Class 4A Week 2 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 4A Week 2 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 4A, Week 2, 2019
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1. Arkadelphia (2-0)
2. Nashville (2-0)
3. Shiloh Christian (1-0)
4. Joe T. Robinson (2-0)
5. Warren (1-0)
6. Ozark (1-0)
7. Rivercrest (2-0)
8. Mena (2-0)
9. Dardanelle (2-0)
10. Dumas (0-1)
11. Pocahontas (1-1)
12. Pea Ridge (0-2)
13. CAC (1-0)
14. Bauxite (1-1)
15. Pottsville (0-1)
16. Jonesboro Westside (2-0)
17. Prairie Grove (0-1)
18. Helena (1-0)
19. Southside Batesville (1-1)
20. DeWitt (2-0)
21. Heber Springs (0-1)
22. Hamburg (2-0)
23. Star City (1-1)
24. Lincoln (1-0)
25. Stuttgart (0-2)
26. Gentry (1-1)
27. Lonoke (0-1)
28. Ashdown (1-1)
29. Gosnell (0-2)
30. Trumann (0-1)
31. Riverview (1-1)
32. Berryville (1-0)
33. Crossett (0-1)
34. Malvern (1-0)
35. Mills (1-0)
36. Brookland (0-1)
37. H. Grove Haskell (0-1)
38. Waldron (0-1)
39. Elkins (0-1)
40. Fountain Lake (0-1)
41. Monticello (0-1)
42. Bald Knob (0-2)
43. Highland (0-2)
44. Subiaco Academy (1-0)
45. Dover (0-2)
46. Green Forest (1-0)
47. Cave City (0-2)
48. Gravette (0-1)

HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 7 Rivercrest at Class 5A No. 12 Valley View
A battle of 2-0 teams. Valley View has won three of its five meetings over the Colts, but Rivercrest won last year by 10 points. Rivercrest scored 35 unanswered points in last week's 28-point win over Paragould, with junior quarterback Kam Turner running for a pair of touchdowns. Senior Easton Elder, a former QB playing running back, has blasted for TDs each of the past two weeks and is one of the Colts' top defenders. “They are as talented as I've seen them in the past six years,” Valley View coach Sean Cockrell says. “They have size and the most team speed they've had. We have to shut down the running game and make them throw.”
Valley View puts up 378 yards weekly. Senior receiver Connor Watson paces the Blazers with six catches for 207 yards and a pair of TDs, and he's one of the top defenders for a unit that held Bald Knob scoreless last week until late in the game. Senior safety Travis Graf paced the Blazers against Bald knob with 10 tackles. Junior QB Zak Stracener strained his foot late against Bald Knob but should return this week.

LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted 35 of 40 games last week (88 percent). Hootens.com has picked 55 of 66 games (83 percent) this season.

WEEK 2 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS)
1-4A
Berryville at HUNTSVILLE (2): Huntsville trailed Gentry 22-7 at halftime a week ago, before losing 38-15. The Eagles ran for just 58 yards, but junior QB Brooks Wiggins completed 16 of 26 passes for 122 yards and a TD. Berryville shut out West Fork 41-0 a week ago. 
FARMINGTON (21) at Gravette: These are former conference foes with Gravette winning seven of the past 12 in the series. But Gravette has lost 11 of its past 12 games under three different head coaches. Senior receiver Drew Sturgeon scored a pair of TDs last week when Farmington opened its new stadium with a 20-point win over rival Prairie Grove. But Gravette has lost 11 of its past 12 games under three different head coaches.  
Keys, Okla. at LINCOLN (8): Lincoln's mercy-rule win last year snapped a four game losing streak to Keys, Okla. TheWolves devoured Westville, Okla., last week 50-7. Keys, Okla. lost its opener last 41-14 to Checota, Okla. 
COMMERCE, OKLA. (12) at Green Forest: Green Forest ran for 239 yards in last week's 27-point win over Yellville-Summit, snapping the Tigers' seven-game losing streak. Commerce, Okla., lost its opener last week to Adair, Okla., by 30 points. 
Prairie Grove at DARDANELLE (2): These teams split past two meetings, with Prairie Grove winning by 1 in overtime in the second round of the 2006 playoffs, and Dardanelle winning last year 35-17. Dardanelle goes for its fifth 3-0 start in the past six years. Sand Lizard senior Blake Chambers ran 14 times for 262 yards and three TDs in last week's 44-0 win over Charleston. Dardanelle's D gave up only 44 yards. Prairie Grove tries to avoid its second straight 0-2 start and third since 2009 after losing last week by 20 points at Farmington.
Smackover at SHILOH CHRISTIAN (21): Shiloh Christian didn't play last week after drubbing Florida small-school power Moore Haven 41-6 at Disney's Wide Word of Sports Complex. Senior Truitt Tollett had 132 yards receiving, ran for a TD and returned a punt 66 yards for another TD. Smackover lost last week at Class 2A No. 1 Junction City 42-18. Watch extended highlights of Smackover's win over Hampton HERE.
Gentry is open.
Pea Ridge is open.

