Class 6A - Week 11 - 2015

Class 6A - Week 11 - 2015

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Class 6A, Week 11, 2015
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1. Pine Bluff (10-0)
2. Greenwood (10-0)
3. Benton (8-2)
4. Jonesboro (7-3)
5. Searcy (6-4)
6. Russellville (4-6)
7. Alma (6-4)
8. Lake Hamilton (4-6)
9. Siloam Springs (4-6)
10. Texarkana (3-7)
11. El Dorado (5-5)
12. Sheridan (5-5)
13. LR Parkview (5-5)
14. Marion (4-6)
15. Mountain Home (1-9)
16. LR Hall (0-10)

No. 11 El Dorado at No. 5 Searcy
Winner visits Benton next Friday. El Dorado's on the road in the first round for the first time in eight years. The Wildcats beat Little Rock Parkview 25-14 last week, snapping a four-game losing streak to make the playoffs. Junior Anthony Thomas raced 59 yards for the game-winning score in the fourth quarter, taking a lateral from senior Kawon Love. Searcy defeated Marion 49-14 Week 6 and Mountain Home 61-26 Week 9 to earn a home playoff game for the fifth straight season. The Lions average 370 balanced yards and 34 points per game this fall. All-state senior tailback Luke Dixon leads Searcy with 241 carries for 1,455 yards and 18 touchdowns. And he's caught 39 passes for 621 yards and 11 TDs. The Lions have been eliminated in the playoffs by a South member four of the past five years, including El Dorado in 2012.

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WEEK 11 PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS (favored team in CAPS followed by point spread)
GREENWOOD has a bye.
Marion at LAKE HAMILTON (10): Winner travels to Greenwood next week. Marion beat Mountain Home 49-14 Week 7 to reach the postseason. The Patriots have allowed 43 ppg in five of their six losses. Senior QB Tyler Holmes, all-state junior RB Tom Young, versatile senior Darius Lathon and junior receiver Collin Chambers provide Marion provide big-play potential. Lake Hamilton counters with a solid defense and strong running game, featuring all-state senior LB Eli Jackson and junior RB Johnathan Buss. Three weeks ago, the Wolves ran 58 times for 243 yards in a 31-22 win over El Dorado. Buss rushed for 131 yards and two TDs on 25 carries. Buss ran 24 times for 109 yards and two TDs in a 33-14 win over LR Parkview Week 9. Lake Hamilton held Parkview to 39 yards in the second half. The Wolves have defeated Marion five times over the past nine years by an average of 27 points, including a 45-14 win in the 2013 playoffs.
Benton has a bye.
El Dorado at SEARCY (4): See Game of the Week.

JONESBORO has a bye.
ALMA (7) at Texarkana:
Alma beat Siloam Springs 41-24 Week 4 to make the playoffs. The Airedales also own victories over Class 7A playoff qualifiers Springdale, LR Catholic and Conway. A year ago, Alma won at South member Lake Hamilton 14-7. Texarkana's marquee win came Week 6 when it topped El Dorado 38-31. The Razorbacks are coming off last week's 29-21 loss to Sheridan. Sheridan rushed for 305 yards on 49 carries (6.2 ypc). Alma averaged 268 yards on 41 carries in its six wins this year.
Pine Bluff has a bye.
Sheridan at RUSSELLVILLE (3): Sheridan (two playoff wins since 1990) sneaked into the playoffs with last week's 29-21 win over Texarkana. The Yellowjackets ran 49 times for 305 yards (6.2 ypc). All-state senior FB Brockton Brown ran a season-high 32 times for 227 yards and three TDs. Brown leads Sheridan this fall with 244 carries for 1,976 yards and 20 TDs. The Yellowjackets are 5-1 this season when rushing for at least 300 yards. Russellville, under first-year coach Billy Dawson, has won three of its past four games after a 1-6 start. The Cyclones are averaging 403 yards and 33 points over the past month. Senior RB Jackson Hickey rushed for a season-high 138 yards on 29 carries in last week's 45-35 win at Siloam Springs. Russellville has not advanced in the postseason since 2009. Dawson coached at Sheridan from 1999-2000, guiding the Yellowjackets to 13 wins, including an 8-3 record in 2000.

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