How SBLive’s Top 25 Arkansas high school football teams fared in Week 4: Conference play begins with big showdowns, upsets

By Nate Olson | Photo by Sadie Rucker 

Here’s how the Top 25 Arkansas high school football teams fared in Week 4 action. 

1. Bryant (3-1) beat Fort Smith Northside 35-17

Bryant hasn’t lost back-to-back games since 2012 and keeps that streak intact with a quality road win over the Grizzlies. 

2. North Little Rock (4-0) beat Little Rock Central 44-21

The Charging Wildcats tuned up for a big showdown at Conway next week.

3. Cabot (4-0) beat Little Rock Catholic 44-21

The Panthers have scored more than 40 points in three of their four games this season. 

4. Conway (3-1) beat Little Rock Southwest 62-0

The Wampus Cats take full advantage of a Gryphons team that has been shut out two of its three games to go along with a forfeit win. 

5. Bentonville (4-1) beat Springdale Har-Ber 41-21

The Tigers score more than 40 points for the second straight season against the Wildcats. 

6. Shiloh Christian (4-1) beat Berryvile 49-0

These kinds of scores will be the norm in 1-4A Conference play for the Saints. 

7. Pulaski Academy (3-1) beat Watson Chapel 64-8

Former PA coach Kevin Kelley is gone, but the Bruins’ dominance of the 5A-Central continues.

8. Greenwood (2-2) lost to Little Rock Parkview 48-28

A battered Bulldogs team without several key players can’t stop explosive Parkview. 

9. Fayetteville (2-2) beat Bentonville West 42-20

The Bulldogs are 1-0 in the 7A-West for the first time since 2016.

10. Lake Hamilton (4-0) beat Mountain Home 36-6

The Wolves are currently the class of Class 6A with a home showdown with Little Rock Parkview looming next Friday. 

11. Little Rock Christian (5-0) beat Maumelle 16-10

The Warriors held the lead the entire game, but the Hornets kept it close in the second half. 

12. FS Northside (3-2) lost to Bryant 35-17

The Grizzlies can’t overcome a tenacious Bryant defense.

13. Bentonville West (2-2) lost to Fayetteville 42-20

The Wolverines get a rude awakening in the conference opener after cruising in back-to-back nonconference games. 

14. Benton (3-1) beat Russellville 49-10

The Panthers have outscored opponents 76-0 in the first quarter this season.

15. El Dorado (2-2) lost to Jonesboro 31-20

The Wildcats lose a showdown and maybe the No. 1 seed in the 6A-East Conference in the process. 

16. Har-Ber (0-4) lost to Bentonville 41-21 

The Wildcats have started the season 0-4 for the second time in the past two seasons. 

17. Harrison (3-1) lost to Farmington 36-35

The Goblins hadn’t lost a conference or home game in three years until squandering a big halftime lead to the Cardinals on Friday night. 

18. Jonesboro (2-2) beat El Dorado 31-20

The Hurricane now have a leg up in the 6A-East Conference race. 

19. Wynne (3-1) beat Brookland 38-7

The Yellowjackets take the first step to another 5A-East Conference championship. 

20. Little Rock Parkview (3-1) beat Greenwood 48-28

The Patriots notch a blowout win over Class 6A defending state champion Greenwood on Thursday but Friday it was announced they must forfeit their season-opening win against Little Rock Southwest for playing an ineligible player.  

21. Warren (3-1) beat Crossett 40-34

The Lumberjacks take a leg up in the 8-4A Conference title race with a thrilling win over the Eagles. 

22. Harding Academy (3-2) lost to Briarcrest Christian 42-27

For the second straight year the Memphis-area private school tops the Wildcats. 

23. Stuttgart (3-1) beat Southside Batesville 21-18

It wasn’t pretty, but the Ricebirds will take the conference-opening win. 

24. Joe T. Robinson (3-1) beat Fountain Lake 48-25

The Senators have won three in a row since they endured a lopsided loss to Pulaski Academy in the season opener. 

25. Fordyce (2-2) lost to Clarendon 32-21

The two-time defending Class 2A champions lose two games in a row after winning 22 straight. 

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