Class 4A Week 2 Rankings, Notes and Picks

Class 4A Week 2 Rankings, Notes and Picks

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 4A, Week 2, 2018
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1. Warren (1-0)
2. Joe T. Robinson (1-1)
3. Nashville (2-0)
4. Southside Batesville (1-1)
5. Rivercrest (1-0)
6. Arkadelphia (0-2)
7. Gosnell (1-1)
8. Ozark (0-1)
9. Hamburg (2-0)
10. Pottsville (1-0)
11. Prairie Grove (0-1)
12. Ashdown (1-1)
13. Shiloh Christian (0-1)
14. Pea Ridge (0-2)
15. Dumas (1-0)
16. Bauxite (2-0)
17. Dardanelle (2-0)
18. Mena (1-1)
19. Pocahontas (0-1)
20. DeWitt (2-0)
21. Stuttgart (1-1)
22. Heber Springs (0-1)
23. Jonesboro Westside (1-1)
24. Helena (1-0)
25. CAC (0-1)
26. Monticello (0-1)
27. Fountain Lake (1-0)
28. Elkins (1-0)
29. Crossett (0-1)
30. Lonoke (1-0)
31. Star City (1-1)
32. Mills (0-1)
33. Trumann (0-1)
34. Gravette (0-1)
35. Riverview (1-1)
36. Dover (0-1)
37. Brookland (0-2)
38. H. Grove Haskell (1-0)
39. Lincoln (1-0)
40. Malvern (0-1)
41. Bald Knob (0-1)
42. Highland (0-2)
43. Gentry (0-2)
44. Subiaco Academy (1-0)
45. Berryville (1-0)
46. Waldron (0-1)
47. Cave City (0-2)
48. Green Forest (0-1)

HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 17 Dardanelle at No. 11 Prairie Grove
This is the first meeting since Prairie Grove's 28-27 overtime triumph in the second round of the 2006 playoffs. Prairie Grove tries to avoid its first 0-2 start since 2009. The Tigers trailed Farmington 13-6 in the middle of the second quarter last week and were down 33-12 before three fourth-quarter touchdowns. The Tigers gave Farmington a short field with a bad snap on a punt, lost a fumble after a long run and failed on five two-point conversions. Senior Garrett Heltemes a pair of TDs.
Dardanelle goes for its fourth 3-0 start in the past five seasons after last week's one-point win over Charleston. The Sand Lizards led Charleston 13-7 at halftime, then used junior Brandon Bunton's fourth-quarter interception to seal the victory. Bunton also caught a TD pass.

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LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted 35 of 41 games last week (85 percent). Hootens.com has predicted 48 of 58 games this year (83 percent).

WEEK 2 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS)
1-4A
Dardanelle at PRAIRIE GROVE (7): Hootens.com Class 4A Game of the Week.
HUNTSVILLE (14) at Berryville: Huntsville impressed in last week's 29-point win over Gentry. The Eagles held Gentry to 62 yards rushing, while Huntsville senior Tyler Welch scored three TDs. Berryville beat West Fork a week ago by 14 points. Senior Kooper Logan ran for a pair of second-half TDs against West Fork.
Lincoln at KEYS, OKLA. (10): Lincoln has lost four straight against Keys, Okla. ( 10 points in 2014, three points in 2015, 33 points in 2016 and 18 points last year). Lincoln held Westville, Okla. to six points last week.
Gravette at FARMINGTON (14): These are former conference foes, with Gravette winning seven of the past 11. But Gravette struggled two weeks ago against Cascia Hall (Okla.), trailing 30-7 at halftime before losing by 36-points. Farmington beat rival Prairie Grove by three points last week after leading 33-12 in the fourth quarter. Farmington senior QB Eric Hill threw a pair of TDs and ran for a short score.  
Green Forest at COMMERCE, OKLA. (9): Green Forest led Yellville-Summit 7-0 at halftime last week but failed to score in the second half of an eight-point setback. Commerce, Okla. had 259 yards last week against Adair, Okla. Commerce won nine games last season while advancing to the quarterfinals.
SHILOH CHRISTIAN (16) at Trumann: Trumann opens its new Wildcat Stadium this week after losing a week ago at Hoxie by three points. Shiloh Christian gave up 54 points to Texarkana in Zero Week, but the Saints won't face an opponent with that size and speed and until the playoffs. Sophomore QB Jaiden Henry passed for 276 yards and three TDs with zero interceptions against Texarkana.
Gentry is open.
Pea Ridge is open.

