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story.lead_photo.caption Magnolia senior Amir Cooper (17), who rushed for more than 100 yards last week against Warren, stiff-arm a Lumberjack defender. Cooper not only scored a 9-yard touchdown, but threw an 18-yard reverse pass during a 12-play, 81-yard scoring drive. His longest run from scrimmage covered 25 yards during the third quarter. - Photo by Mike Jones

After playing and making several mistakes in the Hooten Kickoff Classic 10 days ago, Magnolia will look play much better tonight on its home field. The Panthers (0-1) will host the Crossett Eagles (0-0) at 7 p.m. on Don Hubbard at Panther Stadium.

Magnolia has beaten Crossett seven times during the teams’ last 10 meetings. The Panthers have a three-game winning streak against the Eagles that include the 24-0 victory last year, 28-19 in 2017 and 21-7 in 2016.

Crossett slipped past Magnolia 23-20 in 2015, but the Panthers won 20-8 the previous year. The Eagles claimed back-to-back victories in 2012 and 2013, winning by scores of 32-31 and 51-26 respectively.

In 2011, the Panthers won 28-6; claimed a 35-7 victory in 2010; and captured a 14-7 win in 2009.

Following is the Associated Press’ high school football poll:


  1. Bryant

  2. North Little Rock

  3. Fayetteville

  4. Greenwood

  5. Bentonville

  6. Conway

  7. Pulaski Academy

  8. Harrison

  9. FS Northside

  10. LR Christian


  1. Greenwood

  2. Benton

  3. Jonesboro

  4. Marion

  5. El Dorado


  1. Pulaski Academy

  2. Harrison

  3. LR Christian

  4. LR McClellan

  5. Morrilton


  1. Arkadelphia

  2. Nashville

  3. Warren

  4. Joe T. Robinson

  5. Shiloh Christian


  1. Rison

  2. Camden Harmony Grove

  3. Prescott

  4. Smackover

  5. Booneville


  1. Hazen

  2. Junction City

  3. Gurdon

  4. Foreman

  5. Fordyce

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