Judge moves Van Buren vs. AAA lawsuit to Little Rock

VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judge says a lawsuit

challenging how teams are seeded in the Class 6A football playoffs

should be heard in Little Rock.

Crawford County Circuit Judge Mike Medlock on Monday directed

that Van Buren's lawsuit against the Arkansas Activities

Association be heard in Pulaski County, where the AAA is based.

Van Buren's superintendent says he is not interested in

disrupting this year's playoffs and that he expects games to be

played this Friday.

The school says it unfairly lost points that would have made it

a No. 3 seed instead of a No. 4 seed. The Pointers still qualified

for a home game this Friday and will host fifth-seeded Benton in a

first-round game. Third-seed Jacksonville hosts sixth-seeded


A different lawsuit last year delayed the Class 3A playoffs.