How SBLive Arkansas’ Top 25 fared this week: No. 6 Shiloh Christian looks to move up after demolishing previously undefeated Elkins

By Nate Olson | Photo by Sadie Rucker

Here’s how the Top 25 teams in Arkansas fared this week …

1. Bryant (7-1) beat Cabot 45-20

The Hornets will have to wait another week to be tested as an anticipated matchup with Cabot yielded no drama. 

2. Conway (7-1) beat Little Rock Central 55-12

The Wampus Cats have no problem with Little Rock Central and face another struggling foe in Little Rock Catholic before the regular-season finale with Bryant.  

3. North Little Rock (7-1) beat Fort Smith Northside 28-21

The Charging Wildcats hold off the pesky Grizzlies to set up a big game at Bryant next week with hope of still sharing a 7A-Central Conference title. 

4. Cabot (6-2) lost to Bryant 45-20

The Panthers drop their second loss to a conference heavyweight in No. 1 Bryant and could drop as low as third in the playoff seedings.   

5. Fayetteville (5-2) beat Springdale 49-21

The Bulldogs have outscored opponents 88-16 in the third quarter, and that trend continued Friday night as the Purple Dogs pulled away in the 122nd meeting of ‘The Battle of the Bulldogs.’ 

6. Shiloh Christian (7-1) beat Elkins 50-0

Saints junior quarterback Eli Wisdom passed for 295 yards in the first half as SC built a 43-0 halftime lead.  

7. Pulaski Academy (7-1) beat Little Rock Christian 63-14

The Bruins made a statement by drilling west Little Rock rival LRCA and secured a win at halftime with a 49-7 lead.

8. Bentonville (6-2) beat Rogers 56-49

The Tigers hold off an improving Mountaineers team after suffering their first conference loss last week.

9. Lake Hamilton (8-0) beat Van Buren 63-27

One last tuneup before hosting Benton in a huge game in Garland County next Friday. 

10. Benton (7-1beat Greenwood 41-40

The Panthers trailed by 12 in the fourth quarter but senior transfer quarterback Stran Smith engineered two big scoring drives to keep the Panthers perfect in the 6A-West with a showdown at Lake Hamilton coming next Friday. 

11. Jonesboro (6-2) beat Searcy 35-13

The Hurricane defense limits the explosive Searcy offense and star running back Dede Johnson to stay undefeated in 6A-East Conference play. 

12. FS Northside (5-3) lost to North Little Rock 28-21

The Grizzlies put up another good fight against a highly ranked team but can’t pull out the win and now look likely to be a No. 4 seed in the 7A-Central Conference.

13. Little Rock Christian (6-2) lost to Pulaski Academy 63-14

The Warriors were down 21-0 early in the first quarter and never recovered and have now been outscored 188-69 in their past three games with PA. 

14. Little Rock Parkview (5-3) beat Russellville 48-7

The Patriots are trying to finish on a three-game win streak to stay in contention for a second or third playoff spot.  

15. Greenwood (5-3) lost to Benton 41-40

The Bulldogs had the Panthers on the ropes but couldn’t pull off the upset and now could drop to a No. 4 playoff seed.  

16. Wynne (7-1) beat Paragould 51-0

The Yellowjackets are mowing down lesser competition as a showdown with Nettleton awaits in Week 10. 

17. White Hall (7-2) beat Maumelle 45-12

The Bulldogs most likely clinched the No. 2 seed in the 5A-Central Conference with the easy win. 

18. El Dorado (6-2) beat Sylvan Hills 51-23

The Wildcats snap Sylvan Hills’ five-game winning streak and keep hope alive for sharing the 6A-East Conference title. 

19. Vilonia (8-0) beat Alma 56-20

The Eagles are on a collision course with undefeated Greenbrier in Week 10 for the 5A-West Conference title. 

20. Farmington (6-2) lost to Greenbrier 48-6

The Cardinals’ defense couldn’t contain the potent Panthers offense and now will most likely be a No. 3 seed in the Class 5A playoffs. 

21. Greenbrier (8-0) beat Farmington 48-6

The Panthers’ blowout was fueled by senior quarterback Cooper Wilcox, who totaled 240 yards passing and a touchdown and 75 yards rushing and two scores. 

22. Sylvan Hills (6-2) lost to El Dorado 51-23

The Bears couldn’t contain the Wildcats’ potent offense and now could fall to as low as the No. 3 seed in the 6A-East Conference standings. 

23. Warren (7-1) beat Monticello 41-6

The Lumberjacks ran all over the Billies with senior running back Cedric Calbert totaling more than 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns. 

24. Joe T. Robinson (7-1) beat Bauxite 56-12

The Senators run past Bauxite and now face Ashdown next week in a game that has lost some of its luster as the Panthers were upset Friday night. 

25. Stuttgart (7-1) beat Little Rock Mills 63-28

The Ricebirds’ offense has scored 40 or more points the past four games as the team looks to lock up a 2-4A Conference title. 

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