Friday, October 9, 2009

2009 - Week 6 Shootouts


The 7A West leaves us no real intrigue this week, but the 7A Central provides us with two interesting matchups.

  • Cabot at North Little Rock - Cabot is undefeated and has only been challenged one time this season with their 5 point win last week against Catholic. North Little Rock’s only loss was to 6A’s best team, El Dorado. This game may be for the conference crown. CABOT by 3.
  • Russellville at Bryant - Undefeated Bryant is looking to go to 6-0 as they take on Russellville, whose only loss was to North Little Rock and tied Fayetteville. Both of these teams are trying to make a case of “we are for real.” Bryant already has a strong argument, and Russellville’s will start theirs with a victory tonight. BRYANT by 10.


The only big matchup this week occurred last night as Lake Hamilton traveled to Pine Bluff to pick up an important win, 27-23.



  • Greenbrier at Greenwood - This may be the first time in history that this game has been interesting to anyone. Greenbrier is 4-1 and undefeated in conference play, which includes a mercy rule victory over CAC last week. Greenwood is Greenwood, and this is usually about the time they get rolling. We like Greenbrier and what Coach Tribble is doing, but they are still two years away from being able to beat the Bulldogs. GREENWOOD by 14.


  • Magnolia at Camden Fairview - Both teams had Pulaski Academy on the ropes at halftime, the difference is that Magnolia held on for a 15-point win while Camden let the Bruins back in the game and suffered a 10-point loss. This is a big rivalry game and has home-field advantage throughout the playoffs on the line. MAGNOLIA by 13.


  • Batesville at Forrest City - Forrest City has surprised a lot of folks with back-to-back wins over Greene County Tech and West Helena. Batesville is doing its yearly song and dance of just taking care of business. Their lone blemish on their schedule was a tie at home against Mountain Home. I think Batesville’s youth may show up in this one at Forrest City. FORREST CITY by 1.
  • Warren at Dumas - This game is likely for all the marbles in the 8-4A. DUMAS by 6.
  • Stuttgart at Bald Knob - There is no telling when the last time Bald Knob was 5-0. We’re not thinking they’ll make it to 6-0. STUTTGART by 7.

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