HOOTEN’S ARKANSAS FOOTBALL RANKINGS

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Class 7A, Week 4, 2016

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1. Fayetteville (3-0)

2. Springdale Har-Ber (2-1)

3. North LR (3-0)

4. Cabot (3-0)

5. FS Southside (1-2)

6. Bentonville (2-1)

7. FS Northside (1-1)

8. Bryant (2-1)

9. Rogers (3-0)

10. Springdale (2-1)

11. LR Central (3-0)

12. LR Catholic (1-2)

13. Van Buren (2-1)

14. Conway (0-3)

15. Rogers Heritage (0-3)

16. Bentonville West (0-3)

WEEK 4 PREDICTIONS (favored team in CAPS followed by point spread)

7A CENTRAL

LR Central at NORTH LR (14): Game of the Week.

FS NORTHSIDE (7) at Bryant: Northside healthy after having last week’s game cancelled due to lightning. Bryant has rallied from behind to win two games this season, including last week’s 24-21 victory at Lake Hamilton. The Hornets trailed 21-0 at halftime.

LR Catholic at CABOT (21): Cabot improves to 4-0 for the second consecutive season and for the third time in four years. Cabot outscored non-conference opponents 121-56. Catholic allows 41 points per game, including 69 points to Class 6A Jonesboro last week. Catholic lost in overtime to Cabot last September and by 48 its last visit to Cabot in 2014. The Rockets last beat Cabot in 2011.

Conway at FS SOUTHSIDE (7): Conway scored the biggest win in school history at Southside in 1993 to advance to the state title game. Last week Conway marched 94 yards in the fourth quarter for a potential go-ahead score but got no points from it in a 16-7 loss to Bentonville. A false start penalty at the goal line doomed the Wampus Cat drive. Bentonville blocked a punt to set up a TD and held Conway to 184 yards total offense, including no passing yard in the second half. Winless Conway hasn’t started 0-4 since 2008 when it lost its first five games.

Southside mercy ruled Rogers Heritage last Friday for its first win of the season. Southside running back Kobe Rogers scored three TDs, QB Graves Schmidly passed for a score and Garrett Gordon returned an interception 73 yards late. Southside kicker Derek Gutierrez added a 40-yard field goal. Southside allows 42 points per game. Southside lost its last matchup with Conway 37-7 in 2013.

Class 6A, Week 4, 2016

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1. Greenwood (3-0)

2. Pine Bluff (1-1)

3. Jonesboro (3-0)

4. El Dorado (2-1)

5. Russellville (3-0)

6. Benton (2-1)

7. Searcy (2-1)

8. West Memphis (2-1)

9. Texarkana (1-2)

10. Marion (1-2)

11. Lake Hamilton (1-2)

12. Siloam Springs (0-3)

13. Mountain Home (0-3)

14. Sheridan (1-2)

15. Jacksonville (1-2)

16. LR Hall (2-1)

Class 5A, Week 4, 2016

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1. Pulaski Academy (2-1)

2. Batesville (1-2)

3. LR McClellan (2-1)

4. Wynne (3-0)

5. Alma (1-2)

6. Morrilton (2-1)

7. Sylvan Hills (3-0)

8. Greenbrier (2-1)

9. Blytheville (2-1)

10. Watson Chapel (1-2)

11. Vilonia (3-0)

12. Nettleton (3-0)

13. Forrest City (2-1)

14. White Hall (3-0)

15. Harrison (3-0)

16. HS Lakeside (0-3)

17. Valley View (2-1)

18. LR Christian (0-3)

19. Camden Fairview (1-2)

20. Beebe (1-2)

21. Hot Springs (0-3)

22. Maumelle (1-2)

23. Paragould (2-1)

24. Farmington (1-2)

25. Hope (0-3)

26. De Queen (1-2)

27. Magnolia (1-2)

28. Mills (0-3)

29. LR Parkview (0-2)

30. Clarksville (1-2)

31. Greene Co. Tech (0-3)

32. LR Fair (0-3)

WEEK 4 PREDICTIONS (favored team in CAPS followed by point spread)

5A WEST

Vilonia at ALMA (14): Vilonia’s Bryce Garrison booted the clinching 42-yard field goal in last week’s four-point come-from-behind win at Booneville. Alma has lost two straight games (Springdale and Greenwood). The Airedales trailed Greenwood 21-0 at halftime of last week’s 35-12 setback.

FARMINGTON (17) at Clarksville: Farmington has won five of the past seven over Clarksville, including the past two seasons by a combined 68-14. Farmington failed to score on two red zone trips in last week’s 13-7 loss to Pea Ridge. Clarksville senior Diamante Polidore has 29 carries for 151 yards this fall.

