With Week 2 in the books, Saline County area teams are starting to get a feel for what they have on both sides of the ball. Benton and Bryant look to have strong forces each week, while Harmony Grove and Bauxite are still working out kinks. Glen Rose, on the other hand, has a lot to work on having started the season 0-2, both losses being blowouts.
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornets ran into a tough opponent Tuesday night in Bryant when the Russellville Lady Cyclones swept the Lady Hornets 3-0 (21-25, 11-25, 16-25) in 7A/6A Central Conference play.
â€śRussellville is a very good team, period,â€ť Bryant Coach Lawrence Jefferson said. â€śTheyâ€™re right up there with Texas High we played at Spikefest. I think (Russellville) is a little better. They hit well, they cover well, they pass well, they serve well; I donâ€™t think they did anything bad [Tuesday].â€ť
The Arkansas Razorbacks have been the rear end of jokes for the past few seasons. Picked last in the SEC by most at the start of this year, some might want to change that prediction heading into Week 4. Known for their ground game, the Razorbacks showed exactly what SEC running backs can do to a defense, rushing for 438 yards on 68 carries Saturday. Arkansas had more carries than passing yards (61) in its 49-28 win over Texas Tech on Saturday.
Week 1 of high school football in Saline County was pretty good. Of course, with the Salt Bowl at the top of the list, how could the week be bad? Not to mention it was the greatest Salt Bowl in recent memory with Benton snapping Bryantâ€™s eight-game winning streak, pulling to a 14-14 final.
Harmony Grove won its fifth straight opener against Poyen while Bauxite and Glen Rose fell victim once again in Week 1 contests.
This week, however, should be much different from a week ago. Blowout after blowout is slated for Week 2. Here are my picks for Week 2 of the season: