Who Will Be Farmington’s 5A-West Rival?

I had the opportunity Friday morning to spend a couple of hours in Farmington, where I spoke with athletic director Brad Blew and coaches Mike Adams, Beau Thompson and Brad Johnson about the school’s upcoming move to Class 5A status.

Farmington has played its final game in the 4A-1 Conference and will be a member of the 5A-West Conference when classes resume in August.

One of the dramatic changes Farmington faces will be the lack of a natural rival in the new league, basically because it’s so spread out throughout about one-fourth of the state. Farmington’s new conference foes range in distance from Harrison at 80 miles away to Little Rock Christian at 190 miles.

So, let’s get some views on this subject. Who do you think will become Farmington’s natural rival in the 5A-West Conference and why?

Your choices, should you want to participate, are:

  • Harrison
  • Clarksville
  • Morrilton
  • Greenbrier
  • Vilonia
  • Maumelle
  • Little Rock Christian

Let’s hear from you. Your responses will be appreciated.


Henry Apple

Henry Apple

Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville and Bentonville West, as well as topics that include state schools and the Arkansas Activities Association. During the spring, he handles high school track in Northwest Arkansas. He is a lifelong Arkansas resident.
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2 thoughts on “Who Will Be Farmington’s 5A-West Rival?”

  1. Their new natural rival is the AAA for screwing them over so badly. Why should a school have to drive 3 hours for a CONFERENCE GAME.

    These kids are also students, the AAA seems to forget about that. Can you imagine if a basketball player wanted to take AP classes? He would be missing class at least once a week plus there is a zero chance of being able to do any studying on a bus.

    1. I couldn’t agree more and Tennis isn’t like other sports it is strictly an extra-curricular activity. The distance is a true hardship and my daughter is taking NWACC classes.

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