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Rex’s Rankings: The preseason

High school football season has arrived, a week earlier than usual due to the addition of an extra week that will allow teams to have an open date during their 10-game regular season.

Starting Monday, I will see as many teams the first week as possible.

If you love high school football, it’s the week you live for.

There will be two games at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock on Monday night.

There will be two more games at War Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night.

The fifth high school game of the week will be at War Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

There will be a full slate of games on Friday night across the state.

On Saturday, Aug. 25, there will be two day games starting at 10 a.m. at the North Little Rock High School stadium followed by the annual Salt Bowl (which attracts the biggest high school crowd of the year) between Benton and Bryant that evening at War Memorial Stadium.

For the devoted high school fan, it will be possible to attend nine games in six days.

I’ll again be hosting a Friday night scoreboard show each week on almost 50 radio stations across the state. During the show, I’ll update the rankings. The updated rankings will later be posted on this blog.

Here are the preseason rankings as we prepare to begin the 2018 season:


  1. North Little Rock

  2. Bentonville

  3. Bryant

  4. Greenwood

  5. Pine Bluff

  6. Pulaski Academy

  7. Warren

  8. Benton

  9. Fayetteville

  10. Bentonville West


  1. North Little Rock

  2. Bentonville

  3. Bryant

  4. Fayetteville

  5. Bentonville West


  1. Greenwood

  2. Pine Bluff

  3. Benton

  4. El Dorado

  5. West Memphis


  1. Pulaski Academy

  2. Little Rock McClellan

  3. Batesville

  4. Texarkana

  5. Alma


  1. Warren

  2. Arkadelphia

  3. Joe T. Robinson

  4. Pea Ridge

  5. Nashville


  1. Booneville

  2. Prescott

  3. McGehee

  4. Clinton

  5. Charleston


  1. Mount Ida

  2. Junction City

  3. Foreman

  4. Hazen

  5. Mineral Springs

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