Heber Springs' hopes of upsetting 3-4A champion Rivercrest hinges on its QB and running back. (Christina Cox photo)
Making the playoffs is a milestone for a few schools. For others, just another football Friday. (Greg Davis photo)
Rison senior Malik Chavis (in R Sharp file photo) ran a 4.39 forty this summer at the UA camp.
Like most title contenders, Class 4A No. 6 Ozark has playmakers like #5 Dawson Dietz. (Alan Wagoner file photo)
Hamburg owns a 5-1 record and enters this week's crucial matchup at Helena (5-1) as the No. 7 team in Class 4A. (R Sharp photo)
Foreman QB/CB Kyren Batey (In R Sharp photo) projects as a college defensive back or receiver.
A return to prominence coincides with increased talent at Class 4A No. 3 Nashville. (R Sharp photo)
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield regional exec. Rebecca Pitillo presents the trophy to the Fouke Panthers. (R Sharp photo)
Bearden QB/S Tyler Berry (#3 above) signed with Henderson. Ouachita landed the most in-state players, (R. Sharp photos)
Seven players from Arkansas signed Division I letters of intent with out-of-state schools. (Rhonda Sharp photos)
Only 17 percent of Arkansas' football-playing schools are still in the playoffs. (Rhonda Sharp photos)
Two championship programs fielding some of the better talent in Class 2A collide Friday night at McCrory. (Rhonda Sharp photo)
Class 5A No. 7 Wynne plays host Friday night to No. 3 Nettleton for a share of the 5A East title. (Rhonda Sharp photo)
Every college in the region has noticed Little Rock Catholic senior kicker Chris Elser. (Nelson Chenault photo)
Talent and confidence have pushed Parkview to its first 3-0 league start in more than 30 years. (Rhonda Sharp photo)
Nettleton's 48-21 win last week over Batesville could rocket the Raiders to new worlds in 2017. (Rhonda Sharp photos)
Watson Chapel safety Michael Williams (in photo) heads to Army. (photos by Rhonda Sharp)
England QB Brayden Brazeal signed with Ouachita. OBU and Arkansas Tech loaded up on in-state players. (photo by Justin Manning)
No high school team in the state likely has faced more adversity this season than Watson Chapel. (Rhonda Sharp photos)
Two of the more intriguing story lines in the 2-16 playoffs surround programs with little and no tradition. (top photo by Rhonda Sharp)
Recruiters have no trouble spotting the talent in Ashdown, a blue-collar town of fewer than 4,600 residents. (photos by Rhonda Sharp)
Cave City senior QB Joseph Patterson (6-8, 225) has impressed opposing coaches and college recruiters. (top photo by Mitchell Sparks)
The most anticipated 2A game comes Friday with England QB Brayden Brazeal and Hector QB Tanner Gaines (above). (photo by Rhonda Sharp)
Hayden Henry (6-3, 210) makes his mark as a hard-hitting safety for Pulaski Academy. (photos by Rhonda Sharp)
Recruiting: Joe T's Nathan Page (in top photo) is one of many top recruits playing Friday night at Nashville.
The updated hootens.com Top 50 recruits includes Fayetteville QB Taylor Powell. (photo by Rhonda Sharp)
DI recruiters look hard at Highland's explosive athletes
Four Arkansans left big impressions at the Under Armour All-America game on Jan. 5 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Evian Hill didnít make a dot on any recruiting radars in the spring or summer. Yet, Pulaski Robinsonís top receiver could emerge as one of Arkansasí most sought after players.
Greenbrier football has flourished over the past two years, winning 16 games, and it could capture the 5A West title this season.
Only Dallas, Houston and LA are expected to produce more D-I linemen per capita this season.