Class 3A - Week 15 - 2012

Class 3A - Week 15 - 2012

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 3A, Week 15, 2012
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1. Glen Rose (13-1)
2. Harding Academy (13-0)
3. Fountain Lake (11-3)
4. McGehee (10-2)
5. Prescott (11-3)
6. Charleston (9-3)
7. Paris (10-3)
8. Barton (10-2)
9. C. Harmony Grove (7-4-1)
10. Fordyce (8-4)
11. Smackover (7-4)
12. Rivercrest (9-3)
13. Lamar (8-4)
14. Riverview (6-4)
15. Mayflower (6-6)
16. Greenland (8-4)
17. Osceola (8-4)
18. Earle (7-5)
19. Hoxie (6-4)
20. Episcopal (4-7)
21. Rose Bud (4-5)
22. Cedarville (5-6)
23. Mansfield (4-6)
24. Horatio (7-4)
25. Jessieville (7-4)
26. Yellville-Summit (6-4)
27. Lavaca (2-8)
28. Danville (2-8)
29. Bald Knob (3-7)
30. Atkins (5-5)
31. Green Forest (4-6)
32. West Fork (3-7)
33. Centerpoint (3-8)
34. Piggott (3-7)
35. B. Harmony Grove (4-6)
36. Elkins (2-8)
37. Harrisburg (2-6-1)
38. Corning (3-7)
39. Fouke (3-7)
40. Two Rivers (3-7)
41. Mountain View (1-8)
42. Melbourne (3-6)
43. Genoa Central (3-7)
44. Manila (1-9)
45. Perryville (1-9)
46. Bismarck (0-10)
47. Drew Central (0-9)

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
No. 1 Glen Rose vs. No. 2 Harding Academy
Both teams have won 13 games this fall and went undefeated in their respective conferences. Glen Rose has eliminated Elkins, Camden Harmony Grove, Charleston and Prescott to reach the title game for the first time since winning it all in 2007. Harding Academy has won 58 games over the past five seasons, including last week's 31-29 triumph over Fountain Lake.

Glen Rose rallied the past two weeks to defeat Charleston and Prescott by a combined six points. Senior quarterback Collin Hunter capped a six-play, 51-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run with 26 seconds left to beat Charleston. He also threw a 45-yard TD pass to senior Hunter Bredensteiner in the fourth quarter. Hunter engineered a 12-play, 89-yard drive in the fourth quarter last week to down Prescott, setting up junior Dakota Harris' 22-yard field goal with 3:06 left. Harris also nailed a 34-yard field goal against Charleston. The top-ranked Beavers feature 14 seniors, including seven starters on offense. Hunter, a three-year starter with a 32-6 record, has completed 127 of 212 passes (60 percent) for 2,413 yards and 23 TDs this season. He is a finalist for the Farm Bureau Awards Class 3A Offensive Player of the Year. Sophomore running back Carlos Burton paces the Beavers with 171 carries for 1,847 yards (10.8 yards per carry) and 24 TDs. Senior RB Dillon Coney has rushed for 785 yards and 10 scores, including 110 yards and three TDs in a 49-7 win over Elkins in the first round of the playoffs. Junior fullback Austin Kehner caught a 14-yard TD pass and ran for two scores in a 35-0 win over Harmony Grove three weeks ago. Other playmakers include seniors Lane Ballard and Tyler Lewis and juniors Kyle Petersen and Clay Holicer. The Beavers are 49-14 under fifth-year coach Mark Kehner.

Harding Academy has lost three times in Class 3A play since 2009, all to eventual state champions (Fountain Lake in the 2009 semifinals, Rivercrest in the 2010 final and Charleston in the 2011 quarterfinals). The Wildcats have been ranked No. 2 since Week 5 after opening the season at No. 3. Harding Academy held on to beat Fountain Lake last week after the Cobras scored 13 points in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats stuffed a two-point conversion attempt with 29 seconds left as senior defensive tackle Barrett Henderson made the game-saving stop. Senior QB Will Francis passed for 293 yards and a TD and hurt the Cobras by rushing nine times for 27 yards and a score. Francis has completed 258 of 346 passes (75 percent) for 3,724 yards and 38 TDs with five interceptions this year. He is a finalist for the Farm Bureau Awards Class 3A Offensive Player of the Year. Senior Hunter Gentry paces the Wildcats with 63 catches for 1,104 yards and 10 TDs. Junior Kohl Blickenstaff has caught 51 passes for 900 yards and 12 scores. Junior Trevor Smith leads Harding Academy with 109 carries for 558 yards and nine TDs. Junior Trey Davis gains 8.3 yards per play and has generated 999 total yards and 24 TDs. The Wildcats are 58-7 under fifth-year coach Roddy Mote.

LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly picked both semifinal games. For the season, HAFR has correctly predicted 250 of 313 games (80 percent).

WEEK 15 PLAYOFF PREDICTION (favored team in ALL CAPS followed by point spread)
GLEN ROSE (1) vs. Harding Academy


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