Class 4A - Week 3 - 2013

Class 4A - Week 3 - 2013

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

HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 16 Star City at No. 4 Booneville

Star City first-year coach Jett Furneaux returns to Bearcat Stadium this week for the first time since the former Bulldog QB lost to the Bearcats 20-14 in overtime in the 1999 quarterfinals. Furneaux, who coordinated Star City's offense the past four years and previously assisted at Class 5A powerhouse Camden Fairview, oversees a unit this fall that throws the ball 30 times a game. Star City sophomore quarterback Tye Brown has passed for 630 yards this season, while junior running back Dajunn Harris paces the Bulldogs with 12 catches for almost 200 yards. Seven players have caught passes from Brown each of the past two weeks. Star City offensive/defensive tackle Austin Capps (6-4, 280) has a scholarship offer from Arkansas. Capps racked up eight tackles and two sacks in last week's 35-0 win over Camden Harmony Grove. Junior outside linebacker Darien Washington (nine tackles) and middle linebacker Cody Hampton (eight tackles, 2.5 sacks) anchor the middle of Star City's defense, while senior Austin Smith, in his first year at cornerback, has allowed just one reception. "They are fast and physical, but they are young," says Booneville coach Scott Hyatt, who is a Brown's cousin.

Undefeated Booneville applied the 35-point sportsmanship rule to rival Ozark and Gravette the past two weeks. Junior fullback Bryson May has rushed for 254 yards and four TDs this year, and returned a fumble for a TD playing linebacker. Senior QB Cody Harrel hasn't been asked to carry the ball much in the blowout victories. Junior halfback Matthew Berry has rushed for a pair of TDs and intercepted a pass at cornerback. The Bearcats held Gravette to 6 yards in the first half last week. Junior Justin Shackleford has 5.5 tackles for loss this fall. "This is the exact team we played last year (Star City won 34-28) except a year older," Furneaux says. "Their defense flies to the ball."

HOOTEN'S TV SHOW
Hooten's Arkansas Football TV show airs 10:30 a.m. Saturday's this fall on KATV 7 (ABC-Little Rock) and KXNW (Ch. 34 Fort Smith/Fayetteville). The show features the state's top recruiting prospects. Star City's Darien Washington will be featured as the Air National Guard Scholar Athlete of the Week.

LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted 38 of 43 games (88 percent). For the season, Hootens.com correctly predicted 73 of 86 games (84 percent).

WEEK 3 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS followed by point spread)
1-4A
PRAIRIE GROVE (31) at West Fork: West Fork hasn't scored this season. Prairie Grove lost two fumbles and was penalized 10 times in last week's seven-point loss to Class 5A Morrilton.
FARMINGTON (14) at Paris: Farmington's D has allowed just one TD and forced four turnovers this fall. Farmington's Justice Hobbs ran for 68 yards and a TD in last week's 28-point win at West Fork.
CHARLESTON (3) at Ozark: Ozark has beaten Charleston two straight seasons, their first wins in the series since it renewed in 2004. But the Hillbillies have lost to Booneville and Clarksville by a combined 69-26 this season.
Gravette at SILOAM SPRINGS (21): Siloam Springs hasn't won since beating Gravette 35-14 a year ago. The Panthers tied Class 5A Shiloh Christian 35-35 in this year's opener, but turned the ball over six times in last week's 22-point loss at Russellville. Gravette QB Bryce Moorman threw two TDs and ran for another in last week's 17-point setback at Booneville.
Watch highlights of Siloam Spring's Week 1 tie vs. Shiloh Christian here.
LINCOLN (17) at Dover: Lincoln starts 3-0 for the third straight season. Undefeated Lincoln has held seven of its past 12 opponents to a TD or less. Winless Dover gives up 38 points a game.
Greenland at PEA RIDGE (3): Both teams stinging from losses last week (Mansfield mauled Greenland by 43 points, while Green Forest pounded Pea Ridge by 24 points).
HEBER SPRINGS (2) at Gentry: Gentry hung with Charleston a week ago by forcing five turnovers. Heber Springs goes for its first win of the season and tries to avoid tis first 0-3 start since 2003. The Panthers hung with Class 3A No. 1 Harding Academy last week before losing by 14 points. Panther senior QB Michael Kramer passed for 158 yards and a TD against Harding Academy.
Green Forest at BERRYVILLE (2): Berryville has won two of the past three Carroll County Feuds. The improved Bobcats have given up just just three TDs this fall.

2-4A
SYLVAN HILLS (1) at Newport: Hootens.com Class 5A Game of the Week. A battle of unbeatens.
DOLLARWAY (10) at Crossett: Crossett lost to Fordyce by six points a week ago and beat Magnolia by a point in the opener. Dollarway QB Joshua Liddell has accounted for four TDs this year. Watch highlights of Dollarway's Week 1 win vs. West Helena here.

