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, 2020
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1. Joe T. Robinson (2-1)
2. Shiloh Christian (2-0)
3. Ozark (1-1)
4. Nashville (2-1)
5. Arkadelphia (3-0)
6. Crossett (1-1)
7. Stuttgart (2-0)
8. Pocahontas (3-0)
9. Lonoke (2-0)
10. Dardanelle (1-1)
11. Warren (1-2)
12. Ashdown (3-0)
13. Mena (1-2)
14. CAC (3-0)
15. Hamburg (1-2)
16. Star City (1-1)
17. Rivercrest (2-0)
18. Prairie Grove (2-0)
19. Gosnell (0-2)
20. Elkins (3-0)
21. Jonesboro Westside (1-2)
22. Malvern (1-1)
23. Trumann (1-1)
24. Blytheville (1-1)
25. Waldron (2-0)
26. Southside Batesville (1-2)
27. Pottsville (2-1)
28. Dumas (1-2)
29. Monticello (2-0)
30. Fountain Lake (2-0)
31. Bauxite (1-2)
32. Gravette (1-2)
33. Mills (1-2)
34. Gentry (1-2)
35. Helena (0-1)
36. Huntsville (2-1)
37. Bald Knob (2-0)
38. Cave City (1-2)
39. DeWitt (1-1)
40. Lamar (1-1)
41. Clinton (0-2)
42. Highland (1-2)
43. H. Grove Haskell (0-2)
44. Heber Springs (0-2)
45. Berryville (0-1)
46. Dover (0-3)
47. Green Forest (0-3)

HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 13 Mena at Class 3A No. 5 Booneville
Mena must rebound from last week's 20-13 overtime loss to Class 5A Hot Springs, when the Bearcats allowed a late TD in the fourth quarter and failed to convert in overtime. Mena gained 286 yards against Hot Springs and forced three turnovers. Senior QB Max Montgomery played well, completing 12 passes for 138 yards and a TD. Montgomery has passed for 507 yards this fall.  When last seen two weeks ago, Booneville drove 90 yards late in the fourth quarter for the winning TD at No. 3 Ozark. Junior QB Randon Ray ran for 145 yards and three TDs at Ozark, while senior fullback Ethan Wooldridge ran for 75 yards.

LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted 29 of 34 games (85 percent) last week. For the season, hootens.com has correctly predicted 86 of 105 games (82 percent).

WEEK 3 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS)
1-4A
GREENLAND (12) at Berryville: Berryville lost to Class 3A Cedarville 44-6 Week 0, but hasn't played since due to Covid-19. The Bobcats held two practices last week (Friday and Saturday). Greenland senior RB Jett Dennis has rushed for 303 yards and a pair of TDs this year. Sophomores Seth Center and Max Meredith combined for 21 tackles in last week's 27-8 win over Danville. 
PRAIRIE GROVE (2) at Stilwell, Okla.: Undefeated Prairie Grove held off Pea Ridge 35-33 a week ago. Senior QB Knox Laird has thrown five TD passes this year, including three against Pea Ridge. Stilwell, Okla., snapped a 20-game losing streak with last week's 32-8 win over Gentry.
SHILOH CHRISTIAN (7) at Sand Springs, Okla.: Shiloh Christian slipped past Poteau, Okla., two weeks ago. Sophomore QB Eli Wisdom has completed 21 of 31 passes this year for 236 yards and a pair of TDs, and rushed for 212 yards and three TDs. He's also returned a kickoff and an interception for TDs. Class 6A Sand Springs (1-1) defeated Tulsa Bishop Kelley two weeks ago. 
Elkins, Gentry, Gravette, Green Forest and Huntsville are open.

