Week 11 was a historic one for Harmony Grove. Having lost all three previous playoff appearances, the Cardinals marched into No. 1 Mountain View and stepped away with their first win and big upset, 31-20.
The No. 2 Glen Rose Beavers got all they could handle to open postseason play a week ago, narrowly defeating No. 4 Fouke at Beaver Stadium.
What was tabbed to be a blowout by many in favor of Glen Rose turned out to be a 27-26 nail-biter.
After two straight losses, including a 3-point heartbreaker to Lake Hamilton on Senior Night, the Benton Panthers regrouped to smoke the Sheridan Yellowjackets 49-14 just in time for the 6A State Playoffs, which begin Friday.
The Bryant Hornets are the Central No. 3 seed after shutting down the Conway Wampus 21-7 on Senior Night in Bryant last week. The Hornets finish the regular season with a 7-3 record overall, 5-2 in conference play and will take on the West No.
Clinching a playoff berth with a 37-14 win the final regular-season game at Horatio, the Harmony Grove Cardinals travel two and a half hours to Mountain View to take on the 8-2 Yellowjackets on Friday.
With their 57-14 shellacking of the Gurdon Go-Devils on the road, the Glen Rose Beavers finished a very successful regular season with their only loss coming to powerhouse Prescott Curley Wolves, falling by just three points, 20-17.