Class 4A - Week 2 - 2015

Class 4A - Week 2 - 2015

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 4A, Week 2, 2015
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1. Dardanelle (1-0)
2. Nashville (1-0)
3. Pulaski Robinson (1-0)
4. Hamburg (1-0)
5. Lonoke (1-0)
6. Warren (1-0)
7. Malvern (1-0)
8. Gosnell (0-0)
9. Arkadelphia (1-0)
10. Shiloh Christian (1-0)
11. Star City (0-1)
12. Dollarway (1-0)
13. Prairie Grove (0-1)
14. Pea Ridge (1-0)
15. Pottsville (1-0)
16. Dover (1-0)
17. CAC (1-0)
18. Ashdown (1-0)
19. West Helena (0-1)
20. Pocahontas (1-0)
21. Mena (0-1)
22. Heber Springs (1-0)
23. Fountain Lake (0-1)
24. Newport (0-1)
25. Stuttgart (0-1)
26. Highland (0-1)
27. Ozark (1-0)
28. DeWitt (1-0)
29. Crossett (1-0)
30. Monticello (1-0)
31. Gravette (0-1)
32. Trumann (1-0)
33. Clinton (0-1)
34. Huntsville (1-0)
35. Dumas (1-0)
36. Gentry (1-0)
37. Southside Batesville (1-0)
38. Bauxite (0-1)
39. Subiaco Academy (1-0)
40. Riverview (0-1)
41. Jonesboro Westside (0-1)
42. Berryville (1-0)
43. Baptist Prep (0-1)
44. Cave City (0-1)
45. Lincoln (0-1)
46. Harrisburg (0-1)
47. Brookland (0-1)
48. Waldron (0-1)


HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 4 Hamburg at Class 5A No. 8 Camden Fairview
This game has extra significance for Camden Fairview coach Mike Cox, who took Hamburg to 18 wins from 2011-2013. Camden Fairview led Class 6A state title contender El Dorado 6-0 at halftime last week and regained the advantage late in the third quarter before losing by 10 points. The Cardinals held El Dorado to 49 yards passing. Camden Fairview senior running back D.J. Franklin ran for 81 yards and caught a 20-yard TD pass. Senior receiver P.J. Thrower separated his shoulder on the first series and didn't return. “That knocked our screen game off balance,” Cox says. Senior linebackers Roman Ross and Raymond Hill and junior Chris Hargraves anchor the Cardinal defense.

Hamburg hammered Class 3A McGehee by 34 points last week. The Lion offensive line recorded 21 pancake blocks and 11 champion blocks (drove the defender at least 5 yards off the ball). Hamburg seniors John Wilson and Darien Burns and junior E.J. Holmes each ran for more than 75 yards, while senior Lorenzo Watkins tallied 100 yards receiving and scored twice. The Lions return five starters on defense, but none play the same position as a year ago. “Our secondary tackled well,” Hamburg coach Cecil Ray Cossey says. “Camden Fairview is super fast, as fast as any team we'll play. It's a great challenge to tackle them.”

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LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted 31 of 44 games (70 percent) last week.