GREENBRIER (10) at Maumelle: Maumelle continues getting better each week. Hornet senior Cory Jones ran for three TDs in last wek’s 35-18 win at Mills. Greenbrier struggled to an 11-point win Week 2 over Heber Springs and lost to Benton 37 points a week ago. Greenbrier juniors Spencer Sutterfield (30 tackles) and Grant Brown (28 stops) are the leading tacklers.

Harrison at MORRILTON (14): Harrison is the surprise team in Class 5A. The Goblins intercepted LR Christian twice in the final 3:15 last week for a 28-21 triumph. Goblin QB Noah Ditmanson ran for a pair of TDs. Morrilton has won two straight since losing to unbeaten Class 6A Russellville Week 1. Morrilton senior Grahm Heidenreich has 11 catches for 175 yards and two TDs this year, and he averages 28 yards per kickoff return.

Class 4A, Week 4, 2016

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1. Nashville (3-0)

2. Warren (3-0)

3. Shiloh Christian (3-0)

4. Joe T. Robinson (3-0)

5. Pea Ridge (3-0)

6. CAC (2-1)

7. Arkadelphia (3-0)

8. Prairie Grove (3-0)

9. Pocahontas (3-0)

10. Hamburg (1-2)

11. Stuttgart (1-2)

12. Ashdown (2-1)

13. Dardanelle (2-1)

14. Malvern (2-1)

15. Booneville (1-2)

16. Gravette (2-1)

17. Dover (3-0)

18. Ozark (1-2)

19. Dumas (2-1)

20. Gosnell (2-1)

21. Trumann (2-1)

22. West Helena (2-1)

23. Mena (2-1)

24. Pottsville (1-2)

25. Dollarway (0-2)

26. Heber Springs (0-3)

27. Monticello (1-2)

28. Riverview (2-1)

29. Highland (1-2)

30. Lonoke (1-2)

31. Star City (1-2)

32. Jonesboro Westside (2-1)

33. Southside Batesville (2-1)

34. Gentry (2-1)

35. Cave City (2-1)

36. Crossett (0-3)

37. Waldron (2-1)

38. Brookland (2-1)

39. Fountain Lake (0-3)

40. Lincoln (1-2)

41. Huntsville (1-2)

43. Berryville (2-1)

43. DeWitt (0-3)

44. Bauxite (0-3)

45. Baptist Prep (0-3)

46. West Fork (0-3)

47. Subiaco Academy (0-3)

48. Harrisburg (0-3)

Class 3A, Week 4, 2016

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1. Charleston (3-0)

2. Prescott (3-0)

3. Glen Rose (3-0)

4. Junction City (1-2)

5. Smackover (2-1)

6. Clinton (2-1)

7. H. Grove Haskell (3-0)

8. Fordyce (2-1)

9. Harding Academy (1-2)

10. Centerpoint (2-1)

11. Paris (1-1)

12. Fouke (2-0)

13. Bald Knob (3-0)

14. Newport (2-1)

15. Elkins (2-1)

16. Atkins (1-1)

17. Lamar (1-2)

18. Greenland (2-1)

19. McGehee (2-1)

20. Rivercrest (1-2)

21. Osceola (0-3)

22. Walnut Ridge (3-0)

23. Cedar Ridge (1-2)

24. Mayflower (2-1)

25. Gurdon (2-1)

26. Manila (2-1)

27. Mountain View (2-1)

28. Barton (2-1)

29. Hoxie (0-3)

30. Piggott (3-0)

31. Melbourne (1-2)

32. Jessieville (2-1)

33. Horatio (1-2)

34. Genoa Central (3-0)

35. Perryville (1-2)

36. Green Forest (0-3)

37. Yellville-Summit (0-2)

38. Episcopal Collegiate (0-3)

39. Mansfield (0-3)

40. Cedarville (1-2)

41. Corning (0-3)

42. Marshall (1-2)

43. Lake Village (1-2)

44. Marianna (0-2)

45. Bismarck (0-3)

46. Two Rivers (0-3)

47. Drew Central (0-3)

48. Rose Bud (0-3)

WEEK 4 PREDICTIONS (favored team in CAPS followed by point spread)

2-3A

Harding Academy at BALD KNOB (1): Harding Academy has won 52 consecutive conference games. The Wildcats avoided an 0-3 start with last week’s 46-32 win over Heber Springs. Junior Peydon Harlow, an all-league receiver in 2015, played QB against Heber Springs. He threw two TD passes and ran for two more scores. Harding has given up 34 ppg this season. Bald Knob matches up well with Harding, featuring a fast defense and playmakers on offense. Senior DeShawn Gulledge ran 11 times for 136 yards and two TDs in last week’s 34-7 win at Riverview. Senior Dominic Harp rushed for 132 yards and two TDs on 22 carries. Gulledge has 38 carries for 371 yards and seven TDs this season. The Bulldogs have won nine of their past 11 games.