LR McClellan at LONOKE (7): Lonoke senior QB Kody Smith and sophomore running back Josh Coleman combined for 361 yards and six TDs in last week's 27-point win over Class 5A Beebe. LR McClellan hasn't won a non conference game since 2009.
STUTTGART (7) at Dumas: Stuttgart avoids its first 0-3 start since 1991. The Ricebirds gave up 95 points the past two weeks, which is more than the first eight games last season. Dumas hasn't won a non conference game since beating Fordyce Week 2, 2010.
HEBER SPRINGS (2) at Gentry: Gentry hung with Charleston a week ago by forcing five turnovers. Heber springs goes for its first win of the season and tries to avoid tis first 0-3 start since 2003. The Panthers hung with Class 3A No. 1 Harding Academy last week before losing by 14 points. Panther senior QB Michael Kramer passed for 158 yards and a TD against Harding Academy.
POTTSVILLE (14) at Clinton: Pottsville senior QB Michael Perry has rushed for six TDs and thrown four TD strikes this season. Perry, a Sonic Super Team defensive back, also returned an interception 46 yards for a TD in last week's 35-point win over Fountain Lake. Clinton hung with two-time defending 3-4A champion Highland last week, but gave up a 106-yard interception return. Watch highlights of Clinton's Week 2 loss to Highland here.
SOUTHSIDE BATESVILLE (6) at Melbourne: Southside Batesville still stinging from last week's shocking six-point loss at Mountain View. Upstart Melbourne's only non conference loss was at Southside Batesville last season.
FORREST CITY (35) at Marianna: Forrest City has won four of the past five over the Trojans. Mustang senior QB Ethan Adams threw a pair of TDs in last week's nine-point win at Marion.

3-4A
Nettleton at VALLEY VIEW (2): Nettleton beat the Blazers by a TD last year, and they tied 28-28 in 2011. Valley View earned the biggest victory in school history last week, stomping Stuttgart by 26 points. Senior QB Noah Johns has thrown five TD passes this season. Nettleton has beaten Trumann by a combined 95-0 the past two years.
Watch highlights of Nettleton's Week 2 win vs. Trumann here.
HIGHLAND (7) at Greene County Tech: Highland senior cornerback Cody Odell returned an interception 106 yards for a TD in last week's 14-point win over Clinton. Greene County Tech has won just two of 10 games since falling to Highland by eight points last year.
Watch highlights of Highland's Week 2 win vs. Clinton here.
Rivercrest at GOSNELL (4): Hootens.com Class 3A Game of the Week. Rivercrest sophomore running back Cecil Langston averages 9 yards per carry.
POCAHONTAS (7) at Corning: Pocahontas moves on despite adversity (senior running back/defensive lineman P.K. Kirk was killed in a summer auto accident and coach Dave Williams spent 12 days in the hospital with multiple health problems). The Redskins lost at Paragould 19-0 last week, their second shutout loss in the past four games.
Walnut Ridge at JONESBORO WESTSIDE (6): Jonesboro Westside has won two of its past five non conference games. Walnut Ridge's 25-point loss at DeWitt was its first non conference loss since Week 3, 2011.
Trumann at EARLE (25): Trumann hasn't won a non conference game since beating Paragould by 21 points Week 3, 2011. Earle led Class 6A Lake Hamilton 20-15 in the fourth quarter last week before losing by nine points.
Watch highlights of Trumann's Week 2 loss at Highland here.
Cave City at HOXIE (18): Cave City hasn't won a non conference game since beating Yellville-Summit 34-16 Week 3, 2009. Hoxie junior QB Cole Sears completed five of eight passes and ran 21 times for 203 yards and two TDs in last week's 14-point win at Riverview. Sears tallied 212 yards in last year's 14-point win at Cave City.
Mountain View at BROOKLAND (1): Brookland has won the four non conference games in school history. Mountain View six-point win over Southside Batesville last week was its first non conference victory since beating Johnson County Westside 36-14 Week 1, 2011.

4-4A
Star City at BOONEVILLE (7): Hootens.com Class 4A Game of the Week.
POTTSVILLE (14) at Clinton: Pottsville senior QB Michael Perry has rushed for six TDs and thrown four TD strikes this season. Perry, a Sonic Super Team defensive back, also returned an interception 46 yards for a TD in last week's 35-point win over Fountain Lake. Clinton hung with two-time defending 3-4A champion Highland last week, but gave up a 106-yard interception return.
Watch highlights of Clinton's Week 2 loss to Highland here.
MAUMELLE (3) at Jacksonville: Maumelle junior QB Tyshaun Robinson accounted for three TDs (two passing, one rushing) in the first 17 minutes of last week's 42-0 rout of North Pulaski. Jacksonville, shut out in the opener at Cabot, gained just 63 yards in the second half of last week's 10-point loss to Benton.
DARDANELLE (6) at Clarksville: These are former conference foes. Clarksville has won four of the past five in the series, but three games were decided by six points or less. Dardanelle senior QB Kristian Thompson passed for 179 yards and two TDs against Danville in the opener and ran for 236 yards and three TDs last week before breaking his arm. Sophomore QB Chris Kirshner rallied the Sand Lizards to 24 unanswered points.
Perryville at SUBIACO ACADEMY (7): Perryville is 2-0 for the first time since 2008. The Mustangs won a combined four games from 2010-2012. Subiaco Academy surrendered 46 points at Class 3A Lamar a week ago.
Mansfield at MENA (7): Mena's two games have been decided by a total of six points. Mansfield has scored 97 points in two games.
LINCOLN (17) at Dover: Lincoln starts 3-0 for the third straight season. Undefeated Lincoln has held seven of its past 12 opponents to a TD or less. Winless Dover gives up 38 points a game.
Waldron at CEDARVILLE (4): Waldron has won three games over the past three seasons, but two of the wins were over Cedarville by a combined 41 points.

