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Rex’s Rankings: After two weeks

It was No. 1 against No. 2 last Friday night, and No. 1 prevailed as Fayetteville posted a 43-33 victory over North Little Rock.

We’ll leave Fayetteville in the No. 1 spot in this week’s rankings while dropping the Charging Wildcats to No. 7.

Teams on the rise include Conway following a 49-28 victory over Jonesboro and Fort Smith Northside (the Bear has come out of hibernation along Rogers Avenue) following a 32-8 win over Little Rock Central.

Greenwood remains the class of Class 6A with strong challenges expected from Lake Hamilton and Pine Bluff. And keep an eye on Texarkana, which finds itself 2-0 against Texas competition (wins over Texas High and Liberty-Eylau).

Class 5A is crowded at the top. Wynne, Batesville, Greenbrier and Pulaski Academy are capable of winning the  state title. Pulaski Academy was particularly impressive with a 52-20 win on the road in Florida over New Smyrna Beach.

The boys in orange — Nashville and Warren — find themselves in the top two positions in Class 4A.

Charleston stays atop Class 3A following a 42-6 victory over Gentry, but Booneville takes a tumble after a surprising 28-0 loss at the hands of the Dardanelle Sand Lizards.

In Class 2A, it’s all Junction City. The game with Rison is usually a good one. Not this time. The Dragons beat Rison, 48-8, last Friday.

Here are the rankings after two weeks of the high school football season:


1. Fayetteville

2. Conway

3. Greenwood

4. Wynne

5. Fort Smith Northside

6. Cabot

7. North Little Rock

8. Lake Hamilton

9. Batesville

10. Greenbrier

Class 7A

1. Fayetteville

2. Conway

3. Fort Smith Northside

4. Cabot

5. North Little Rock

Class 6A

1. Greenwood

2. Lake Hamilton

3. Pine Bluff

4. Texarkana

5. Jonesboro

Class 5A

1. Wynne

2. Batesville

3. Greenbrier

4. Pulaski Academy

5. Camden Fairview

Class 4A

1. Nashville

2. Warren

3. Dollarway

4. Star City

5. Malvern

Class 3A

1. Charleston

2. Lamar

3. Prescott

4. Smackover

5. Booneville

Class 2A

1. Junction City

2. Bearden

3. East Poinsett County

4. Hazen

5. England

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