian (9-1) beat Malvern 28-0

Shiloh Christian led from start to finish.

17. Fort Smith Northside (5-5) – Season over

Northside fell in the first round of the 7A playoffs to Har-Ber. The highlight of the Grizzlies’ season was beating Fayetteville and Catholic in consecutive weeks in early October.

18. Robinson (8-4) lost to Stuttgart 23-20

Stuttgart will play Shiloh Christian in the 4A semifinals.

19. Fayetteville (4-6) – Season over

Fayetteville was stunned by LR Central in the first round of the 7A playoffs. The Bulldogs beat No. 20 Har-Ber 33-27 to end the regular season Nov. 6.

20. Har-Ber (5-7) – Season over

Har-Ber’s season ended against the state’s top team last week.

OTHER NOTABLE RESULTS

4A: Rivercrest beat Prairie View 48-23, Warren beat Arkadelphia 35-20, Nashville beat Elkins 46-6, Ozark beat Pocahontas 40-14

3A: Harding Academy beat Jessieville 45-14, McGehee beat Lincoln 42-7, Prescott beat Melbourne 52-16

2A: Fordyce beat Foreman 47-8

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