Mitchell says NLR carries weight of central Arkansas

Posted: December 2, 2017 at 2:17 a.m.

North Little Rock football coach Jamie Mitchell

North Little Rock football coach Jamie Mitchell

North Little Rock Coach Jamie Mitchell is in his third year as a head coach in Arkansas after spending the first 18 years of his career in Mississippi.

Class 7A state championship at a glance

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (12-0)

DATE OPPONENT RESULT Sept. 1 at Maumelle W, 55-14 Sept. 8 LR McClellan W, 48-30 Sept. 15 LR Parkview W, 29-20 Sept. 22 at LR Central W, 31-20 Sept. 29 Conway W, 24-14 Oct. 6 at FS Southside W, 49-7 Oct. 13 LR Catholic W, 51-17 Oct. 20 FS Northside W, 49-23 Oct. 27 at Bryant W, 25-14 Nov. 2 at Cabot W, 38-21 Nov. 17 FS Northside# W, 34-0 Nov. 24 Conway# W, 49-14 7A-Central game

Playoff game

COACH Jamie Mitchell (31-6 in third year at school)

MASCOT Charging Wildcats

CONFERENCE 7A-Central

RECORD 12-0, 7-0 7A-Central, first

RANKING No. 1 in Class 7A (at end of regular season)

PLAYERS TO WATCH QB David Chapple (Sr., 5-10, 150); RB Brandon Thomas (So., 5-11, 181); WR Deontae Montgomery (Sr., 5-7, 145); DL Zavion Moore (Sr., 6-2, 250); K Savana Melton (Sr., 5-11,

160)

BENTONVILLE (10-2)

DATE OPPONENT RESULT Sept. 1 at KC(Mo.) Rockhurst L, 35-8 Sept. 8 at Bixby, Okla. W, 47-28 Sept. 15 Conway L, 35-16 Sept. 22 Fayetteville W, 32-27 Sept. 29 at Van Buren W, 38-6 Oct. 6 Springdale Har-Ber W, 24-21 Oct. 13 Springdale W, 49-21 Oct. 20 at Rogers W, 63-19 Oct. 27 Rogers Heritage W, 70-0 Nov. 3 at Bentonville West W, 37-28 Nov. 17 Cabot# W, 31-6 Nov. 24 Bryant# W, 44-14 7A-West game

Playoff game

COACH Jody Grant (30-7 in third year at school)

MASCOT Tigers

CONFERENCE 7A-West

RECORD 10-2, 7-0 7A-West, first

RANKING No. 3 in Class 7A (at end of regular season)

PLAYERS TO WATCH QB Nathan Lyons (Sr., 5-11, 175); RB Preston Crawford (So. 6-0, 175); WR Kamron Mays-Hunt (Sr., 6-1, 170); WR Dylan Smith (Jr, 6-0, 155); LB Andrew Bartgis (5-11, 170)

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