WEEK 2 PREDICTIONS
1-4A
Huntsville at FARMINGTON (10): Huntsville hasn't beaten Farmington since 2003. Farmington junior receiver, and first-year player, Trenton McChristian caught a pair of TD passes and returned a kickoff 77 yards for a score in last week's 16-point win over Prairie Grove.
Berryville at WEST FORK (8): West Fork surrendered more than 300 yards in last week's 12-point loss to Gentry. Berryville's only wins in the past 11 games are over Class 2A Decatur (twice) and Green Forest.
Decatur at GENTRY (38): Gentry dropped two-time defending Class 3A champion Charleston in the off-season in favor of Class 2A Decatur (11 wins the past five years). Gentry beat 1-3A favorite West Fork by 12 points a week ago. Pioneer senior running back C.J. Taylor ran for 105 yards against West Fork, his debut for the Pioneers. Taylor moved to Oklahoma in the eighth-grade and returned in the summer for his senior season.
Mayflower at GRAVETTE (21): Gravette led Pottsville by one point at halftime last week before losing 34-27. Lion senior QB Bryce Moorman passed for 126 yards and two TDs, but threw four interceptions. Mayflower failed to score last week at Dumas.
KEYES, OKLA. (8) at Lincoln: Keyes, Okla., beat Lincoln by 10 points last season. Lincoln surprisingly lost to Westville, Okla., by 30 points a week ago.
PEA RIDGE (21) at Green Forest: Pea Ridge has won three of the past five in the series, including a 34-point decision last season. The Blackhawks beat Elkins by 27 points a week ago. Green Forest has lost four straight non conference games.
PRAIRIE GROVE (1) at Charleston: Prairie Grove added Charleston to its schedule in the off-season when Gentry elected to play Decatur. Prairie Grove committed two turnovers in last week's 16-point loss to Farmington. Charleston scored four first-half TDs in last week's 28-point loss to Shiloh Christian, as Tiger junior QB Jackson Rowland completed 14 of 24 passes for 311 yards and three TDs.
BASTROP (LA.) (7) at Shiloh Christian: The Bastrop (La.) Rams lost to Bossier (La.) Parkway by five points a week ago. Shiloh Christian scored 77 points against Charleston last week. Shiloh Christian junior QB Connor Reece completed 18 of 24 passes for 306 yards and two TDs and ran nine times for 132 yards and two scores against Charleston.

2-4A
BEEBE (3) at Lonoke: Hootens.com Class 5A Game of the Week.
Greene Co. Tech at NEWPORT (2): Newport running back Carl Turner gained just 35 yards in last week's 20-point loss to Nettleton. Greene County has given up at least 40 points in seven of its past 11 games.
Heber Springs at GREENBRIER (9): Greenbrier led Beebe in the first half last week and forced a pair of fumbles. Heber Springs QB Hunter Chandler passed for 239 yards and a TD in last week's 15-point win at Clinton.
CAC at PULASKI ROBINSON (10): Pulaski Robinson has won two of the past three over CAC, including 28-21 a year ago. Senator senior running back T.J. Hammond ran 10 times for 199 yards and caught two passes for 94 yards in last week's 34-point win at Bauxite.
Marianna at WEST HELENA (36): West Helena has beaten Marianna by a combined 109-6 the past two seasons. Marianna hasn't beaten the Cougars since 2010. West Helena led Dollarway 12-0 early last week before losing by 20 points.
Walnut Ridge at RIVERVIEW (14): Riverview won the initial meeting between these teams last year by 40 points. The Raider offense moved the ball well last week against Pocahontas.
BALD KNOB (1) at Southside Batesville: Bald Knob has beaten the Southerners the past two meetings by a combined 99-12. Southside Batesville recorded its first-ever mercy-rule victory last week (beat Cave City 37-6).
Stuttgart at WARREN (17): Warren whipped Class 3A No. 1 Smackover 59-30 a week ago. Junior QB Hayden Lassiter completed 11 of 20 passes for 280 yards and four TDs, while junior running back Dennis Daniels ran 21 times for 150 yards and two scores.

