Class 5A Week 15 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 5A Week 15 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 5A, Week 15, 2018
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1. LR Christian (13-1)
2. Pulaski Academy (12-2)
3. Harrison (12-1)
4. Morrilton (8-5)
5. Texarkana (10-2)
6. LR McClellan (10-2)
7. Blytheville (7-5)
8. Wynne (7-5)
9. LR Parkview (5-6)
10. Greenbrier (7-4)
11. Camden Fairview (6-5)
12. HS Lakeside (5-6)
13. Valley View (7-4)
14. Alma (5-6)
15. Nettleton (8-3)
16. White Hall (5-5)
17. Batesville (4-6)
18. Magnolia (6-4)
19. Forrest City (4-6)
20. Beebe (4-6)
21. Watson Chapel (3-6-1)
22. Vilonia (3-6)
23. Farmington (4-6)
24. Maumelle (4-6)
25. Paragould (1-9)
26. Greene County Tech (3-7)
27. Clarksville (2-8)
28. Huntsville (2-8)
29. Hot Springs (1-9)
30. De Queen (1-9)
31. Hope (1-9)
32. LR Fair (1-9)

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME RECAP
Little Rock Christian won its first state title on Sunday afternoon 52-38 over four-time defending state champion Pulaski Academy. LR Christian forced five turnovers and held the high-powered Bruins to a single second-half touchdown. Warrior senior quarterback Justice Hill earned title game MVP, completing 12 of 25 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns, and running 15 times for 112 yards and a pair of TDs. Junior Chris Hightower, who missed most of the past three games with a hamstring injury, caught four passes for 92 yards and a TD and ran three times for 33 yards, picking up two key first downs, when lining up at QB. Hill, defensive end Grant McElmurry (game-high 11 tackles) and coach Eric Cohu are finalists for the Farm Bureau Insurance Awards on Monday, Dec. 10.
The loss marked Pulaski Academy's first to an in-state opponent since 2013. The Bruins out gained LR Christian, 653-394 yards, but the untimely turnovers were costly. Tied at 31 in the fourth quarter, the Bruins threw three interceptions in the final quarter. Junior QB Braden Bratcher passed for 417 yards and five TDs with four interceptions and rushed for a game-high 114 yards. Senior receivers John David White (nine receptions, 200 yards and four TDs) and Hudson Henry (eight catches, 102 yards) were the game's top pass-catchers. Henry, White, senior linebacker/safety Blake Titus (six title game tackles) and coach Kevin Kelley are finalists for the Farm Bureau Insurance Awards.

LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted 173 of 211 games (82 percent) this season. 

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