Rex’s Rankings: One week in the books

For those of us who are starved for some real high school football — not the seven-on-seven stuff they play in the summer — the first week of the season is always wonderful.

You can attend games on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights. That’s just what I did last week.

What did we learn?

We learned that high school football in Arkansas continues to improve, thanks in part to the aforementioned seven-on-seven activities.

Witness Bentonville’s 24-21 win over Kansas City Rockhurst.

Witness Greenwood’s 49-3 win over Sallisaw, Okla. The Greenwood winning streak now stands at 39 games.

Witness Pulaski Academy’s 37-29 win over Memphis University School.

Witness Springdale Har-Ber’s 42-35 win over a Webb City, Mo., team that came to Washington County on Friday with a 46-game winning streak.

Here are the rankings with one week in the books:


1. Bentonville

2. Fayetteville

3. North Little Rock

4. Greenwood

5. Springdale Har-Ber

6. Pulaski Academy

7. Camden Fairview

8. Fort Smith Southside

9. Conway

10. Pine Bluff

Class 7A

1. Bentonville

2. Fayetteville

3. North Little Rock

4. Springdale Har-Ber

5. Fort Smith Southside

Class 6A

1. Greenwood

2. Pine Bluff

3. Jonesboro

4. Russellville

5. El Dorado

Class 5A

1. Pulaski Academy

2. Camden Fairview

3. White Hall

4. Watson Chapel

5. Shiloh Christian

Class 4A

1. Arkadelphia

2. Booneville

3. Warren

4. Pine Bluff Dollarway

5. Hamburg

Class 3A

1. Charleston

2. Harding Academy

3. Barton

4. Mayflower

5. Glen Rose

Class 2A

1. Junction City

2. Gurdon

3. Carlisle

4. Bearden

5. Strong

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