October 3, 2018
Top-ranked North Little Rock with three unanswered touchdowns in the second half to beat No. 2 Conway, 35-14, at McConnell Stadium in Conway. It was the 17th regular-season meeting between the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in the statewide media poll since the merger of the big-school conference into the current playoff format in 1983. Kareame Cotton ran for three touchdowns, and Oscar Adaway added two touchdowns and 144 yards rushing. Brandon Thomas had 218 yards rushing to lead North Little Rock’s 420-yard rushing performance.
No. 3 Bryant scored 31 points in the second quarter and beat Little Rock Catholic, 59-28. Latavion Scott had 175 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Ren Hefley threw for 155 yards and a touchdown.
Fourth-ranked Fayetteville rolled past Rogers, 52-28, with backup quarterback Hank Gibbs throwing for 377 yards and five touchdowns, including two each to Beau Stuckey and Connor Flannigan.
No. 5 Greenwood went on the road for its first true road trip and breezed past El Dorado, 44-27. Peyton Holt ran for 123 yards and a touchdown, and threw for 272 yards and two scores.
Sixth-ranked Fort Smith Northside downed Little Rock Central, 35-7. Derrick Wise threw for 211 yards and a touchdown, and ran for two touchdowns.
Seventh-ranked Springdale lost to Bentonville West, 35-22, with backup quarterback throwing Dalton McDonald throwing for 271 yards and three touchdowns. Jadon Jackson caught two of the touchdown aerials and had six catches for 198 yards.
No. 8 Pulaski Academy beat rival and No. 10 Little Rock Christian, 56-14, behind quarterback Braden Bratcher, who threw for 159 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 165 yards and a touchdown.
Ninth-ranked Warren romped past Star City, 49-7. Treylon Burks caught three touchdown passes, threw a touchdown pass and returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown.