Class 4A Final Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 4A Final Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 4A, FINAL 2017
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1. Arkadelphia (14-1)
2. Warren (13-2)
3. Joe T. Robinson (12-1)
4. Pea Ridge (12-2)
5. Booneville (10-2)
6. Prairie Grove (11-2)
7. Gosnell (9-4)
8. Ashdown (9-4)
9. Nashville (8-4)
10. Southside Batesville (10-2)
11. Ozark (9-3)
12. Stuttgart (8-4)
13. Dardanelle (8-4)
14. Heber Springs (8-4)
15. Hamburg (6-6)
16. Pocahontas (6-6)
17. Trumann (9-2)
18. Gravette (6-5)
19. Shiloh Christian (7-4)
20. Pottsville (6-5)
21. Riverview (7-4)
22. Jonesboro Westside (7-4)
23. Dumas (7-4)
24. Helena (6-5)
25. Bauxite (5-6)
26. Monticello (5-6)
27. Malvern (3-8)
28. Waldron (5-6)
29. Highland (3-8)
30. Gentry (5-6)
31. Crossett (3-8)
32. Star City (4-6)
33. Fountain Lake (4-6)
34. Dover (5-5)
35. Brookland (5-5)
36. Mena (3-7)
37. Lonoke (3-7)
38. Lincoln (3-7)
39. Harrisburg (3-7)
40. DeWitt (2-8)
41. CAC (1-9)
42. Huntsville (1-9)
43. Dollarway (0-9)
44. Berryville (1-9)
45. Subiaco Academy (2-8)
46. West Fork (0-10)
47. Cave City (0-10)
48. Baptist Prep (0-10)

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME RECAP
Arkadelphia won its first state title in 30 years, getting past Warren 28-27. Senior cornerback Dillon Scott intercepted Warren's pass in the end zone in the final seconds to preserve the win, but Scott's biggest contribution was likely an open-field tackle on Warren's Treylon Burks at the 8-yard line on the previous play. Warren attempted their final play from the 23-yard line when an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty was accessed to the bench after a fan ran onto the field.

Arkadelphia sophomore quarterback Cannon Turner earned MVP honors, rushing 20 times for 56 yards and a touchdown, and completing 10 of 17 passes for 281 yards, including the game-winning 81-yard toss to seniorĀ  Alex Lewis with 3:19 left. Junior Gabe Goodman's kick set the final margin. Lewis finished with three catches for 108 yards, while senior Logan Lucas grabbed four passes for 108 yards. Junior Victor Tademy's 31-yard punt return late in the second quarter set up a short Arkadelphia TD to give the Badgers a 21-7 advantage with 2:06 left in the second quarter. Junior middle linebacker Josh Wallace led Arkadelphia with 13 tackles.

Burks produced a highlight reel game. He ran 18 times for 116 yards and two TDs, caught four passes for 178 yards and two TDs, threw an 11-yard pass and averaged 27 yards per kickoff return. Burks paced all tacklers with 16 stops, including three tackles for loss, and he intercepted a pass near the goal line.

HOW THEY FINISHED
Warren started the season ranked No. 1, followed by Pea Ridge, Joe T. Robinson, Stuttgart and Nashville. Arkadelphia started at No. 7.

THIS YEAR
Hootens.com correctly predicted 284 of 320 games (89 percent) this season.

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