Class 5A Week 12 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 5A Week 12 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Class 5A Rankings

Week 12, 2022

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1. LR Parkview (9-2)

2. Joe T. Robinson (10-1)

3. Shiloh Christian (10-1)

4. Mills (10-1)

5. Camden Fairview (9-2)

6. Valley View (9-2)

7. Wynne (9-2)

8. Batesville (8-3)

9. Farmington (7-4)

10. Hot Springs (7-4)

11. Prairie Grove (7-4)

12. Harrison (7-4)

13. Magnolia (7-4)

14. Nettleton (7-4)

15. Morrilton (6-5)

16. Vilonia (5-6)

17. Southside (6-4)

18. Pine Bluff (5-4)

19. Alma (6-4)

20. White Hall (4-6)

21. Beebe (6-4)

22. Dardanelle (4-6)

23. Texarkana (4-6)

24. Maumelle (3-7)

25. Pea Ridge (3-7)

26. Brookland (3-7)

27. HS Lakeside (2-8)

28. Watson Chapel (1-9)

29. Forrest City (1-9)

30. Hope (1-8)

31. Paragould (1-9)

32. Clarksville (0-10)

33. De Queen (0-10)

LAST WEEK correctly predicted 6 of 8 games (75 percent) last week and has picked 174 of 206 games (84 percent) this season.

WEEK 12 PREDICTIONS (favored team highlighted in yellow and ALL CAPS)



No. 4 Mills (10-1) at NO. 3 SHILOH CHRISTIAN (10-1)

Mills has rallied from second-half deficits in 6 of its 10 wins this season, including last week when the Comets overcame a 7-6 deficit in the third quarter to down Hot Springs 32-27 (its second playoff win in 8 years). Senior Anton Pierce caught 6 passes for 192 yards and 3 TDs, ran for a TD and intercepted 2 passes. Junior QB Achilles Ringo passed for 324 yards and 4 TDs and ran for a TD. Mills' senior RB/safety Jabrae Shaw has 75 tackles, 10 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries, while Pierce has 56 tackles and 6 interceptions. “Mills is big, athletic and fast,” Shiloh Christian Coach Jeff Conaway says.

Shiloh Christian scored 6 TDs in the first quarter of last week's 55-14 victory over Nettleton. The Saints have won 10 consecutive games, and have outscored opponents by an average of 55-16 the past 8 weeks (7 conference, 1 playoff). They led Farmington 30-23 in the fourth quarter in Week 8 before pulling away 51-30, and the next week trailed Prairie Grove 22-21 in the third quarter before winning 55-22. Senior QB Eli Wisdom completed 13 of 18 passes for 235 yards and 6 TDs, and ran 3 times for 67 yards against Nettleton, while senior WR Bodie Neal caught 6 passes for 121 yards. Junior Bo Williams carried 6 times for 118 yards and 1 TD, and caught an 18-yard TD pass. Junior receivers Dax Widger and Carter Homan each caught 2 TDs. Mills Coach Cortez Lee faced Shiloh Christian in the 2008 state title game when he was coaching at Dollarway.

No. 5 Camden Fairview (9-2) at NO. 6  VALLEY VIEW (9-2): The first meeting between these programs. 

The Cardinals shut out Vilonia 30-0 last week after losing to Parkview 35-7 the previous week. Senior A.J. Alsobrook, a converted slot receiver, ran 12 times for 148 yards and 2 TDs, while sophomore Kenny Lanford had 14 carries for 129 yards. Valley View beat Farmington 41-39 last week in a game that featured 5 lead changes. Junior QB Carson Turley threw the winning 65-yard TD pass to 6-5 receiver Jackson Harmon in the final minutes. “Harmon is a matchup problem,” Camden Fairview Coach Nick Vaughn says. Turley finished with 267 yards and 2 TDs, while Slade Caldwell ran for 75 yards and 1 TD. Senior cornerback Jay Morman intercepted 3 passes, returning 1 for a TD, and senior LB Carson Winters made 14 tackles.


No. 8 Batesville (8-3) at NO. 2 JOE T. ROBINSON (10-1): Batesville's 28-20 win at Prairie Grove last week was its second in the playoffs since 2016. Senior Gentry Moody ran 11 yards for the clinching TD on a 4th-and-2 play with 7 minutes left. Holden Hutchins ran for 2 TDs, and senior QB Rhett McDonald threw a TD pass to Jace Jeffrey. McDonald also hit Boston Hall on a third-down pass to help run out the clock. Joe T. Robinson forced 5 first-half turnovers in last week's 51-15 victory over Magnolia. Sophomore QB Quentin Murphy accounted for 3 TDs, senior Brandon Greil scored 2 TDs and senior Noah Freeman caught a 13-yard TD pass in his first action in 5 weeks after suffering a knee injury. Murphy, who missed the regular-season finale, completed 8 of 18 passes for 103 yards and 2 TDs and ran 13 times for 105 yards and a TD.

No. 7 Wynne (9-2) at NO. 1 LR PARKVIEW (9-2) (Thursday at War Memorial Stadium):  These teams will be meeting for the first time. LR Parkview advanced to the quarterfinals with a 29-7 win over Morrilton. Senior Darien “D.B.” Bennett ran 18 times for 125 yards, junior QB Eric McGehee threw a 29-yard TD pass to Will Echols, and sophomore Monterrio Elston took an end around for a TD. Wynne senior Allen Jones (28-161 rushing, 2 TDs) and junior QB John Watson (14-138 rushing, 2 TDs) accounted for all the TDs in last week's 27-24 win over Harrison. Watson ran 75 yards for a TD on the game's first play, and he scored the winning TD with 43 seconds left. “Wynne is a tough draw in the playoffs because of what they do," LR Parkview Coach Brad Bolding says of the Yellowjackets' Double-Wing offense. "It's hard to prepare it in one week.”

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