November 11th, 2014
So itâ€™s been a while. The Benton Panthersâ€™ 39-36 victory over the Pine Bluff Zebras this past Thursday night marked the first time in history Benton has finished the regular season undefeated. The closest the Panthers came before this season was in 1977 when Benton started the year 8-0-1 before losing to 4A Conference opponent Texarkana 16-13. What happened in 1977 you may ask? Well, that was the last time the Panthers won a state championship, their only other state title coming in 1916.
HOT SPRINGS â€“ Behind an All-State performance by senior Caitlyn Bell, the Bryant Lady Hornet cross country team took fourth place in the team standings at the 7A State Championship held at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. Bentonville won the title with 47 points followed by Rogers (52), Fayetteville (73), Bryant (135), Heritage (144), Har-Ber (178), and Cabot (182). There were 12 teams and 107 runners in the race.