Bentonville, Fayetteville meet again for 7A title

      By KURT VOIGTAP Sports Writer

      FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - Bentonville and Fayetteville will once again make themselves at home in Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.

      The two Class 7A powerhouses will meet for the third straight year in the state championship game, ensuring the West will take home the title in the state's largest classification for the eighth straight year.

      The game will cap a weekend of championships, following Friday's Class 5A matchup between Batesville and Camden Fairview and Saturday's early game between Class 6A's Greenwood and Pine Bluff.

      The Tigers (12-0) were ranked No. 1 in the weekly Associated Press high school football poll for most of the season, supplanting the defending champion Bulldogs (9-3) after their season-opening loss. Fayetteville won in overtime last season after a regular season loss to Bentonville.

      This season has a similar feel.


      CLASS 7A

      Fayetteville 29, Bentonville 28

      CLASS 6A

      Greenwood 48, Pine Bluff 44

      CLASS 5A

      Camden Fairview 34, Batesville 28

      CLASS 4A

      Highland 34, Ozark 24

      Stuttgart 31, Prairie Grove 28

      CLASS 3A

      Prescott 31, Glen Rose 30

      Harding Academy 34, Fountain Lake 31

      CLASS 2A

      Bearden 23, Mineral Springs 20

      Junction City 33, Walnut Ridge 24

      Last Week: 12-6 (67%)

      Season: 334-61 (85%)

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