2-4A
DARDANELLE (7) at Clinton: Dardanelle shut out Charleston 27-0 Week 1. Sand Lizard sophomore QB Drew Vega accounted for five of the team's six TD's this year. Defensive lineman Jordan Branson and outside linebacker Trace Gentry pace Dardanelle in tackles. Clinton lost at Huntsville 35-0 Week 1 when 14 players were quarantined, including five starters. Clinton's practice Monday afternoon was its first in a week.
STUTTGART (14) at De Witt: DeWitt has won consecutive meetings in the Battle of Arkansas County. The Dragons held Drew Central to 39 yards in last week's 40-point triumph. Dragon junior receiver Ben Hackney caught eight passes for 91 yards and a pair of TDs, while H-back Dax Courtney caught four passes for 76 yards and a TD. Stuttgart's D forced four turnovers, recorded a safety and held Warren to 8 yards in last week's 36-0 victory. Sophomore Jaidan Strange caught a TD pass and ran for two more against Warren, while junior Arlie Lee caught a 25-yard TD pass.
Dover at HEBER SPRINGS (1): A battle of winless teams. Heber Springs has been outscored 90-12 this year (trailed 45-0 at halftime of both games), while Dover has been outscored 144-22 in three games. Dover first-year coach Will Cox served as Heber Springs' interim head coach last season.
LONOKE (3) at Newport: These are former conference rivals. Undefeated Lonoke has outscored Carlisle and Beebe by a combined 100-27. Senior Ja'Coree Womack rushed for 271 yards and six TDs this season, and he's returned a kickoff for a TD. Newport led Bauxite 21-3 at halftime last week before pulling away 41-22. Newport's D forced three turnovers.
Bald Knob at VALLEY VIEW (14): This game was a late addition after Bald Knob's game last week with Riverview was canceled. The Bulldogs own wins over Mount Ida and Cedar Ridge by a combined 92-14. Valley View lost last week at Rivercrest 41-24. Blazer senior QB Zac Stracener has passed for 403 yards and 2 TDs this year, while senior Aiden Huntsman has 14 receptions for 219 yards. Valley View's Kannon Jones is this week's First Community Bank Scholar Athlete of the Week.
CAC. Mills and Southside Batesville are open.

3-4A
Blytheville at MCGEHEE (6): This game was added over the weekend when Riverview canceled its game with Blytheville and Crossett canceled on McGehee. Blytheville junior QB Jeremiah Northern completes 50 percent of his passes this season for 301 yards, and he's rushed for 76 yards and a TD. McGehee surrendered just 12 points this fall (one TD on a kickoff return), and gave up 2 yards in last week's 42-6 win over Dumas. Senior safety Marcus Rose returned an interception 30 yards for a TD.
Brookland at RIVERCREST (10): Improved Brookland beat Gosnell 36-32 Week 0 and lost to Jonesboro Westside 28-21 Week 1. Opposing coaches brag on Brookland's physical defensive line. Undefeated Rivercrest averages 469 yards and 49 point weekly. Senior QB Kameron Turner has passed for 435 yards and five TDs this year, while rushing for 302 yards and three TDs.
RISON (3) vs. Gosnell (at Wynne): CANCELED. This game was canceled by Gosnell on Monday afternoon. Rison's D allowed 1-yard passing in last week's 49-6 decision at England, while senior RB Reggie Rochell ran for 66 yards and a pair of TDs in the first half. Winless Gosnell hasn't beaten an in-state non conference opponent since 2016. Senior QB Cooper Pieri has passed for 302 yards this season, while junior Travelle Anderson ran for 214 yards Week 0 against Brookland.
TRUMANN (13) at Paragould: Trumann has won 10 of the past 19 in the series, including two straight by a combined 36 points. Trumann impressed with last week's 27-0 win over previously unbeaten Southside Batesville. Trumann senior RB Milton Lewis (13 carries, 135 yards against Southside) and junior Gaven Guy (15 carries, 93 yards) pace Trumann's ground attack. Winless Paragould surrenders 45 points weekly. Ram junior Ashton Oakes and sophomore Ben Sloas split snaps at QB. Oakes has passed for 113 yards and a TD this year, while averages almost 4 yards per carry.
Cave City, Highland, Jonesboro Westside, Pocahontas and Gosnell are open.

