Football Friday Night

  Vote for the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (Sept. 13th)

Rector, Pocahontas, & Harrisburg are this week's nominees. Voting starts Sunday at 4pm & closes Tuesday at 4pm.

  FFN Game of the Week preview: Corning

  FFN Extra Point: Brookland

  Hoxie wins Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (Sept. 6th)

  Vote for the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (Sept. 6th)

  Corning snaps 42 game losing streak with a win over Rector

  Football Friday Night (9/6/19)

Continued Coverage

  FFN Game of the Week preview: Nettleton

  FFN Game of the Week preview: Pocahontas

Harrisburg/Cross County rivalry matchup will be played Friday at Jonesboro HS

  Marion wins the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (Aug. 26th - 30th)

  Bryant senior RB Ahmad Adams commits to Arkansas State

  FFN Extra Point: Rivercrest

  Vote for the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (Aug. 26th - 30th)

Valley View, Westside, & Marion are this week's nominees. Voting ends Tuesday at 8:00pm.

  Football Friday Night (8/30/19)

FFN airs at 10:15pm on KAIT, kait8.com, and on the Region 8 News app.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Missouri roundup

Hear from Thayer, West Plains, Caruthersville, Malden, and Doniphan.

  FFN Game of the Week preview: Blytheville at Marion

The Chickasaws and Patriots face off Friday night at 7:00pm.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Kennett

  Valley View beats Osceola 36-19 in Blue Cross & Blue Shield Kickoff Classic

  Westside beats Greene County Tech 18-15 in Blue Cross & Blue Shield Kickoff Classic

  FFN PRESEASON TOUR: Hayti

  Watch the 2019 FFN Preseason Special

  FFN Preseason Tour: Bald Knob

  FFN Preseason Tour: Midland

2019 marks just their sixth season of varsity football.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Cedar Ridge

The Timberwolves begin their new era with head coach Josh Austin.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Cave City

It’s Year 2 for the Cavemen under Danny Brustrom.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Melbourne

The Bearkatz return 8 starters on offense and 9 on defense.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Augusta

It’s Year 2 of 8-man football for the Red Devils.

  FFN Preseason Tour: McCrory

The Jaguars return starters at a whopping 17 positions.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Cross County

They won 4 games in 2018 and reached the 2A playoffs.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Earle

The Bulldogs won 9 games in 2018. That included a pair of road playoff victories and reaching the 2A state quarterfinals.

  FFN Preseason Tour: East Poinsett County

Warriors with high expectations after a playoff season in 2018

  FFN Preseason Tour: Marked Tree

Indians look to bounce back from a 1-8 season in 2018

  FFN Preseason Tour: Piggott

Mohawks come off of a 6-5 playoff season in 2018

  FFN Preseason Tour: Corning

Bobcats are hopeful to break the state's longest streak under new head coach Larry Treadway

  FFN Preseason Tour: Rector

Cougars come off of their first playoff appearance since 2001

  FFN Preseason Tour: Wynne

The Yellowjackets return 6 starters on offense and 5 on defense.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Forrest City

Four starters are back for the Mustangs including All-State running back Kadarius Akins.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Salem

All-State selection Gabe Miller is back, he leads a veteran group in the trenches.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Highland

The Rebels are regrouping after a 1 win 2018 campaign.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Walnut Ridge

The Bobcats enter their 1st season under Jeff Blake. The former Arkansas State fullback served as an assistant at GCT and Hoxie.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Hoxie

Six starters are back on offense, they could have eleven seniors starting on defense.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Southside

More than a few members of this squad took home a weightlifting state championship in the offseason.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Batesville

The Pioneers missed the playoffs for just the 3rd time in the last 24 years.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Pocahontas

The Redskins won just 4 games in 2018 but reached their 8th straight postseason.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Newport

The Greyhounds feature one of the top backfields in the Natural State.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Harrisburg

Aaron Thornton’s Hornets are aiming for their first playoff appearance in 8 years.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Marion

