Hot Springs Trojans (1-6, 1-3) vs. Arkansas High Razorbacks (6-1, 4-0)
Friday, 7:00 p.m., Razorback Stadium, Texarkana
Radio: Fox Sports Radio 1400 AM/97.1 FM, FoxSportsTexarkana.com, Fox Sports 1400 on the Freed AM Sports app (Michael DelGiorno & Greg Hogan)
Arkansas High is honoring great coaches from the past during homecoming versus the Trojans.
Swede Lee, who led Arkansas to three straight state titles from 1973-75, Johnny Toombs, the winningest coach ever at Arkansas High, and Bill Keopple, who led the Hogs to state titles in 2006-07, will be honored.
The current Razorbacks are playing like the Razorbacks of old having won their fourth straight conference game, a feat not accomplished since the days of Keopple in 2007 when Arkansas High won their last state title. Coach Barry Norton, at least through October of his second season, has transferred some of the victorious ingredients from the western side of Summerhill Road and infused them with the players off Jefferson Avenue.
It helps when the team has an athletic talent such as senior Cameron Collier to rely upon. Collier has scored a total of six touchdowns for the Razorbacks in the past two games, and they have come on offense as a running back and on defense as a return man on takeaways.
After beating Little Rock McClellan in a battle of undefeated teams, there may not be another team to challenge them on paper until the playoffs. If so, the only team that can beat the Hogs will be themselves.