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Rex’s Rankings: After one week

I love the first week of the high school football season.

There are games on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Some high school teams get to open the season in college stadiums. There are doubleheaders.

Perhaps the most impressive performance in Week 1 belonged to Springdale Har-Ber, which destroyed Fort Smith Southside by a final score of 47-0 and moved up a couple of spots in the overall rankings.

At War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, more than 30,000 people turned out to see Bryant continue to dominate the series known as the Salt Bowl.

Pulaski Academy started as it usually does, by beating a team from another state.

The best game of the week might have been Cabot 28, Pine Bluff 27. Both teams are ranked.

With one week of the season in the books, let’s get to the rankings:


  1. Fayetteville

  2. Greenwood

  3. Pulaski Academy

  4. Cabot

  5. Springdale Har-Ber

  6. North Little Rock

  7. Jonesboro

  8. Bentonville

  9. Bryant

  10. Pine Bluff

Class 7A

  1. Fayetteville

  2. Cabot

  3. Springdale Har-Ber

  4. North Little Rock

  5. Bentonville

Class 6A

  1. Greenwood

  2. Jonesboro

  3. El Dorado

  4. Pine Bluff

  5. Benton

Class 5A

  1. Pulaski Academy

  2. Wynne

  3. Alma

  4. Little Rock McClellan

  5. Batesville

Class 4A

  1. Warren

  2. Nashville

  3. Shiloh Christian

  4. Ashdown

  5. Central Arkansas Christian

Class 3A

  1. Glen Rose

  2. Junction City

  3. Prescott

  4. Charleston

  5. Harding Academy

Class 2A

  1. England

  2. Danville

  3. Mount Ida

  4. Hector

  5. Rison

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