Class 3A Final Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 3A Final Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 3A, Final, 2017
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1. Rivercrest (13-2)
2. Junction City (13-1)
3. Osceola (11-3)
4. McGehee (11-3)
5. Charleston (12-1)
6. Clinton (12-1)
7. Mayflower (11-1)
8. Atkins (10-3)
9. Barton (10-2)
10. Elkins (9-3)
11. Melbourne (9-3)
12. Glen Rose (9-2)
13. Prescott (10-2)
14. H. Grove Haskell (8-4)
15. Newport (8-4)
16. Harding Academy (7-5)
17. Smackover (7-5)
18. Hoxie (6-5)
19. Fordyce (5-6)
20. Fouke (6-5)
21. Piggott (7-4)
22. Horatio (5-6)
23. Bald Knob (5-6)
24. Perryville (7-4)
25. Centerpoint (6-5)
26. Greenland (5-5)
27. Lamar (5-6)
28. Cedar Ridge (5-6)
30. Paris (4-7)
31. Yellville-Summit (4-7)
32. Gurdon (4-6)
33. Walnut Ridge (3-7)
34. Rose Bud (4-6)
35. Mountain View (3-8)
36. Cedarville (3-7)
37. Mansfield (2-8)
38. Manila (2-8)
39. Lake Village (1-8)
40. Episcopal (1-9)
41. Genoa Central (3-7)
42. Drew Central (2-8)
43. Bismarck (2-8)
44. Green Forest (2-8)
45. Marshall (0-10)
46. Marianna (1-9)
47. Corning (0-10)
48. Two Rivers (0-10)

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP
Rivercrest scored 27 points off of five Junction City turnovers in a 48-14 rout. The Colts allowed 107 yards rushing to a Dragon outfit that was averaging 349 yards on the ground. Junior quarterback Demilon Brown earned title game MVP honors after completing four of five passes for 43 yards and three touchdowns, while adding four tackles and a fumble recovery. It was the third state title in Rivercrest history (1985, 2010 and 2017) and the second under veteran coach Kelly Chandler. Rivercrest is the first Class 3A school since the advent of six classifications (in 2006) to win a state title with two losses.

HOOTENS.COM RANKINGS
Top-ranked Rivercrest opened at No. 5 in the 2017 Hooten's Arkansas Football magazine. Junction City debuted at No. 3 and ends the season at No. 2. Preseason No. 1 Prescott finishes 13th. Preseason No. 26 Osceola ends up third under first-year coach Robert Hooks.

THIS YEAR
For the season, hootens.com correctly predicted 265 of 327 winners (81 percent).

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