Players To Watch
Last 5 Seasons
About the Team
Head Coach: Reynolds Moore, 10th season (79-63 overall, 68-34 at Benton)
Returning Offensive Starters: 5
Returning Defensive Starters: 5
Playoff Appearances: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
Last year's Benton football squad exceeded all expectations with a six-win turnaround season that saw a first-round upset playoff win and program-defining victories.
With the foundation laid out for the 2022 season, head coach Reynolds Moore hopes that his more experienced squad continues to battle with a tough, gritty mindset that it developed last season and remain in each and every game whether within the comfy confines of their home stadium or out on a challenging road trip.
Senior quarterback Gray Walters returns to lead the charge for the Tiger offense flanked by seniors Pearce Russell and Greg Manning while Cameron McCormack anchors the line between the trenches. On defense, seniors Sawyer Simmons and Zach Halbert will be looked to as leaders while mentoring the next set of upperclassmen.
On the schedule for this season includes non-district home games against Northwood-SH and Texas High while making the trip to New Orleans for a date with Arch Manning's Newman squad on Sept. 16.
In league play, the Tigers travel to Natchitoches Central, Southwood, Haughton and Parkway while playing host to Airline, C.E. Byrd and Captain Shreve.