Class 5A - Week 3 - 2015

Class 5A - Week 3 - 2015

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 5A, Week 3, 2015
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1. Pulaski Academy (2-0)
2. LR Christian (2-0)
3. Batesville (1-1)
4. Hot Springs (2-0)
5. Morrilton (2-0)
6. Watson Chapel (0-2)
7. Maumelle (1-1)
8. Camden Fairview (1-1)
9. Blytheville (2-0)
10. Beebe (1-1)
11. Hope (1-1)
12. Greenbrier (1-1)
13. Sylvan Hills (2-0)
14. HS Lakeside (1-1)
15. Wynne (0-2)
16. Forrest City (1-1)
17. Nettleton (1-1)
18. LR McClellan (1-1)
19. Vilonia (1-1)
20. Farmington (2-0)
21. De Queen (1-1)
22. Mills (1-1)
23. Magnolia (1-1)
24. Harrison (1-1)
25. Greene County Tech (1-1)
26. Jacksonville (0-2)
27. White Hall (0-2)
28. Clarksville (1-1)
29. Paragould (0-2)
30. Valley View (0-2)
31. LR Fair (0-2)

GAME OF THE WEEK
Class 4A No. 2 Nashville at No. 6 Watson Chapel

Both were voted as preseason league favorites in Hooten's Arkansas Football Magazine, and they meet for the fourth straight season. Watson Chapel won 30-28 in 2012, while Nashville has won the past two 22-13 and 20-14.

Nashville goes for its third straight win over a 5A South opponent. The Scrappers beat Hope 32-31 in the opener and De Queen 32-13 a week ago. Nashville senior quarterback Leonard Snell has more than 500 yards this fall. Snell ran for 161 yards and passed for 150 yards at De Queen. Junior offensive tackle Kirby Adcock (6-5, 270) dominated the opening two games. Nashville senior end Billy Stewart has 27 tackles, including 15 against Hope, while senior outside linebacker Terrell Grundy racked up 12 stops against De Queen. "Things are coming together and we are getting in a routine," Nashville second-year coach mike Volarvich said. "

Watson Chapel lost by five points at Batesville in the opener but gave up four early TDs in last week's 37-point loss to Class 6A No. 1 Pine Bluff. Watson Chapel offensive linemen Coy Simpson (6-2, 275), Zavier Cannon (6-4, 300), Rashon McDonald (6-1, 220), Patrick Case (5-7, 265) and Jalen Nance (5-8, 260) played well the opening two games, Watson Chapel coach Jared Dutton said. Sophomore safety Keveon Dandridge has 2 tackles and one interception this fall.

TV SHOW
Hooten's Arkansas Football TV show airs on KATV (Channel 7) at 11 a.m. Saturday's this fall.

LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted 17 of 25 games (68 percent). For the season, Hootens.com has correctly predicated 35 of 51 games (69 percent).

WEEK 3 PREDICTIONS
5A CENTRAL
LR Fair at CABOT (35): This is a far cry from LR Fair's 41-0 win over Cabot in the 1998 state title game. Cabot expects to compete for the 7A East title this fall. Cabot creamed LR Fair 41-0 last season, and the War Eagles have won just two games the past four seasons.
Vilonia at BEEBE (1): Beebe drops seven places in Hootens.com rankings and must regroup after last week's 17-point loss at Class 4A Lonoke. Badger senior all-state running back Jovaughn Wyrick (1,400-yard rusher in 2014; 213 yards in season opener against Greenbrier) broke his leg and likely misses the remainder of the season. Vilonia junior QB Luke Gordon passed for 301 yards and three TDs while effectively operating the Hurry-Up-No-Huddle Spread in last week's 27-point win over Class 3A Harding Academy.
LR CHRISTIAN (21) at Jacksonville: Jacksonville has beaten LR Christian two of the past three seasons. Jacksonville gained just 38 yards in last week's 42-0 loss to Benton. LR Christian senior running back Damarea Crockett has rushed for six TDs this fall.
LR McClellan at LONOKE (6): LR McClellan has won two of its past three non conference games (after losing 14 straight). LR McClellan shocked the Jackrabbits by one-point last season. Crimson Lion junior Pierre Strong ran 13 times for 100 yards and a TD and caught two passes in last week's 19-point loss to Class 7A Bryant. Lonoke senior fullback Josh Coleman ran for 167 yards in last week's 39-22 win over Beebe.
Mills at STAR CITY (14): Star City moves back into the Top 10 this week after a 49-point win at Lake Village. Senior QB Tye Brown threw a pair of TD passes at Lake Village. Contrary to some published internet reports Friday night, Mills beat LR Hall by 22 points.
Warren at PULASKI ACADEMY (18): Pulaski Academy assumes the state's longest win streak (15 straight victories) after Junction City's one-point loss at Rison last week. This is the eighth meeting between Warren and Pulaski Academy since 2002. Pulaski Academy has won five of the seven in the series, including the past three by a combined 141-69.
SYLVAN HILLS (26) at Newport: Sylvan Hills off to its third straight 2-0 start and fourth since 1999. Sylvan Hills junior Camron Flippo leads the Bears with two interceptions, while sophomore Darius Waddell has one. Newport has worked from various formations this fall, but mostly the Single Wing and Spread.

