Week 5 of the Arkansas high school football season is set to kick off Friday night with a number of key conference matchups throughout the state's top classes.
In the 7A/6A South, Pine Bluff travels to Bryant for a contest with the Hornets and with early momentum in the conference race on the line. In the northwest, Springdale Har-Ber gets a visit from Rogers Heritage in a 7A/6A West game, with North Little Rock headed to West Memphis hoping to bounce back from a loss to Cabot last week.
Action in other classes around the state include White Hall heading to Camden Fairview in the 5A Southwest, Arkadelphia visiting Arkansas Baptist in a 7-4A contest and Bald Knob heading to Mayflower for a 2-3A showdown with the Eagles. In the 7-2A, Gurdon plays host to Mineral Springs in an early-season conference contender match-up.
The ARPreps Live blog will start up at 6:30 p.m., with scores from games all over the state rolling in all night.