Rex Nelson: Which Arkansas Football Team Gets Hot in Stretch?


Editor’s Note: Rex Nelson shares his Southern Fried Blog‘s Arkansas Football Top 10 with our readers every week. At the link below the Top 10, Rex ranks each classification. Seven weeks into the season, and here is how Rex sees the teams throughout the state:

Rex Nelson Archive PageThere are only three weeks remaining in the regular season in high school football in Arkansas.

What do we know?

In Class 7A, four schools — Fayetteville, North Little Rock, Springdale Har-Ber and Bentonville — appear to have legitimate shots at winning the state championship. It will just depend on who gets hot at the right time.

In Class 6A, Greenwood is a clear favorite, but Pine Bluff, West Memphis or Jonesboro have the talent to pull an upset if the Bulldogs have a bad night.

In Class 5A, it’s Pulaski Academy, Wynne and then everybody else.

In Class 4A, three of the four best teams — Nashville, Robinson and Ashdown — all come from the same conference.

Again depending on who gets hot at the right time, I can see any of the Top 5 in Class 3A — Prescott, Charleston, Glen Rose, Bald Knob or Newport — making a run to the title.

England remains the favorite in Class 2A, but Danville, Mount Ida and Hector have the talent to challenge for a championship.

Let’s get to the rankings:


1. Fayetteville

2. Greenwood

3. North Little Rock

4. Springdale Har-Ber

5. Pulaski Academy

6. Bentonville

7. Cabot

8. Wynne

9. Pine Bluff

10. Warren

To see each Arkansas prep football classification’s rankings, click here.

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