Class 5A - Week 3 - 2014

Class 5A - Week 3 - 2014

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 5A, Week 3, 2014

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1. Wynne (2-0)
2. Pulaski Academy (1-1)

3. Camden Fairview (1-1)

4. Batesville (2-0)

5. Greenbrier (2-0)

6. Sylvan Hills 2-0)

7. Hope (1-1)

8. Maumelle (2-0)

9. Magnolia (2-0)

10. Harrison (1-1)

11. Mills (1-1)

12. Morrilton (0-2)

13. LR Christian (1-1)

14. White Hall (0-2)

15. Beebe (0-2)

16. Forrest City (0-2)

17. Nettleton (1-1)

18. HS Lakeside (1-1)

19. Watson Chapel (0-2)

20. Blytheville (2-0)

21. Farmington (2-0)

22. Vilonia (0-2)

23. Hot Springs (0-2)

24. Jacksonville (0-2)

25. Paragould (1-1)

26. Valley View (1-1)

27. LR McClellan (0-2)

28. Greene Co. Tech (0-2)

29. Clarksville (0-2)

30. De Queen (0-2)

31. LR Fair (0-2)

32. North Pulaski (0-1-1)


HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
Class 4A No. 3 Dollarway at No. 3 Camden Fairview:
The Battle of the Cardinals could provide lots of points. Dollarway averages almost six touchdowns weekly after beating West Helena (42-18 Week 1) and Forrest City (38-36 last week). Senior running back Keyshawn Williams has gained more than 400 yards this year. "They are big and have the skill people to score anytime," Camden Fairview coach Mike Cox says. "We've got to stop their power Wishbone game, and that's tough because you don't see it often." Senior Chaderious Avery (21 tackles in 2014) and tackle Donald Robinson (6-3, 285) anchor Dollarway's defense.
Camden Fairview returned two punts for TDs in last week's 19-point win at Hamburg. Junior D.J. Franklin ran for 128 yards at El Dorado and 137 yards last week, while junior QB Logan Reed has thrown four TDs this season. Junior Kimonte Wilson didn't play last year but starts on defense and provides a change of pace at QB. Wilson ran 92 yards for a score on his first carry last week. "They have speed and nice size," Dollarway coach Cortez Lee says. "We've got to play our responsibilities."

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LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted 23 of 29 games (83 percent) last week. For the season, HAFR has correctly predicted 47 of 58 games (81 percent).

WEEK 3 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS followed by point spread)

5A CENTRAL
PULASKI ACADEMY (1)
at Warren: Hootens.com Class 4A Game of the Week.
Newport at SYLVAN HILLS (3): Sylvan Hills off to its second straight 2-0 start and third since 1999. Bear QB Tra Doss ran for 189 yards and three TDs in last week's 13-point win at HS Lakeside. Newport junior Carl Turner ran for two TDs and returned an interception for another in last week's 31-point win at Greene County Tech. Watch highlights of Sylvan Hills Week 3 win over Newport here.
BEEBE (1)
at Vilonia: For the third year in a row, this matchup features two winless teams. Beebe (seven turnovers in two games) fumbled while trying to milk the clock in the final minutes last week, then yielded the winning TD with 28 seconds left against Lonoke. Badger junior fullback Tripp Smith (all-state in 2013 with 1,938 yards and 25 TDs) hasn't played this season after cutting off the tip of his finger in a mid-August weight room accident. Smith could return Week 4, Badger coach John Shannon says. Beebe halfback Clayton Meurer ran for 125 yards against Lonoke. Badger senior tackle Dustin Grier leads the defense with four sacks and five tackles for loss. Vilonia turned the ball over three times and committed 14 penalties in last week's nine-point loss at Harding Academy.
Jacksonville at LR CHRISTIAN (7): These are former conference foes, with Jacksonville winning the only two match ups by a total 28 points. Little Rock Christian junior Damarea Crockett ran for 153 yards and a three TDs, including a momentum-changer in the final seconds of the first half, in last week's 11-point win over White Hall. Jacksonville gave up just nine points in the opener, but surrendered 66 last week at Benton.
Watch highlights of Jacksonville's Week 2 against Benton here.
STAR CITY (14)
at Mills: Star City has scored 91 points in two games. Bulldog junior QB Tye Brown threw five TDs in last week's 54-point win over Lake Village. Mills has won six of its past seven non-conference games.
Watch highlights of Star City's Week 3 win over Mills here and Star City's Week 1 against Lonoke here.
LONOKE (16) at LR McClellan: LR McClellan hasn't won a non-conference game since 2009. Lonoke receiver Logan Dozier threw a short TD out of the Wildcat formation in the final seconds of last week's four-point win at Beebe. Watch highlights of LR McClellan's Week 2 against Bryant here and Lonoke's Week 1 against Star City here.
LR Fair at CABOT (50): Cabot ran for 404 yards and hung 62 points on LR Catholic last week. LR Fair has been outscored 91-6 this year.
Watch highlights of Cabot's Week 1 against Conway here.
PULASKI ROBINSON (24)
at North Pulaski: Pulaski Robinson has beaten the Falcons the past two seasons by a combined 78-21. Senator junior T.J. Hammons ran six times for 119 yards and two TDs and caught a 64-yard TD pass in last week's seven-point win over CAC.
Watch highlights of Robinson's Week 1 against Bauxite here.

