Lake Hamilton (8-1) begins its quest Friday night for the 6A state championship when the Wolves host Sheridan (2-8) in the first round of the playoffs.
In Class 5A play Hot Springs (3-4) challenges White Hall. Hot Springs Lakeside (6-3) gets a first round bye. The Rams play the winner of the Watson Chapel (5-4)-Vilonia (5-4) game. 5A West champion Texarkana Arkansas High (5-0) will host Alma (2-7).
Arkadelphia (6-1) faces Star City (4-4) in its 4A opener Friday. Fountain Lake (4-4) plays Pottsville (3-5). Nashville, Ashdown, and Malvern don’t open until Nov. 20.
Playoffs kick off Friday
Centerpoint, Bismarck and Prescott also open Nov. 20 in 3A playoff action. Jessieville (5-5) faces Harrisburg (5-3) this week. The Knights will play the winner of the Piggott-Harmony Grove Camden game.
There will be lots of action in Class 2A.
Bearden (5-5) challenges Mount Ida (4-6). Mountainburg (3-5) travels to Dierks (9-1). Mineral Springs (3-6) visits Carlisle (3-6). Murfreesboro (5-5) takes on Quitman (5-5), and Hector (3-6) invades Foreman (4-5).