The hunt for the playoffs continues for all five Faulkner County football teams as all county teams picked up wins Friday night.
Starting in Greenbrier, the Panthers stood toe-to-toe with 5A West foe Alma for what could be the second seed in the conference.
Greenbrier went up by a pair of scores when quarterback Andrew Johnson connected with wide receiver Ryan Barnard on a 16-yard touchdown pass and a 21-yard pass, going up 14-0 with 5:43 left in the first half.
The Airedales would not let the Panthers take too large of a lead, striking back with a 6-yard rushing touchdown by running back Josh Davis.
However, Johnson and Barnard teammed up for the pair’s third touchdown on the night, making the score 21-7.
Alma would knot the game up at 21 with a pair of rushing touchdowns by quarterback Tanner Shelton from two yards out and a 22-yard run by quarterback Landon Blair.
A late fourth quarter field goal would put Greenbrier up 24-21 with 1:38 left in the game.
With the time on the clock, the Airdales just needed to push into field goal range for a tie.
Starting to chip away, Alma reached the Panthers’ 43 and then the 28 with 43 seconds left before finally getting down to the 3 with three seconds left.
Going for the win, the Airedales threw a pass but was batted out of bounds by the Greenbrier defense.
The officials gave Alma one more second on the clock.
Lining up for the field goal and trying to lock up the No. 2 seed in the 5A playoffs, the Airdales lined up for a game-tying 20-yard field goal only to have it blocked and seal the victory for the Panthers.
WIth the win, Greenbrier moves to a second place tie with Alma and Morrilton, who beat Farmington on Friday.
In 2A, Conway Christian looked to lock up a 5-2A conference championship with a win over Magnet Cove and the Eagles did just that in a 56-28 win.
Looking to continue its string of blowout wins, CCS went up by a pair of touchdowns early with one being ruled out of bounds on a pass from quarterback Jacob Wood to wide receiver Jesse Dather.
The Eagles would score on the drive anyway, leading 14-0 with 1:10 left in the first quarter.
Magnet Cove would score a touchdown less than a minute into the second quarter.
CCS would add another score when Wood connected with Brandon Shaw on a touchdown, giving the Eagles a 21-7 lead with 10:42 left in the first half.
A pair of Panther touchdowns tied the score at 21 before CCS finished the game outscoring Magnet Cove 35-7.
The Eagles got touchdowns on a trio of passing touchdowns from Wood to wide receiver Nick Scherrey, a long Wyatt Lawrence rushing touchdown and a Wood rushing touchdown.
The two teams battled for a little bit before CCS went on its scoring barrage but the Eagles proved to be too much for the Panthers.
CCS won 56-28.
In Conway, the Wampus Cats made quick work of the Little Rock Catholic Rockets.
Running back Cary McClain got the party started for Conway, scoring with 9:07 left in the first.
Quarterback Jovoni Johnson and Nick Richmond would be a dynamic pair for a couple of scores, giving Conway a 21-0 lead.
The Rockets answered back with a touchdown at the beginning of the second quarter before Conway started scoring again.
A rushing touchdown by Johnson and then a passing touchdown, this time to wide receiver Bryce Bohannon gave the Wampus Cats a 35-7 lead with 4:23 left in the half.
A field goal before the end of the half gave Conway a 38-7 lead.
Catholic came out of halftime with a touchdown but that would be the final score it would get as Conway scored three more touchdowns before the end of the game, all rushing touchdowns from Johnson, running back Luke Bailey and running back Deonta Bennett.
Conway won 59-14.
Vilonia kept its playoff hopes alive with a blowout win over Clarksville in Vilonia on Friday.
Clarksville started on the board, scoring midway through the first quarter.
However, the Eagles rattled off four straight touchdowns, leading to a 37-7 lead midway through the third quarter.
Clarksville added another touchdown, but Vilonia answered, making the score 43-21.
Clarksville scored a final touchdown before the end of the game but it was too little too late as the Eagles wrapped up its fourth win of the season.
In Mayflower, the Eagles continued to flex its muscles beating Perryville 60-14.
Perryville scored one touchdown in the first and a touchdown in the fourth.
No stats were available by press time Friday for the Mayflower game.