Patriots went 8-3 last under new coach Keith Houston

  FFN Preseason Tour: West Memphis

The Blue Devils won the 6A East conference title last season

  FFN Preseason Tour: Blytheville

There’s a new head coach at Haley Field. Lance Stone was promoted in June.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Manila

The new Lions head coach has Magnolia State connections. Jake Hill played at Ole Miss and coached high school squads in Mississippi.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Trumann

Craig Green’s crew are fresh off their first conference title in 17 years.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Gosnell

Lewis Earnest takes over as head coach after a successful stint as Wynne defensive coordinator.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Paragould

The Rams return most of their guys in the trenches.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Greene County Tech

It's year two for the Eagles under Nate Morgan.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Westside

Eight starters are back, and they look to guide the Warriors to their 8th straight postseason.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Brookland

The Bearcats look to break though to the state playoffs for the first time in program history.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Nettleton

The Raiders have claimed at least a share of the 5A East crown in each of the last 2 seasons

  FFN Preseason Tour: Valley View

The Blazers are one of four teams that won a share of the 5A East crown in 2018.

  Arkansas State football indoors for Monday morning practice

Blake Anderson’s crew were in shoulder pads for over 2 hours.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Jonesboro

The Golden Hurricane have three All-State standouts back including Razorback commit Jashaud Stewart.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Osceola

The Seminoles reached the 2018 3A state finals. They'll face Valley View August 26th in the Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield Kickoff Classic.

  FFN Preseason Tour: Rivercrest

The Colts have to replace Demilon Brown and Kenatvious Robinson, both are playing college ball.

FFN Preseason Tour kicks off August 5th

You can watch previews nightly on Region 8 News, kait8.com, and on the Region 8 News app.

  Batesville reveals new football jerseys for 2019 season

Pioneer greats Price Holmes and Khang Nguyen are also assistant coaches, they helped show off the black, white, and grey looks.

  Centennial Bank Stadium will host 2 games in Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Kickoff Classic

The doubleheader is scheduled for Monday, August 26th.

More Region 8 HS standouts sign to play college sports

We’ll update this page with athletes that are going to the next level.

  Former Red Wolf Jeff Blake preps for 1st season as Walnut Ridge head coach

Blake takes over the Bobcats after serving the last 5 seasons as Hoxie's defensive coordinator.

  10 schools competed Tuesday in Southside 7 on 7 tournament

The Southerners would beat Valley View in the championship game.

  Walnut Ridge’s Brewer attends Manning Passing Academy

He competed with other quarterback prospects from around the country

3-star defensive end Corbet Mims commits to Arkansas State

Mims chose A-State over offers from 11 Power 5 schools.

  Hooten’s previews NEA teams & Kickoff Classic

Chuck Livingston likes several area teams to be in the mix for state championships.

  JHS & Arkansas State great Clovis Swinney passes away

The All-American defensive lineman is in the ASU Hall of Honor, the All-Time ASU Team, and the All-Centennial Team.

  FFN Summer Check-in: Osceola and Gosnell

We’re just 9 Fridays away from the first Football Friday Night of 2019

  Hazen QB/DE Blayne Toll commits to Arkansas

The 4-star recruit led the Hornets to the 2A state finals in 2018.

  Several Region 8 standouts in Conway for AHSCA All-Star weekend

Games are being played at the University of Central Arkansas.

  FFN Extra: Beast of the East 7-on-7 extended highlights

Watch five more minutes of high school action from Hoxie.

  Osceola and EPC win championships in the Beast of the East 7 on 7 Tournament

The 10th edition featured 20 teams from Arkansas and Missouri.

  Marion football ends spring practice ready for more in 2019

Patriots look to take the next step forward following playoff appearance in 2018

  Valley View wraps up spring football with Thursday scrimmage

Blazers look to improve upon 7-4 mark in 2018

  Jonesboro finishes spring practice with Wednesday scrimmage

The Golden Hurricane return All-State standouts Cross Jumper, Jashaud Stewart, & Ja’maricus Wright.