Class 4A - Week 2 - 2013

Class 4A - Week 2 - 2013

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 4A, Week 1, 2013
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1. Warren (0-1)
2. Arkadelphia (1-0)
3. Dollarway (1-0)
4. Booneville (1-0)
5. Nashville (0-1)
6. Prairie Grove (1-0)
7. Pottsville (1-0)
8. Newport (1-0)
9. Hamburg (1-0)
10. Valley View (1-0)
11. Ashdown (1-0)
12. Farmington (1-0)
13. Highland (1-0)
14. Maumelle (1-0)
15. CAC (1-0)
16. Star City (1-0)
17. Stuttgart (0-1)
18. Clinton (1-0)
19. Lonoke (0-1)
20. Malvern (1-0)
21. Dardanelle (1-0)
22. Ozark (0-1)
23. Heber Springs (0-1)
24. Gosnell (0-1)
25. Monticello (0-1)
26. Subiaco Academy (1-0)
27. Pulaski Robinson (1-0)
28. Crossett (1-0)
29. Mena (1-0)
30. Dumas (0-1)
31. Southside Batesville (1-0)
32. Pocahontas (1-0)
33. Lincoln (1-0)
34. Gravette (0-1)
35. Pea Ridge (1-0)
36. Arkansas Baptist (0-1)
37. Bauxite (0-1)
38. DeWitt (0-1)
39. Gentry (1-0)
40. Cave City (0-1)
41. Dover (0-1)
42. Jonesboro Westside (1-0)
43. Berryville (1-0)
44. Brookland (1-0)
45. Lake Village (0-1)
46. Trumann (0-1)
47. Waldron (0-1)
48. Marianna (0-0)

HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 18 Clinton at No. 13 Highland
Clinton gets to gauge its program after snapping a six-game losing streak with last week's 58-33 triumph over Arkansas Baptist during Simmons First/Hootens.com Kickoff Week. The Yellow Jackets' 23-point loss to Highland last year proved costly when two starters went down with season-ending injuries.

Clinton out gained Arkansas Baptist by just 40 yards (476-436) but cruised to a comfortable victory by scoring six touchdowns in the first half. Clinton senior Stephen Sappington (13 carries, 122 yards and three TDs) and Mason Speer (12 carries, 58 yards) alternate every series "so we can keep them both fresh for defense," Clinton coach Chris Dufrene says. Clinton junior QB Fielder Dufrene completed 13 of 15 passes for 237 yards and ran five times for 23 yards against Arkansas Baptist. Senior defensive tackle Alex Clark and cornerback Robby Slack earn praise from Dufrene as defensive leaders. "They fly to the ball," Highland coach Spencer Hill says.

Two-time defending 3-4A champion Highland shutout Thayer, Mo., 34-0 last week, despite turning the ball over five times and committing eight penalties. Highland sophomore QB Reid Maag executes the option attack (11 carries, 137 yards and a TD) and throws the ball when needed (10 of 14 for 150 yards). Junior running back Kevin French didn't play last week after spraining his ankle in practice, but he could return against Clinton. Junior Avery Johnson shifts between receiver and running back. Johnson ran for 64 yards and three TDs last year, caught two passes for 38 yards and returned an interception 96 yards for a score. Highland junior Garrett Hussong shifted from tight end to linebacker in the spring, and paced the Rebels with 17 tackles, while junior cornerback Spenser Stowers racked up 10 tackles and an interception. "We can't turn the ball over, cause they'll convert it into points," Dufrene says.

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LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted 35 of 43 games (81 percent).

