NWA Rivalry Games Moved to Week 10
Bentonville, Arkansas– Following in the footsteps of the National Football League (NFL), high school football programs in the region will be moving some of the most anticipated rivalry games to the end of the season.
Beginning in 2012, rivalry games will be moved to week 10. This means we will have to wait until November 2nd to see the rematch of the 7A-State Championship game between Fayetteville and Bentonville.
The new system will increase ticket sales as the game become more and more important towards the end of the season.
The downfall of the move is teams may not give players enough time to rest. Another issue is the existence of injuries to top players late in the season, which could result in difficulties during the playoffs.
Do you play your starting QB against your rival? Do you keep him in until the fourth quarter? What if the game is close?
Overall, moving the rivalry games will create an excitement at schools like never before.
Letterman Magazine will be on site reporting live for some exciting games such as Springdale versus Har-Ber, Rogers High versus Rogers Heritage, Pea Ridge versus Farmington, Gentry versus Gravette, and Van Buren versus Siloam Springs just to name a few.