Class 3A - Week 2 - 2015

Class 3A - Week 2 - 2015

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 3A, Week 2, 2015
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1. Smackover (0-2)
2. Charleston (0-1)
3. Prescott (1-0)
4. McGehee (0-1)
5. Harding Academy (1-0)
6. Lamar (1-0)
7. Fordyce (1-0)
8. C. Harmony Grove (1-0)
9. Booneville (0-1)
10. Hoxie (0-1)
11. Episcopal Collegiate (1-0)
12. Rivercrest (1-0)
13. H. G. Haskell (1-0)
14. Danville (0-1)
15. Osceola (0-1)
16. Fouke (1-0)
17. Bald Knob (0-1)
18. West Fork (0-1)
19. Melbourne (1-0)
20. Mayflower (0-1)
21. Barton (1-0)
22. Centerpoint (1-0)
23. Mountain View (1-0)
24. Glen Rose (0-1)
25. Greenland (1-0)
26. Paris (0-1)
27. Lavaca (1-0)
28. Mansfield (1-0)
29. Marianna (1-0)
30. Elkins (0-1)
31. Jessieville (1-0)
32. Piggott (1-0)
33. Two Rivers (0-1)
34. Corning (0-1)
35. Manila (1-0)
36. Green Forest (0-1)
37. Perryville (1-0)
38. Yellville-Summit (0-1)
39. Cedar Ridge (1-0)
40. Horatio (1-0)
41. Atkins (0-1)
42. Rose Bud (0-1)
43. Cedarville (0-1)
44. Bismarck (0-1)
45. Marshall (0-1)
46. Genoa Central (0-1)
47. Lake Village (0-1)
48. Drew Central (0-1)

HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 8 Camden Harmony Grove at No. 3 Prescott
Prescott has defeated Harmony Grove by an average of 23 points the past three seasons. Prescott senior quarterback Trevor Pipkin completed 29 of 38 passes for 437 yards and five touchdowns in last week's 59-27 win over Gurdon. Junior running back Carlos Vanhook rushed for 148 yards and a pair of TDs. Sophomore KaDarius Pearson caught nine passes for 147 yards and two scores. "We know they are talented," Harmony Grove coach Tony Chambers says. "They have fast, athletic skill kids with a great quarterback and their linemen don't miss assignments."
Harmony Grove hammered Bearden 42-6 last week, taking advantage of a short field all night. Senior QB C.J. Parham passed for 101 yards and three TDs. Senior RB Devin Venzant ran 10 times for 63 yards and a score and caught a TD pass. Chambers rested his starters in the second half. "They're well-coached and have some speed and quickness," Prescott coach Tommy Poole says. "They'll surprise some folks this year."

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LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly picked 30 of 47 games (64 percent) involving 3A teams, nailing the spread of Quitman by one point over Rose Bud.

WEEK 2 PREDICTIONS (favored team in CAPS followed by point spread)
1-3A
Berryville at WEST FORK (8): Berryville beat Class 2A Decatur 34-0 last week, while West Fork fell to Gentry 30-18. West Fork rushed for 259 yards in last year's 30-20 win at Berryville.
PEA RIDGE (21) at Green Forest: Green Forest lost to 1-4A member Huntsville 47-24 last week. Pea Ridge, picked by league coaches to finish ahead of Huntsville, defeated Elkins 35-8.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (12) at Brookland: Mountain View senior TB Josh Burns ran 19 times for 147 yards and two TDs in last week's 28-16 win over Salem. The Yellowjackets beat Brookland 36-28 a year ago. Brookland gave up 552 yards rushing last week in a 32-12 loss at 3-3A member Cedar Ridge.
DOVER (40) at Cedarville: Dover destroyed 4-3A member Atkins 57-7 last week, while Cedarville lost to Mountainburg 34-19. Mountainburg's top 'back rushed for 356 yards.
Elkins at LAVACA (2): Lavaca has beaten Elkins the past three seasons, including 14-8 a year ago. Elkins lost to Pea Ridge 35-8 last week. Lavaca rushed for 409 yards in a 56-6 win at Union Christian. Sophomore FB Cody Harris ran six times for 121 yards and two TDs.
Greenland at MANSFIELD (4): Mansfield has won four of the past five meetings in this series, including three in a row by an average of 32 points.
Marshall at ROSE BUD (1): Marshall put up little resistance in last week's 48-19 loss to Hector. The Bobcats fumbled on their first play and went three-and-out on their next two possessions. Rose Bud lost to Quitman 13-12. The Ramblers have defeated Marshall the past two seasons.
YELLVILLE-SUMMIT (6) at Salem: Both teams went 2-8 in 2014 but are improved. Yellville-Summit beat Salem 26-0 a year ago. The Panthers are better up front on both sides, an opposing coach says.

