Football’s regular season comes to an end this week and for Maumelle and Central Arkansas Christian, this Friday night means the last high school football game for those seniors.
There’s a handful who will play in college and there’s opportunities after that but, realistically, this will be the last time they put on pads and play.
There’s a truism about football that as a sport, there’s nothing else like it. You can play baseball and basketball for as long as your knees hold up. You can golf until your doctor says you need your knee replacement replaced. You can still be the strongest guy at the gym until, you get the idea.
That’s not true for football.
Everyone’s football career comes to an end. So, enjoy it. It doesn’t last forever.
As for this week, Maumelle travels to Beebe, while CAC heads down I-40 for a game at Lamar. North Little Rock hosts Cabot and the ‘Cats will play on as they are in the 7A playoffs. A win means North Little Rock is the No. 3 seed, while a loss would make them the No. 4 seed.
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Records: Maumelle (3-6, Beebe (5-4)
Streamer: Natural State Sports
Hootens.com Rankings: Maumelle stays at No. 22 in 5A while Beebe is No. 21
Last week: Things were looking good for the Hornets last week against Vilonia. Maumelle was up 21-14 by halftime, then Jaiden Worsham went in from six yards early in the third quarter to make it 28-14, then the bottom fell out. Vilonia rattled off 35 unanswered points to win, 49-28. That win put them in the playoffs. Quarterback Weston Pierce threw for 101 yards in the loss and the senior now has 1,175 yards on the season, while Alan Timmons led the team in receptions with nine catches for 67 yards. Timmons now has 466 yards on the season. The junior also plays in the secondary and returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown.
Class 5A Playoff bracket: The Hornets, with just one win in conference play, will not make the postseason.
Aug. 26: Maumelle 28, Sylvan Hills 27 (OT)
Sept. 1: Maumelle 35, Batesville 0
Sept. 9: White Hall 44, Maumelle 24
Sept. 23: Pine Bluff 26, Maumelle 0
Sept. 30: Mills 30, Maumelle 0
Oct. 7: Robinson 35, Maumelle 30
Oct. 14: At Morrilton 35, Maumelle 14
Oct. 21: Maumelle 39, Watson Chapel 38 (OT)
Oct. 28: Vilonia 49, Beebe 28
Friday: At Beebe ... 7 p.m. ... Conference
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Records: CAC (2-7), Lamar (7-2)
Hootens.com Rankings: CAC is No. 38 in 4A, while Lamar is No. 19.
Last week: CAC was off this past week and regardless of what happens this week, the Mustangs won’t make the playoffs.
Class 4A Playoff bracket: Five teams get in the 4A-4 and they’ll be: Harmony Grove, Pottsville, Bauxite, Lamar and Clinton.
Aug. 26: Lonoke 41, CAC 13
Sept. 2: Perryville 35, CAC 31
Sept. 9: Bauxite 37, CAC 14
Sept. 16 Harmony Grove 35, CAC 14
Sept. 23: CAC 21, Little Rock Hall 19
Sept. 30: Mayflower 33, CAC 14
Oct. 7: Pottsville 35, CAC 34
Oct. 14 Clinton 63, CAC 45
Oct. 21: CAC 41, Dover 14.
Oct. 28: Off
Nov. 4: At Lamar ... 7 p.m. ... Conference
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Records: North Little Rock (5-4), Cabot (7-2)
Hootens.com Rankings: North Little Rock stays at No. 8 in Class 7A, while Cabot is No. 2.
Last week: Things looked promising in the first half as North Little Rock and Bryant battled back and forth as the Hornest had just a 17-7 lead at halftime but the ‘Cats couldn’t get anything going on offense int he second half and Bryant won, 45-14.
Class 7A Playoff bracket: North Little Rock is in and the ‘Cats are currently the No. 4 seed from the 7A-Central. Beat Cabot and the ‘Cats are the No. 3 seed, while a loss would mean staying as the No. 4 seed.
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Aug. 26: Little Rock Catholic 23, North Little Rock 6
Sept. 2: Fayetteville 28, North Little Rock 10
Sept. 16: North Little Rock 28, Little Rock Parkview 27 (2 OT)
Sept. 23: North Little Rock 53, Little Rock Central 8
Sept. 30: At Conway 35, North Little Rock 0
Oct. 7: North Little Rock 50, Little Rock Southwest 8
Oct. 14: North Little Rock 28, Jonesboro 14
Oct. 21: North Little Rock 38, Fort Smith Northside 14
Oct. 28: Bryant 45, North Little Rock 14
Friday Cabot at North Little Rock ... 7 p.m. ... Conference
Nov. 11: First round of the Class 7A playoffs … 7 p.m.