All five Faulkner County football teams are still looking to lock up spots in the state playoffs with just two weeks left in the regular season.
None may be bigger than 5A West battles with Greenbrier hosting Alma and Vilonia hosting Clarksville.
Currently, Alma is sitting in second place with a 4-1 5A West record behind Harrison and was just mopped up by the Goblins last week in a 31-0 loss.
Greenbrier is tied with Morrilton for third with a 3-2 record.
The Panthers two previous losses were a 40-7 on Oct. 12 to Harrison and a 37-7 loss to Morrilton on Sept. 28.
By comparison, Alma has a one-point win over Morrilton on Oct. 5.
As of right now, sitting in the third spot in the 5A West, Greenbrier would have to play Little Rock Christian, the No. 2 seed from the 5A Central and has already beaten the Panthers 56-13, if the playoffs were to start today.
Greenbrier has fallen to Alma in two previous meetings.
Hooten’s has the Airedales taking a third straight win over the Panthers in a seven-point spread.
The game starts at 7 p.m. in Greenbrier.
As for Vilonia, after an overtime loss against Morrilton last week, the Eagles now find themselves tied with Farmington for fifth place in the 5A West.
Vilonia have beaten Farmington earlier this season in a three-point win on Oct. 12.
With a pair of wins, the Eagles could sneak into the playoffs.
Clarksville has just one 5A West win on the season, a 62-35 win over Huntsville on Oct. 5.
Vilonia’s lone win last year came against Clarksville.
Hooten’s has the Eagles winning by a 14-point spread. Friday’s game starts at 7 p.m. and will be played on YouTube by searching Vilonia High School.
In Conway, the Wampus Cats are looking to continue its strong season Friday against Little Rock Catholic.
Conway has lost just one game this season and that came against undefeated North Little Rock in a 35-21 loss on Sept. 28.
Currently, the Wampus Cats are sitting behind Bryant and North Little Rock.
Those two teams are playing Friday, while Conway travels to Bryant next week.
For their matchup Friday, the Wampus Cats are playing a Catholic team that has just one 7A Central win on the season in a 15-13 win over Cabot.
Conway hasn’t lost to Catholic since 2008 when Kenny Smith was roaming the sidelines at John McConnell Stadium.
Hooten’s has Conway winning by 21.
The game starts at 7 p.m. in Conway and can be watched on Conway Corp Channel 5.
In 3A, Mayflower hosts Perryville, who has won just one game in the 4-3A conference, a 43-0 win over winless Two Rivers.
Mayflower sits behind Glen Rose in the conference with just one loss on the season.
For common opponents, Perryville has lost 44-7 to Atkins and a 13-7 loss to Baptist Prep, while Mayflower has beaten both teams in a 37-0 win over Baptist Prep and a 52-6 win over Atkins.
Hooten’s has Mayflower beating Perryville by 27.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m.
In 2A, Conway Christian will continue its quest to remain undefeated in 5-2A competition as it hosts Magnet Cove.
Magnet Cove presents what is likely the final toughest challenge in the the 5-2A remaining as the Eagles will play Bigelow, who is winless in conference competition.
Magnet Cove enters fresh off a 41-12 win over that Bigelow team.
On the season, Magnet Cove has also beaten Poyen and Quitman in 35-6 and 60-41 wins.
The Panthers have lost to England and Mountain Pine in 12-10 and 33-24 losses.
By contrast, Conway Christian beat England 50-14 and Mountain Pine 49-18.
The Eagles knocked off Cutter-Morning Star 35-0, where CCS scored their 35 points by halftime.
Hooten’s has the Eagles winning by 14 points over Magnet Cove.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcasted at http://www.conwaychristianschool.org/athletics/listen-live.cfm.