Class 3A, Week 4, 2011
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1. Rison (2-1)
2. Prescott (3-0)
3. Rivercrest (2-1)
4. Charleston (2-1)
5. Harding Academy (2-1)
6. Fordyce (3-0)
7. Fountain Lake (0-3)
8. Earle (3-0)
9. Arkansas Baptist (3-0)
10. Jessieville (3-0)
11. Paris (3-0)
12. Greenland (3-0)
13. Bald Knob (0-3)
14. Hoxie (1-2)
15. Glen Rose (2-1)
16. Barton (2-1)
17. West Fork (0-3)
18. Mansfield (1-2)
19. Atkins (2-0-1)
20. C. Harmony Grove (1-2)
21. Mayflower (1-2)
22. Smackover (2-1)
23. Harrisburg (2-0)
24. Lamar (1-1-1)
25. Yellville-Summit (2-1)
26. Lafayette County (0-3)
27. Elkins (2-1)
28. Lincoln (3-0)
29. Riverview (0-3)
30. Bismarck (0-3)
31. Green Forest (1-2)
32. Brinkley (2-1)
33. Centerpoint (1-2)
34. B. Harmony Grove (2-1)
35. Episcopal (0-3)
36. Rose Bud (1-2)
37. Mountain View (2-1)
38. Lavaca (0-3)
39. Marshall (2-1)
40. Perryville (0-2-1)
41. Cedarville (0-3)
42. Piggott (0-3)
43. Manila (1-1)
44. Corning (1-2)
45. Drew Central (0-3)
46. Genoa Central (1-2)
47. Fouke (0-3)
48. Cutter M. Star (1-2)
HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 11 Paris at No. 18 Mansfield
Paris has beaten Green Forest, Waldron and Heavener, Okla., by a combined 127-15. The Eagles held Heavener to 75 yards rushing in last week's 50-0 win. Senior quarterback Josh Parsons and senior running back Mason Koenigseder (27 carries for 287 yards and five touchdowns this season) left the game in the first quarter with injuries. "Their skill players are the best in the conference," Mansfield coach Jason Gill says. "They have weapons at every spot on the field." Koenigseder should play this week, says Paris coach Bryan Hutson, while Parsons is listed as day-to-day.
Gill says Mansfield found its offensive identity last week, rushing for more than 300 yards in a 28-20 loss at Mena. "That's where we want to be," the coach says. "The offensive line blocked well and our ‘backs hit their holes right." Junior RB Timmy Snider has rushed for almost 400 yards and five TDs this season, including a 221-yard performance a week ago. Jacob Jetton (6-3, 240) and Hunter Black (6-2, 310) anchor Mansfield's senior-laden line. "They're extremely good up front," Hutson says. "It's going to be a chore to stop them."
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WEEK 4 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS followed by point spread)
Mountain View at ELKINS (6): Mountain View has won four of its past five games dating back to last season. The Yellowjackets shutout Jonesboro Westside 27-0 last week. Elkins senior RB Zach Hutcheson ran 19 times for 92 yards and two TDs in a 26-14 win at Huntsville. Junior cornerback Cody Downum returned an interception 21 yards for a score.
Green Forest at LINCOLN (1): Green Forest sophomore QB Treyton Anderson scored three TDs (two passing, one rushing) in last week's 35-0 win at Berryville. Senior RB Brian Badley has 69 carries for 326 yards and four TDs this season. Lincoln junior QB Cheyenne Vaughn completed 11 of 19 passes for 126 yards and two TDs in last week's 42-0 win over Haileyville, Okla.
GREENLAND (28) at Marshall: Greenland junior QB Darian Froud accounted for 159 yards and two TDs in last week's 28-13 win at Pea Ridge. The Pirates beat Marshall 41-14 a year ago.
Yellville-Summit at WEST FORK (2): Yellville-Summit sophomore QB Caleb Gilley ran 11 times for 72 yards and two TDs in last week's 63-14 win over Rose Bud. West Fork beat the Panthers 35-8 last fall.
