Class 2A / 8 Man Week 3 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 2A / 8 Man Week 3 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Hooten's Arkansas Football Rankings

Class 2A, Week 3, 2022

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1. Hazen (2-0)

2. Mount Ida (2-0)

3. Bigelow (3-0)

4. Marked Tree (2-0)

5. Clarendon (2-0)

6. Carlisle (2-0) 

7. EPC (2-0)

8. Dierks (2-1)

9. Episcopal (2-1)

10. Poyen (1-2)

11. Hector (1-1-1)

12. Earle (2-1)

13. Conway Christian (2-1)

14. Mountainburg (1-1)

15. Mineral Springs (2-1)

16. Hampton (1-1)

17. Des Arc (0-1)

18. Cross County (1-1)

19. McCrory (0-2)

20. Murfreesboro (1-1)

21. Lafayette County (0-2)

22. England (1-1)

23. Magazine (1-2)

24. Bearden (0-2)

25. Baptist Prep (0-3)

26. Foreman (0-3)

27. J.C. Westside (0-3)

28. Marianna (0-2)

29. Decatur (0-3)

WEEK 2 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS)

NOTE: will no longer project a point spread with each game preview. Our writers will continue designating one team as the favorite in each matchup.


MOUNT IDA at Class 3A Lavaca: Coach Mark Headley's Lavaca Golden Arrows (2-0) are averaging 41 points per game, with a defense that has yielded two touchdowns in two games. Second-ranked Mount Ida owns a 20-14 win over defending 2A champ McCory, followed by a 35-0 win over Jessieville. Expect this matchup to go down to the wire.

LAST WEEK correctly predicted 13 out of 18 games (72 percent) games involving Class 2A teams. 


BIGELOW at Class 3A Centerpoint: Bigelow's offensive line played a key role in the Panthers' 41-19 win over Class 3A Perryville last week, Coach Luke Starks says. The defense also contributed, with lineman Da'Shaun Poindexter forcing a fumble in the backfield that senior DE Chance Page returned for a TD. Sophomore Jayden Dunlap led the team with 14 tackles (3 TFL). Centerpoint (2-0) has had two weeks to prepare after opening the season with wins of 34-32 over Hackett and 15-13 against Mena.

DIERKS at Conway Christian: Sophomore Brady Domokos returned 2 kickoffs for TDs in Conway Christian's 55-20 win last week over Class 3A Atkins. He also rushed for 19 yards and a TD on 3 carries. Jeryn Thomas (6-8 passing, 121 yards, 2 TDs; 73 rushing yards, 1 TD), senior Cooper Johnson (61 rushing yards, 1 TD; 70 receiving yards, 1 TD) and sophomore Aaron Lovelace (64 rushing yards, 1 TD) boosted offense. Dierks hung with Class 3A Gurdon (3-0) but couldn't slow down the Dragons' offense in a 44-32 defeat.

Decatur at Class 4A BERRYVILLE: Decatur scored its first TD of the season in last week's 52-6 loss to Class 3A Yellville-Summit. Berryville lost 41-7 to Class 3A Greenland. 

Class 3A Danville at HECTOR (CANCELED): The Arkansas Activities Association announced on Monday that Danville will not play its remaining varsity games. Danville lost 28-14 to Magazine last week. Hector (1-1-1) gets the week off. All-conference QB Jackson Taylor completed 18 of 23 passes for 189 yards and a TD in Hector's 21-8 victory over McCrory. Junior Brent Casto (101 rushing yards, 1 TD) and senior Drake Riley (87 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD, 1 rushing TD) also contributed. Peter Waite led Hector with 14 tackles and a TFL. 

ENGLAND at J.C. Westside: J.C. Westside (0-3) comes off a 39-14 loss to Class 3A Two Rivers (2-1). England (1-1) was open.

Mountainburg at Class 3A YELLVILLE-SUMMIT: Mountainburg (1-1) lost 36-6 to Class 3A Cedarville last week. Yellville Summit dominated winless Decatur 52-6. Justin Crain’s Panthers (3-0) are averaging 50 points per game.

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CARLISLE at Des Arc: Both teams' games were cancelled due to weather last week. Carlisle all-state RB Jason Sullivan has rushed for 381 yards and 7 TDs this season. Des Arc (0-1) lost 52-0 to Hazen in Week 1. 

Class 3A Corning at EAST POINSETT COUNTY: The Warriors of EPC made a statement last week with a 46-36 victory over Class 3A Walnut Ridge (2-1). Junior all-conference RB Dennis Gaines rushed 28 times for 256 yards and 3 TDs, senior QB Carter Smith completed 9 of 15 passes for 101 yards and a TD and junior WR/DB Omar McCuiston (2-58 receiving, 1 TD) intercepted a pass on defense. Corning fell 34-20 to No. 12 Earle. 

Class 3A Piggott at MARKED TREE: Marked Tree scored through the air, on the ground and via special teams in a 41-7 win over Jackson Central, Tenn. Sophomore QB Kenyon Carter accounted for 3 TDs (2 passing, 1 rushing), with one of the touchdown passes going 85 yards to junior Cameron Marshall. Junior Jayvion Tribble rushed for 2 TDs, and senior Eli Crockett returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score. Piggott lost 39-0 to Class 4A Highland (1-2). 

HAZEN at McCrory: Top-ranked Hazen was forced to cancel its game with No. 5 Clarendon due to weather last week. All-state QB Luke King has passed for 501 yards and 7 TDs this season. Defending Class 2A champ McCrory is looking for its first win after losing 21-8 to Hector last Friday night. 

OPEN Clarendon, Cross County, Earle and Marianna.


