Border bragging rights will have to wait till next year: Crosstown—but across the state line—rivals Arkansas High ( Texarkana, Ark.) and Texas High ( Texarkana, Texas) played to a 17--17 tie last Friday, the series' first draw since 1946. Arkansas' Desmon Field and Texas' Roderick Collier each had an interception in the final 45 seconds.
Mentor ( Ohio) senior Kevin Harper kicked up a storm in the Cardinals' 27--0 win over Solon last Friday. The 5'11", 175-pound Harper booted field goals from 44, 20 and 29 yards, plus one extra point, before nailing a state--record 61-yard field goal with 5:26 left in the game.
Birmingham (Lake Balboa, Calif.) shocked then No. 7 Poly ( Long Beach, Calif.) 20--7 last Friday, thanks to two TDs from tailback Milton Knox (left) and a defense that held the Jackrabbits scoreless until the final two minutes. The Patriots get a crack at the new No. 7, Notre Dame ( Sherman Oaks, Calif.), at home on Sept. 20.