2-3A
HARDING ACADEMY (21) at Vilonia: Harding Academy edged Vilonia 29-20 last year. Senior QB Alex Francis passed for 333 yards and three TDs. Last week, Francis completed 27 of 41 passes for 367 yards and five scores in a 43-6 win over Highland.
Mayflower at GRAVETTE (21): Mayflower lost at Class 4A Dumas 46-0 last week. Gravette beat Mayflower 48-24 a year ago.
Marianna at WEST HELENA (36): West Helena has defeated Marianna by an average of 45 points the past four seasons.
BALD KNOB (1) at Southside Batesville: Bald Knob has won the past two meetings by an average of 44 points. The Bulldogs lost last week to Des Arc 26-16.
Marshall at ROSE BUD (1): Marshall put up little resistance in last week's 48-19 loss to Hector. The Bobcats fumbled on their first play and went three-and-out on their next two possessions. Rose Bud lost to Quitman 13-12. The Ramblers have defeated Marshall the past two seasons.
ATKINS (1) at Bigelow: Atkins has won two straight over Bigelow, including 27-13 last year.
Midland at BARTON (32): Midland still waiting on the completion of its new field. The Mustangs lost at Woodlawn 22-6 last week. Barton beat Midland 40-6 last season.
Perryville at TWO RIVERS (2): Seniors Dalton Everett and Derik Boyette and junior Lane Clement powered Perryville in last week's 19-6 win over Bigelow. Two Rivers beat Perryville 50-27 a year ago.

3-3A
Cave City at MELBOURNE (11): Melbourne has beaten Cave City by an average of 21 points the past three seasons. The Bearkatz looked rusty last week but managed to beat Yellville-Summit 21-14.
GOSNELL (25) at Osceola: Gosnell has defeated Osceola by an average of 12 points the past two years. Blytheville shut out Osceola 44-0 last week.
Jonesboro Westside at HOXIE (14): Twenty miles separate these schools that played in the 3-2A North from 1993-97. Hoxie has won four of the past six meetings in this series, including 42-14 a year ago. The Mustangs were flat in last week's 28-21 loss at Trumann.
TRUMANN (16) at Manila: Trumann's 33-6 win over Manila last year was its first on-the-field non-conference victory in three years. The Wildcats blocked a punt and returned a fumble to beat Hoxie 28-21 last week. Manila defeated 3-4A member Jonesboro Westside 34-20.
CEDAR RIDGE (20) at Rector: Cedar Ridge rushed for 552 yards in last week's 32-12 win over Class 4A Brookland. Sophomore FB Kyler Northcutt ran 14 times for 179 yards and a TD. Rector's losing streak extends to 11 games.
Corning at E. POINSETT COUNTY (26): Corning lost to Walnut Ridge 32-8 last week, while EPC fell to McCrory 24-0. The Warriors beat Corning 50-20 last season.
Rivercrest at EARLE (4): These teams have split the past four meetings. Senior RB Cecil Langston ran 15 times for 80 yards and took a hook-and-lateral pass 58 yards for a TD in last week's 14-13 win over Paragould. Earle hammered Hazen 60-14. Senior twins Marcus and Marquese Brown combined for 17 catches (six TDs) and junior Dontrell Johnson (6-2, 185) scored three times.
PIGGOTT (8) at Portageville, Mo.: Piggott senior RB Landon Williams ran 21 times for 112 yards and three TDs in last year's 30-21 win over Portageville. The Mohawks beat Marked Tree 28-7 last week.

4-3A
PRAIRIE GROVE (1) at Charleston: Charleston lost to 1-4A member Shiloh Christian 77-49 last week. League coaches picked Prairie Grove to win the 1-4A this fall.
DARDANELLE (25) at Booneville: Dardanelle mercy-ruled Danville before halftime last week in a 42-0 victory. The Sand Lizards beat Booneville 28-0 a year ago. Booneville lost to Ozark 26-0 last week, its first shutout loss at home since 2000.
Subiaco Academy at LAMAR (18): Lamar crushed Clarksville 42-12 last week. Junior QB Hunter Davenport accounted for 220 yards and threw three TD passes. The Warriors have beaten Subiaco Academy by an average of 29 points the past two seasons.
Waldron at PARIS (8): Both teams lost last week. Paris has defeated Waldron by an average of 36 points the past five seasons.
Elkins at LAVACA (2): Lavaca has beaten Elkins the past three seasons, including 14-8 a year ago. Elkins lost to Pea Ridge 35-8 last week. Lavaca rushed for 409 yards in a 56-6 win at Union Christian. Sophomore FB Cody Harris ran six times for 121 yards and two TDs.
Greenland at MANSFIELD (4): Mansfield has won four of the past five meetings in this series, including three in a row by an average of 32 points.
Mount Ida at DANVILLE (7): Danville beat Mount Ida 28-14 last season. The Little Johns managed 106 yards in last week's 42-0 loss at Dardanelle.
Perryville at TWO RIVERS (2): Seniors Dalton Everett and Derik Boyette and junior Lane Clement powered Perryville in last week's 19-6 win over Bigelow. Two Rivers beat Perryville 50-27 a year ago.

