Class 6A - Week 2 - 2013

Class 6A - Week 2 - 2013

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 6A, Week 2, 2013
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1. Pine Bluff (0-0-1)
2. Greenwood (1-0)
3. El Dorado (0-1)
4. Jonesboro (1-0)
5. Russellville (1-0)
6. Lake Hamilton (0-1)
7. Texarkana (0-1)
8. Searcy (1-0)
9. Benton (0-1)
10. LR Parkview (0-1)
11. Marion (1-0)
12. Siloam Springs (0-0-1)
13. Sheridan (1-0)
14. Mountain Home (0-1)
15. LR Hall (0-1)
16. LR Fair (1-0)

HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
Class 5A No. 3 Batesville at No. 8 Searcy
Batesville has beaten Searcy eight of the past nine years. The Pioneers won last year's meeting 24-21 after Kenton Crawford returned an interception 57 yards for the game-winning touchdown with 2:36 left. Crawford, a junior, won the starting role at quarterback in the summer. He generated 127 yards and a TD in last week's 42-27 loss to Springdale. Senior tailback Joey Rodriguez rushed for 51 yards and three TDs.
First-year Searcy coach Jeromy Poole's fast-paced Spread meets a Batesville defense tailored this fall to stopping such attacks. Searcy started slow in last week's 38-13 win at Little Rock McClellan, struggling with turnovers and penalties. Senior QB Christian Reynolds scored three TDs, including two passes to senior receiver Jeffrey Oest. "We settled down in the second half," Poole says. "We only have three returning starters. I was proud of how hard out kids played."

HOOTEN'S TV SHOW
Hooten's Arkansas Football airs 10:30 a.m. Saturdays this fall on KATV 7 (ABC-Little Rock) and KXNW (Ch. 34 Fort Smith/Fayetteville), featuring the state's top recruiting prospects. Pine Bluff will be featured as the Verizon/Nokia Siemens Network Football Town of the Week.

LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly picked 10 of 13 games (77 percent) involving 6A teams.

WEEK 2 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS followed by point spread)
7A/6A CENTRAL
GREENWOOD (10) at Alma: Greenwood extends its win streak to 40 games. The Bulldogs out-gained Sallisaw, Okla. 522-149 in last week's 49-3 victory. Greenwood beat Alma 35-6 in 2012.
MILLS (12) at LR Hall: Hall pushed Sheridan for four quarters in last week's 42-40 loss. Senior QB Daniel Brown threw three TD passes and rushed for three scores. The Warriors lost to Mills 14-0 a year ago.
DOLLARWAY (4) at LR Parkview: Parkview led Mills 20-16 in the third quarter last week before giving up 16 unanswered points. The Patriots lost to Dollarway 31-16 last fall.
Siloam Springs at RUSSELLVILLE (8): Siloam Springs scored three times in the fourth quarter last week to salvage a 35-35 tie with Shiloh Christian. Junior David Goodman blocked a punt in the final minute that classmate Parker Baldwin picked up and returned 48 yards for a TD. Russellville started slow in a 43-28 win at Morrilton, rallying in the second half with 27 unanswered points. Senior QB Cody Jones completed 20 of 36 passes for 358 yards and five TDs. The Cyclones beat Siloam Springs 28-16 last year.

7A/6A EAST
CONWAY (9) at Jonesboro: Jonesboro faces a tough, physical Conway team after gutting Greene County Tech 56-15 last week. Senior QB Reed Wingo threw two TD passes to senior D.J. Anderson, and he ran 12 yards for a score. Sophomore RB Denzel Mitchell ran four times for 143 yards and two TDs and blocked a punt. The Hurricane led Conway early last year before the game was canceled (inclement weather).
Forrest City at MARION (4): Marion edged Wynne 28-27 last week, beating the Yellowjackets for the seventh time in nine years. The Patriots have beaten Forrest City three straight seaons, including 42-18 a year ago.
HARRISON (7) at Mountain Home: Harrison scored 64 points last week in a two-point loss to Ozark, Mo. Rogers out-gained Mountain Home 527-154 in a 47-0 victory. Harrison last beat the Bombers 28-21 in 2010.
BATESVILLE (7) at Searcy: See Hootens.com Game of the Week.

7A/6A SOUTH
FS SOUTHSIDE (8) at El Dorado: El Dorado's defense gave up more than 450 yards in last week's 37-24 loss at Camden Fairview. The Wildcats lost to Southside 38-21 a year ago.
BENTON (6) at Jacksonville: Benton beat Jacksonville 34-20 last year for one of its four wins. The Panthers fell to Arkadelphia 56-21 last week.
LAKE HAMILTON (35) at Earle: Lake Hamilton senior QB Nathan Sawrie threw four interceptions, including one returned 15 yards for a TD on the first play from scrimmage, in last week's 55-13 loss at North LR. The Wolves beat Earle 49-6 last season.
PULASKI ROBINSON (1) at LR Fair: Fair snapped its 22-game losing streak with last week's 20-0 win over North Pulaski. The War Eagles lost to Robinson 16-14 a year ago.
PINE BLUFF (17) at Watson Chapel: Pine Bluff senior kicker Austin McGehee booted a 37-yard field goal with 2.3 seconds left in last week's 31-31 tie with FS Northside. Sophomore QB Ladarrius Skelton, one of nine sophomores to start for the Zebras, accounted for 249 yards and three TDs. Pine Bluff beat Watson Chapel 48-12 last fall.
ARKADELPHIA (28) at Sheridan: Sheridan senior do-it-all Cody Thompson (receiver, kicker, return man, safety) returned a kickoff 67 yards for a TD in last week's 42-40 win over LR Hall. The Yellowjackets lost to Arkadelphia 48-22 last year.
Texarkana at GREENBRIER (8): Texarkana mustered 51 total yards in last week's 16-0 loss to Texas, High. The Razorbacks fell to Greenbrier 42-24 in 2012.

7A/6A WEST
Siloam Springs at RUSSELLVILLE (8): Siloam Springs scored three times in the fourth quarter last week to salvage a 35-35 tie with Shiloh Christian. Junior David Goodman blocked a punt in the final minute that classmate Parker Baldwin picked up and returned 48 yards for a TD. Russellville started slow in a 43-28 win at Morrilton, rallying in the second half with 27 unanswered points. Senior QB Cody Jones completed 20 of 36 passes for 358 yards and five TDs. The Cyclones beat Siloam Springs 28-16 last year.


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