High school playoff football begins Friday night as Conway, Greenbrier, Mayflower and Conway Christian.
Three of those teams host first round playoff games as Conway is hosting Rogers, Mayflower is hosting Pine Bluff Dollarway and Conway Christian is hosting Lavaca, while Greenbrier is playing at Little Rock Christian.
After a 40-10 loss last week at the hands of Bryant, Conway drew Rogers after Har-Ber forfeited two conference games for using an ineligible player.
The Wampus Cats lost two games this season, the aforementioned Bryant game and a 35-14 loss to North Little Rock.
Rogers has won just three games this season, while losing to 4A Robinson on Oct. 31.
The only common opponent the two teams have are Bentonville.
Conway beat the Tigers 24-21, while Rogers lost to Bentonville 35-14 on Oct. 19.
The Wampus Cats and the Mountaineers met last season in the first round of the playoffs with Conway coming away with a 41-14 win.
In last year’s matchup senior running back Cary McClain ran for 87 yards on 15 carries.
Hooten’s has has Conway winning with a 26-point spread and advancing to a second round matchup at Bentonville West.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m. in Conway and can be heard on Y107 or viewed on Conway Corp.
In 5A, Greenbrier will face an opponent it has already played earlier this season.
After a 46-18 win against Vilonia last week, the Panthers locked up the No. 3 seed from the 5A West.
The seeding gave Greenbrier a first round draw against the 5A Central’s No. 2 seed.
Little Rock Christian has had just one speed bump this season, which was a 56-14 loss to reigning 5A state champion Pulaski Academy.
The Warriors were apart of several blowout, high-scoring wins including an 87-63 win over Maumelle on Oct. 26.
Greenbrier lost three games this year, which one of those came against Little Rock Christian in a 56-13 loss.
The Panthers were without senior quarterback Andrew Johnson, a running back and an offensive lineman.
Hooten’s has the Warriors coming away with a 20-point win over Greenbrier and advancing to the second round.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m.
In 3A, Mayflower hosts 6-3A No. 5 seed in their first round matchup.
The Eagles lost just one game this season, a 40-14 against conference foe Glen Rose.
That loss and an undefeated season by Glen Rose earned Mayflower the No. 2 seed from the 4-3A.
Other than that loss, the Eagles have faced little in the form of tough competition.
Keon and Deon Simmons accounted for 2,771 of the Eagles 2,915 yards of total offense, helping Mayflower to a nine-win season.
Dollarway has won just three games all season and has a common opponent in Parkers Chapel.
The Cardinals won 26-21 on Oct. 19 while the Eagles beat Parkers Chapel 52-8.
Hooten’s has Mayflower winning in a 24-point spread.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m.
Conway Christian will also host a first round matchup against Lavaca, the 4-2A No. 5 seed.
CCS lost bad games to Bauxite and Clinton in nonconference play, but the Eagles went undefeated in eight 2A games.
No game felt close for CCS all season except a 35-20 win over Bigelow in the final week where the Eagles played their reserves in the second half after leading 35-0 at halftime.
For Lavaca, the team picked up a quality 34-24 win over 5-3 Magazine on Oct. 12, but finished 4-5 on the season.
Hooten’s has the Eagles winning by 18 points in the first round matchup and advancing to the second round to play either Fordyce or Rector.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m. and can be heard at http://www.conwaychristianschool.org/athletics/listen-live.cfm.