2-4A
MILLS (3) at LR Hall: Mills has won five of the past seven in the series, but LR Hall won last year by nine points. Mills impressed in last week's mercy-rule win over Jacksonville, jumping to a 35-0 lead at halftime. 
BEEBE (6) at Lonoke: The Battle of Highway 31. Beebe has won 11 games in this rivalry since 2000, including the past three by a total of 71 points. Both teams have first-year coaches this season and neither play last week after losing in Week Zero (Beebe lost to Greenbrier in Week Zero by 19 points, while Lonoke lost to Carlisle  38-13). Watch highlights of Lonoke's loss to Carlisle HERE.
Heber Springs at GREENBRIER (10): Greenbrier has won seven of the past eight battle of the Panthers, including the past two by a combined 38 points. The Panthers past Beebe two weeks ago, outscoring the Badgers 23-0 in the second half. Heber Springs was stuffed on the potential winning two-point conversion in the final two minutes of last week's 28-27 loss to Clinton.
Trumann at SOUTHSIDE BATESVILLE (7): This is the first meeting of these teams. Southside Batesville puts up 32 points and 353 yards weekly. Senior QB Braden Jones has passed for 231 yards and a pair of TDs this year, and he averages almost 6 yards per carry. Trumann trailed Class 3A Hoxie by 21 points in the second quarter last week before losing 49-22.
CAC (18) at Baptist Prep: CAC didn't play last week after an impressive 48-0 victory Week Zero over Mayflower. The Mustangs put up 380 yards against Mayflower, with junior QB Palmer Gilbrech completed 16 of 22 passes (73 percent) for 309 yards and four TDs with no interceptions. Baptist Prep committed four turnovers in last week's 32-18 loss to Bismarck.
Stuttgart at WARREN (14): Warren has won 10 of the past 11 over Stuttgart since Bo Hembree took over as Warren's coach in 2000. Last year's game was cancelled in the first quarter due to lightening with Warren up 9-0. Warren opened 2019 with a dominant victory over Magnolia. Winless Stuttgart has lost its two games by a combined five points. Watch highlights of Stuttgart's loss to rival DeWitt HERE. Watch extended highlights of Warren's win over Magnolia HERE.
RIVERVIEW (16) at Highland
: Highland has lost nine straight games since beating Riverview 27-20 last year. The Rebels give up 41 ppg this fall. Riverview senior QB Logan Miller ran for 208 yards and three TDs in last week's 46-35 setback at DeWitt, but he went 0-10 passing with a pair of interceptions.  Miller has rushed for 318 yards and six TDs this fall.
Bald Knob is open.

3-4A
RIVERCREST (1) at Valley View: Hootens.com Class 4A Game of the Week.
POCAHONTAS (16) at Paragould
: Pocahontas has scored six TDs in each of its opening two games. Junior QB Dawson Chester throws the ball effectively, while senior Derrick Kimble runs physical in the backfield. Paragould led Rivercrest 7-0 in the first quarter a week ago but failed to score again.