MAYFLOWER (8) at Barton: A battle of young teams that both won big last week. Mayflower led Bigelow 34-8 at halftime in a 48-24 victory. Sophomore Deon Simmons ran wild for 118 yards and three TDs on just eight carries. Barton slotback Bradly Smith, one of six seniors, ran for three TDs in a 47-8 win over Hazen.

CEDAR RIDGE (28) at Episcopal Collegiate: Cedar Ridge is finally healthy and coming off an easy 42-13 win at Midland. The Timberwolves average 313 yards rushing per game. Episcopal’s roster has dipped from 15 to 12 players. The Wildcats have lost their first three games by an average of 43 points.

Rose Bud at MARIANNA (12): Both teams searching for their first win. Rose Bud has scored two TDs this season. Marianna lost last week to Strong 18-12 in the final minutes. Talented senior receiver Martaveous Brown has generated 374 all-purpose yards in two games this year. Senior FS Terrell Stanley paces the Trojans with 12 tackles.

Class 2A, Week 4, 2016

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1. England (3-0)

2. Rison (2-1)

3. Hector (2-0)

4. Danville (3-0)

5. Mount Ida (3-0)

6. Conway Christian (3-0)

7. Hampton (3-0)

8. C. Harmony Grove (1-2)

9. Des Arc (2-1)

10. Bearden (1-2)

11. Earle (1-2)

12. Lavaca (1-2)

13. Marked Tree (2-1)

14. E. Poinsett County (2-1)

15. Cross County (2-1)

16. Dierks (2-1)

17. Hackett (3-0)

18. Parkers Chapel (3-0)

19. McCrory (1-2)

20. Palestine-Wheatley (3-0)

21. Foreman (2-1)

22. Carlisle (1-2)

23. Clarendon (1-2)

24. Murfreesboro (1-2)

25. Brinkley (1-2)

26. Augusta (2-1)

27. Quitman (3-0)

28. Salem (2-1)

29. Mountainburg (1-2)

30. Woodlawn (3-0)

31. Mineral Springs (1-2)

32. Hazen (0-3)

33. Poyen (1-2)

34. Lafayette County (0-3)

35. Magnet Cove (0-3)

36. Strong (1-2)

37. Spring Hill (1-2)

38. Bigelow (1-2)

39. J.C. Westside (1-1)

40. Magazine (2-1)

41. Western Yell County (1-2)

42. Cutter M. Star (2-0)

43. Decatur (0-2)

44. Mountain Pine (0-2)

45. Rector (0-2)

46. Midland (0-3)

47. Marvell (0-3)

5-2A

QUITMAN (8) at Bigelow: Bigelow trailed Class 3A Mayflower 34-8 at halftime last week and allowed 11.2 yards per rushing attempt for the game. Quitman senior QB Trey McGhee has run and passed for 491 yards and seven TDs this season. Senior LB Eli Peck paces Quitman with 22 tackles. Quitman topped Bigelow 19-16 a year ago.

Poyen at CONWAY CHRISTIAN (38): Conway Christian pass-catch tandem of sophomore QB Jacob Wood and senior WR Seth Smith is special. A week ago in a 35-0 mercy-rule of Rose Bud, Wood completed nine of 12 passes with three caught by Smith for 110 yards and two TDs.

HECTOR (38) at Cutter M Star: Cutter M Star low on bodies but 2-0 after wins over the Fountain Lake JV and Bismarck. Hector led Class 3A Paris 8-7 last week in a game that was cancelled at halftime by lightening. Senior QB Tanner Gaines has completed 22 of 40 passes for 378 yards and three TDs with three interceptions. Gaines has also rushed for a team-high 265 yards and four TDs.

Magnet Cove at ENGLAND (38): Magnet Cove has lost to three teams with a combined 11-1 record. It has moved personnel and simplified the offense with little results. Senior WR Zac Rednour shifted to running back last week and played well in a 49-21 loss to Class 3A Harmony Grove Haskell. England unbeaten and on a mission with senior QB Brayden Brazeal completing 71 percent of his passes for 733 yards (20 ypc) and nine TDs with one interception. Senior receivers Marc Westbrook and B.J. Thompson and junior Darrius Clarkson have combined for 27 receptions for 598 yards and seven TDs.