501 Playoffs – Week 1

Everything up until now was simply practice.

This Friday, the 2011 high school football playoffs begin in Arkansas, and more than 35 teams from the 501 will be setting sights on a championship finish.

But only six teams will claim the prize. Will one or more be from the 501? We’ll find out soon enough.

501 LIFE would like to wish all the 501 players, coaches, cheerleaders, band members, parents and fans all the best of luck! (If you’re headed out to a playoff game this week, take a copy of 501 Football or 501 LIFE, snap a pic from the game and send it to us at [email protected].)

This week’s 501 playoff match-ups:

Conway Christian quarterback Tanner Stevenson. (Bill Patterson photo)


Quitman at Des Arc
Mount Ida at Bigelow
Union Christian at Magnet Cove
Conway Christian at McCrory
England at Salem


Jessieville at Atkins
Mayflower at West Fork
Bald Knob at Camden Harmony Grove
Mountain View at Harding Academy
Riverview at Greenland
Bismarck at Rison
Glen Rose at Rivercrest
Harrisburg at Fountain Lake
Fouke at Arkansas Baptist

Clinton quarterback Park Parish. (Bill Patterson photo)


Lonoke at Clarksville
Shiloh Christian at Heber Springs
Gosnell at Malvern
Maumelle at Clinton
Pulaski Academy (bye)

Greenbrier quarterback Chase Roberts. (Bill Patterson photo)


Morrilton at Camden Fairview
Beebe at Watson Chapel
CAC at Greenwood
Arkadelphia at Greenbrier
Alma at HS Lakeside

Lake Hamilton's Austin Essner. (Bill Patterson photo)


Russellville at Lake Hamilton
Sheridan at Jacksonville
LR Fair at Searcy
LR McClellan at Jonesboro
LR Parkview at El Dorado
Benton at Marion

Bryant's Dillion Winfrey. (Bill Patterson photo)


Conway (bye)
FS Northside at Bryant
LR Catholic at Fayetteville
North Little Rock (bye)
LR Central at Springdale Har-Ber