Class 4A Week 3 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 4A Week 3 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 4A, Week 3, 2021
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1. Shiloh Christian (2-0)
2. Warren (1-1)
3. Stuttgart (2-1)
4. Joe T. Robinson (2-1)
5. Crossett (2-0)
6. Ozark (1-1)
7. Prairie Grove (1-1)
8. Ashdown (3-0)
9. Arkadelphia (1-2)
10. Malvern (1-1)
11. Lonoke (2-0)
12. Nashville (2-1)
13. Gosnell (0-1)
14. Rivercrest (0-1)
15. Star City (1-1)
16. Mena (2-1)
17. Dumas (1-1)
18. Elkins (2-0)
19. Clinton (1-1)
20. Gentry (3-0)
21. Pocahontas (2-0)
22. Bauxite (2-1)
23. Monticello (1-1)
24. Mills (3-0)
25. Pottsville (2-1)
26. Jonesboro Westside (0-2)
27. Southside (2-1)
28. Dardanelle (0-2)
29. Fountain Lake (2-1)
30. Lamar (1-1)
31. Trumann (1-1)
32. Cave City (2-1)
33. Hamburg (0-2)
34. Gravette (0-3)
35. H. Grove Haskell (1-1)
36. Huntsville (1-2)
37. Blytheville (0-2)
38. Waldron (0-2)
39. CAC (1-1)
40. Bald Knob (0-3)
41. DeWitt (1-2)
42. Highland (2-1)
43. Heber Springs (0-1)
44. Berryville (1-1)
45. Helena (0-2)
46. Green Forest (0-1)
47. Dover (0-3)

HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
Class 3A No. Charleston at No. 6 Ozark
Ozark has won 13 of the past 17 Franklin County Feuds. And the Hillbillies had a week to stew on its 42-12 loss to rival Booneville in Week 1. Ozark trailed 22-0 at halftime and squeezed out just 226 yards. Ozark's struggles derive from a ground attack that gains just 116 yards weekly. Senior quarterback Ryker Martin (20 carries, 61 yards), senior Britton Gage (10 totes, 73 yards) and junior Eli Masingale (nine carries, 54 yards) have split carries in two games. Senior cornerback Payten Durning (32 tackles) and sophomore Kyle Archer (23 tackles) are defensive leaders.  Undefeated Charleston looked sloppy in its preseason scrimmage against Booneville, but the Tigers have beaten Dardanelle and Pottsville by a combined 71-23 the past two games by putting up 356 yards weekly. Junior QB Brandon Scott completes 65 percent of his pass this year for 238 yards and he averages 4.5 yards per carry. Five different Tigers have scored rushing TDs in the opening two games, including junior Brighton Ketter (10 carries, 102 yards and four TDs). Sophomore middle linebacker Hunter Little paces Charleston with 30 tackles and one forced fumble.

LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted 28 of 31 games (90 percent). Hootens.com has predicted 91 of 103 games (88 percent) correctly this season.

WEEK 3 PREDICTIONS (favored team in CAPS followed by point spread)
1-4A
Berrvyille at GREENLAND (2): Berryville beat West Fork 33-20 Week 1 for its first victory since Week 10, 2019. Senior RB Jaeden Tanksley ran for 230 yards and two TDs. Junior Tun Oo ran for 130 yards and two TDs and at noseguard racked up 15 tackles. Greenland's game with Danville last week was canceled.
Stilwell, Okla. at PRAIRIE GROVE (28): Prairie Grove rallied from a 14-8 second quarter deficit last week to down Class 5A Pea Ridge 41-28. The Tigers ran for almost 250 yards. Stilwell lost its opener last week to Gentry 42-7.
Sand Springs, Okla. at SHILOH CHRISTIAN (2): Sand Springs beat Shiloh Christian by one point last season, Shiloh's only loss. The undefeated Saints built a 27-14 fourth quarter advantage at Poteau, Okla., two weeks ago and held on for a 27-20 triumph. Poteau netted just 10 yards passing. Sand Springs Page is 2-0 this fall after beating Tulsa Bishop Kelley by 21 points two weeks ago.
GREEN FOREST (1) at West Fork: This game was originally scheduled for Week 0. Green Forest (0-1) did not allow a point in the second half of a 16-0 loss to Class 3A Cedarville. Class 3A West Fork is 0-2 with losses to 3A Paris and Class 4A Berryville.
Elkins is open.
Gentry is open.
Gravette is open.
Huntsville is open.