2-4A
GREENBRIER (11) at Heber Springs
: Greenbrier has won six of the past seven battle of the Panthers, including last year by 13 points. Greenbrier blasted Beebe 29-14 in Zero Week, rolling up 402 yards offense. Senior Andrew Johnson completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and one TD. Heber Springs must recover emotionally after losing to Clinton on the final play last week, when the Yellow Jackets threw the winning TD pass as time expired. 
Baptist Prep at CAC (14): CAC's Spread attack struggled last week at Mayflower, scoring just seven points in the first half while dropping eight passes. But the Mustangs finished with more than 300 yards and 35 points. CAC has won nine straight over the Eagles. Baptist Prep scored with 21 seconds left to down Bismarck a week ago.
Highland at RIVERVIEW (8): Riverview failed to score late last week in a three-point loss to undefeated DeWitt. Junior middle linebacker Santos Gutierrez has racked up 36 tackles this fall (18 each game), while senior end Joseph Parrish has 19 stops and forced three fumbles. Highland gives up 42 points per game.
Lonoke at BEEBE (4): The Battle of Highway 31. Beebe has won 10 games in this rivalry since 2000, including the past two by a total of 61 points. Beebe ran for 214 yards two weeks ago against Greenbrier, with senior Taylor Boyce gaining 130 yards and a pair of TDs. Lonoke senior QB Braidon Bryant threw a TD pass and ran for another in last week's 37-0 win over Carlisle. The Jackrabbits led 30-0 at halftime.
Harding Academy at BALD KNOB (1): Harding Academy has won six of the past 10 over the Bulldogs. Harding Academy rolled up more than 500 yards in last week's 18-point win at Highland. Bald Knob allowed Valley View's D to score three TDs a week ago.  
WARREN (10) at Stuttgart: Warren has won 10 of the past 11 over Stuttgart since Bo Hembree took over as head coach in 2000, including three in the past two years by a total of 33 points. Warren junior running back Vincent Steppes ran for 186 yards in Zero Week against Southside Batesville. Stuttgart shifted senior Tim Johnson from receiver to QB (started at QB last year) after losing at DeWitt by one point in Zero Week. The Ricebirds held DeWitt to 128 yards. Ricebird junior linebacker Mitchell Stovesand broke up two passes and intercepted another a week ago against Star City. 
LR Hall at MILLS (2): LR Hall gave up 36 points last week to LR Fair, the most points Fair has scored since hanging 36 on Mills last season. Mills has won five of the past six in the series, including a 10-point decision a year ago. 
Southside is open.

