Benton Boys 8th Grade Football

  • Overall Record: 9 - 0
  • Conference Record: 8 - 0

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LONGTIME STADIUM ANNOUNCER RETIRES

After 30 years, Elvis has officially left the building.  Steve Landers, longtime public address announcer for Benton Panther football, has decided to retire.  Creator of the legend of Frank Hobbs and known for his signature sign-off, “Elvis has left the building,” Landers has been the most recognizable voice in Benton for 3 decades.  The following

BENTON 8th GRADE FINISHES SEASON UNBEATEN WITH WIN OVER BRYANT WHITE

The Benton 8th Grade Panthers finished a perfect, undefeated season with a 16-6 win on Tuesday night over the Bryant White Hornets. The first 12:48 of the game was scoreless, then the two teams combined for two scores in the final 1:12 of the first half. Elias Payne picked off a Hornet pass at the

JH PANTHERS SWEEP CABOT SOUTH

The old adage in football is that it is tough to beat the same team twice in one season.  That proved partially right on Thursday night at Everett Field. In a rematch of week six, Benton Junior High hosted Cabot South.  The Benton Freshman avenged a week six loss (6-0) to Cabot South with a

BENTON JH GETS BIG WINS OVER ALMA AND BRYANT

The Benton Freshman Panthers bounced back after two tough losses to get a 20-8 win over Alma on Thursday night at Everett Field.  The Panthers were originally scheduled to play at LR Central, but due to Covid concerns at Central, the Tigers opted not to play this week.  Benton Coach Matt McBride found a willing

JH SCHEDULE UPDATE – FRESHMAN WILL PLAY ALMA ON THURSDAY

After losing this coming Thursday’s game with LR Central due to Covid concerns, BJH Coach Matt McBride has found an opponent for Thursday.  The Alma Airedales Freshman team will come to Everett Field in Benton to play the Freshman Panthers.  Kickoff will follow the 8th grade game between the Panthers and the Bryant Blue Hornets.

FR PANTHERS LOSE A HEARTBREAKER; 8th GRADE REMAINS UNBEATEN

The Benton Freshman and Little Rock Catholic Freshman came down to the final play on Thursday night at Everett Field.  Unfortunately for the Panthers, Brooks Ward scored on a 25-yard run for the Rockets as time expired for a 20-14 Catholic win. The loss drops Benton to 3-4 overall, 3-2 in the Central Arkansas Junior

8th GRADE PANTHERS CONTINUE TO ROLL

Thursday evening, the schedule called for Benton Junior High to play at Conway Blue and Cabot South to play LR Central.  But due to Covid concerns at Conway and LR Central, both teams canceled their scheduled games allowing Benton and Cabot South to play in Cabot. Benton and Cabot South are scheduled to play in

BENTON JR HIGH SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8

This coming Thursday, October 8, Benton Jr. High was originally scheduled to play at Conway Blue.  However, Conway alerted Benton this weekend that they will be unable to play this week. Benton Junior High will now travel to Cabot to play South Junior High this Thursday, October 8.  The 8th grade game will begin at

BJH PANTHERS SPLIT TWO GAMES AT LAKE HAMILTON

Veterans of Benton Football know strange things often happen on the outskirts of Hempwallace when the Panthers play at Lake Hamilton.  Thursday’s Junior High action was no different. The Freshman Wolves upset the Panthers 35-28.  A Wolves team that had scored just once in its first two conference games played keep away from the Panthers. 

BJH SHUTS OUT CABOT NORTH

One play, the game’s opening kickoff, got the Benton Freshman Panthers off to a quick start against the Cabot North Freshman Panthers on Thursday night at Everett Field. Chris Barnard returned the game’s opening kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown. Kyron Wells ran in the two-point conversion for an 8-0 Benton lead just seven seconds