2-4A
Mayflower at CAC (3): This game was originally scheduled for Week 0 but moved due to Covid. CAC slipped past Class 2A Carlisle last week 55-46. Senior QB Tyler Williams ran 28 times for 257 yards and five TDS, and completed seven of nine passes for 92 yards and a TD. Sophomore safety Vance Strange paced the Mustang D with 12 tackles. 
Clinton at DARDANELLE (1): Both teams were off last week. Dardanelle junior QB Drew Vega returned from injury two weeks ago against Charleston, running for 146 yards and a TD and completing 16 of 28 passes for 232 yards. Senior Seth Harper caught six passes for 60 yards, while junior Dakota Wilfong pulled in seven for 126 yards. Clinton ran for 335 yards two weeks ago in a 28-21 win over Huntsville. Senior linebacker Cody Davis paced the Yellow Jackets with 11.5 tackles.
HEBER SPRINGS (9) at Dover: Heber Springs finally opened its season last week (42-7 loss to Harding Academy). Dover has been outscored this season 128-42. Dover second-year coach Will Cox was Heber Springs' interim coach in 2019.
Newport at LONOKE (2): These are former conference rivals before Newport dropped to Class 3A. Newport senior Eli Alcorn shifted to QB last week against Bauxite (played QB as a sophomore) and produced more than 204 yards (60 rushing, 144 passing). Lonoke outlasted Beebe last week 28-21. Sophomore QB Bradon Allen threw three TDs and ran for another. Junior Landon Jones pulled in eight passes for 114 yards and a pair of TDs. Watch extended highlights of Newport's Week 0 loss to Prescott HERE.
Bald Knob is open.
Mills is open.
Southside is open.
Stuttgart is open.

3-4A
RIVERVIEW (3) at Blytheville: Riverview went winless last season but has consecutive wins this fall over CAC and Bald Knob. The Raiders run for 205 yards weekly. Senior QB Israel Gameros has 60 carries for 318 yards and five TDs. Winless Blytheville hasn't scored this fall.
RIVERCREST (3) at Brookland: Rivercrest was stuffed near the goal line in the final minute of last week's 25-19 loss at Valley View. In his first start, senior QB Mike Sharp completed 18 of 30 passes for 203 yards and two TDs, but threw three interceptions. The Colts managed just 50 yards rushing. Undefeated Brookland has wins over Gosnell and Jonesboro Westside by a combined three points.
GOSNELL (2) at Hoxie: This game was scheduled last week after Osceola canceled on Gosnell and Jonesboro Westside canceled its game with Hoxie. Gosnell hasn't played since losing to Brookland 7-6 Week 0. Hoxie, with wins over Cave City and Mountain View, puts up 423 yards weekly. Senior QB Cade Forrester has passed for 354 yards and four TDs this fall. Watch extended highlights of Hoxie's win over Cave City HERE.
Pocahontas at NETTLETON (7): This game was moved from Week 1 due to Covid issues. Nettleton rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit last week to down Mountain Home 28-21. Senior Koby Bradley ran 23 times for 139 yards, and caught the winning TD pass in the final minute.  Pocahontas junior QB/RB Connor Baker ran 12 times for 165 yards and three TDs in last week's 45-21 win at Paragould, while sophomore Regan Womack bulled for 55 yards and two TDs.
Paragould at TRUMANN (8): Paragould junior QB Ben Sloas threw three TD passes in last week's 24-point loss to Pocahontas. Trumann trailed Southside 28-14 at halftime, but turned the ball over three times and failed to score in the second half of a 36-point setback. Junior LB Eli Evett racked up six eight tackles at Southside, while junior safety Parker McNair made six.
Cave City is open.
Highland is open.
Jonesboro Westside is open.

4-4A
Charleston at OZARK (6): Hootens.com Class 4A Game of the Week. 
CLARKSVILLE (7) at Pottsville: Pottsville gave up 215 yards rushing in last week's 35-14 loss to Charleston. Senior QB Cooper Duvall ran for a pair of TDs, while junior safety Tyler Davis intercepted a pass. Winless Clarksville “could be 2-0,” Coach Khris Buckner says. The Panthers lost in overtime to Ozark 14-13 and at Mena  34-14 “but played like zombies,” the coach says. Senior linebacker Brayan Martinez recorded 10 tackles at Mena.
Clinton at DARDANELLE (1): Both teams were off last week. Dardanelle junior QB Drew Vega returned from injury two weeks ago against Charleston, running for 146 yards and a TD and completing 16 of 28 passes for 232 yards. Senior Seth Harper caught six passes for 60 yards, while junior Dakota Wilfong pulled in seven for 126 yards. Clinton ran for 335 yards two weeks ago in a 28-21 win over Huntsville. Senior linebacker Cody Davis paced the Yellow Jackets with 11.5 tackles.
HEBER SPRINGS (9) at Dover: Heber Springs finally opened its season last week (42-7 loss to Harding Academy). Dover has been outscored this season 128-42. Dover second-year coach Will Cox was Heber Springs' interim coach in 2019. 
Carlisle at LAMAR (25): Lamar lost to Gentry 40-35 two weeks ago and the Warriors spent last week shoring up their defensive interior (Gentry gained 360 yards and recorded 26 pancake blocks). Lamar all-conference LB Joe Dalton (18 tackles vs. Gentry) won't play due to injury but could return for the 4-4A opener next week at Pottsville, Coach Josh Jones says. Senior Skylar Smith gives the Warriors a receiving threat.
BOONEVILLE (16) at Mena: Mena gained just 84 yards in last week's mercy-rule loss to Hot Springs. Bearcat senior QB Austin Rose has passed for 624 yards and six TDs this fall, while junior Jayden Felix paces the Bearcats with 77 yards rushing. 
Waldron at ATKINS (1): These teams played for the first time last season (Waldron won by 26 points). Waldron practiced Monday without nine key contributors who are in quarantine or injured. The Bulldogs have scored just three TDs this fall. Undefeated Atkins rolled outmanned Conway Christian 44-0 a week ago. Red Devil senior Devin Roberts returned a punt 65 yards for a TD, and caught five passes for 36 yards and a TD.