WEEK 2 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS followed by point spread)
1-4A
MORRILTON (1) at Prairie Grove: These teams didn't play last season after enduring a two-hour lightening delay. Morrrilton led Class 6A Russellville 28-16 in the third quarter last week before losing 43-28. Devil Dog senior QB Toney Hawkins ran for three scores against Russellville. Prairie Grove forced six turnovers and allowed just one TD against Lavaca (Lavaca's other two scores came on an interception and kickoff return).
FARMINGTON (21) at West Fork: Farmington has won two of the past three over West Fork, including 25-0 last year. Farmington forced a pair of second-half turnovers in last week's eight-point win over Huntsville.
OZARK (2) at Clarksville: These are former conference foes. Ozark has beaten Clarksville three out of the past five seasons.
Gravette at BOONEVILLE (28): Booneville junior Josh Smith returned a punt 82 yards (fifth longest in school history) for a TD in last week's sportsmanship rule win over rival Ozark. Junior fullback Bryson May ran for 163 yards and a TD. Gravette
Stilwell, Okla. at LINCOLN (10): Class 4A Stilwell (third-highest classification in Oklahoma) didn't score against Lincoln last year. Lincoln has held six of its past 11 opponents to a TD or less.
Pea Ridge at GREEN FOREST (2): Three of the past four meetings between these teams were decided by six points or less. Pea Ridge QB Seth Brumley passed for 104 yards and a TD and ran for 82 yards and a score in last week's three-point win at Elkins.
Berryville at HUNTSVILLE (3): Huntsville has beaten Berryville five straight times. Huntsville committed two turnovers in last week's eight-point loss at Farmington. Berryville's 44-point win over Marshall last week snapped a seven-game losing streak.
CHARLESTON (10) at Gentry: Gentry usually plays lights out against Charleston, winning by two TDs in 2010 and losing by a 15 points in 2009 and eight points in 2011. The Pioneers committed 13 penalties in last week's 30-point victory over West Fork. Gentry QB Jarod Cousins ran for 119 yards and a TD and passed for a score in last week's 30-0 win over West Fork.

2-4A
DOLLARWAY (4) at LR Parkview: Little Rock Parkview has beaten Dollarway two out of the past three seasons. Dollarway senior all-purpose player Joshua Liddell ran for two TDs in last week's 15-point win over West Helena.
NEWPORT (14) at Bald Knob: These teams have split the past four meetings, with Newport winning two straight by a combined 25 points. Bald Knob jumped on Pocahontas 13-0 in the first quarter last week, but didn't score again. Newport's Kristen Crite ran in a pair of TDs and Shufon Alcorn caught two second-half scores against Nettleton last week.
Beebe at LONOKE (3): Lonoke has beaten Beebe three of the past four seasons. Lonoke led Star City 14-13 in the fourth quarter before losing by two points last week. Beebe led Greenbrier 14-0 in the first quarter last week but lost by 23 points. Beebe gained 444 yards against Greenbrier.
Valley View at STUTTGART (1): This is the second meeting between these teams. Valley View believes a victory could propel the program this fall. Blazer senior QB Noah Johns threw two TDs and ran for another in the first half of last week's 35-point win over Class 5A Paragould.
HARDING ACADEMY (6) at Heber Springs: This game was a no contest last year. Heber Springs beat Harding Academy by a combined 77-41 in 2010 and 2011.
Clinton at HIGHLAND (1): Hootens.com Class 4A Game of the Week.
SOUTHSIDE BATESVILLE (25) at Mountain View: Mountain View has lost 14 of its past 17 games. Southside Batesville racked up 332 yards in last week's 20-point win over Cave City. Southerner senior QB Drew Moss passed for 250 yards and a TD and ran for another score.
Marianna at WEST HELENA (35): West Helena trailed Dollarway by eight points in the fourth quarter last week. Marianna didn't play last week and hasn't won since beating West Helena by nine points Week 2, 2011.

3-4A
Valley View at STUTTGART (1): This is the second meeting between these teams. Valley View believes a victory could propel the program this fall. Blazer senior QB Noah Johns threw two TDs and ran for another in the first half of last week's 35-point win over Class 5A Paragould.
Clinton at HIGHLAND (1): Hootens.com Class 4A Game of the Week.
Gosnell at OSCEOLA (6): These are former conference foes. Osceola has beaten Gosnell two of the past three seasons. Osceola broke a seven-game winless streak against Blytheville last week, 40-22. Seminole Ashton Nall ran for 202 yards and two TDs a week ago.
POCAHONTAS (2) at Paragould: Pocahontas has beaten Paragould by a total of 30 points the past three years. Pocahontas coach Dave Williams was admitted to the Pocahontas hospital on Thursday and transported to a Jonesboro hospital over the weekend with blood pressure, bleeding and heart problems, his son Jeff Williams says.
Jonesboro Westside at CORNING (1): Jonesboro Westside has won five of its past 12 games. Corning beat the Warriors by 30 points a year ago.
Trumann at NETTLETON (21): Nettleton has won eight of the past nine in the series, but four of the games were decided by a total of nine points. Each team scored just one TD in losses last week.
MELBOURNE (3) at Cave City: Melbourne's 14-point win last year caromed Cave City's season. Cave City senior Austin Cunningham ran for 74 yards and a TD against Southside Batesville a week ago.
Piggott at BROOKLAND (4): Brookland has never lost a non conference game (3-0 all-time record) after winning at Brinkley 54-43 a week ago. Piggott rallied from a 14-point deficit to tie Yellville-Summit 31-31 a week ago.

4-4A
Gravette at BOONEVILLE (28): Booneville junior Josh Smith returned a punt 82 yards (fifth longest in school history) for a TD in last week's sportsmanship rule win over rival Ozark. Junior fullback Bryson May ran for 163 yards and a TD.
Fountain Lake at POTTSVILLE (18): Pottsville QB Michael Perry, a four-year starter, ran for four TDs and threw two more in last week's 29-point win over Heber Springs. Fountain Lake lost to Maumelle 35-0 last week, getting shut out for the first time since Tommy Gilleran took over as coach in 2003.
North Pulaski at MAUMELLE (35): Maumelle's 35-0 win over Fountain Lake was its second in the past eight games (beat Waldron 42-0 in Week 5, 2012). Hornet senior end Kendall Donnerson (4.5 speed) "is quick and unblockable," an opposing coach says. North Pulaski has lost 66 of its past 71 games.
DARDANELLE (14) at Mayflower: Dardanelle has beaten Yell County rival Danville by a combined 75-0 the past two years. Sand Lizard QB Kristian Thompson, a transfer from Pulaski Robinson, passed for 179 yards and two TDs last week.
Subiaco Academy at LAMAR (1): This could develop into on of the more exciting games in the River Valley this week. Lamar gored Gravette 35-14 last week, while Subiaco Academy stomped Decatur 43-7. Lamar beat the Trojans by 18 points last year, but it's closer this season with Subiaco Academy's improved linemen.
Mena at HOT SPRINGS (4): Hot Springs has lost four of its past five season openers, including 19-13 at Pulaski Robinson a week ago. Hot Springs running back Kenny Kelly ran for two TDs a week ago.
ARKANSAS BAPTIST (3) at Dover: This is the second meeting between these schools. Arkansas Baptist won by a TD last year (game called at halftime because of lightening). Arkansas Baptist QB Riley Perkins completed 19 of 39 passes for 267 yards and three TDs last week against Clinton.
PARIS (8) at Waldron: Waldron gave up seven TDs against Mansfield a week ago, but the Bulldogs scored 28 points, most since 2011.

7-4A
HOPE (1) at Ashdown: Hootens.com Class 5A Game of the Week.
ARKANSAS BAPTIST (3) at Dover: This is the second meeting between these schools. Arkansas Baptist won by a TD last year (game called at halftime because of lightening). Arkansas Baptist QB Riley Perkins completed 19 of 39 passes for 267 yards and three TDs last week against Clinton.
ARKADELPHIA (28) at Sheridan: Arkadelphia senior playmakers Jakahri Howell and Kris Oliver combined for almost 600 yards at Benton a week ago. Sheridan led LR Hall by 16 points in the fourth quarter and held for a two-point victory.
NASHVILLE (17) at De Queen: Nashville was tied with Hope 21-21 at halftime last week, but lost by two TDs. Junior QB LaMichael Pettway, who has a scholarship offer from Nebraska, passed for 154 yards and two TDs and ran 25 times for 172 yards.
Lake Village at MALVERN (28): Lake Village played well in the second half of last week's 14-point loss at Strong. Malvern senior Kaylen Burks completed 11 of 16 passes for 157 yards and a TD and ran 18 times for 114 yards and two scores in his first start at QB.
LR McClellan at CAC (17): CAC QB Jack Thomas, who missed last season with a shoulder injury, threw six TD passes (three TD passes to tight end Adam Weiner and receiver Stephan Flanigan) in last week's 48-40 win over defending Class 4A champion Stuttgart. LR McClellan trailed Class 6A Searcy 17-13 in the third quarter last week before losing 38-13.
GLEN ROSE (21) at Bauxite: Bauxite has won just three games the past two years, but one was a 19-point triumph over the Beavers in 2011.
PULASKI ROBINSON (1) at LR Fair: Pulaski Robinson sophomore QB Brenner Johnson ran 41 yards for the winning TD in the fourth quarter of last week's 19-13 triumph over Hot Springs. Little Rock Fair committed 19 penalties in last week's 20-0 win at North Little Rock, the War Eagles' first since 2010.

8-4A
Warren at PULASKI ACADEMY (14) (Thurs.): This is a nationally televised game (CSS). Pulaski Academy junior QB Will Hefley completed 31 of 43 passes for 463 yards and four TDs and junior Will Hasting caught 10 passes for 226 yards and three scores. The Bruins ran out the final four minutes of the clock w senior Jack Hansen and sophomore Trey Bruce. "We've got the ability to run the ball this year," Bruin coach Kevin Kelley says. Warren lost to Fayetteville 35-21 during Simmons First/Hootens.com Kickoff Week, and the Lumberjacks must get healthy after six starters were injured. Warren junior receiver Darveon Brown (six catches, 61 yards) and senior Von Eric Gonder (five catches, 40 yards and a TD) "are as athletic as any in the state," Kelley says.
CAMDEN FAIRVIEW (35) at Hamburg: Hamburg coach Mike Cox assisted at Camden Fairview for more than two decades before coaching at Bearden and Hamburg. A Class 7A coach calls Camden Fairview "the fastest team in the state." Cardinal QB Matthew Ollison threw for 353 yards and three TDs in last week's 13-point win over Class 6A El Dorado.
C. Harmony Grove at STAR CITY (7): Star City junior Eric Estaban kicked the game-winning field goal in last week's 16-14 victory over Lonoke a week ago. Camden Harmony Grove trailed Bearden 8-0 in the fourth quarter last week before losing by 20 points.
MONTICELLO (6) at Magnolia: Magnolia has lost 14 straight games, including 32-31 to Crossett last week. Monticello hung with Class 5A White Hall for a half last week before QB Imani Riley and running back Omar Simpson were injured.
Dumas at MCGEHEE (7): These are former conference foes. Dumas hasn't won a non conference game since beating Fordyce Week 2, 2010. McGehee has beaten Dumas by a combined 22 points the past two years.
FORDYCE (6) at Crossett: Crossett hasn't beaten a non conference opponent other than Magnolia since Week 3, 2009. Rison held Fordyce to minus-five yards rushing last week.
Walnut Ridge at DEWITT (2): This game got cancelled because of weather last season. Improved DeWitt (stronger and mentally tougher than a year ago) pushed Class 3A power Barton before losing by nine points a week ago.
Lake Village at MALVERN (28): Lake Village played well in the second half of last week's 14-point loss at Strong. Malvern senior Kaylen Burks completed 11 of 16 passes for 157 yards and a TD and ran 18 times for 114 yards and two scores in his first start at QB.


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