Class 3A - Week 2 - 2014

Class 3A - Week 2 - 2014

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 3A, Week 2, 2014
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1. Booneville (1-0)
2. Charleston (1-0)
3. Harding Academy (0-1)
4. Lamar (1-0)
5. Smackover (0-1)
6. Episcopal Collegiate (2-0)
7. Prescott (1-0)
8. Hoxie (1-0)
9. Paris (1-0)
10. Mayflower (1-0)
11. Fordyce (0-1)
12. Rivercrest (0-1)
13. McGehee (0-1)
14. Barton (1-0)
15. Lavaca (1-0)
16. Mansfield (1-0)
17. Fouke (1-0)
18. West Fork (1-0)
19. Glen Rose (0-1)
20. C. Harmony Grove (0-1)
21. Atkins (0-1)
22. Osceola (0-1)
23. Melbourne (1-0)
24. Jessieville (1-0)
25. Elkins (0-1)
26. Bald Knob (1-0)
27. Corning (1-0)
28. Mountain View (1-0)
29. Greenland (1-0)
30. Danville (0-1)
31. B. Harmony Grove (1-0)
32. Green Forest (0-1)
33. Cedarville (1-0)
34. Centerpoint (0-1)
35. Two Rivers (0-1)
36. Piggott (0-1)
37. Marianna (1-0)
38. Lake Village (0-1)
39. Bismarck (1-0)
40. Rose Bud (1-0)
41. Perryville (0-1)
42. Horatio (0-1)
43. Marshall (0-1)
44. Yellville-Summit (0-1)
45. Genoa Central (0-1)
46. Manila (0-1)
47. Cedar Ridge (0-1)
48. Drew Central (0-1)


HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 1 Booneville at Class 4A No. 12 Dardanelle
Booneville has won six straight over Dardanelle since losing 28-8 at Dardanelle in 2007. The Bearcats won their 16th game in a row last week, beating Ozark 27-3. Senior fullback Bryson May ran 17 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns and he returned a fumble 13 yards for a score. Senior Justin Shackleford ran 17 times for 124 yards and a TD. May and Shackleford "are as good as you'll see in high school football," Dardanelle coach Josh Price says. Senior halfback Matt Berry sprained his ankle in the second quarter and will be a game-time decision. Senior HB Josh Smith did not play and will sit out the next two weeks. Junior tackle Raymond Chumley (6-3, 290) anchors Booneville's offensive line that "blew Ozark  off the ball," Price says.
Dardanelle's favored to win its first conference title since 1987 when it went 12-1 and advanced to the semifinals. Senior quarterback Kristian Thompson accounted for four TDs in the first half during last week's 68-34 win over 4-3A member Danville. Senior Michael Dugan and juniors Chris Kershner and Daniel Craig each caught a TD pass. All-state senior running back T.J. Tucker ran for a pair of scores. Senior Parker Witt (6-2, 225) and sophomore Caden Brown (5-10, 260) spearhead the defensive line. Price will rotate four others up front to handle Booneville's blockers. And he will rely on Craig and senior Easton Carter to make plays at inside linebacker.

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LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly picked 37 of 47 games (79 percent) involving 3A teams, nailing the spreads of Barton by 42 points over Marvell and Rison by four over Fordyce.

