Class 3A Week 14 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 3A Week 14 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 3A, Week 14, 2016
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1. Charleston (12-0)
2. Prescott (13-0)
3. Glen Rose (12-1)
4. Fordyce (10-2)
5. Centerpoint (9-4)
6. Rivercrest (9-4)
7. Newport (12-1)
8.  Bald Knob (10-1)
9. Junction City (8-4)
10. Atkins (9-3)
11. H. Grove Haskell (7-5)
12. Piggott (9-3)
13. Elkins (9-3)
14. Clinton (8-3)
15. Paris (7-5)
16. Smackover (7-4)
17. Mountain View (8-3)
18. Harding Academy (7-4)
19. Walnut Ridge (8-4)
20. Jessieville (6-5)
21. Fouke (6-4)
22. Lake Village (4-7)
23. Melbourne (5-6)
24. McGehee (5-5)
25. Manila (5-6)
26. Cedar Ridge (6-5)
27. Greenland (5-6)
28. Lamar (5-6)
29. Mayflower (6-4)
30. Barton (5-6)
31. Horatio (3-7)
32. Genoa Central (4-6)
33. Perryville (4-7)
34. Gurdon (3-7)
35. Mansfield (2-8)
36. Hoxie (2-8)
37. Osceola (2-8)
38. Cedarville (2-8)
39. Marianna (2-7)
40. Green Forest (2-8)
41. Yellville-Summit (1-8)
42. Episcopal Collegiate (1-9)
43. Marshall (1-9)
44. Corning (0-10)
45. Bismarck (0-10)
46. Two Rivers (0-10)
47. Drew Central (0-10)
48. Rose Bud (0-10)

HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 3 Glen Rose at No. 1 Charleston

Glen Rose gave up chunks of rushing yards in playoff wins over Fouke (27-26) and Elkins (45-13), but the Beaver starters held Rivercrest to 45 rushing yards last week and 140 total yards in a 35-7 rout. It likely was Glen Rose's finest intensity and execution since a 36-13 season-opening win over Class 4A Malvern. Senior QB Aaron Weatherford may have enjoyed his best night of the year, completing 11 of 19 passes for 123 yards and two TDs while hitting receivers coming out of their cuts on a sloppy field. Weatherford also ran for three more TDs. While Charleston managed just 42 rushing yards last week against a salty Centerpoint defense, senior QB Jackson Rowland completed 14 of 22 passes for 323 yards and four TDs in a 45-17 rout of the Knights (Glen Rose beat Centerpoint 35-28 Week 8). Junior playmaker Sean Michael Flanagan torched Centerpoint with six receptions for 189 yards (31.5 ypc) and three TDs. Flanagan piled up 224 all-purpose yards in the second quarter, running for a short TD and returning a kickoff 92 yards for a TD. Charleston has won five state titles in the past 11 years, including 42-19 over Glen Rose in the 2013 title game. Glen Rose won the 2007 state title.

LAST WEEK

Hootens.com correctly picked two of four games last week involving 3A teams. For the season, hootens.com has correctly predicted 235 of 297 winners (79 percent).

WEEK 14 SEMIFINAL PREDICTIONS (favored team in CAPS followed by point spread)
Glen Rose at CHARLESTON (7):
See hootens.com Game of the Week.
Newport at PRESCOTT (9): 5-3A champion No. 2 Prescott topped 400 yards offense for the sixth time this season last week in a 29-26 win over Fordyce, which committed three turnovers. Prescott senior RB Carlos Vanhook (1,157 yards, 27 TDs) and QB Derrick Flynn (635 yards, 11 TDs) topped 100 rushing yards. Flynn has completed 63 percent of his passes for 2,077 yards and 15 TDs with five interceptions. Prescott's defense, however, gave up more than 300 yards rushing to Fordyce, and Newport senior Jordan Neal (1,254 yards, 10 TDs) and junior Jerry Ellis (1,170 yards, 14 TDs) can go. A week ago at Atkins, sophomore Joe Broadus carried often and for two TDs when the Greyhounds averaged 8.3 yards per carry and attempted just three passes. Atkins moved up and down the field in the first half against Newport, averaging 5 yards per carry for the game, but after Newport scored on the first play from scrimmage in the second half, Atkins threw interceptions on the next two possessions. Newport dropped two more potential interceptions. Newport junior LB Oshae Pruitt paces the Greyhounds with 87 tackles, followed by sophomore LB Julius Pruitt (55 tackles) and senior NG DeShawn Anderson (61 tackles).

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