Class 7A Week 15 Final Rankings & Notes
Hooten’s Arkansas Football Rankings
Class 7A, FINAL, 2022
Copyright Seventy Seven’s Publishing
1. Bryant (12-0)
2. Bentonville (11-2)
3. Cabot (9-3)
4. Conway (10-3)
5. Bentonville West (8-4)
6. Rogers (9-3)
7. Fayetteville (7-4)
8. North LR (6-6)
9. FS Northside (4-7)
10. FS Southside (4-7)
11. Jonesboro (2-9)
12. Har-Ber (2-9)
13. Rogers Heritage (3-7)
14. LR Southwest (2-8)
15. Springdale (1-9)
16. LR Central (0-10)
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
BRYANT 36, BENTONVILLE 7
The Bryant Hornets completed an undefeated season by beating Bentonville on Friday, Dec. 2 at War Memorial Stadium. The victory gave Bryant its fifth consecutive Class 7A state championship.
The Hornets are the first team to win five consecutive state titles in the playoff era, which started in the 1960s.
Bryant has also won 54 consecutive games against in-state teams, the last in-state loss coming to North Little Rock, 34-28, on Oct. 26, 2018.
In the championship game, Bentonville led 7-0 when Logan Robertson recovered a fumble in the end zone less than three minutes into the game.
Bryant tied it at 7-7 when Mytorian Singleton (7-96 receiving) scored on a 4-yard pass from Gideon Motes with 10:44 left in the second quarter. Bryant took the lead on a 77-yard interception return by Malachi Graham with 8:35 left in the first half.
James Martin led Bryant with 104 yards rushing on 19 carries. Motes, who took over on Bryant's third offensive series, was named the game’s MVP. Motes completed 13 of 22 passes for 197 yards and 4 TDs.
Bentonville quarterback Carter Nye completed 22 of 42 passes for 133 yards. CJ Brown caught 9 passes for 42 yards.
FOR THE SEASON
Hootens.com correctly predicted the state championship game and finished the season 77-13 (86 percent) in games involving Class 7A teams.