The second round of the high school football playoffs begins Friday with one fewer team in Faulkner County than it had last week.
After pulling ahead by a pair of touchdowns, Greenbrier lost its opening round 63-26 to Little Rock Christian, ending the Panthers’ season.
However, three teams are continuing play Friday night.
There was no slowing Conway down last Friday night against the Rogers Mountaineers in a 49-7 win at home.
The lone touchdown Rogers scored came toward the end of regulation.
It seemed like there was not much that the Wampus Cats could do wrong, running all over the Mountaineers, propelling them in the second round.
That second round matchup will come on the road in Bentonville as Conway will play the Bentonville West Wolverines.
The Wolverines have finished the season 6-4, going 6-1 in the 7A West.
Bentonville West and Conway have three common opponents in Bentonville, Bryant and Rogers.
The Wolverines beat Rogers 41-14, while losing 17-10 to Bryant and to Bentonville 31-7 in the regular season’s finale that determined the 7A West championship.
As previously mentioned, Conway beat Rogers and beat Bentonville 24-21 early in the season.
The Wampus Cats were destroyed by Bryant 40-10 in the regular season finale to determine seeding in the 7A Central and a first round bye.
Hooten’s has the Wolverines coming away with a one-point victory at home and advancing to the third round.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted on Y107 as well as Conway Corp.
Mayflower and Rison’s second round matchup is Hooten’s 3A pick of the week as the Eagles travel to Rison.
Mayflower continued its routine of rolling over opponents after beating Dollarway 60-22, while Rison beat Hoxie 50-19.
This season, Rison has not lost a game, winning all 10 games handily, winning by at least 16 points or more in every game.
Mayflower enters the game as the highest-scoring team in the 3A, averaging 47 points per game.
The only game the Eagles lost was a 40-14 loss to undefeated Glen Rose, earning a second seed from the 4-3A, which causes Mayflower to hit the road to Rison.
Hooten’s has Rison winning in a 10-point spread.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m.
In 2A, Conway Christian continued its run of being undefeated in 2A competition this season.
Last week, the Eagles beat Lavaca 40-6, while Fordyce beat Rector 43-7.
The only games CCS has lost were games against two teams that are still alive in 3A Clinton and 4A Bauxite.
Fordyce has lost five games this season, including a three-game losing streak to Junction City, Hampton and McGehee.
The loss to Junction City was a 7-6 loss.
This will be a home game for the Eagles.
Hooten’s has CCS coming away with an eight-point win.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast at http://www.conwaychristianschool.org/athletics/listen-live.cfm.