DIERKS at Conway Christian: See game preview in 1-2A.

Foreman at Class 3A FOUKE: Foreman (0-3) lost 46-0 to No. 16 Hampton last week. Fouke (1-2) lost 55-40 to Class 4A Waldron. 

Class 3A DREW CENTRAL at Lafayette County: Drew Central (2-1) defeated D'Arbonne Woods (La.) 34-20 last week, giving the Pirates more wins in three weeks than it had the past two seasons. Lafayette County (0-2) was idle. 

MINERAL SPRINGS at Bearden: Mineral Springs totaled 505 yards and 8 TDs in a 64-26 win over Class 3A Smackover. Sophomore QB Evan Erwin completed 8 of 15 passes for 188 yards and 4 TDs. Senior all-state RB K.J. Hayes rushed for 66 yards and 2 TDs. Junior K.T. Thomas led the team with 12 tackles and forced a fumble, which he returned 55 yards for a TD. Bearden was open last week.

MOUNT IDA at Class 3A Lavaca: See Game of the Week, above. 

Murfreesboro at Class 3A GURDON: Murfreesboro (1-1) will try to slow down a Gurdon team that is averaging 47 points and 280 rushing yards. Sheldon Smith paces the Go-Devils with 143 rushing yards per game.

Baptist Prep at POYEN: Poyen (1-2) slips to No. 10 after losing 45-0 to Class 3A Bismarck. Baptist Prep (0-3) fell 38-7 to Class 3A Magnet Cove (2-1) last week.


Class 3A PERRYVILLE at Episcopal: Episcopal won 33-6 over Murfreesboro after losing to Class 3A Smackover two weeks ago. Senior QB Gray Lee completed 11 of 18 passes for 228 yards and 4 TDs. He also rushed for 64 yards. Freshman RB Kollin Robinson rushed for 101 yards and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a TD. Junior Elijah Mason caught 3 balls for 130 yards and 3 TDs. Perryville lost 41-19 to No. 3 Bigelow last week. 

Hampton at Class 3A SMACKOVER: Smackover turned it over four times in last week's 64-26 loss to Mineral Springs.  Hampton rebounded from a Week 1 setback at Poyen by clobbering Foreman 41-0. Expect Smackover to have its defensive dialed in Friday night. 

HAZEN at McCrory: See game preview in 2-2A.

Baptist Prep at POYEN: See game preview in 3-2A.

MINERAL SPRINGS at Bearden: See game preview in 3-2A.

CARLISLE at Des Arc: See game preview in 3-2A.

ENGLAND at J.C. Westside: See game preview in 1-2A. 8-Man Rankings

Week 3, 2022

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1. Mountain View (2-0)

2. Genoa Central (2-0)

3. Fountain Lake (1-1)

4. Subiaco (0-2)

5. Marshall (1-2)

6. Parkers Chapel (0-3)

7. Cutter Morning Star (0-1)

8. Cedar Ridge (1-2)

9. Rose Bud (0-2)

2A TOP 10

1. Mountain Pine (3-0)

2. Spring Hill (3-0)

3. Woodlawn (2-0)

4. Rector (1-1)

5. Brinkley (2-1)

6. Strong (0-1)

7. Izard County Consolidated (1-1)

8. Dermott 

9. Marvell (1-2)

10.Augusta (0-1)

WEEK 3 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS)

NOTE: will no longer project a point spread with each game preview. Our writers will continue designating one team as the favorite in each matchup.


GENOA CENTRAL at Cutter Morning Star

The Dragons of Genoa Central have yet to allow a point, and only 247 total yards, while averaging 25 points en route to a 2-0 start. Cutter Morning Star had to wait a week to start its season against Marshall, and the Eagles took about a half to get adjusted to game speed in a 22-point defeat. Expect a much improved Cutter offense to take the field this Friday. 

Marshall at SUBIACO ACADEMY Marshall’s offense came to life in a 36-14 win over Cutter Morning Star last week.  Subiaco Academy counters with a defense anchored by linebacker Brody Koch, who is averaging 18.5 tackles per game. 

Augusta at SPRING HILL Coach Greg Smith’s Spring Hill Bears (3-0) won their first two games utilizing a pass-oriented offense, then posted a 238-yard rushing night in a 34-6 win over Parkers Chapel last week. Augusta lost 50-28 to Marvell. A shootout can be expected in Hempstead County this week.


MIDLAND at Hermitage Midland lost 36-14 to Cedar Ridge in Week 1. Coach T. J. Pugh hopes the Mustangs put together their defense against the Hermits in Week 3. 

MOUNTAIN VIEW at Rose Bud Mountain View (2-0) is averaging 41 points per game while giving up 13 per game on defense. The offense is led by junior QB Drew Shelton, who is responsible for 5 TDs while completing 75-percent of his passes. Trampas Stubbs is averaging 12.4 yards per carry. Rose Bud lost to Fountain Lake 49-18 last week.

MOUNTAIN PINE at Parkers Chapel Mountain Pine (3-0) continues to dissect opponents, holding high -scoring Rector to 16 in Week 2. 

FOUNTAIN LAKE at Cedar Ridge The Purple Cobras of Fountain Lake got off to a fast start, scoring 42 points in the first half of a 49-18 victory over Rose Bud. Cobras QB Abe Rose commanded the offense, completing 5 of 5 passes for 168 yards and 2 TDs. He also rushed for 2 scores.  Cedar Ridge will also have its hands full with Evan East, who is averaging 34 yards per catch.


Izard County Consolidated at RECTOR Rector made a strong challenge at Mountain Pine before losing 36-16 last week. Izard County is coming off a bye after defeating Marshall for its first football win.

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