Class 7A Week 11 Rankings, Picks & Notes

Class 7A Week 11 Rankings, Picks & Notes

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Class 7A Rankings

Week 11, 2022

Copyright Seventy Seven’s Publishing

1. Bryant (9-0)

2. Cabot (8-2)

3. Conway (8-2)

4. Bentonville (9-1)

5. Bentonville West (7-3)

6. Rogers (8-2)

7. Fayetteville (7-3)

8. North LR (5-5)

9. FS Northside (4-6)

10. FS Southside (4-6)

11. Jonesboro (2-8)

12. Har-Ber (2-8)

13. Rogers Heritage (3-7)

14. LR Southwest (2-8)

15. Springdale (1-9)

16. LR Central (0-10)

WEEK 11 PREDICTIONS (favored team highlighted in yellow and ALL CAPS)

Conference affiliations and seeding are denoted for each matchup.

LAST WEEK predicted 8 of 8 games (100 percent) involving Class 7A teams and is 67-12 (85 percent) in Class 7A.


7A-Central (5) FS Northside (4-6) at 7A-WEST (4) ROGERS (8-2)

FS Northside comes into the playoffs as the fifth seed from the Central. The Grizzlies broke a 3-game losing skid by beating LR Southwest 41-14 last week. QB McLean Moody threw 4 TD passes. “Anytime you can go to the postseason, it’s a good thing,” Northside Coach Felix Curry said. “We think Rogers is a tough opponent. They are big and rangy at all positions. They are real sound offensively and defensively. They’ve got a long receiver who is going to be a matchup problem for us. But we’re looking forward to playing.”

Rogers is on a 2-game winning streak, dispatching crosstown rival Heritage 49-7 last week. Junior RB Jacob Jenkins rushed for 356 yards in the victory. “It’s just another tough opponent,” Rogers coach Chad Harbison said of Northside. “The 7A-Central is a really tough conference. We’ve seen Northside a few times on film this year. They’ve got a lot of team speed and game-breakers. They have a very talented group. “We’ll have to play really well. Defensively, we’ve been pretty solid all year long. Can we hold up and eliminate big plays against a team as explosive as they are? If  we do that, and offensively, be steady, hopefully, we can stay in there and compete with those guys.”

The winner will play at 4-time defending state champion Bryant (9-0) next week. 


BRYANT (9-0) has a bye

FAYETTEVILLE (7-3) has a bye

7A-West (6) Har-Ber (2-8) at 7A-CENTRAL (3) CONWAY (8-2): Har-Ber made the playoffs with a 1-6 conference record, getting the tiebreaker over Rogers Heritage and Springdale. Sophomore QB Rhett Richardson threw 2 TD passes in a loss to Fayetteville. Conway finished third in the 7A-Central after a 34-16 loss to Bryant. The Wampus Cats were held to 279 yards in total offense. RB Boogie Carr had 96 yards rushing on 29 carries. 


BENTONVILLE (9-1) has a bye

CABOT (8-2) has a bye

7A-West (5) FS Southside (4-6) at 7A-CENTRAL (4) NORTH LR (5-5): FS Southside finished 3-4 in the 7A-West to gain the No. 5 seed. The Mavericks beat Springdale 37-17 last week. QB Carter Zimmerman rushed for 193 yards on 20 carries. North LR finished 4-3 in league play, losing to Bryant, Cabot and Conway, who combined for a 25-4 record in the regular season. 

7A-Central (6) Jonesboro (2-8) at 7A-WEST (3) BENTONVILLE WEST (7-3): Jonesboro qualified for the playoffs with a 2-5 conference record in its return to the state’s largest classification. West got the third seed from the 7A-West after a three-way tie for second was broken with Fayetteville and Rogers. 

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