Schedule for this week’s Friday night football games has caused some movement for Faulkner County teams.
Zero week games for both Conway and Conway Christian mean bye weeks for those two teams after a 3-0 start for the Wampus Cats and a 1-2 start for the Eagles.
The Wampus Cats get a breather after beating 6A foe El Dorado during zero week in a 48-41 double overtime affair in Conway and a 24-21 win over 7A West opponent Bentonville in week one in Conway.
The Wampus Cats trailed the Tigers for much of the game until Conway started chipping away with about five minutes left in the third quarter.
Last week, the Wampus Cats defeated the Jonesboro Hurricane 37-16 in Jonesboro.
Conway will rest this week before traveling to Fort Smith, playing Southside on Sept. 21.
As for Conway Christian, the bye week may be a good thing for a team that has played 4A Bauxite and 3A Clinton thus far in three games.
During the zero week game, CCS was overpowered and out-maned by the Miners in a 49-12 loss.
After getting a 41-6 win over 2A Spring Hill, the Eagles also had a tough time with Clinton, who is expected to be one of the top teams in the 3A.
The Eagles have this week off and then will get back to 2A competition when it plays Poyen at home on Sept. 21.
As for this week’s competition some change has occurred for 3A Mayflower, who was originally scheduled to play Episcopal at home this week, but will travel instead to El Dorado for a matchup with 2A Parkers Chapel, who was originally supposed to play Woodlawn.
Both Episcopal and Woodlawn elected to play eight-man football, which left this game available for both Mayflower and Parkers Chapel.
Through the first two games, the Eagles have continued to score with ease, posting 59 points in their 59-35 win over Central Arkansas Christian in week one and then, beating Marshall 53-8 in week two.
So far this season, Parkers Chapel has went 1-2.
Hooten’s has projected Mayflower to win this game after scoring 50 points in 11 of 14 games.
The game starts at 7 p.m. in El Dorado.
One of the top games in the state could be a matchup between two teams that have yet to lose a game.
The game can be heard at 92.7 FM.
Because of this, the game between Greenbrier at Little Rock Christian has received Hooten’s Game of the Week status for 5A.
In two weeks of action, the Panther offense has scored a total of 67 points, while the defense has given up 23 points against Beebe and Heber Springs.
LRC has also flexed its muscles in the previous two weeks, beating Batesville and Vilonia by a combined 80-21.
The Warriors led Batesville 37-0 at halftime, while leading Vilonia 43-0.
Greenbrier played during zero week, but had a bye week for week one, while Little Rock Christian had last week off.
Panthers senior quarterback Andrew Jackson has completed 41 of 67 passes for 619 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Comparatively, LRC senior quarterback Justice Hill has passed for 508 passing yards and six touchdowns.
The other 5A game on the night will feature the 0-2 Vilonia Eagles against 1-1 Beebe.
The Eagles have endured a couple of tough early season matchups for a teaming that is trying to turn around a program.
In week one, LRC beat Vilonia 43-21 with all 21 of Vilonia’s points coming in the second half and a 62-22 loss to Maumelle in week two.
The Badgers lost 29-14 during zero week against Greenbrier, but beat Lonoke 17-7 last Friday night.
This game can be watched on Youtube at “Vilonia High School.”