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Rex’s Rankings on the Road to the Rock

Well, we’re officially on the Road to the Rock as teams try to make it to War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock for one of the six state championship games.

Wouldn’t you know that the biggest upset in the first week of the playoffs would be Mena over my Arkadelphia Badgers. We had the Badgers ranked first in Class 4A.

It was Mena that upset the Badger team on which I played in the 1976 state championship game.

Oh well.

Please plan on joining us this Friday night on more than 50 radio stations statewide (KARN-FM, 102.9, for those of you in central Arkansas) from 10 p.m. until midnight as we break down the second week of the playoffs.

Here are Rex’s Rankings after the first week of the high school playoffs:


1. Bentonville

2. North Little Rock

3. Greenwood

4. Pine Bluff

5. El Dorado

6. Fayetteville

7. Camden Fairview

8. Fort Smith Southside

9. Greenbrier

10. Pulaski Academy

Class 7A

1. Bentonville

2. North Little Rock

3. Fayetteville

4. Fort Smith Southside

5. Conway

Class 6A

1. Greenwood

2. Pine Bluff

3. El Dorado

4. Jonesboro

5. Lake Hamilton

Class 5A

1. Camden Fairview

2. Greenbrier

3. Pulaski Academy

4. Wynne

5. White Hall

Class 4A

1. Nashville

2. Pine Bluff Dollarway

3. Stuttgart

4. Malvern

5. Highland

Class 3A

1. Glen Rose

2. McGehee

3. Harding Academy

4. Prescott

5. Fountain Lake

Class 2A

1. Junction City

2. Bearden

3. Carlisle

4. Gurdon

5. Salem

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