Class 7A, Week 8, 2011
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1. Bentonville (7-0)
2. Springdale Har-Ber (6-1)
3. Fayetteville (6-1)
4. West Memphis (6-1)
5. Fort Smith Southside (4-3)
6. Bryant (6-1)
7. Conway (5-2)
8. North Little Rock (5-2)
9. Little Rock Central (5-2)
10. Little Rock Catholic (4-3)
11. Fort Smith Northside (3-4)
12. Rogers (2-5)
13. Cabot (1-6)
14. Springdale (1-6)
15. Rogers Heritage (1-6)
16. Little Rock Hall (2-5)
HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 5 FS Southside at No. 2 Springdale Har-Ber.
It has quickly become one of the state's better rivalries. The past three regular-season meetings have been decided by an average of five points. Har-Ber lost at Southside 38-21 last year. Har-Ber beat the Rebels twice in 2009, 16-13 in overtime during the regular season and 27-6 in the state title game. Southside beat Har-Ber twice in 2008, 27-22 during the regular season and 8-7 in the final seconds of the semifinals.
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Hootens.com correctly predicted five of 10 winners in games involving Class 7A schools, For the season, hootens.com is 58-17 (77 percent).
WEEK 8 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS followed by point spread)
Cabot at BRYANT (14): Bryant led by three TDs in the second quarter at Conway last week and has beaten Cabot three of the past five years. Young Cabot could finish 1-9 for the first time since 2005.
CONWAY (7) at Van Buren: Van Buren junior kicker Houston Ray hit a 40-yard field goal as time expired to beat Russellville last week.
LR CATHOLIC (3) at Russellville: Russellville has lost three conference games by four points or less.
NORTH LR (4) at LR Central: North Little Rock has beaten Central the past three years by a combined score of 91-6.
FS Southside at SPRINGDALE HAR-BER (1): Game of the Week.
BENTONVILLE (21) at FS Northside: Defending state champion Bentonville has scored 46 points per game against Northside over the past four years but likely tops that this week.
Rogers at FAYETTEVILLE (7): Fayetteville beat FS Southside last week for the eighth time in nine years. Rogers lost at Bentonville 61-6 a week ago.
SPRINGDALE (1) at Rogers Heritage: Heritage allows 46 points per Friday to league opponents. Springdale beat FS Northside 48-36 last week for its first win of the season.
MARION (27) at LR Hall: Marion scores a league 44 points per game. Senior running back Tre Franklin has rushed for more than 1,100 yards and 21 touchdowns.
WEST MEMPHIS (28) at Mountain Home: Mountain Home led Marion 13-6 at halftime lasst week. West Memphis had won 32 consecutive conference games before losing to Jonesboro in overtime last week.
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