WEEK 2 PREDICTIONS (favored team in CAPS followed by point spread)
1-3A
WEST FORK (7) at Berryville: West Fork beat 1-4A member Gentry 42-16 last week. Junior QB Colton Wise threw four TD passes, including two to senior Louie Crawford. Junior TB/LB Brayden Burnett ran 50 yards for a TD and returned a fumble 60 yards for a score. Senior Levi Edens played well on the defensive line. Berryville eventually put away Decatur 36-19.
Green Forest at PEA RIDGE (1): Green Forest averaged 6.7 yards per play in last week's 25-15 loss to 1-4A member Huntsville. Pea Ridge, picked by 1-4A coaches to finish fifth (ahead of Huntsville), defeated Elkins 21-6.
Brookland at MOUNTAIN VIEW (1): Brookland has beaten Mountain View the past two seasons, including 21-20 a year ago. Mountain View rushed for close to 450 yards in last week's 42-26 win at Salem. The Yellowjackets led 30-0 at halftime. Junior TB Josh Burns ran 24 times for 262 yards and four TDs.
Cedarville at DOVER (21): Both teams coming off big wins last week. Cedarville beat Mountainburg 42-14, while Dover defeated Atkins 51-20.
LAVACA (15) at Elkins: Lavaca has beaten Elkins the past two seasons, including 44-21 a year ago. Senior QB Hayden Headley passed for 114 yards and two TDs and ran for a score in last week's 49-14 win over Union Christian. Elkins lost to Pea Ridge 21-6.
MANSFIELD (19) at Greenland: Mansfield has won three of the past four meetings in this series, including 49-6 a year ago. The Tigers feature a solid senior class, led by stout TB Jeffery Bartlett who rushed for 87 yards in last week's 34-14 win over Waldron. Greenland's top playmakers are juniors, including receiver Mason Miller who caught four passes for 114 yards and two TDs in a 39-0 win over J.C. Westside.
ROSE BUD (12) at Marshall: Rose Bud defeated Quitman 30-25 last week. Senior FB Caleb Ferren rushed for 144 yards, while senior LB Wyatt Way gathered 14 tackles. Junior QB Jake Cantey passed for 162 yards, tossing a 14-yard TD pass to senior Turner Moon late in the fourth quarter. Marshall lost to Hector 52-18. The Ramblers beat Marshall 44-6 last year.
Salem at YELLVILLE-SUMMIT (2): Salem has beaten Yellville-Summit the past three years, including 42-18 a year ago. The Greyhounds lost to 1-3A member Mountain View 42-26 last week, giving up close to 450 yards rushing. Yellville-Summit lost to Melbourne 28-12, yielding 227 yards to a single Melbourne rusher.

2-3A
Vilonia at HARDING ACADEMY (2): Vilonia surrendered 478 total yards, including 354 rushing, in last week's 41-18 loss to Sylvan Hills. Harding Academy hung with Gosnell for a half in a 40-15 loss.
Gravette at MAYFLOWER (3): Gravette lost to Pottsville 36-10 last week, while Mayflower survived Dumas 46-41. Watch highlights of Mayflower's Week 1 victory over Dumas here.
WEST HELENA (6) at Marianna: West Helena has beaten Marianna by an average of 38 points the past three seasons. Marianna beat Augusta 38-0 last week, giving Coach Clyde Noel his 60th victory at the school.
Southside Batesville at BALD KNOB (7): Bald Knob won the last meeting by 41 points in 2009. Southside Batesville has lost nine of its past 11 games, including last week's 20-15 loss at Cave City. Bald Knob lost four turnovers but big-played Des Arc in a 21-13 win. Senior QB Grant Glaze ran 13 yards for a score and threw a 34-yard TD pass to sophomore DeShawn Gulledge. Senior John Smith returned a punt 85 yards for a TD.
ROSE BUD (18) at Marshall: Rose Bud defeated Quitman 30-25 last week. Senior FB Caleb Ferren rushed for 144 yards, while senior LB Wyatt Way gathered 14 tackles. Junior QB Jake Cantey passed for 162 yards, tossing a 14-yard TD pass to senior Turner Moon late in the fourth quarter. Marshall lost to Hector 52-18. The Ramblers beat Marshall 44-6 last year.
Bigelow at ATKINS (10): Bigelow beat 2-3A member Perryville 34-6 last week. Atkins looking to bounce back after a 51-20 loss to Dover. The Red Devils defeated Bigelow 51-20 a year ago.
Midland at BARTON (36): Midland lost to Woodlawn 38-12 last week, while Barton blasted Marvell 42-0.
TWO RIVERS (1) at Perryville: Both teams lost last week. Two Rivers fell to 4-2A member Hackett 21-18, while Bigelow beat Perryville 34-6.

