Class 3A Week 16 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 3A Week 16 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 3A, FINAL 2018
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1. Booneville (15-0)
2. Prescott (12-2)
3. Osceola (13-2)
4. Rison (13-1)
5. Smackover (10-2)
6. C. Harmony Grove (9-3)
7. McGehee (9-3)
8. Clinton (11-1)
9. Lamar (10-2)
10. Mayflower (10-2)
11. Newport (9-3)
12. Glen Rose (9-2)
13. Danville (8-4)
14. Walnut Ridge (9-3)
15. Mansfield (8-4)
16. Harding Academy (8-4)
17. Charleston (6-5)
18. Melbourne (7-4)
19. Atkins (7-4)
20. Piggott (6-5)
21. Centerpoint (6-5)
22. Barton (4-6)
23. Greenland (6-5)
24. Hoxie (5-6)
25. Baptist Prep (4-6-1)
26. Harrisburg (4-6)
27. Cedarville (4-6)
28. Yellville-Summit (4-7)
29. Jessieville (4-6)
30. Lake Village (6-5)
31. Palestine-Wheatley (4-5)
32. Fouke (4-7)
33. Dollarway (3-8)
34. Mountain View (2-8)
35. Perryville (2-8)
36. Manila (3-7)
37. Drew Central (1-8)
38. West Fork (1-9)
39. Bismarck (2-8)
40. Horatio (3-7)
41. Genoa Central (1-9)
42. Marshall (1-9)
43. Corning (0-10)
44. Paris (0-10)
45. Two Rivers (0-10)
46. Cedar Ridge (1-4)
47. Rose Bud (0-3)

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

State champion Booneville finished a wire-to-wire run as Class 3A's top team with a resounding 35-0 win over Osceola on Saturday afternoon. Booneville senior fullback Carson Ray battered Osceola for 165 yards and two touchdowns to earn game MVP honors. It's Booneville's fourth state title (1986, 2000, 2013 and 2018) in school history. The Bearcats allowed Osceola only 152 yards and turned three turnovers into 21 points. Booneville finished 15-0 despite the loss of senior All-State quarterback Brandon Ulmer in the team's Week Zero victory against Class 5A Clarksville. Booneville's closest wins this year were a two-point victory Week 2 against Class 4A Pottsville and a 3-point semifinal win over Prescott. The Bearcats outscored opponents 42-12 weekly. Booneville is the seventh team to finish 15-0 in Class 3A since the current six-classification started in 2006.
Under second-year coach Robert Hooks (24-5 at school), Osceola appeared in the final for the first time since 1998. The state final loss snapped Osceola's 11-game winning streak.

ABOUT THE RANKINGS
Booneville opened the season No. 1 in Hooten's Arkansas Football, while Osceola started at No. 11. Prescott, debuted at No. 4 in June, finishes at No. 2 after absorbing two losses this season by a combined four points, including a three-point semifinal setback at Booneville. Rison opened 2018 at No. 13, but finishes at No. 4. Smackover settles at No. 5 after starting the year at No. 17. 


THIS YEAR
Hootens.com correctly predicted last week's championship game and correctly picked 262 of 305 winners (86 percent) of games involving Class 3A schools for the season.

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