Cards capture crown; Bryant, Benton roll
Saline County teams are looking good at the midway point of the season. All but one are undefeated in conference action as Harmony Grove suffered a tough loss to Malvern in Week 5.
This week, all teams will face possible thrillers.
Here are my picks for Week 6:
Bryant (5-0, 2-0) at LR Central (4-1, 1-1)
I’ll make the same statement every week — Bryant is the best team in the state — by far.
The Hornets starters have yet to play the second half. Everyone is healthy. They now have two running backs capable of doing just about anything. The defense is top-notch.
Get my point.
This week, Bryant travels to Little Rock Central to take on a much better Tigers squad than what has been presented in previous seasons.
However, I don’t see Central giving much of a fight against this Hornets team.
Big Blue rolls again,
Benton (2-3, 2-0) vs. LR Hall (2-3, 0-2)
The Benton Panthers are looking much better now than the first few weeks of the season. Players are much healthier, which is a big step.
Though still being played closely, I like Benton in a blowout this week. Hall has not been relevant for the past decade.
Want to see an offensive show Friday? Go to the Benton game.
Panthers win 52-6. Bauxite (4-1, 2-0) vs. H. Grove (3-2, 1-1) This is easily my game of the week. With Bauxite celebrating homecoming against my alma mater at The Pit.
This is a game I have looked forward to all season. While Bauxite has the better team — on paper — Harmony Grove is not looking too shabby itself.
Controlling the clock will be huge for the Cardinals, along with not turning the ball over.
If the Miners choose to pass more than run, look for Harmony Grove to be hoisting the Saline River Showdown trophy for a third time.
Taking Harmony Grove in an upset, 26-24.
Glen Rose (3-2, 2-0) at
Danville (4-1, 2-0) The Glen Rose Beavers are the best team in their conference. Hands down. This week will be the toughest test as they travel to Danville. Sitting at a perfect 2-0 in conference play, Danville is also looking to knocking off the defending league champion.
I don’t see it happening as Head Coach Mark Kehner seems to have his team in midseason form.
Bet on the Beavers.
Glen Rose wins 37-19.