High School Games of the Week

Posted by Cara Steinocher on 12/1/17 5:14 PM

This week we have 3 state title games and 2 semi finals. Each one is a match up between the states' strongest teams and will be a toss up of who will come out on top. 

Preview these top matchups and tune in LIVE for another incredible weekend of high school football on the NFHS Network


1. #1 North Little Rock vs. #2 Bentonville (AR) 

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Image via BestofArkansas

The undefeated North Little Rock faced off with Bentonville in a preseason scrimmage in August.  The two teams will match up this Saturday in the class 7A Championship game. The Bentonville Tigers are looking to win the program's sixth state title. 

Players to watch...

North Little Rock 

David Chapple / Class of 2018 / QB / 

Drew Martin / Class of 2019 / TE

Bentonville

Nathan Lyons / Class of 2018  / Arkansas Commit (baseball) /QB

Game Time: Saturday, December 2nd at 12:00 PM  

 

Watch #1 North Little Rock vs. #2 Bentonville

 

2. #1 Chandler vs. #2 Perry (AZ)

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The Chandler Wolves are one win away from their third state title in the past four years. The Class 6A Championship game is a toss up between two tough teams. This is Perry's first apparence in the finals in school history.

Players to watch...

Chandler

Gunner Romney / Class of 2018 /  Brigham Young Commit / #8 rated player in Arizona (#82 rated WR in the COUNTRY) 

Chris Manoa / Class of 2018 / UNLV Committ / DT

Perry

Brock Purdy / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted / QB

D'Shayne James / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted / #9 rated player in Arizona (#93 rated WR in the COUNTRY)

Game Time: Saturday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM PT

 

Watch #1 Chandler vs. #2 Perry

 

3. #5 Mansfield vs. #9 Midway (TX)

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Image via MHS

The Mansfield football team is preparing to play against its former coach, Jeff Hulme. The two teams will both bring strong offenses to the field this Friday. Midway is coming into the 6A semifinal game undefeated. The game is being played at McLane Stadium in Waco, so niether team will beneift from a home field advantage. 

Players to watch...

Mansfield

Cam'ron Jones / Class of 2018 / UCLA Commit / #22 rated S in the COUNTRY

Midway

Tanner Mordecai / Class of 2018 / Oklahoma Commit / #14 rated Dual-Threat QB in the COUNTRY

Game Time: Friday, December 1st at 7:00 pm 

 

Watch #5 Mansfield vs. #9 Midway

 

4. #6 Buford vs. #11 Rome (GA)

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Image via David McGreggor

The Buford Wolves are making an apparence in the state semifinals for the 11th-consecutive year. There, they will have their shot at redemption against the defending champions, Rome. Last season, Rome defeated Buford in the championship game. Both teams are ready to battle it out for a spot in the Class 5A Championship game.

Players to watch...

Buford

Christian Turner / Class of 2018 / Michigan Commit / #16 rated RB in the COUNTRY

Anthony Grant / Class of 2018 / Tennessee Commit / #22 rated RB in the COUNTRY

Bryan Richardson / Class of 2018 / North Carolina Commit / #59 rated S in the COUNTRY

Rome

Adam Anderson / Class of 2018 / UGA Commit / #1 rated OLB in the COUNTRY 

Game Time: Friday, December 1st at 1:00 pm 

 

Watch #6 Buford vs. #11 Rome

 

5. #1 Brentwood Academy vs. #4 Montgomery Bell Academy (TN)

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Image via USA Today

This is the third year in a row that Brentwood will match up against Montgomery Bell in a state championship game. In both of the last two state title games, Brentwood was able to pull out wins over MBA. However, both teams have lost a number of graduating seniors after those past years. When the two powerhouses met earlier in this season, the Brentwood Eagles shut out MBA 29-0. 

Brentwood Academy 

Camron Johnson / Class of 2018 / Vanderbilt Commit / #8 rated player in Tennessee (#43 rated WR in the COUNTRY)

Jack Sirmon / Class of 2018 / Washington Commit / #26 rated OLB in the COUNTRY

Gavn Schoenwald / Class of 2018 / Vanderbilt Commit / #24 rated TE in the COUNTRY 

Montgomery Bell Academy 

Ty Allen / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted / QB 

Game Time: Saturday, December 2nd at 8:00 pm ET

 Watch #1 Brentwood Academy vs. #4 Montgomery Bell Academy

 

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