4-4A
Mena at BOONEVILLE (8): Hootens.com Class 4A Game of the Week.
CLARKSVILLE (1) at Pottsville: Clarksville didn't scrimmage or play in Week 0 or 1, but the Panthers hung with Ozark last week before losing 32-12. The Panthers put up 246 yards but turned it over four times at Ozark. Pottsville pounded ECP and Green Forest by a combined 105-32 in the opening two games, but lost to Charleston by seven points last week. The Apaches ran for 195 yards against Charleston.
DARDANELLE (7) at Clinton: Dardanelle shut out Charleston 27-0 Week 1. Sand Lizard sophomore QB Drew Vega has accounted for five of the team's six TD's this year. Defensive lineman Jordan Branson and outside linebacker Trace Gentry pace Dardanelle in tackles. Clinton lost at Huntsville 35-0 Week 1 when 14 players were quarantined, including five starters. Clinton's practice Monday afternoon was its first in a week.
Dover at HEBER SPRINGS (1): A battle of winless teams. Heber Springs has been outscored 90-12 this year (trailed 45-0 at halftime of both games), while Dover has been outscored 144-22 in three games. Dover first-year coach Will Cox served as Heber Springs' interim head coach last season.
LAMAR (14) at Carlisle: Lamar blew a 14-point advantage two week's ago at Gentry, giving up a fourth down pass and a committing a penalty on a crucial two-point play. Senior Brady James has 183 yards rushing and five TDs this fall. Winless Carlisle (20-man roster) has been outscored by CAC and Lonoke by a combined 88-22. The Bison turned the ball over four times in last week's 32-16 loss at CAC. J.J. Sullivan was a bright spot, running for 163 yards and a pair of TDs.
OZARK (9) at Charleston: Ozark has won 12 of the past 16 Franklin County Feuds. Ozark led Class 5A Clarksville 24-0 in the third quarter last week before easing to a 32-12 decision. Senior QB Harper Faulkenberry completed three of five passes for 51 yards and a TD and ran 14 times for 87 yards and a pair of scores against Clarksville. Junior Ryker Martin has a team-high 19 tackles, while senior linebacker Keystan Durning has 16 stops. Charleston committed two red zone fumbles in last week's 21-14 win over Pottsville. Senior Kaleb Hamby caught a TD pass and returned an interception 100 yards against Pottsville.
Atkins at WALDRON (2): This is the first meeting between these teams. Atkins QB Zach Berkemeyer threw 5 TD passes in last week's 42-0 win at Conway Christian. Atkins' team speed could give Waldron matchup issues. Waldron senior QB Braden Williams and senior receivers Caden Fuller, Bryson Bailey and Isaac Villarreal and sophomore Trevor Hunt have played well, Coach Doug Powell says. 

7-4A
GLEN ROSE (16) at H.G. Haskell: Harmony Grove Haskell lost to Class 3A Jessieville and Centerpoint the past two weeks by a combined 76-41. Glen Rose senior QB Wesley Launius threw four TD passes and ran for another in last week's 35-6 triumph over Magnet Cove. Glen Rose has won seven of the eight meetings in this rivalry.
HS LAKESIDE (2) at Malvern: These are former conference rivals, with the teams splitting the past four meetings. HS Lakeside senior running back Isaac Echols and senior receiver Logan White have been playmakers on offense, while White and senior linebacker Will Perrigo pace the D. Malvern led Class 6A Lake Hamilton 16-14 at halftime last week before losing 37-16. Sophomore QB Ced Simmons completed 17 of 26 passes for 149 yards and paced the Leopards with 30 yards rushing. HS Lakeside lost to Lake Hamilton 31-17.
Arkadelphia, Ashdown, BauxiteFountain Lake, Joe T. Robinson and Nashville are open.

8-4A
STUTTGART (14) at De Witt: DeWitt has won consecutive meetings in the Battle of Arkansas County. The Dragons held Drew Central to 39 yards in last week's 40-point triumph. Dragon junior receiver Ben Hackney caught eight passes for 91 yards and a pair of TDs, while H-back Dax Courtney caught four passes for 76 yards and a TD. Stuttgart's D forced four turnovers, recorded a safety and held Warren to 8 yards in last week's 36-0 victory. Sophomore Jaidan Strange caught a TD pass and ran for two more against Warren, while junior Arlie Lee caught a 25-yard TD pass.
Helena at FORREST CITY (2): These teams have split the past 12 meetings, with Helena winning last season by eight points. Each team has played only once this year, with Forrest City losing to Star City Week 0 (its Week 1 game at Hamburg was canceled). Helena trailed 22-6 in the third quarter of its opener against Earle before losing 22-20.
Monticello at FORDYCE (16): Fordyce has won four straight in the series by a combined 149-57. The Redbugs led Camden Harmony Grove 48-7 in the first half last week. Senior QB Jaheim Brown threw a pair of TD passes in the first quarter, while senior Ja'Quez Cross sprinted 83 yards for another score. 
STAR CITY (18) at Hampton: Star City senior QB Noah Noble played well in Star City's win at Forrest City and loss vs. Stuttgart. Sophomore tight end Mason Taylor and receiver C.J. Turner have turned into varsity playmakers, coach Chris Vereen says. Hampton (20-man roster) lost at Cross County 28-26 Saturday. 
Warren at TEXARKANA (6): Texarkana finally opens its season. The Razorbacks' opening two games against Texas teams were called off before the season and last week's game at Dollarway was canceled Friday. Warren has been outscored by White Hall and Stuttgart the past two weeks by a combined 53-6. Warren QB Riley Cornish is out with a knee injury, while RB/LB Tre'Lon Marshall was injured last week in an ATV accident. The Lumberjacks generated just 8 yards and committed four turnovers at Stuttgart. Watch extended highlights of Warren's loss to Class 5A White Hall HERE.
Crossett, Dumas  and Hamburg are open.

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