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Cabot looks to snap streak against Bentonville

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By KURT VOIGT
AP Sports Writer

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - Cabot would love nothing more than to celebrate its first state championship since 2000, even if it had to wait a week because off last week's wintry weather.

The Panthers (12-0) will finally have their chance this weekend when they face a Bentonville team that's lost in the last two championship games to Fayetteville.

The Tigers' (10-2) only losses this season came to out-of-state powers Broken Arrow (Okla.) and Euless (Texas) Trinity, and they are led by talented sophomore quarterback Kasey Ford. A win for Bentonville would give the West its ninth-straight title in the state's largest classification.

Cabot fullback Zach Launius had five touchdowns in an overtime win over North Little Rock in the semifinals, and the Panthers' ground game could thrive in the rainy weather that's expected on Friday night.

Bentonville has won two state championships under coach Barry Lunney, and it hopes to add a third this week.

BENTONVILLE 24, CABOT 23

CLASS 7A

Bentonville 24, Cabot 23

CLASS 6A

El Dorado 21, Pine Bluff 14

CLASS 5A

Batesville 31, Morrilton 27

CLASS 4A

Warren 34, Valley View 28

Dollarway 27, Booneville 24

CLASS 3A

Charleston 35, Earle 24

Glen Rose 33, Smackover 21

CLASS 2A

Bearden 17, Des Arc 14

Junction City 30, Carlisle 24

Last Week: 12-6 (67 percent)

Season: 306-56-1 (85 percent)

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