It’s time for Benton Panther Football!
The Benton Panthers put their 13-game winning streak in the 6-A West on the line Friday night at perennial power, Greenwood. The Panthers (5-2, 4-0) sit atop the 6-A West standings, playing their best football of the 2020 season, and confident following last year’s 45-38 win over Greenwood. Benton’s win last year snapped a 35-game conference win streak for Greenwood. The Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0) are just one game behind the Panthers in this year’s conference standings, in part because of a no-contest in week four due to Covid concerns at LR Parkview, and looking to exact revenge from last year.
Both teams are riding high after big wins over conference foes last Friday. Benton knocked off Mountain Home 35-7 while Greenwood dispatched Russellville 48-10.
With playoff seeding this year based solely on conference wins (due to Covid-19 cancellations which have been rendered a “No Contest” by the Arkansas Activities Association), this game has major postseason implications and significant ramifications for the 2020 6-A West conference championship.
This week’s game will be provided on live stream courtesy of MM Productions. You can watch this week’s game here by clicking here.
The game will also be available on the radio home of Benton Panther football, FM 106.7 The Ride. The online listen live link for 106.7 can be found here by clicking here.
The Everett Buick GMC Panther pregame show will begin at 6:30 p.m. with kick off from Smith-Robinson Stadium in Greenwood at 7:00 p.m. The Hamilton Family Dentistry Halftime Show will feature an informative interview on the state of education during the Covid-era, especially in the Benton School District, with Superintendent Dr. Mike Skelton. The Elliott Electrical Panther Postgame will include a game recap, final stats and the Farmers Bank & Trust Offensive and Defensive MVP’s for the Panthers.
A very special thanks to all the great sponsors who make the broadcasts of Panther football available: ACDI, Allied Glass, Ashby Funeral Home, Black, Corley, Owens & Hughes, Bryant Eyecare, City of Benton, Cornerstone Home Lending, Congo Fireplace & Patio, CTS Industrial Services, Elliott Electrical, Everett Buick GMC, Farmers Bank & Trust, First Security Bank, Hamilton Family Dentistry, Jones Heating & Air, Riverside Grocery & Catering, Saline Memorial Health System, and Sanders Ground Essentials.