5A EAST
Batesville at JONESBORO (4): Hootens.com Class 6A Game of the Week. Batesville senior Riley Caraway caught six passes for 128 yards in last week's 44-point win at Searcy.
Watch highlights of Jonesboro's Week 2 loss at Conway here.
West Memphis at WYNNE (14): Wynne senior QB Ross Trail threw three TDs in last week's 28-point win at Tunica (Miss.) Rosa Fort. West Memphis threw two interceptions that Memphis (Tenn.) Christian Brothers returned for TDs in last week's 35-points setback.
Watch highlights of Wynne's Week 3 win over West Memphis here.
FORREST CITY (1) at West Helena: Winless Forrest City lost to West Memphis by one point with no time left Week 1 and couldn't score late in last week's two-point setback to Dollarway. West Helena hung 70 points on Marianna last week.
Mountain Home at NETTLETON (17): Mountain Home faces its second straight 5A East opponent. The Bombers have lost 22 straight games. Nettleton QB Jaylin Small threw four TDs in last week's 32-point win at Marion.
CAC at VALLEY VIEW (1): This is a rematch of of the 2012 first round playoff game CAC won 37-27. Valley View's Jaegar Cornelius scored two TDs in last week's 19-point win at Mountain Home. CAC junior Braylon Harris ran for 192 yards and a TD in last week's seven-point loss at Pulaski Robinson.
GREENE CO. TECH (6)
at Kennett, Mo.: The Kennett (Mo.) Indians play their fifth game of the year (2-2 record). They've lost consecutive games by a total of six points. Greene County Tech has scored seven points this season.
PARAGOULD (8)
at Trumann: This rivalry resumes after a two-year hiatus. Trumann has won five of the past nine over the Rams. Trumann's 33-6 win over Manila last week was its first on-the-field non-conference victory (received forfeit from Earle Week 3 last year) since 2011.
Marion at BLYTHEVILLE (6): Blytheville goes for its 3-0 start since 2008. The Chickasaws committed five turnovers in last week's one-point win at Okolona, Miss. Marion has lost nine straight games.

5A SOUTH
Dollarway at CAMDEN FAIRVIEW (3): Hootens.com Class 5A Game of the Week.
WHITE HALL (4)
at Sheridan: White Hall has beaten Sheridan six of the past 10 seasons, but they've split the past four meetings, with Sheridan's wins by a total of six points. White Hall was tied at LR Christian 14-14 in the final seconds of the first half last week, but botched a punt attempt and lost by 11 points. Sheridan committed five turnovers in last week's 32-point loss at Arkadelphia. Yellowjacket linebacker Chris Wheeler has made a team-high 19 tackles this season.
Watson Chapel at NASHVILLE (14): Nashville goes for its third straight win over a Class 5A opponent. Scrapper junior QB Leonard Snell has completed 25 of 36 passes (69 percent) for 419 yards and nine TDs this fall, while senior LaMichael Pettway has seven TD catches.
HOPE (2)
at Prescott: See hootens.com Class 3A Game of the Week. Prescott has beaten Hope six of the past seven meetings.
HS LAKESIDE (1)
at Malvern: HS Lakeside has beaten Malvern seven of the past eight seasons. Malvern led Lake Hamilton 10-0 in the first quarter last week, but lost by 17 points. HS Lakeside QB Clint Smedley ran for 98 yards and three TDs a week ago against Sylvan Hills. 
Watch highlights of Malvern's Week 2 loss at Lake Hamilton here and HS Lakeside's Hootens.com Kickoff game against Lincoln here.
EL DORADO (18)
at Magnolia: This series resumes after a two-year hiatus. El Dorado mauled Magnolia by a combined 87-0 in 2010-2011. Undefeated Magnolia off to its first 2-0 start since 2009, when El Dorado beat the Panthers by 10 points in Week 3.
ARKADELPHIA (14)
at Hot Springs: Arkadelphia has beaten Hot Springs the past two seasons by a combined 80-35. Hot Springs' two losses this year are by a total of two points. Arkadelphia led Class 6A Sheridan 24-0 in the first quarter last week.
ASHDOWN (16)
at De Queen: This is the 70th meeting between these teams, with the series dating to 1927. De Queen holds a 34-30-5 lifetime advantage over the Panthers, but Ashdown has won 11 of the past 13 in the series. Ashdown junior QB Brandon Northcross ran for two TDs and returned a kickoff 98 yards for another in last week's two-point loss at Hope. Ashdown rallied late last season to down De Queen 36-21.


