Football Friday Night

  Rector making the move to 8-Man Football

  Midland making the move to 8-Man Football

  Josh Watson named new Salem head football coach

Little Rock Central OL Makilan Thomas commits to Arkansas State

Former Hog QB Ryan Mallett joins Mountain Home coaching staff

  Brookland hires Eric Munoz as new head football coach

Continued Coverage

  Arkansas Activities Association cancels remainder of spring sports calendar

Arkansas Activities Association extends dead period through May 30th

  Arkansas Activities Association cancels remainder of state basketball finals

Wynne alum DeAngelo Williams selected to Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

Jonesboro LB Marco Avant commits to Arkansas

Arkansas Activities Association extends dead period through April 17th

  4A East Regional Tournament Central (Valley View)

We’ll update this page with scores and highlights

  Jonesboro football trio sign letters of intent

Jerrion Green signs with Northeastern State, Jake Harrell signs with Harding University and Jordan Flanigan signs with Lane College

  2020 Signing Day features more NEA football standouts going next level

See who's getting D1, D2, D3, FCS, and NAIA opportunities.

  Jonesboro’s Jashaud Stewart in Landers Award spotlight

Stewart led the state with 17 sacks in 2019. He already racked up 6A Player of the Year honors by the Little Rock Touchdown Club and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Defensive Player of the Year.

Region 8 represented on All-Arkansas Preps football teams

  Newport awarded 2019 Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Year

  Wynne junior Terry Wells named Most Outstanding OL at prestigious National Combine

  West Memphis OL Chris Morris competes in Under Armour All-America Game

  Harding Academy beats Osceola to win 3A State Championship

Marion & Newport nominated for the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Year

Several NEA coaches & players are finalists for Hooten’s/Farm Bureau Awards

The award ceremony is next week in North Little Rock.

  3A State Championship Preview: Osceola

The 12-1 Seminoles face 14-0 Harding Academy Saturday in Little Rock.

  3A State Championship Preview: Harding Academy

The 14-0 Wildcats face 12-1 Osceola Saturday at War Memorial Stadium.

  New Razorback head coach Sam Pittman visited Jonesboro’s Jashaud Stewart

Stewart had triple digit tackles in 2019 en route to earning All-State honors for the 2nd straight season.

  Searcy wins 6A state championship

Lions first state title since 1933

  Osceola & Harding Academy advance, Salem falls on State Semifinal Friday

The 12-1 Seminoles advance to the finals for the 2nd straight season, they will face the 14-0 Wildcats for the 3A State Championship.

  Salem hosts Fordyce in 2A semifinals, Greyhounds a win away from history

Kickoff is Friday at 7:00pm at Greyhound Stadium.

  Osceola a win away from returning to War Memorial, host 3A semis Friday

The 11-1 Seminoles will face 11-2 Camden Harmony Grove.

  Searcy awaits shot at 6A state championship

Lions take on Benton Saturday at War Memorial Stadium

Football Friday Night: Playoff Scores - Highlights - Updated Brackets

Friday night at 10:15 on KAIT - FFN Playoff Edition

  Football Friday Night (11/29/19)

Searcy, Osceola, Harding Academy, and Salem are the NEA teams still alive in the playoffs after Black Friday.

  FFN Quarterfinals Preview: Westside

The 9-2 Warriors make their first appearance in the state quarterfinals.

  FFN Quarterfinals Preview: Melbourne at Osceola

Kickoff is Friday at 7:00pm at Seminole Stadium.

  FFN Playoffs Semifinal Preview: West Memphis

The Blue Devils are in the final four for the 3rd straight season.

Salem/Carlisle state quarterfinal matchup moved to Mountain Home

Kickoff is Friday at 7:00pm at Bomber Stadium.

  FFN Playoffs Quarterfinal Preview: Hoxie

FFN Playoffs Quarterfinals Preview: Hoxie

  Kennett beats Roosevelt 50-14 to advance to Class 3 state semifinals

Indians will host Odessa next week in the Class 3 state semifinals

  Football Friday Night (11/22/19)

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

  FFN Playoffs Week 2 Preview: Salem

The 8-1 Greyhounds host Parkers Chapel Friday night.

  FFN Playoffs Week 2 Preview: Osceola

The Seminoles have ripped off 9 straight wins and another 3A-3 title. Greenland comes to town on Friday.