Gosnell at OSCEOLA (16): Winless Gosnell surrenders 57 points weekly. Osceola snapped a five-game losing streak to Class 5A Mississippi County rival Blytheville last week with a 33-18 decision. Senior QB M.J. Vance has rushed for 166 yards and four TDs this fall.
JONESBORO WESTSIDE (1) at Hoxie: These schools are separated by just 20 miles. They've split the past 10 meetings, with Jonesboro Westside winning three straight, including last year by 23 points. Jonesboro Westside senior Logan McPherson missed last week's 13-0 win over Piggott and the second half in Week Zero against GCT with a concussion. Junior Tyler Ray paces the Warriors with 50 carries for 272 yards and four TDs.
Trumann at SOUTHSIDE BATESVILLE (7): This is the first meeting of these teams. Southside Batesville puts up 32 points and 353 yards weekly. Senior QB Braden Jones has passed for 231 yards and a pair of TDs this year, and he averages almost 6 yards per carry. Trumann trailed Class 3A Hoxie by 21 points in the second quarter last week before losing 49-22.
MELBOURNE (22) at Cave City: Melbourne has won six of the past seven over the Cavemen, including the past two by a combined 55 points. Undefeated Melbourne has beaten Charleston (28-24) and Midland (56-6) the past two weeks. Senior QB Gabe Lawrence has passed 469 yards and five TDs this fall.
Brookland at PIGGOTT (7): Brookland surrenders 39 points weekly, losing the past two weeks to Riverview and Greene County Tech. Piggott was tied with Jonesboro Westside 0-0 in the fourth quarter last week before losing 13-0.
RIVERVIEW (16) at Highland: Highland has lost nine straight games since beating Riverview 27-20 last year. The Rebels give up 41 ppg this fall. Riverview senior QB Logan Miller ran for 208 yards and three TDs in last week's 46-35 setback at DeWitt, but he went 0-10 passing with a pair of interceptions.  Miller has rushed for 318 yards and six TDs this fall.

4-4A
OZARK (7) at Clarksville: Hootens.com Class 5A Game of the Week. 
HOT SPRINGS (3) at Mena: Mena has won four of the past seven in the series, including the past two by a total of 30 points. The Bearcats stuffed a two-point conversion in overtime a week ago to eek out a 36-35 win against Prescott. Improved Hot Springs ran for 148 yards and sophomore QB Isaac Shelor completed 11 of 18 passes for 102 yards and a TD in last week's mercy-rule win over Fountain Lake (led 40-0 in the second half). 
WALDRON (8) at Paris: Waldron led Mansfield 22-12 at halftime a week ago and by eight points in the fourth quarter before surrendering two late TDs in a 38-34 setback. Bulldog junior QB Braden Williams threw three TD passes. Paris gave up nine TDs in last week's 63-0 loss to Class 5A Clarksville. 
Booneville at POTTSVILLE (3): Booneville had 44 first half yards in last week's 28-6 loss to Ozark. The Bearcats are getting healthier and matchup well on the line. Pottsville senior Drew Rust ran for more than 200 yards in last week's 11-point loss at Newport. Watch highlights of Pottsville's game at Newport HERE.
Prairie Grove at DARDANELLE (2): These teams split past two meetings, with Prairie Grove winning by 1 in overtime in the second round of the 2006 playoffs, and Dardanelle winning last year 35-17. Dardanelle goes for its fifth 3-0 start in the past six years. Sand Lizard senior Blake Chambers ran 14 times for 262 yards and three TDs in last week's 44-0 win over Charleston. Dardanelle's D gave up only 44 yards. Prairie Grove tries to avoid its second straight 0-2 start and third since 2009 after losing last week by 20 points at Farmington.
Subiaco Academy at LAMAR (23): Lamar has won eight straight over Subiaco Academy. Subiaco Academy's 34-7 win over Lavaca last week was its third straight in a season opener and seventh of the past eight. Lamar led Danville last week 35-0 at halftime before allowing 13 points in the second half.
West Fork at ELKINS (6): West Fork has won six of the past nine over Elkins, but Elkins bulled to a 54-0 decision a year ago. Elkins gave up 314 yards rushing in last week's 31-20 loss to Greenland. West Fork has a 2-30 record in the 32 games.
Dover is open.

