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PANTHERS OPEN CONFERENCE PLAY WITH WIN OVER RUSSELLVILLE

The Benton Panthers began 6-A West conference play on Friday night with a 42-20 win over the defending Class 6-A State Champions, the Russellville Cyclones. The win improves Benton to 3-1 overall on the season. The game marked the 50th all-time meeting between the two schools (the first game between the two was in 1925). […]

JR PANTHERS LASSO LAKE HAMILTON

Tristan Hawkins set the tone early for the Benton Freshman Panthers on Thursday night, intercepting a Lake Hamilton pass on the third play of the game and racing 42 yards for a touchdown. Hawkins’ pick-six propelled the Panthers to a 40-20 win over Lake Hamilton. The win improves Benton’s overall record to 3-1 and provided […]

TAILGATE INFORMATION FOR FRIDAY

The Benton Touchdown Club and Big Red Convenience Stores are partnering on a Pregame Tailgate this Friday before the first Panther home game. The tailgate area will open for Panther fans at 3:30. KATV Channel 7 will broadcast live during the 5:00 and 6:00 newscasts. Also, the new radio home of the Panthers, KHLR 106.7 […]

PANTHERS ROLL UP 623 YARDS OF OFFENSE IN 42-16 WIN AT GREENBRIER

The Benton Panthers finished off the non-conference portion of the 2017 schedule on Friday night with a 42-16 whipping of Greenbrier. The Panther offense moved the ball at will, rolling up 623 yards of total offense. The win gives Benton a 2-1 record heading into 6-A West Conference play. After the teams traded three-and-outs to […]

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JR PANTHERS SPLIT AT CABOT NORTH

The Benton freshman Panthers suffered their first loss of the season Thursday night, dropping a tough one on the road to Cabot North, 20-16. Cabot North limited the Panthers to just five possessions in the game. Benton scored on two, were stopped on downs on one, and fumbled the ball away to Cabot North on […]

PANTHERS GET HARD-EARNED WIN OVER PARKVIEW

For the second time in a week, the Benton Panthers played in War Memorial Stadium.  And the second time was a charm as the Panthers defeated the Parkview Patriots Friday night 39-25. The win got a monkey off the Panthers’ back as it had been 16 consecutive games dating back to 2005 since Benton had […]

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JEFFERSON, JR PANTHERS ROLL OVER CONWAY WHITE

Behind 318 all-purpose yards and 6 touchdowns from Michael Jefferson, the Benton Freshman Panthers defeated the Conway White Wampus Cats 47-34 on Thursday night at John McConnell Stadium in Conway. The win improves the Freshman Panthers to 2-0 on the season. Jefferson rushed the ball 9 times for 148 yards, caught 7 passes for 104 […]

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PANTHERS, HORNETS KEPT IT SALTY IN 49-42 THRILLER

During the winter of 1974, a former Benton Panther player and future Panther head coach, Dwight Fite, was the head coach at Bryant High School. He placed a call to the late Max Graham, then head coach at Benton High School, proposing the two teams play. Coach Fite, with visions of the old Benton-Bauxite rivalry […]

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JR PANTHERS OPEN SEASON WITH SWEEP OF PULASKI ACADEMY

The Benton Freshman Panthers got the 2017 season and the Blake Dorsey era off to a rousing start on Thursday with a 49-19 thumping of the Pulaski Academy Bruins. Dorsey, in his first game as head coach at Benton Junior High, could not have scripted a better beginning for his team. “I’m just so proud […]

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