7-4A
Hot Springs at ARKADELPHIA (25): Arkadelphia has won its two games over Class 6A opponents Benton and Sheridan by a combined 112-27. Badger senior running back Kris Oliver ran for 163 yards and three TDs last week at Sheridan.
Nashville at WATSON CHAPEL (1): Both teams have lofty expectations. Nashville QB LaMichael Pettway, who has an offer from Nebraska, accounted for three first-half TDs at De Queen last week. Watson Chapel trailed Pine Bluff 17-3 at halftime a week ago.
De Queen at ASHDOWN (35): This is the 68th meeting between these rivals since 1927. De Queen leads the all-time series 34-29-2, but Ashdown has won 10 of the past 12, including 35-0 last year. Ashdown intercepted six passes in last week's seven-point win over Hope.
Watch highlights of Ashdown's Week 2 win vs. Hope here.
MALVERN (2) at HS Lakeside: HS Lakeside has beaten Malvern six of the past seven seasons, but Malvern won by 38 points last year. Ram QB Garrett Carson passed for 283 yards and two TDs in last week's 45-41 loss to Sylvan Hills, while Malvern QB Kaylen Burks ran for four TDs and threw another in the first half against Lake Village.
CAC (3) at LR Christian: Improved Little Rock Christian lost at White Hall by three points last week. CAC QB Jack Thomas has accounted for eight TDs this year.
BAUXITE (1) at Jessieville: Bauxite owned the series for more than two decades. But Jessieville has won three straight by a combined 92-22. Bauxite trailed Glen Rose 24-7 at halftime last week.
Camden Harmony Grove at ARKANSAS BAPTIST (7): These teams tied 34-34 last season. Eagle QB Riley Perkins threw six TD passes in last week's 55-40 win at Dover. Perkins has thrown nine TDs this season. Watch highlights of Arkansas Baptist's Week 1 loss to Clinton here.
North Pulaski at PULASKI ROBINSON (28): Undefeated Pulaski Robinson the surprise of Class 4A. The Senators recorded six sacks and forced three turnovers in last week's 15-point win at Class 6A LR Fair.

8-4A
Star City at BOONEVILLE (7): Hootens.com Class 4A Game of the Week.
CAMDEN FAIRVIEW (28) at Warren: A battle of top-ranked teams. Class 5A No. 1 Camden Fairview hasn't lost in the regular-season since Week 1, 2011. Depleted Warren (six injured starters) hung with Class 5A No. 2 Pulaski Academy before losing by 14 points a week ago.
Watch highlights of Camden Fairview's Week 1 win vs. El Dorado here.
Magnolia at HAMBURG (1): Hamburg hung with Class 5A No. 1 Camden Fairview for a half last week, trailing 26-14 at intermission. Magnolia snapped a 14-game losing streak last week with a 17-13 win over Monticello. Magnolia's Devauntae Robinson returned a kickoff 82 yards for a TD.
Watch highlights of Hamburg's Week 1 win vs. McGehee here.
FORDYCE (4) at Monticello: Undefeated Fordyce has beaten Rison and Crossett by a combined 13 points. Winless Monticello averages 14 points a game.
Watch highlights of Monticello's Week 1 loss to White Hall here.
STUTTGART (7) at Dumas: Stuttgart avoids its first 0-3 start since 1991. The Ricebirds gave up 95 points the past two weeks, which is more than the first eight games last season. Dumas hasn't won a non conference game since beating Fordyce Week 2, 2010.
DOLLARWAY (10) at Crossett: Crossett lost to Fordyce by six points a week ago and beat Magnolia by by a point in the opener. Dollarway QB Joshua Liddell has accounted for four TDs this year.
Watch highlights of Dollarway's Week 1 win vs. West Helena here.
MCGEHEE (7) at DeWitt: These are former conference foes. DeWitt's 31-6 win over Class 2A Walnut Ridge last week was its first in a non conference game since 2007. McGehee senior David Shepherd returned a kickoff 64 yards for a TD in last week's four-point win over Dumas. Watch highlights of McGehee's Week 1 loss to Hamburg here.
LAKE VILLAGE (21) at Drew Central: Lake Village hasn't won since beating Drew Central 30-0 last year. It was Lake Village's first win over a team other than Class 2A Marvell since 2010. Drew Central has lost 24 straight.

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