5-3A
Glen Rose at BAUXITE (2): These teams have split the past four meetings. Glen Rose has lost nine of its past 11 games. Bauxite, which came within a TD of making the playoffs in 2014, features 19 seniors.
FOUNTAIN LAKE (13) at Jessieville: Fountain Lake has defeated Jessieville by an average of 38 points the past six seasons. Jessieville junior Steven Benson performed well last week in his debut at QB, tossing five TD passes and running for another in a 48-0 win at Mountain Pine.
Conway Christian at H. G. HASKELL (6): Conway Christian lost to 5-3A member Episcopal Collegiate 32-24 last week, while Harmony Grove beat 5-2A member Poyen 32-14. Harmony Grove senior RB Jon Johnson ran 17 times for 157 yards and four TDs. Conway Christian, picked by league coaches to finish third in the 5-2A, beat Harmony Grove 32-20 a year ago. Harmony Grove trailed 26-20 late in the fourth quarter when it fumbled near the goal line. Conway Christian drove 97 yards to score and seal the victory.
POYEN (8) at Bismarck: Bismarck lost to Spring Hill (0-9-1 in 2014) 31-6 last week. Poyen beat Bismarck 26-12 a year ago.
Magnet Cove at CENTERPOINT (2): Magnet Cove senior QB Harrison Wade and senior receiver Jay Kelley connected eight times for 111 yards and two TDs in last year's 20-3 win over Centerpoint. Centerpoint cruised last week in a 35-14 win over Paris. Junior QB Keenan Owens picked apart Paris' defense, which put little to no pressure on the all-league performer.
Horatio at MURFREESBORO (8): These former conference foes have split the past four meetings. Horatio (0-10 in 2014) shelved the Spread this spring and installed the Flexbone. The Lions crushed Cutter Morning Star 39-0 last week. Sophomore QB Zach Izzo and senior FB Dante Jones power Horatio. Murfreesboro edged Horatio 6-0 last year.
C. Harmony Grove at PRESCOTT (12): See Hootens.com Game of the Week.
Episcopal Collegiate is open.

6-3A
Fordyce at CROSSETT (1): Fordyce scored twice in the fourth quarter last week to beat rival Rison 35-32. Three Redbugs rushed for 224 yards on 36 carries, led by senior Keyshawn Thomas (nine carries for 95 yards). Senior Jakeymes Gates ran for two scores, caught a 33-yard TD pass and intercepted a pass. Crossett defeated Fordyce 35-8 a year ago.
Dumas at MCGEHEE (2): McGehee has defeated Dumas the past four seasons. The Owls lost to Hamburg 47-12 last week, while Dumas defeated Mayflower 46-0.
STAR CITY (41) at Lake Village: Lake Village surrendered 465 total yards in last week's 61-7 to Monticello. Star City beat the Beavers 58-0 a year ago.
C. Harmony Grove at PRESCOTT (12): See Hootens.com Game of the Week.
CUTTER M. STAR (6) at Drew Central: This is probably Drew Central's best shot at ending its 43-game losing streak. Cutter Morning Star lost to Horatio 39-0 last week.
Foreman at FOUKE (23): Fouke has won seven of its past eight contests against 7-2A members. The Panthers held Foreman to 38 total yards in last year's 30-0 victory.
LAFAYETTE COUNTY (26) at Genoa Central: Lafayette County split its opening games last week, losing in the final seconds to Bearden 20-14 and defeating Hermitage 65-44 four days later. Genoa Central lost to 7-2A member Foreman 17-14. Lafayette County beat Genoa Central 40-6 a year ago.
SMACKOVER (21) at Gurdon: Smackover lost twice last week (59-30 to Warren on Monday and 13-7 to Junction City on Saturday), while Gurdon fell to Prescott 59-27. Gurdon senior RB Jackie Harvell ran 40 times for 346 yards and three TDs. But Harvell won't be enough for the Go-Devils. Smackover senior and Razorback commit Jordan Jones returned a punt 78 yards for a TD in last year's 41-18 win over Gurdon. Senior RB Dewayne Jones caught a 49-yard TD pass and ran 44 yards for a score.

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