7-4A
Wynne at ARKADELPHIA (2) (THURS.): Arkadelphia has beaten Class 6A Sylvan Hills and Benton the past two weeks by a combined 90-42. Badger junior Braeden “Buster” Thomas ran for a pair of TDs in last week's 33-20 win at Benton. Wynne ran for 290 yards and attempted only two passes, both incompletions, in last week's 27-21 win over Marion. Watch extended highlights of Arkadelphia's win at Benton HERE and at Sylvan Hills HERE.
LAKE HAMILTON (9) at Malvern: These former conference rivals play a non conference game for  the sixth straight season, with Lake Hamilton winning three of them.  Malvern's Keith Caradin bolted for 27- and 42-yard TDs in the second half of last week's 20-7 win over rival Glen Rose. Lake Hamilton ran for more than 300 yards in last week's 49-21 win over Hot Springs Lakeside.
Fountain Lake at HS LAKESIDE (31): HS Lakeside trailed Lake Hamilton 21-14 at halftime last week, but couldn't slow Lake Hamilton's running attack in the second half. Lakeside junior Logan White caught 10 passes for 169 yards against Lake Hamilton. Fountain Lake gave up 250 yards in last week's 40-8 loss to Hot Springs.
NASHVILLE (35) at De Queen: Nashville averages 46 points and 426 yards weekly. Junior QB Keyshawn Stewart has 263 yards and four TDs this fall, while senior Carmillas Morrison has topped the 100-yard mark in both games this fall. De Queen has scored just two TDs this fall. 
Glen Rose at BAUXITE (7): Bauxite has won 10 of the past 18 in the series, including last year by 12 points. Bauxite rallied past Des Arc last week with two fourth-quarter TD passes from QB Conner Stacy. The Miners trailed the Class 2A Eagles 21-12 at halftime. Glen Rose failed to score in the first half of last week's 13-point loss at Malvern.
Hope at ASHDOWN (10): Ashdown has won eight of the past 14 in the series. The Panthers beat De Queen last week by 24 points, while Hope lost at Nashville 56-0. 
HARMONY GROVE HASKELL (6) at Gurdon: Harmony Grove Haskell lost to Centerpoint 17-14  two weeks ago, but held the Knights scoreless in the second half. Cardinal sophomore Hunter Williams ran for a TD against Centerpoint. Gurdon led Fouke 34-28 at halftime last week, but failed to score in the second half of a seven-point setback.
Joe T. Robinson is open.

8-4A
WHITE HALL (17) at Crossett: Improved White Hall dumped talented Dumas last week 36-20. Bulldog senior Kam Robinson caught six passes for 158 yards and a pair of TDs, while senior Donte Buckner ran 18 times for 168 yards and two TDs. Watch extended highlights of White Hall's win over Dumas HERE. Crossett gave up three fourth-quarter TDs in last week's 36-30 loss at Magnolia.
Hamburg at CAMDEN FAIRVIEW (8): Camden Fairview beat the Lions in overtime a year ago. The Cardinals led Class 6A El Dorado 13-10 last week before giving up the winning TD in the fourth quarter. Undefeated Hamburg averages 36 ppg. Senior D.J. Johnson paces the Lions with 23 carries for 211 yards and three TDs, while junior QB Brett Rice completes 63 percent of his passes.
Monticello at MAGNOLIA (13): Magnolia rallied past Crossett last week with three fourth-quarter TDs. Senior running back Amir Cooper has three TDs this season. Monticello trailed Watson Chapel 28-10 in the fourth quarter last week before giving up three late scores. Watch extended highlights of Magnolia's season-opening loss to Warren HERE.
Carlisle at DEWITT (7): DeWitt goes for its third 3-0 start since 2002. DeWitt has beaten Carlisle by a combined 80-28 the past two years. Carlisle is 2-0 for the first time in six years. DeWitt surrendered 432 yards rushing last week's 46-35 win over Riverview. Watch highlights of DeWitt's win over rival Stuttgart HERE. Watch highlight's of Carlisle's win over Lonoke HERE.
Stuttgart at WARREN (14): Warren has won 10 of the past 11 over Stuttgart since Bo Hembree took over as Warren's coach in 2000. Last year's game was cancelled in the first quarter due to lightening with Warren up 9-0. Warren opened 2019 with a dominant victory over Magnolia. Winless Stuttgart has lost its two games by a combined five points. Watch highlights of Stuttgart's loss to rival DeWitt HERE. Watch extended highlights of Warren's win over Magnolia HERE.
Marianna at HELENA (28): Helena led Earle 20-0 at halftime last week and eased to a 20-8 triumph. Marianna, with 14 healthy players, trailed Hampton 40-0 in the second quarter last week. Helena beat the Trojans last year by 36 points.
Dumas at MCGEHEE (1): Dumas has won four straight over McGehee, but the Owls won three straight from 2013-2015. McGehee didn't play last week after whipping Class 2A Conway Christian 61-15 in Week 0. The Owls led 45-15 at halftime. Dumas senior QB Chris Harris ran for 100 yards in last week's 36-20 loss at White Hall, most of them in the second half when he shifted to running back. Watch highlights of Dumas at White Hall HERE.
Star City is open.

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