Area Teams Stay At Home For Playoffs
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Eight of 12 local teams will be at home for the first round of the Arkansas high school football playoffs, which kick off Friday.
The Arkansas Activities Association released the playoff brackets Saturday morning after teams completed the regular season Friday night. The state finals, which will be played at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium, are schedule for Dec. 6 7 for Classes 7A, 6A and 5A and Dec. 13 14 for 4A, 3A and 2A.
In 7A, Southside finished as the fourth seed from the 7A Central and will host Rogers, the fifth seed from the 7A West, at Rowland Stadium. The Rebels (7 3) clinched the home game with their 14 10 win over Northside Friday while the Mounties (7 3) made the playoffs after whipping Heritage 59 31.
The Southside Rogers winner will travel to 7A West champion Bentonville in the second round Nov. 22.
Greenwood, the defending 6A champion and winner of 48 straight games, will have home field advantage throughout the 6A playoffs. The Bulldogs (10 0) will play Little Rock Fair (1 9), the eighth seed from the 6A South, on Friday at Smith Robinson Stadium.
The Bulldogs opened the postseason www.tigersofficialauthentic.com/Authentic-Justin-Verlander-Jersey in 2012 with a 56 14 win over the War Eagles.
Greenwood's bracket packs a potential second round match of Texarkana and a semifinal match with Pine Bluff, which lost to the Bulldogs in the 2012 6A State Championship Game.
In Class 5A, Alma (8 2) ran through the 5A West unbeaten and will be home throughout the playoffs. The Airedales will host Beebe (5 5), the fourth seed from the Authentic Miguel Cabrera Jersey East, on Friday. Should Alma make it to the semifinals, the Airedales would probably face the winner of last year's title game pairing, a potential second round battle between defending 5A champion Camden Fairview and Batesville.
Booneville (10 0) rolled through the 4A 4 without a blemish and will host Clinton (4 6), the fifth seed from the 4A 2, in Friday's 4A first round game. Mena (5 5), the fifth seed from the 4A 4, plays at Hamburg (8 2) this week and the winner could travel to Booneville (if the Bearcats win) for the second round.
The Bearcats' could potentially host the first three rounds, but would go to either 4A 3 champion Gosnell or 4A 8 champion Dollarway in the semifinals.
In Class 3A, 3A 4 champion Charleston faces Camden Harmony Grove (5 5), the fifth seed from 3A 5. The Cardinals Authentic Justin Verlander Jersey are coached by the legendary Jimmy "Red" Parker, who led Fordyce to a 38 game winning streak in the late 1950s and led Rison to the 1995 Class A state title among his many high school and college football coaching stops over a more than 60 year career.
The Tigers (10 0) are guaranteed just two rounds of home games before a potential third round matchup in Searcy against defending 3A champion Harding Academy.
Lavaca (6 4), thanks to a third seed from the 3A 4, will get to host a playoff game with it takes on Osceola (5 5), the fourth seed from the 3A 2. www.tigersofficialauthentic.com/Authentic-Miguel-Cabrera-Jersey Paris (6 3 1), the 3A 4 fifth seed, travels to 3A 6 champion Smackover (9 1).
In Class 2A, Magazine (8 2), the 2A 4 runner up, will host Brinkley (3 7), the fifth seed from the 2A 6, while third seeded Mountainburg (6 4) will host Rison (5 3), the third seed from the 2A 8. Fourth seeded Hackett (5 5) travels to Bearden (7 2), the second seed from the 2A 8, and Union Christian (5 4), the fifth seed from the 2A 4 goes to Magnet Cove (7 2 1), the 2A 5 champion.