5A WEST

VAN BUREN (14)
at Farmington: Undefeated Van Buren has outscored its two opponents by a combined 75-35 this season. Farmington junior Justin Hobbs ran 20 times for 263 yards and four TDs in last week's 33-point win at Huntsville.
SEARCY (6)
at Morrilton: Morrilton tries to avoid its first 0-3 start since 2009. The Devil Dogs have beaten Searcy the past two years, including a thrilling 21-17 last-second triumph in 2012.
Greenbrier at BENTON (17): Greenbrier has won three of the four meetings since these teams started playing in 2010. Benton scored 66 points against Jacksonville last week when junior QB Cason Maertens completed 14 of 15 passes for 258 yards and three TDs. Greenbrier senior Carson Matthews ran in four TDs last week against Heber Springs.
Watch highlights of Benton's Week 3 win over Greenbrier here and Benton's Week 2 against Jacksonville here.
ALMA (17)
at Harrison: These were longtime members of the former 5A West until Alma bumped to Class 6A this season. Alma has won six straight over the Goblins. Alma QB Evan Burris passed for 204 yards and four TDs in last week's 18-point win at Class 7A Springdale. Watch highlights of
Alma's Hootens.com Kickoff game against Poteau, Okla. here.
Jacksonville at LR CHRISTIAN (7): These are former conference foes, with Jacksonville winning the only two match ups by a total 28 points. Little Rock Christian junior Damarea Crockett ran for 153 yards and a three TDs, including a momentum-changer in the final seconds of the first half, in last week's 11-point win over White Hall. Jacksonville gave up just nine points in the opener, but surrendered 66 last week at Benton.
Watch highlights of Jacksonville's Week 2 against Benton here.
Fountain Lake at MAUMELLE (1): These teams split their only two meetings, with Maumelle winning 35-0 last year and Fountain Lake prevailing 18-14 in a weather-shortened 2012 contest. Maumelle senior QB J.B. Minix didn't play Week 1 but returned in last week's 39-0 win over North Pulaski, passing for 101 yards and running for 41 yards.
DARDANELLE (18)
at Clarksville: These are former conference foes. Clarksville has won four of the past six in the series, but four of those games were decided by a TD or less. Sand Lizard senior QB Kristian Thompson completed nine of 11 passes for 95 yards and TD and ran 19 times for 121 yards and two scores in last week's 28-0 win over then-Class 3A No. 1 Booneville.
BEEBE (1)
at Vilonia: For the third year in a row, this matchup features two winless teams. Beebe (seven turnovers in two games) fumbled while trying to milk the clock in the final minutes last week, then yielded the winning TD with 28 seconds left against Lonoke. Badger junior fullback Tripp Smith (all-state in 2013 with 1,938 yards and 25 TDs) hasn't played this season after cutting off the tip of his finger in a mid-August weight room accident. Smith could return Week 4, Badger coach John Shannon says. Beebe halfback Clayton Meurer ran for 125 yards against Lonoke. Badger senior tackle Dustin Grier leads the defense with four sacks and five tackles for loss. Vilonia turned the ball over three times and committed 14 penalties in last week's nine-point loss at Harding Academy.

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