After struggling mightily with No. 4 Fouke in the first round of the 3A State Playoffs, No. 2 Glen Rose made easy work of its next opponent, defeating No. 2 Elkins 45-13 on Friday to advance to Round 3.
Coming in as the underdog, Benton proved otherwise as it walked away from its Round 2 match with Jonesboro with a victory in a thrilling 56-52 final.
Benton scored with under a minute left to play, but had to hold off the Hurricane late.
The Bryant Hornets were dominant in their opening-round 7A State Playoff game against the Springdale Bulldogs last Friday at Hornet Stadium. Bryant beat the Bulldogs 45-14, leading 42-0 at one point, as the Hornets advance to the second round.
The Benton Panthers are on a roll since suffering two straight defeats late in the season to get saddled with the West No. 4 seed, but took care of business in the first round of the 6A State Playoffs with a 42-21 win over the East No.
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.