3-4A
OSCEOLA (1) at Gosnell: Osceola sophomore QB Kam Turner ran for a pair of TDs a week ago against Class 5A Blytheville. Gosnell limited Kennett, Mo., to 110 yards last week, converting a late fumble into the clinching TD in the final minutes. Jydarian Young ran seven times for 105 yards and two TDs.
Cave City at MELBOURNE (21): Melbourne has won five of the past six over the Cavemen, including by 29 points last season. Melbourne junior QB Gabe Lawrence threw three TDs in last week's 26-point win over Midland. Cave City has lost 12 straight games. 
Piggott at BROOKLAND (8): Brookland averages 29 points per game, losing to Riverview and Greene County Tech in the final minutes each of the past two weeks. Class 3A Piggott plans to shorten the game with plenty of runs and keep Brookland playmakers on the sidelines.
VALLEY VIEW (3) at Rivercrest: Hootens.com Class 5A Game of the Week. Valley View has won three of the four meetings over the Colts. Rivercrest unveils its new stadium after closing down the Cotton Patch last December. Colt junior QB Demilon Brown threw two TD passes in last week's 18-point win at Paragould. 
Hoxie at JONESBORO WESTSIDE (6): These schools are separated by just 20 miles. Hoxie has won five of the past nine over the Warriors, but Jonesboro Westside has won two straight, including an eight-point triumph last season. The Warriors average 45 points per game.
Highland at RIVERVIEW (8): Riverview failed to score late last week in a three-point loss to undefeated DeWitt. Junior middle linebacker Santos Gutierrez has racked up 36 tackles this fall (18 each game), while senior end Joseph Parrish has 19 stops and forced three fumbles. Highland gives up 42 points per game.
SHILOH CHRISTIAN (16) at Trumann: Trumann opens its new Wildcat Stadium this week after losing a week ago at Hoxie by three points. Shiloh Christian gave up 54 points to Texarkana in Zero Week, but the Saints won't face an opponent with that size and speed and until the playoffs. Sophomore QB Jaiden Henry passed for 276 yards and three TDs with zero interceptions against Texarkana.
Paragould at POCAHONTAS (7): Pocahontas was shutout last week for the first time since Week 2, 2013, ironically when the Redskins failed to score against Paragould. Paragould recovered three onside kicks last week against Rivercrest, but turned it over six times.

4-4A
Clarksville at OZARK (10): Ozark has won six of the past 10 over Clarksville. Ozark trailed Booneville by seven points in the fourth quarter last week before surrendering three TDs in a 38 second span. The Hillbillies turned the ball over four times. Senior QB Dawson Dietz passed for 181 yards and a TD but threw three interceptions. Clarksville ran for 393 yards in last week's 41-0 win over Paris, while holding the Eagles to six first downs.
LAMAR (17) at Subiaco Academy: Lamar has won seven straight over the Trojans. Subiaco Academy senior Gage Lee returned a kickoff 72 yards for a crucial TD in last week's eight-point win over Lavaca. Lamar fought back from a 12-point deficit Week 1, downing Danville by one point. 
DANVILLE (2) at Dover: Dover trailed Atkins 14-0 last week at halftime, and the Pirate D allowed only two TDs in the 28-0 setback. Danville lost last week by one point against Lamar when the Warriors kicked the winning extra point in the fourth quarter. Danville misfired on three PAT's.
Hot Springs at MENA (4): These teams have split the past six meetings, with Mena winning last year by 11 points. Hot Springs failed to score last week against Fountain Lake, while Mena sophomore QB Max Montgomery threw a pair of TD passes in a 28-point setback at Prescott. 
Pottsville at BOONEVILLE (6): Pottsville senior Kurtis Kemp ran for a pair of TDs in last week's seven-point win over speedy Newport. Booneville junior QB Evan Schlinker completed all four attempts last week for 82 yards and three TDs in a 22-point win at Ozark.
Paris at WALDRON (6): Waldron failed to score in last week's 47-point loss to Mansfield, while Paris failed o score in a 41-point loss to Clarksville. 
Dardanelle at PRAIRIE GROVE (7): Hootens.com Class 4A Game of the Week.
ELKINS (14) at West Fork: West Fork has won six of the past eight over the Elks, but Elkins has won the past two seasons by a combined 93 points. Elkins QB Quinn McClain went 16 of 26 for 221 yards and two TDs in last week's 20-point win over Greenland.

