It’s a road trip for all five Faulkner County football teams as each team has an eye on the playoffs.
Starting in 7A, Conway (6-1, 3-1 7A Central) is coming fresh off an important 35-21 win over Northside last Friday at home after falling behind 21-7.
The Wampus Cats got some key turnovers and was able to stave off Northside’s offense and scored 28 unanswered points.
Conway is looking to keep an eye toward a top two seed in the 7A Central and will have a matchup against one of the more troubling teams in 7A in Little Rock Central (1-5-1, 0-4 7A Central).
Central has yet to win a 7A Central game this season and its lone win through six games came against winless Rogers Heritage on Aug. 31.
The Wampus Cats have been running all over opponents, averaging 249 yards per game.
Central is getting outscored by opponents 43-9.
Hooten’s has given Conway a 25-point spread in a win on the road in Little Rock.
The game can be heard on Y107 and viewed on Conway Corp at 7 p.m.
In 5A, Greenbrier is heading west on I-40 as it will play 2-5 Clarksville.
Greenbrier (4-3, 2-2 5A West) haven’t lost to Clarksville since 2013.
Greenbrier is coming off a 40-7 crushing loss to Harrison at home last week.
Now in a third-place tie with Morrilton and Vilonia, Greenbrier will have a winnable game against 1-3 Clarksville.
Clarksville’s lone win came in a 62-35 victory over Huntsville.
Greenbrier needs to pick up this win if it wants to remain playoff competition with a 37-7 loss to Morrilton on Sept. 28 and a game during the final week against Vilonia.
Hooten’s has Greenbrier as a 12-point favorite against Clarksville.
The game starts at 7 p.m.
As for Vilonia, they play those Morrilton Devil Dogs in Morrilton this week.
The Eagles (3-4, 2-2 5A West) are coming off a 28-25 win over Farmington at home last week.
On the other side, Morrilton has won two of its last three games with the only loss coming off a 23-22 loss on Oct. 5 against Alma.
Morrilton is coming off a 41-10 road win over Huntsville and has an eye on the third seed coming out of the 5A West.
Hooten’s has Morrilton coming out with a 17-point win over the Eagles at home.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m. and can be viewed via YouTube at Vilonia High School.
In 3A, Hooten’s has selected Mayflower’s game against Atkins this week as the 3A game of the week.
Mayflower (6-1, 3-1 4-3A) has shut out its last two opponents, while Atkins (6-1, 3-1 4-3A) lost its first 4-3A game of the season when it took a 26-7 loss to Danville.
Mayflower beat Danville 40-21 in its first 4-3A game of the season in a home game on Sept. 21.
The winner of this game will likely earn the No. 2 seed from 4-3A for the playoffs.
Hooten’s has Mayflower winning by seven with the game starting at 7 p.m. in Atkins.
In 2A, the Conway Christian Eagles go south to face another Eagles team in Cutter-Morning Star.
CCS is the only unbeaten 5-3A team left and faces a 5-3A winless CMS on Friday.
CCS has separated itself toward a league title in the last two weeks, first beating England 50-14 and then knocking off Quitman 42-15 last week.
CMS has been blown out in all its previous 5-2A matchups and Friday doesn’t look to favor them as CCS has blown out all their opponents.
Hooten’s has given CCS a 45-point spread in victory in its road matchup.
The game starts at 7 p.m. and can be heard at http://www.conwaychristianschool.org/athletics/listen-live.cfm.