Class 3A Week 6 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 3A Week 6 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Class 3A Rankings

Week 6, 2022

Seventy Seven's Publishing


1. Prescott (5-0)

2. Booneville (4-1)

3. Rison (4-0)

4. Charleston (4-1)

5. Melbourne (5-0)

6. C. Harmony Grove (4-2)

7. Lavaca (5-0)

9. Newport (3-2)

8. Hoxie (3-2)

10. Fordyce (4-2)

12. Centerpoint (4-0)

13. Glen Rose (3-2)

14. Mansfield (4-1)

15. Walnut Ridge (4-1)

16. Perryville (4-2)

16. Gurdon (4-1)

17. Bismarck(3-2)

18. Quitman (2-2-1)

19. Greenland (3-2)

20. Salem (4-2)

21. West Fork (3-2)

22. Fouke (4-2)

23. Magnet Cove (3-2)

24. Osceola (2-3)

25. Barton (2-4)

26. Smackover (3-2)

27. Junction City (1-4)

28. Hackett (1-4)

29. Yellville Summit (4-2)

30. Lake Village (1-2)

31. Drew Central (3-3)

32. Jessieville (1-4)

33. Cedarville (1-4)

34. Manila (2-4)

35. Two Rivers (2-3)

36. Atkins (0-6)

37. Dollarway (0-5)

38. Horatio (1-3)

39. Paris (0-5)

40. Corning (1-5)

41. Piggott (0-6)

42. Palestine-Wheatley (0-5)

LAST WEEK correctly predicted 17 of 19 (89 percent) of games involving 3A teams and is 121 of 167 (72 percent) for the season.

WEEK 6 PREDICTIONS (Favored team highlighted in yellow and ALL CAPS)


CAMDEN HARMONY GROVE at Rison This is a pivotal matchup in determining the top seed out of the 6-3A. “This game has the potential to be an "all-time knock-down, drag-out slobber-knocker,” one conference coach said. Camden Harmony Grove (335 yards per game, 219 rushing) is powered by dual-threat QB Caleb Johnson (1,158 total yards, 15 TDs). Johnson is supported by an offensive line that averages 247 pounds per man, led by junior Brock Simon (5-11, 195; 250-pound power clean). Harmony Grove’s objective on defense is to slow down Rison’s Bradyn DuPuy, who is averaging 170 rushing yards per game 9 TDs. Rison’s defense is led by Roger Boswell, who is one of the Wildcats’ highest-graded linemen of the past decade.



CHARLESTON at Mansfield Charleston’s Brandon Scott threw 3 TD passes last Friday against Cedarville, with 2 going to Reese Merechka and 1 to Brevyn Ketter, in a 48-6 victory. Merechka added a 45-yard interception return for a TD. Mansfield, burdened by 4 turnovers, lost 19-13 to Greenland.


BOONEVILLE at Greenland Booneville's Dax Goff (307 rushing yards) became the first Bearcat to exceed the 300-yard mark — in a 48-21 win last Friday over West Fork. Boonevile Coach Doc Crowley lavished praise on Goff: “He’s an unbelievable kid, great teammate, and so unselfish, a true Bearcat,” Crowley said. Greenland (3-2) forced 4 turnovers in its 19-13 win over Manfield.


LAVACA at West Fork QB Maddox Noel (135 passing, 3 TDs; 18-188 rushing, 1 TD) led the way in a 35-6 win over Hackett. Coach Mark Headley praised the Golden Arrows’ defense as one that prepares well and takes its assignments seriously. West Fork Tigers lost 48-21 to Booneville.


Cedarville at HACKETT Hackett managed 1 TD against Lavaca after scoring 46 points against Booneville the previous week. Cedarville has had the misfortune of playing the top two statistical defenses in the conference in consecutive weeks.



NEWPORT at Atkins Newport converted a blocked punt for a touchdown in the second half of its 44-28 win over Trumann. CJ Young (16-201 rushing, 3 TDs) and D-1 prospect Kylan Crite (4-128 receiving, 1 TD) led the Greyhounds. Atkins (0-6) has improved defensively every week.


Salem at MELBOURNE Melbourne beat Yellville-Summitt 44-0 last week, and Coach Stu Smith called the performance a complete team effort. Salem clawed back on the road last Friday vs. Newport, but the comeback fizzled after a punt was blocked and returned for a TD.


QUITMAN at Yellville-Summitt Quitman threw 7 passes against England in its 43-23 nonconference win. Nassir Donohoo and Trevor Hensley combined to rush for 343 yards and 5 TDs. Yellville Summit’s defense showed up in flashes, but Melbourne’s balanced attack proved to be too much.

OPEN Perryville



OSCEOLA at Palestine-Wheatley Osceola has outscored its opponents 108-6 in two conference games.  Palestine-Wheatley (0-5) lost 55-6 to Hoxie last week.


WALNUT RIDGE at Piggott Walnut Ridge’s Bobcats have rushed for 1,728 yards and 27 TDs through 5 games, led by senior QB Walker Ward (588 yards, 8 TDs) and junior RB Kai Watson (586 yards, 11 TDs). Piggott (0-6) is led by QB Ben Latimer (213 passing, 1 TD).


HOXIE at Corning Every Hoxie player who made the trip to Palestine-Wheatley got in the game during a 55-6 win. Hoxie is 1-0 in the conference.  Corning fell to Manila 15-12.

OPEN Manila



Magnet Cove at CENTERPOINT Magnet Cove rebounded from an 8-3 loss to Class 4A Bald Knob in Week 4 with a 49-14 win over Two Rivers. Julius McClellan rushed for 2 TDs an Luke Harper added 2 receiving TDs. The Centerpoint Knights (4-0) are coming off a bye week after Danville, its scheduled opponent, discontinued its season three weeks ago.


JESSIEVILLE at Paris Both teams are coming off losses to Glen Rose and Bismarck in back-to-back weeks. Jessieville QB Hunter Thomas has accounted for 6 TDs. Paris has scored 14 points this season.


BISMARCK at Glen Rose Glen Rose junior QB Rein Bland threw for 299 yards and 4 TDs in a 37-0 win over Jessieville last Friday. Glen Rose RB Heath Balance averages 115 yards per game. Bismarck beat Paris 55-0 last week.

OPEN Two Rivers



Fouke at PRESCOTT The Curley Wolves of Prescott jumped on Junction City with a 35-point first quarter. Traveon Dickens (3-61 rushing, 3 TDs) and QB Carston Poole (11-12 passing, 219 yards, 3 TDs) led the Prescott offense. Fouke (4-2) beat Horatio 49-22.


SMACKOVER at Junction City Smackover used its bye week to regroup after a 42-8 loss to Bowie (Texas); Junction City scored three TDs in a 55-20 loss to top-ranked Prescott.


HORATIO at Class 2A Murfreesboro Horatio (1-3) is trying to break a 3-game losing streak. Senior Kevin Quiroz leads the Lions with 359 rushing yards and 3 TDs. Murfreesboro’s losses have come to teams ranked in the top 15 of 2A or 3A.

OPEN Gurdon



FORDYCE at Dollarway Fordyce’s Kriston Belin ran for 252 yards and 4 TDs last Friday night in a 50-24 win at  Drew Central. Sophomore Brenton Sledge (61 rushing, 2 TDs) came on in relief of Belin. Conversely, Dollarway lost 53-6 to Camden Harmony Grove, but scored its first TD of the season.


LAKE VILLAGE at Drew Central Lake Village upset Barton 27-14 last week. Drew Central led Fordyce 24-21 at half but surrendered 29 unanswered points in the second half.

OPEN Barton

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