7-4A
Malvern at LAKE HAMILTON (13)
: These former conference rivals meet in a non conference game for the fifth straight season after splitting the past four meetings. Malvern's D shutout Glen Rose in the first half a week ago. 
GURDON (6) at H. Grove Haskell: Haskell ran for 323 yards Zero Week in an 18-point win over Centerpoint. Gurdon forced three turnovers in last week's 35-0 route over Genoa Central.
HS LAKESIDE (10) at Fountain Lake: Both must emotionally recover after tough games last week against Garland County opponents. HS Lakeside led Lake Hamilton by two points in the middle of the fourth quarter, and fumbled in the final two minutes of the four-point setback. Fountain Lake piled up 319 yards in last week's 18-0 win over Hot Springs.
ARKADELPHIA (3) at Wynne: The defending state champs are 0-2 after setbacks to Class 6A Sylvan Hills and Benton. The Badgers trailed Benton 21-0 in the first quarter last week. Wynne's offense didn't move the ball in a preseason scrimmage game against Searcy and lost by one point in overtime last week against Marion. Wynne running backs were tackled in the backfield 14 times.
BAUXITE (3) at Glen Rose: Glen Rose has won four of the past seven in the series, but Bauxite escaped last season with a 1-point triumph. Bauxite senior QB Seth McDowell ran for a pair of TDs and threw two TD passes in last week's one-point win over Des Arc. 
ASHDOWN (13) at Hope: Ashdown has won seven of the past 13 in the series, including the past two. The Panthers shutout De Queen in last week's 10-point triumph. Hope first-year coach Phillip Turner assisted at Ashdown the past six seasons. Hope gained only 45 yards in last week's 57-point loss to Nashville. 
De Queen at NASHVILLE (21): Nashville seeks revenge after last season's seven-point loss at De Queen. The Scrappers are 2-0 this fall, averaging 45 points and 395 yards per game. Scrapper sophomore Keyshawn Stewart ran seven times for 84 yards and a pair of first-half TDs in last week's 63-6 win over Hope.
Joe T. Robinson is open.

8-4A
HELENA (42) at Marianna
: Helena has won seven straight over Marianna, including the past five years by a combined 253-38 (average of 51-8). Helena QB Armonie Calhoun ran for a pair of TDs and threw a TD in last week's 20-point win over Earle.
CAMDEN FAIRVIEW (7) at Hamburg: Camden Fairview trailed El Dorado 20-0 at halftime last week, and the Cardinals turned the ball over four times. Undefeated Hamburg scored seven first-half TDs in last week's 33-point win over Strong. QB Jonathon Kelly completed five of six passes for 106 yards and two TDs.  
Crossett at WHITE HALL (6): Both teams lost in Week 1, White Hall by 13 points at Dumas and Crossett by 24 points at Magnolia. White Hall junior tailback Donte Buckner ran for a pair of TDs at Dumas. Crossett tallied just 145 yards at Magnolia. 
MAGNOLIA (12) at Monticello: Monticello's offense struggled in the preseason scrimmage with Camden Fairview and the Billies mustered only three points last week against Watson Chapel. High-flying Magnolia tries to go 3-0 for the first time since 2006 when the Panthers finished as conference runners-up. 
WARREN (10) at Stuttgart: Warren has won 10 of the past 11 over Stuttgart since Bo Hembree took over as head coach in 2000, including three in the past two years by a total of 33 points. Warren junior running back Vincent Steppes ran for 186 yards in Zero Week against Southside Batesville. Stuttgart shifted senior Tim Johnson from receiver to QB (started at QB last year) after losing at DeWitt by one point in Zero Week. The Ricebirds held DeWitt to 128 yards. Ricebird junior linebacker Mitchell Stovesand broke up two passes and intercepted another a week ago against Star City.  
DEWITT (21) at Carlisle: DeWitt goes for its first 3-0 start since 2002. The Dragons have won three of the past four over Carlisle. DeWitt junior QB Seth Courtney passed for 165 yards and two TDs and ran for 59 yards in last week's three-point win at Riverview.
McGehee at DUMAS (4): Dumas has won three straight over McGehee, but the Owls won three straight from 2013-2015. Dumas junior QB Chris Harris ran for three TDs in last week's 34-21 win over Class 5A White Hall. 
Star City is open.

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