3-4A
POCAHONTAS (6) at Paragould: Pocahontas has beaten the Rams four of the past five seasons. Pocahontas junior QB Reece Coates passed for 192 yards and four TDs and ran for 123 yards and a three scores in last week's 64-39 win over Riverview. Paragould was tied with Rivercrest at halftime last week, missed an extra-point in the fourth quarter and lost 14-13.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (12) at Brookland: Brookland gave up 552 yards rushing (didn't attempt a pass) in last week's 20-point loss to Class 2A Cedar Ridge. Mountain View beat the Bearcats by two points a year ago.
Cave City at MELBOURNE (11): Melbourne has beaten Cave City by a combined 97-33 the past three years. Melbourne squeezed past Yellville-Summit 21-14 a week ago, while Cave City trailed Southside Batesville 37-0 in the second half.
GOSNELL (25) at Osceola: Gosnell opens its season after not playing Week 1. Senior running back Carlos Blackman ran wild in a preseason scrimmage against Marion. Osceola gave up 44 points last week against Class 5A Blytheville. Osceola crossed the 50-yard line just three times against Blytheville.
Marked Tree at HARRISBURG (1): Harrisburg's D showed improvement from last season in last week's loss to Cross County. Marked Tree beat the Hornets by five points last season.
CLINTON (6) at Highland: Clinton beat Highland twice last season 49-27 in Week 2 and 34-28 in the playoffs. The Yellow Jackets forced two turnovers in last week's setback to Heber Springs. Highland led Harding Academy 6-0 early last week and trailed just 7-6 in the middle of the second quarter before surrendering the final 36 points.
Jonesboro Westside at HOXIE (14): These schools are separated by just 20 miles. Last year's meeting was the first between them since 1997. Hoxie has won four of the past six in the series. Hoxie's 28-21 setback at Trumann last week was its first non conference loss since Week 3, 2011.
TRUMANN (16) at Manila: Both teams notched impressive victories last week, with Trumann beating Hoxie 28-21 and Manila mauling Jonesboro Westside 34-20. Trumann blocked a punt and returned a fumble for a TD against Hoxie. The Wildcats haven't won back-to-back non conference games since beating Nettleton and Paragould in 2011.

4-4A
OZARK (7) at Clarksville: Ozark has beaten its former conference rival four of the past seven seasons. The Hillbillies used a first-half goal line stand to spark last week's 26-0 win over Booneville. With 22 seniors, the Hillbillies limited Booneville to 108 yards in the first half. Clarksville senior Jason White ran 11 times for 89 yards and two TDs in last week's 30-point loss at Lamar.
Pottsville at MORRILTON (6): Morrilton ran for 306 yards in last week's 14-point win over Russellville, including 170 yards and two scores from senior Harrison Pavatt. Pottsville pass defense played well in last week's seven-point win over Gravette.
CAC at PULASKI ROBINSON (10): Pulaski Robinson has won two of the past three over CAC, including 28-21 a year ago. Senator senior running back T.J. Hammond ran 10 times for 199 yards and caught two passes for 94 yards in last week's 34-point win at Bauxite.
CLINTON (6) at Highland: Clinton beat Highland twice last season 49-27 in Week 2 and 34-28 in the playoffs. The Yellow Jackets forced two turnovers in last week's setback to Heber Springs. Highland led Harding Academy 6-0 early last week and trailed just 7-6 in the middle of the second quarter before surrendering the final 36 points.
Baptist Prep at CROSS COUNTY (2): Cross County QB/defensive back Brayden Johnson was injured in last week's 36-point win over Harrisburg. Baptist Prep, formerly known as Arkansas Baptist, was tied with CAC 6-6 late in the first half last week and committed four second-half turnovers.
DARDANELLE (25) at Booneville: Dardanelle's 28-point win over Booneville last year was its first in the series in seven years. The top-ranked Sand Lizards held Danville to 106 yards in last week's 42-0 win. Booneville lost to Ozark 26-0 in Week 1, the Bearcats' first shutout loss at home since 2000 and first season-opening shutout since 1979.
DOVER (40) at Cedarville: Dover dominated Atkins 57-7 last week, while Cedarville lost to rival Mountainburg by 15 points. Dover has scored at least 40 points in four of its past 12 games.
Subiaco Academy at LAMAR (18): Lamar has beaten Subiaco Academy four straight seasons. Lamar junior QB Hunter Davenport passed for 220 yards and three TDs in last week's 30-point win over Clarksville.