3-3A
MELBOURNE (2) at Cave City: Melbourne has beaten Cave City the past two seasons, including 35-7 a year ago. Last week, senior RB Dalton Romero ran 26 times for 227 yards and three TDs in a 28-12 win over Yellville-Summit.
Osceola at GOSNELL (14): Osceola lost to Blytheville 47-12 last week, while Gosnell beat Harding Academy 40-15. The Pirates defeated Osceola 27-13 a year ago.
Manila at TRUMANN (21): Manila has lost 17 straight games. Trumann snaps its eight-game losing streak.
HOXIE (7) at Jonesboro Westside: Twenty miles separate these schools that played in the 3-2A North from 1993-97 (Hoxie won three of five meetings). Hoxie hammered Trumann 42-6 last week, while Westside beat 3-3A member Manila 40-0. Hoxie senior end Stephen Arnold recorded 12 tackles.
Cedar Ridge at RECTOR (1): Cedar Ridge has lost 28 of its past 30 games, including last week's 20-6 loss at West Lincoln, Miss. Rector lost to Palestine-Wheatley 34-20, its first varsity game since 2009.
E. POINSETT COUNTY (4) at Corning: East Poinsett County slipped past McCrory 36-32 last week. Corning held Walnut Ridge to 66 total yards in a 20-8 victory. Sophomore receiver Cope Robinson caught two TD passes, while junior Jon Rangel played well in the secondary.
PORTAGEVILLE, MO. (8) at Piggott: Portageville (2-1) lost to Malden, Mo., 54-7 last week, while Piggott fell to Marked Tree 28-16. The Mohawks failed to score four times inside the red zone. Portageville won the last meeting 33-7 in 2007.
Earle at RIVERCREST (12): Both teams low on numbers. Earle lost to Hazen 36-16 last week, while Rivercrest fell to Paragould 38-33. The Colts rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Earle 23-20 Week 9 last year.

4-3A
Gentry at CHARLESTON (18): Gentry lost to West Fork 42-16 last week. Charleston senior QB Ty Storey completed 24 of 37 passes for 238 yards and five TDs and he ran for a score in a 42-14 win over Shiloh Christian during Hootens.com Kickoff Week.
Watch highlights of Charleston's Hootens.com Kickoff week against Shiloh Christian here.
BOONEVILLE (7)
at Dardanelle: See Hootens.com Game of the Week.
LAMAR (18) at Subiaco Academy: Lamar clobbered Clarksville 42-14 last week. Senior QB Braxton Sampley completed 18 of 32 passes for 298 yards and three TDs. The Warriors beat Subiaco Academy 46-7 last year.
PARIS (28) at Waldron: Paris rushed for 425 yards in last week's 57-31 win over Centerpoint. Senior TB Kaleb Owens ran for 160 yards and two TDs and returned an interception for a score. Waldron lost to 4-3A member Mansfield 34-14. Paris has beaten Waldron by an average of 34 points the past four seasons.
LAVACA (15) at Elkins: Lavaca has beaten Elkins the past two seasons, including 44-21 a year ago. Senior QB Hayden Headley passed for 114 yards and two TDs and ran for a score in last week's 49-14 win over Union Christian. Elkins lost to Pea Ridge 21-6.
MANSFIELD (19) at Greenland: Mansfield has won three of the past four meetings in this series, including 49-6 a year ago. The Tigers feature a solid senior class, led by stout TB Jeffery Bartlett who rushed for 87 yards in last week's 34-14 win over Waldron. Greenland's top playmakers are juniors, including receiver Mason Miller who caught four passes for 114 yards and two TDs in a 39-0 win over J.C. Westside.
TWO RIVERS (1) at Perryville: Both teams lost last week. Two Rivers fell to 4-2A member Hackett 21-18, while Bigelow beat Perryville 34-6.
Danville at MOUNT IDA (8): Danville has lost eight straight games. Mount Ida beat Magazine 42-0 last week.

