Class 5A Week 15 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 5A Week 15 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 5A, Week 15, 2019
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1. Pulaski Academy (12-2)
2. LR Christian (13-1)
3. Harrison (11-1)
4. Morrilton (8-5)
5. White Hall (8-5)
6. Wynne (7-5)
7. Texarkana (7-4)
8. Alma (5-7)
9. Valley View (10-1)
10. Maumelle (8-3)
11. HS Lakeside (8-3)
12. Vilonia (7-4)
13. Forrest City (8-3)
14. Magnolia (7-4)
15. Camden Fairview (6-4)
16. Batesville (5-6)
17. Hot Springs (5-5)
18. LR Parkview (4-6)
19. Nettleton (6-4)
20. Watson Chapel (5-5)
21. LR McClellan (4-6)
22. Greenbrier (5-5)
23. Farmington (6-4)
24. Blytheville (3-7)
25. Clarksville (4-6)
26. Greene County Tech (2-8)
27. Beebe (2-8)
28. Hope (1-9)
29. Paragould (0-10)
30. Huntsville (1-9)
31. De Queen (0-10)
32. LR Fair (0-10)

LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted the championship game. For the season, Hootens.com picked 174 of 213 games (82 percent).

5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME RECAP
Pulaski Academy won its fifth state title in six years with a dominating 63-21 victory over previously unbeaten LR Christian. The Bruins put up 766 yards, including 519 yards in the first half. Senior quarterback and state title game MVP Braden Bratcher completed 37 of 48 passes for 439 yards and five TDs and ran for 125 yards and another score. Junior receiver Cooper White caught eight passes for 138 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown catch on the first play. PA's overshadowed defense held LR Christian to season-lows 21 points and 201 yards. The Bruins forced three turnovers, had three sacks and six tackles for loss.

NEXT YEAR
Pulaski Academy, winners of five state titles in six years, will be favored for another run, returning leading rusher Joe Himon (1,291 yards and 16 TDs this year) and top tackler Futa Shinkawa (136 stops). LR Christian linebacker Corey Platt (128 tackles) could develop into one of the state's top recruits next year, and he'll get more work on offense. Harrison finished No. 3 this year, but the Goblins graduate 24 seniors. “We'll be competitive,” Coach Joel Wells says. Morrilton must replace DI QB Jacolby Criswell, while White Hall graduates leading rusher Donte Buckner. 

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