2011 Fayetteville High School Football Recap
The Fayetteville Bulldogs entered the 2011 season trying to erase the memories of the devastating loss against the Bentonville Tigers in the 2010 7A-State Championship game. The Bulldogs won the state championship in 2007, and were trying to recapture their winning ways.
Fayetteville opened the 2011 season with an impressive 49-7 win over the Parkway West Longhorns. The Bulldogs went on to win their next two games, beating the Russellville Cyclones 49-0 and the Jonesboro Hurricane’s 50-27.
In their fourth game of the season, the Bulldogs faced the ferocious Bentonville Tigers. In a rematch of the prior season’s 7A-State Championship game, each team stepped on the field with one word in mind, WIN!
The Bentonville Tigers were able to score a huge victory crushing the Bulldogs 41-6.
Undeterred, the Bulldogs went on to win their next four games against Springdale, Fort Smith Northside, Fort Smith Southside, and Rogers High School.
The Bulldogs were handed their second loss of the season against Springdale Har-Ber.
In the final game of the regular season, with their backs against the wall, the Fayetteville Bulldogs were beat Rogers Heritage, closing the regular season on a high note.
The Bulldogs entered the post season in the #4 spot drawing #5 seed Little Rock Catholic. To even make it to the championship game, the Bulldogs had to play hardnosed football and improve from the regular season.
In their opening game, the #4 Bulldogs were able to beat #5 Little Rock Catholic Rockets 42-13.
In the second round, The Bulldogs faced off against #1 seed Conway who were fresh off a bye week. The Bulldogs played with a high level of intensity and upset the Wampus Cats 49-28.
After the second round victory, the Bulldogs traveled into hostile waters to face #2 seed Fort Smith Southside. The Rebels did not prove to be enough. The Bulldogs were able to hold off the Rebels in a close 23-20 win earning them a bid to the 7A-State Championship game.
The rematch was set. The Bentonville Tigers and Fayetteville Bulldogs would step once again for the 7A-State Championship title.