It’s time for Benton Panther playoff football! The Benton Panthers, champions of the 6A West play host to the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane, the fourth seed from the 6A East at 7:00.
The Panthers enjoyed a bye week last Friday in the opening round of the 6A State Playoffs. Jonesboro defeated El Dorado 35-7 to earn their way into the Quarterfinal Round.
Tonight’s game will mark the third time these two teams have met in the playoffs in the last four years. In 2016, the fourth-seed Panthers went on the road and upset top-seed Jonesboro 56-52. Last year, the Panthers came-from-behind in thrilling fashion, overcoming a 12-point deficit to begin the fourth quarter to knock off Jonesboro 38-37.
This will be the ninth game all-time between the two schools with Benton holding a 6-2 advantage in the series. It will be the fifth time these two schools have played in the state playoffs with the Panthers winning the previous four games.
Benton enters the game 7-3 overall while Jonesboro comes in 8-3. The winner will face the winner of the West Memphis-Lake Hamilton matchup in next Friday’s semifinal round.
To view a live video stream of tonight’s game, CLICK HERE.
Tonight’s game can also be heard live on the radio home of Benton Panther football, 106.7 FM The Ride. The listen live link for 106.7 can be found by CLICKING HERE.
For directions to the game, CLICK HERE then the “get directions” link
The broadcast on the Benton Panther Football Network begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Everett Buick GMC Panther Pregame Show. The Farmers Bank & Trust halftime show will feature an interview with Colonel Timothy Farmer of the Benton ROTC program. The Brent Houston for Circuit Judge Panther Postgame Show will follow the game, complete with an interview with Benton head coach Brad Harris and interviews with the ACDI Panther offensive and defensive MVP’s.