  FFN Extra Point: Melbourne rolls in 3A 1st Round

The Bearkatz won in style at Center Point last week to move to 9-3 on the season.

  FFN Playoffs Week 2 Preview: Westside

The 4A-3 champs will host Hamburg, the Warriors are now targeting their first ever playoff win

  Football Friday Night (11/15/19)

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

  FFN Playoffs Week 1 Preview: Valley View

The 10-0 Blazers host Morrilton in the 5A 1st Round.

  Marion wins the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (11/7 & 11/8)

The Patriots beat Osceola by 1,075 votes.

  Vote for the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (11/7/19 & 11/8/19)

Osceola, Westside, & Marion are this week's nominees. The poll closes Tuesday at 4:00pm.

Brackets revealed for 2019 Arkansas High School Football Playoffs

The postseason kicks off November 15th.

  Football Friday Night (11/8/19)

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

  Football Thursday Night (11/7/19)

Watch at 10:20pm on KAIT, kait8.com, and on the Region 8 News app.

  FFN Game of the Week preview: Osceola vs. Newport

This clash will determine the conference title and homefield advantage throughout the 3A playoffs.

  FFN Game of the Week preview: Gosnell

Pirates will try for their second conference title in the last three years.

  FFN Game of the Week preview: Westside

Warriors seek first conference championship

  Rector wins the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (11/1/19)

Max Ford's TD run beat Salem by 1,044 votes.

  Vote for the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (11/1/19)

Salem, Rivercrest, Rector, and Southside are this week's nominees.

  Football Friday Night (11/1/19)

You can watch it at 10:15pm on KAIT, kait8.com, and the Region 8 News app.

  FFN Extra Point: MacArthur beats Annie Camp in Storm Bowl

The Cyclones finish the season 8-1 and win the 6A East title.

  FFN Game of the Week preview: Salem on facing EPC

The 6-1 Greyhounds look to secure a 2nd straight 2A-3 title.

  FFN Game of the Week preview: EPC on facing Salem

The 6-2 Warriors host 6-1 Salem Friday Night.

  Valley View sweeps 4A-3 Cross Country Championships

The competition was held Tuesday at Joe Mack Campbell Park.

  Harrisburg wins the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (10/25/19)

The Hornets beat Valley View by 505 votes.

  Vote for the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (10/25/19)

Jonesboro, Valley View, Westside, & Harrisburg are this week's nominees

  Football Friday Night (10/25/19)

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

  FFN Game of the Week preview: Searcy

Lions seek first conference title since 1991

  FFN Game of the Week preview: Jonesboro

5-2 Canes travel to take on 7-0 Searcy Friday night at Lions Stadium

  McCrory wins the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (10/18/19)

Cason Campbell fools us on play action, he’ll find Colby Lane for the touchdown.

  Vote for the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (10/18/19)

McCrory, Valley View, West Memphis, & Augusta are the nominees. Voting begins Sunday at 4:00pm and closes Tuesday at 4:00pm.

  Football Friday Night (10/18/19)

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

  FFN Game of the Week preview: East Poinsett County

The 5-1 Warriors face 6-1 McCrory Friday at 7:00pm at Joe Hart Field.

  FFN Game of the Week preview: McCrory

The 6-1 Jaguars host 5-1 EPC Friday evening at Joe Hart Field

  Newport wins the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (10/11/19)

Eli Alcorn's TD pass to Clemmie Alcorn helped the Greyhounds start 5-1.

  Vote for the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (Oct. 11th)

Newport, Gosnell, & EPC are this week's nominees. Voting opens Sunday at 4:00pm and closes Tuesday at 4:00pm.

  Football Friday Night (10/11/19)

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

  FFN Game of the Week preview: Harrisburg

The 5-0 Hornets host 4-1 Newport Friday night at 7:00pm.

  FFN Game of the Week preview: Newport

The 4-1 Greyhounds travel to take on the 5-0 Hornets on Friday night

  Pocahontas wins the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (Oct. 4th)

The Redskins take it by 1,134 votes over Valley View.

  Vote for the Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Week (Oct. 4th)

Valley View, Pocahontas, & Blytheville are the nominees. The poll closes Tuesday at 4:00pm.

  Football Friday Night (10/4/19)

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

  Superintendent apologizes for yelling obscenities at football ref, denies spitting

West Memphis Superintendent Jon Collins issued an apology after an incident during a recent football game.