7-4A
Malvern at HS LAKESIDE (3): Hootens.com Class 5A Game of the Week. These are former conference rivals, with HS Lakeside winning three of the past five meetings. The winless Rams lost to Class 6A Lake Hamilton and Sheridan by a combined 72-21. The Rams were open last week after Watson Chapel canceled on Wednesday. “We've struggled and gotten in our own way,” Coach Jared McBride says. “We put some players in different positions, trying to figure it out.” Senior QB Sam mills has completed 23 of 43 passes this fall for 292 yards and two touchdowns, with a pair of interceptions. Sophomore Braylon Russell, who owns an offer from Arkansas, carried 15 times for 86 yards against Sheridan, and he has seven receptions this fall for 71 yards.  Malvern beat Glen Rose in the opener before losing to Lake Hamilton last week 35-12. The Wolves ran for more than 260 yards. Malvern started nine sophomores on defense against Lake Hamilton. Senior linebacker Jabri Artis paces Malvern with 12 tackles this fall. Junior QB Cedric Simmons has completed 19 of 32 passes this fall for 235 yards and two TDs, and paces the team with 20 carries for 161 yards and two TDs. Malvern coach J.D. Plumlee graduated from HS Lakeside and served as an Ram assistant. Watch extended highlights of Malvern's loss last week to Lake Hamilton HERE.
H. Grove Haskell at GLEN ROSE (6): Haskell hung with Centerpoint last week (14-14 at halftime) before losing 41-20. Senior Troy Potter and sophomore Mattox Moore each scored Cardinal TDs. Glen Rose gouged Magnet Cove 53-7 last Friday. 
Arkadelphia is open.
Ashdown is open.
Bauxite is open.
Fountain Lake is open.
Joe T. Robinson is open.
Nashville is open.

8-4A
McGehee at CROSSETT (4): Hootens.com Class 3A Game of the Week. Undefeated Crossett outscores opponents 24-15 weekly. Senior QB Tyrique Jones has completed 18 of 31 passes (58 percent) this fall for 173 yards and three TDs, and has 28 totes for 195 yards and a TD. Versatile senior Jackson Moore lines up at QB, RB (23 carries, 157 yards) and receiver (nine catches, 55 yards). 
FORREST CITY (1) at Helena: These teams have a combined record of 1-19 since the start of the 2020 season, with the lone win being Forrest City over Helena 24-20 last fall. The Mustangs have won seven of the past 13 over Helena.
RISON (7) at Hamburg: The Lions failed to score in last week's 52-point loss at Camden Fairview. Hamburg's improved line play gets tested this week against the run-heavy Wildcat. Rison's scheduled game last week with England was canceled on Friday. The Wildcats blasted Bald Knob 24-0 two weeks ago, allowing just 3 yards. The D recorded seven tackles for loss and didn't allow a pass completion. Watch extended highlights of Rison's Week 0 loss to Fordyce HERE.
FORDYCE (2) at Monticello: Fordyce has won five straight in the series by a combined 172-79. Fordyce, without two starting offensive linemen and QB Trey Merritt, rallied to beat Camden Harmony Grove 22-20 a week ago. Sophomore QB Trenton Gambill threw and ran for TDs in his first varsity start. Monticello didn't play last week and lost to Bauxite 15-13 two weeks ago, failing to convert a two-point play in the final minute. Senior Doerian Allen hauled in 11 balls for 139 yards and a TD. Watch extended highlights of Fordyce's win over Rison HERE and extended highlights with postgame reaction of Fordyce's win last week over CHG HERE. And extended highlights of Fordyce's win over Monticello last year HERE.
Hampton at STAR CITY (21): Star City lost at No. 3 Stuttgart by 21 points two weeks ago. The Bulldogs were tied 14-14 late in the second quarter before allowing a blocked punt that changed momentum. Watch the extended highlights HERE. Winless Hampton lost to Smackover last week 28-20. 
WARREN (17) at Franklin (La.) Parish: Without leading rusher Cedric Calbert and three-year starting OL Connor McDiarmid last week, Warren beat previously second-ranked Stuttgart 47-27. Senior Jacari Lee slid from receiver to the backfied in the second half (six carries, 119 yards and two TDs), while sophomore Trelon Jackson also ran for more than 100 yards. Franklin Parish, coached by former Crossett Coach Sonny Nason, lost its opener last week to Lake Charles College Prep 56-6. Watch extended highlights of Warren's win over Stuttgart HERE
DeWitt is open.
Dumas is open.


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