7-4A
LAKE HAMILTON (2) at Malvern: These former conference rivals play for the second straight season. Lake Hamilton stuffed Malvern on the goal line in the second quarter last season, easing to a 34-17 victory, and the Wolves have won the past two meetings by a combined 72-24. Malvern junior running back Jamari McCullom ran  14 times for 205 yards and three TDs against Glen Rose. 
ARKADELPHIA (10) at Sheridan: Arkadelphia has beaten Sheridan by a combined 144-30 the past three seasons. Badger senior QB Jeff Blake ran for 114 yards and two TDs and passed for 154 yards and a score in last week's 11-point win over Stuttgart. 
NASHVILLE (14) at De Queen: Nashville has won four straight over De Queen, including 45-2 last year. Scrapper senior QB Leonard Snell ran for 139 yards and two TDs last week in a one-point win over Hope. De Queen QB Drew Dykes threw a pair of TD passes in last week's 28-point win at Mena, the Leopard's first non conference victory since Week 1, 2012. Watch highlights on Nashville's Week 1 win over Hope here.
HOPE (6) at Ashdown: Ashdown has won three of five over Hope since the series renewed in 2010. Hope defensive end McTelvin Agim committed to the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, just hours after he lined up in the backfield at Nashville, rushing seven times for 46 yards and three TDs. Ashdown held Class 6A LR Hall to 44 yards in last week's 32-point triumph.
Mena at HOT SPRINGS (10): Class 5A Hot Springs beat Mena two of the past three seasons. Mena sophomore QB Carson Cannon passed for 68 yards and ran for 31 yards in last week's 28-point loss to De Queen.
Glen Rose at BAUXITE (2): These teams have split the past four meetings. Bauxite has won eight games in the past four years, but two of them were against Glen Rose. Glen Rose has lost nine of past 11 games.
Waldron at PARIS (8): Paris has beaten Waldron by an average of 36 points the past five seasons. Waldron hasn't  won since beating Subiaco Academy Week 7, 2011.
FOUNTAIN LAKE (13) at Jessieville: Fountain Lake has won the past six over Jessieville by an average of 38 ppg. Jessieville junior QB Steven Brunson threw five TD passes last week at Mountain Pine. Watch highlights of Fountain Lake's Week 1 loss to LR Christian here.

8-4A
Forrest City at DOLLARWAY (4): Forrest City gained just nine yards in the first half of last week's 35-point loss to Class 7A West Memphis. Dollarway rallied for a 12-0 deficit for a 38-18 triumph last week against West Helena. Dollarway junior QB Simeon Blair ran for two TDs and threw another against West Helena.
Hamburg at CAMDEN FAIRVIEW (3): Hootens.com Class 4A Game of the Week. 
MONTICELLO (1) at Magnolia: These teams played for the 1994 state championship. Monticello senior Scott Bratton returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a TD in last week's 54-point win at Lake Village. The Billies gained 465 yards on 36 plays.
Stuttgart at WARREN (17): Warren whipped Class 3A No. 1 Smackover 59-30 a week ago. Junior QB Hayden Lassiter completed 11 of 20 passes for 280 yards and four TDs, while junior running back Dennis Daniels ran 21 times for 150 yards and two scores.
Fordyce at CROSSETT (1): Crossett beat Fordyce 35-8 last year. Fordyce scored twice in the fourth quarter of last week's three-point win over Rison.
Carlisle at DEWITT (3): DeWitt held on a two-point win over Carlisle last fall. The Dragons dumped Clarendon 49-0 last week in coach Mark Courtney's debut at DeWitt.
Dumas at MCGEHEE (2): These former conference rivals are separated by 19 miles. Dumas' 46-0 win over Mayflower last week was its first non conference victory since 2010. McGehee has beaten the Bobcats four straight times, including 42-21 last season.
STAR CITY (41) at Lake Village: These are former conference foes. Star City has beaten Lake Village seven straight times. Lake Village gave up 465 yards in last week's 54-point loss to Monticello. Watch highlights of Star City's Week 1 loss to Lonoke here.

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