Class 5A Week 16 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 5A Week 16 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Hootens.com Rankings
Class 5A, Week 16, 2020
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1. Pulaski Academy (13-0)
2. Wynne (11-1)
3. LR Christian (8-3)
4. Harrison (11-2)
5. Texarkana (7-1)
6. White Hall (8-5)
7. Magnolia (8-3)
8. HS Lakeside (7-4)
9. Maumelle (6-3)
10. Batesville (8-4)
11. Morrilton (6-5)
12. Camden Fairview (6-5)
13. Greenbrier (7-5)
14. Vilonia (6-5)
15. Farmington (5-6)
16. Clarksville (4-7)
17. Watson Chapel (5-5)
18. Valley View (5-4)
19. Greene Co. Tech (6-5)
20. Brookland (3-7)
21. Nettleton (3-5)
22. Hot Springs (3-5)
23. Alma (2-8)
24. Beebe (2-7)
25. Pea Ridge (1-7)
26. LR Hall (2-8)
27. Hope (1-9)
28. Jacksonville (2-7)
29. Paragould (1-9)
30. Forrest City (1-6)
31. De Queen (0-8)

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME RECAP
Pulaski Academy's state title game epitomized coach Kevin Kelley's philosophy. The Bruins recovered four onside kicks and applied the 35-point sportsmanship rule on the first play of the second half of the title game, downing Little Rock Christian 64-27. It was Pulaski Academy's second straight title and the ninth since Kelley took over in 2003. Kelley's nine wins are a state record.
Junior running back Joe Himon was named title game MVP after running for 74 yards and three touchdowns and catching six passes for 129 yards and a TD. Bruins quarterbacks Nolen Bruffett and Charlie Fiser split snaps, combining for 451 yards and five TDs.

MOVING UP, DOWN
Pulaski Academy began and ends the season at No. 1, while LR Christian started No. 2. Wynne won the 5A East and began the season at No. 5, while 5A-West champion Harrison starts and ends the year at No. 4.

LAST WEEK
Hootens.com correctly predicted the championship game. For the season, Hootens.com has predicted 169 of 197 games (86 percent).

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