The Airedales are still seeking their first win of the season as Alma travels to face the Heritage War Eagles.
It will be the first meeting between the two teams. However, Alma coach Rusty Bush has faced Heritage eight times in the past 10 years with the Grizzlies leading the series 5-3 including last year’s meeting as Northside won 36-7.
Heritage (1-1) won its first game of the season last week as it dispatched Springfield Central (Mo.) 55-12.
The War Eagles opened the year with a 24-6 loss to Farmington.
The Airedales had 209 yards on the ground with Logan Chronister leading the team with 113 yards on 21 carries (5.4 ypc). Conner Stacy added 10 carries for 44 yards and a touchdown.
Mountainburg at Hackett
The Dragons travel to Sebastian County to meet up with long-time conference rival in a non-league tilt.
Mountainburg was to face Lavaca last week, but the game was canceled on Friday afternoon before kickoff due to positive cases of COVID-19 on campus. The Lavaca School District canceled all athletic activities and events.
The Hornets are rolling with a pair of wins. Hackett began the season in a slugfest with Pocola (Okla.) and won 68-42. Last week, Hackett defeated Panama (Okla.) 12-7.
Last season, the Hornets won the conference meeting between the two teams 46-32. Since 2010, both teams have met 12 times with the Hornets owning a slight edge, 7-5. Four of the games have been decided by less than six points with both teams winning two each of those close games.
The Hornets have moved to the 3A-1 Conference this cycle along with Lavaca and will face Cedarville in league contests.
Van Buren — Bye
The Pointers enter their bye week with a 2-1 record after a 28-10 loss at Choctaw in Oklahoma last week.
Both teams battled to a 7-0 Choctaw lead in the first half as the game was called tightly on both sides by the referees and the contest lasted until after 10 p.m.
The Pointers were without starter Gary Phillips with Jaiden Henry taking snaps for more than three quarters of the game. Sophomore Chi Henry took over in the fourth.
Phillips announced on social media Monday evening he was committing to West Point to play football for the Black Knights.
Van Buren travels to Siloam Springs to begin 6A West play. The Panthers (2-1) defeated Harrison 34-14 last week.
Cedarville — Bye
The Pirates enter the bye week with a 3-0 record for the second consecutive season.
Cedarville defeated Class 4A Green Forest 52-20 in a game that was decided by halftime.
Darryl Kattich had his second 200-yard game of the season as he rushed for 247 yards on 13 carries with four touchdowns. Hayden Morton added 82 yards and Hayden Partain added 57. Cedarville finished with 486 yards on offense (418 on the ground).
Kattich has 664 yards this season (13 ypc) with 12 touchdowns through the first three games this season. Partain and Morton both have over 100 yards for the Pirates. Quarterback Cody Dickens has completed 13 of 23 passes for 276 yards and four touchdowns.
Bruce Turney has caught six passes for 164 yards and two scores. He has added 55 yards rushing on six carries.
The Pirates are scheduled to play Lavaca to open the 3A-1 Conference play. The Golden Arrows canceled their game last week against the Dragons due to positive cases of COVID-19 at Lavaca High School. The school district suspended all athletic activities and events until further notice.
Alma at Heritage
Mountainburg at Hackett
Bye — Van Buren, Cedarville
Van Buren at Siloam Springs
Pea Ridge at Alma
Lavaca at Cedarville
J.C. Westside at Mountainburg