5A EAST
JONESBORO (6) at Batesville: Batesville should regroup and improve after last week's eight-point loss at Searcy. Jonesboro has beaten Batesville the past three seasons. Batesville junior Kylan Robinson has scored four TDs this fall.
Blytheville at MARION (1): Blytheville goes for its second straight 3-0 start. Blytheville's Demekko Clark ran for 200 yards in last week's 23-14 win against West Memphis, the Chickasaws first in the series since 1999. Marion has beaten Nettleton and Wynne the past two weeks.
NETTLETON (7) at Mountain Home: Nettleton failed to score in the second half of last week's 20-point loss to Marion. Mountain Home's snapped a 31-game losing streak with last week's six-point win at Valley View.
WYNNE (1) at West Memphis: Wynne lost by three points at Marion in the opener and led No. 1 Pulaski Academy 21-7 at halftime last week. Wynne sacked Pulaski Academy's QB four times last week.
FORREST CITY (1) at West Helena: Forrest City beat the Cougars by one point last season. The Mustangs rallied past Dollarway 30-16 last week with a pair of TDs in the final five minutes.
Kennett, Mo. at GREENE COUNTY TECH (14): Eagle senior QB Tyson Bayird threw two TD passes and ran for two more in last week's 18-point decision at Newport. The Eagles won at Kennett, Mo., by 24 points a year ago.
Trumann at PARAGOULD (2): These teams have split the past 10 meetings, with Paragould winning by 21 points a year ago. Trumann off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2002. Paragould senior Jakob Sullinger has rushed for more than 200 yards this fall.
Valley View at CAC (12): CAC has won the only two meetings between these schools (37-27 in 2012 playoffs and 49-28 last year). The Mustangs threw four interceptions in last week's 20-point loss to Pulaski Robinson.

5A SOUTH
Magnolia at EL DORADO (9): El Dorado has won the past three meetings by a combined 108-12. Magnolia hit several big plays early in the second half then controlled the ball with a running attack in last week's 17-point win over Magnolia.
SHERIDAN (7) at White Hall: White Hall has beaten Sheridan seven of the past 11 seasons, including 12-0 last year. But winless White Hall has struggled to score this season. Sheridan senior Brockton Brown has rushed for 336 yards and has 60 yards receiving this year.
CAMDEN FAIRVIEW (7) at Dollarway: Camden Fairview rallied twice in the fourth quarter last week for a four-point win over Hamburg. Cardinal Kevin Franklin caught two 37-yard TD passes in the second half. Forrest City scored two late TDs to knock off Dollarway 30-16 last week. Cardinal QB Simeon Blair has thrown four TDs this season.
De Queen at ASHDOWN (2): This is the 71st meeting between these teams, with the series dating to 1927. De Queen holds a 34-31-5 advantage over the Panthers, but Ashdown has won 12 of the past 14 meetings, including 40-14 a year ago.
Prescott at HOPE (7): Prescott has won six of the past eight over Hope. Hope forced four turnovers and sacked Ashdown five times in last week's 17-point win.
HOT SPRINGS (6) at Arkadelphia: Arkadelphia has won three straight over Hot Springs by a combined 115-48.  But Badger running back Ty Kosters tore his ACL in the opener against Stuttgart and the Badgers only scored seven points in the opening three quarters of last week's 28-20 loss at Sheridan. Hot Springs backup QB Korey Wasson scored the winning TD with six seconds left last week against Mena.
MALVERN (1) at HS Lakeside: Hootens.com Class 4A Game of the Week.
NASHVILLE (2) at Watson Chapel: Hootens.com Class 5A Game of the Week.

5A WEST
Harrison at ALMA (10): These former rivals were together for more than two decades in the 5A West until Alma bumped to Class 6A in 2014. Alma has won seven straight over Harrison, including 53-16 a year ago. Harrison failed to score last week against Siloam Springs.
FARMINGTON (1) at Van Buren: Farmington beat Van Buren by three TDs a year ago. Cardinal QB Brice Waggle passed for 205 yards and three TDs in last week's 28-21 win against Huntsville.
BENTON (20) at Greenbrier: Greenbrier senior QB Harold Ross threw four TD passes in last week's 35-point win over Heber Springs. Benton led Jacksonville 42-0 in the second quarter last week.
Morrilton at SEARCY (3): Morrilton has won three straight over Searcy, including two by a TD or less. This is Searcy's best team since 2011 when the Lions beat Morrilton. Morrilton's Harrison Pravatt has rushed for 308 yards this fall.
Vilonia at BEEBE (1): Beebe drops seven places in Hootens.com rankings and must regroup after last week's 17-point loss at Class 4A Lonoke. Badger senior all-state running back Jovaughn Wyrick (1,400-yard rusher in 2014; 213 yards in season opener against Greenbrier) broke his leg and likely misses the remainder of the season. Vilonia junior QB Luke Gordon passed for 301 yards and three TDs while effectively operating the Hurry-Up-No-Huddle Spread in last week's 27-point win over Class 3A Harding Academy.
LR CHRISTIAN (21) at Jacksonville: Jacksonville has beaten LR Christian two of the past three seasons. Jacksonville gained just 38 yards in last week's 42-0 loss to Benton. LR Christian senior running back Damarea Crockett has rushed for six TDs this fall.
DARDANELLE (25) at Clarksville: These are former conference foes. Clarksville has won four of the past seven in the series. Clarksville's four-point win last week over Ozark was the first for second-year coach Eli Cranor (went 0-10 last year, including 48-point loss to Dardanelle). Dardanelle allows just 128 yards per game.
MAUMELLE (7) at Fountain Lake: These teams tied 6-6 last season, and split the previous two meetings (Maumelle won 35-0 in 2013 and Fountain Lake won18-14 in a weather-shortened game in 2012. Maumelle lost to Louisiana powerhouse Monroe Neville 59-0 on Saturday.

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