5-3A
BAUXITE (7) at Glen Rose: Bauxite senior standout Ben Madison ran 73 yards for a TD, returned a kickoff 90 yards for a score and intercepted two passes in last week's 31-14 loss at Pulaski Robinson. Glen Rose lost to Malvern 38-0. The Beavers have not lost to Bauxite since 2011. Watch highlights of Bauxite's Week 1 loss to Robinson here.
Jessieville at FOUNTAIN LAKE (17): Jessieville rushed for 318 yards in last week's 37-14 win over Mountain Pine. Junior Wesley Castleberry and sophomores Kaleb Moody, Ruben de Haas and Drew Galloway ran for TDs. Fountain Lake has defeated Jessieville by an average of 37 points the past five years. Junior FB Parker Ross ran 25 times for 321 yards and five TDs in last week's 40-30 win over LR Christian.
BISMARCK (6) at Poyen: Bismarck beat Spring Hill 24-8 last week. Senior RB Nick Stancil ran 20 times for 235 yards and three TDs. Poyen lost to 5-3A member Benton Harmony Grove 21-7.
Centerpoint at MAGNET COVE (7): Centerpoint allowed more than 500 total yards, including 425 rushing, in last week's 57-31 loss at Paris. Magnet Cove beat Parkers Chapel 26-14.
B. Harmony Grove at CONWAY CHRISTIAN (8): Harmony Grove junior RB Jon Johnson ran 16 times for 148 yards and two TDs in last week's 21-7 win over Poyen. Junior Brinson Cornwell raced 24 yards for a score. Conway Christian lost to Episcopal Collegiate 41-0.
MURFREESBORO (21) at Horatio: Murfreesboro beat 8-2A member Strong 36-14 last week, while Horatio fell to Cutter Morning Star 54-26. Horatio has dropped eight of its past 11 games, including a 26-14 loss to Murfreesboro last year.
PRESCOTT (20) at C. Harmony Grove: Prescott popped Gurdon 47-14 last week. Seniors Curtis Toliver and Khaalid Stewart and sophomore Carlos Vanhook rushed for TDs. Junior QB Trevor Pipken threw a 6-yard TD pass to junior Demarko Gulley. Harmony Grove gave up 457 rushing yards in a 31-14 loss to Bearden. Prescott beat Harmony Grove 34-0 last year.
Episcopal Collegiate is open.

6-3A
Crossett at FORDYCE (6): Both teams lost last week. Crossett has dropped eight of its past 10 games, including last week's 20-8 loss to Magnolia. Fordyce fell to rival Rison 34-30 for the first time in four years. The Redbugs defeated Crossett 20-8 in 2013.
McGehee at DUMAS (1): McGehee has beaten Dumas the past three seasons, including last year's 18-14 victory. The Owls lost to 8-4A member Hamburg 34-19 last week, while Dumas pushed Mayflower in a 46-41 loss. The Bobcats haven't won a non-conference game since beating Fordyce Week 2, 2010.
Watch highlights of Dumas's Week 1 against Mayflower here.
Lake Village at STAR CITY (31): Lake Village has lost eight straight games, including last year's 49-18 loss to Star City.
Watch highlights of Star City's Week 1 against Lonoke here.
PRESCOTT (20)
at C. Harmony Grove: Prescott popped Gurdon 47-14 last week. Seniors Curtis Toliver and Khaalid Stewart and sophomore Carlos Vanhook rushed for TDs. Junior QB Trevor Pipken threw a 6-yard TD pass to junior Demarko Gulley. Harmony Grove gave up 457 rushing yards in a 31-14 loss to Bearden. Prescott beat Harmony Grove 34-0 last year.
Drew Central at CUTTER M. STAR (34): Drew Central loses its 34th game in a row. Cutter Morning Star beat 5-3A member Horatio 54-26 last week.
FOUKE (15) at Foreman: Fouke beat Mineral Springs 44-27 last week. Senior RB Tyler Edwardes ran 36 times for 256 yards and three TDs. Junior NG Ronnie Dancer and senior LB Austin Dye each recorded a team-high 11 tackles. Foreman edged 6-3A member Genoa Central 33-32. Fouke beat the Gators 43-27 in 2013.
Genoa Central at LAFAYETTE COUNTY (2): Genoa Central lost to 7-2A member Foreman 33-32 last week. The Dragons have won six games since 2010, including a victory over Lafayette County two years ago. The Cougars beat Genoa Central 35-23 last year.
Gurdon at SMACKOVER (22): Gurdon lost to Prescott 47-14 last week. Smackover senior QB Logan Clark completed 11 of 18 passes for 185 yards and a TD and ran for a score in a 33-19 loss at Junction City.

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