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NWA teams advance in playoffs

By NWA Media

This article was published November 16, 2012 at 11:30 p.m.


STAFF PHOTO MARC F. HENNING -- Bentonville defensive back Austin Haggard scores a touchdown after stripping the ball away from West Memphis on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, during the first quarter of the Tigers' Class 7A playoff game against the Blue Devils at Tiger Stadium in Bentonville.

— Four Northwest Arkansas high school teams won Friday night to advance in the state football playoffs.

Bentonville beat West Memphis 42-0 and Fayetteville defeated Conway 38-17 in home games to advance to the Class 7A semifinals. The Tigers will host Fort Smith Southside, which beat Springdale Har-Ber 24-22 on Friday, next week, while the Bulldogs will travel to North Little Rock.

In Class 4A, Prairie Grove overcame a 16-point second half deficit to beat Pottsville 34-28 at home and remain undefeated. With the win, the Tigers set up a state quarterfinals game against perennial power Nashville next week in Prairie Grove.

Greenland beat Osceola 28-14 at home to advance to the state quarterfinals in Class 3A. The Pirates will host Prescott, which beat Mayflower 69-24 on Friday, next week.

Pea Ridge's season came to an end Friday with a 42-21 loss to Heber Springs at home. The Blackhawks, which led the game 21-6 at halftime, finished the season with a 10-2 record.

For more, read Saturday's editions of Northwest Arkansas Newspapers and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.


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