ARKANSAS BAPTIST (27) at Barton: Arkansas Baptist junior QB Jack Easby-Smith has completed 42 of 64 passes (66 percent) for 786 yards and 11 TDs this season. Sophomore RB Jack Hansen gains 7.6 yards per carry. The Eagles beat Barton 42-14 last fall.
Rose Bud at BRINKLEY (2): Rose Bud allows 44 points per game. Brinkley senior RB Jeremiah Ishmon ran for 130 yards and two TDs in last week's 41-0 win over Palestine-Wheatley.
Episcopal at HARDING ACADEMY (28): Episcopal averages seven points per game. Harding Academy junior QB Will Francis has completed 63 of 105 passes for 692 yards and nine TDs this season.
Riverview at MAYFLOWER (6): Winless Riverview improves weekly. Mayflower allows 35 points per game.
EARLE (7) at Bald Knob: Earle junior RB Autry Allen ran 26 times for 245 yards and three TDs in last week's 44-26 win at Osceola. Earle intercepted three passes in last year's 34-21 win over Bald Knob. Bald Knob allows 50 points per game.
Corning at RIVERCREST (28): Rivercrest senior linebacker Dustin Manuel has recorded 42 tackles (8 for loss) this season. The Colts have committed eight turnovers (six fumbles, two interceptions) over the past two games.
HARRISBURG (12) at Manila: Harrisburg senior receiver/safety Jordan Harper caught eight passes, including one for a TD, and intercepted three passes in last week's 8-0 win at Riverview.
HOXIE (13) at Piggott: Hoxie senior QB Sebastian Irvin has 61 carries for 471 yards (7.7 yards per carry) and six TDs and has passed for 117 yards and one score this season. Irvin rolled his ankle last week in a 32-14 loss to Highland.
Cedarville at ATKINS (16): Cedarville has lost eight of its past nine games dating back to last season. Atkins improves to 3-0-1 under first-year head coach Tommy Cody.
Perryville at CHARLESTON (14): Charleston senior QB Dustin Shelby has generated 440 yards and four TDs this season. The Tigers beat Perryville 38-0 last year.
Lavaca at LAMAR (13): Lavaca lost to Mount Ida 38-7 a week ago. Lamar senior FB Zach Dossett ran 78 yards for a TD in a 22-22 tie with Dover.
Paris at MANSFIELD (1): See Hootens.com Game of the Week.
B. Harmony Grove at GLEN ROSE (24): Harmony Grove senior RB Austin Traylor ran 16 yards for a TD and returned a fumble 52 yards for a score in last week's 20-14 win at Episcopal. Glen Rose junior QB Collin Hunter generated 219 yards in a 31-13 win over Mayflower.
JESSIEVILLE (34) at Bismarck: Jessieville big-played Bauxite last week in a 31-8 victory. Senior QB Dalton Oates threw a 69-yard TD pass to senior WR Arin Natzke.
Centerpoint at FOUNTAIN LAKE (27): Centerpoint rushed for 272 yards in last week's 22-19 win over Murfreesboro. Fountain Lake junior fullback Mackenzie Ross has 57 carries for 344 yards and three TDs this season.
PRESCOTT (42) at Cutter Morning Star: Prescott senior RB Daniel McCoy has 64 carries for 441 yards and eight TDs this season. Junior playmaker Brandon Marks averages 20.1 yards per play. Cutter Morning Star gave up 33 points in the first quarter in last week's 46-6 loss at Conway Christian.
RISON (21) at C. Harmony Grove: Rison senior QB Juan Jones has passed for more than 400 yards and three TDs this season. Senior RB Jerry Marshall paces the Wildcats with more than 300 yards and five scores, while senior LB Quanterio Heath has recorded a team-high 32 tackles (seven for loss).
LAFAYETTE COUNTY (20) at Drew Central: Lafayette County has allowed 152 points in losses to 7-2A members Spring Hill, Mineral Springs and Gurdon. The Cougars beat Drew Central 40-14 last season.
Genoa Central at FORDYCE (34): Fordyce junior RB Mark Grice, a transfer from El Dorado, has rushed for 345 yards and five TDs this season. Junior QB Cole Johnson has completed 27 of 45 passes for 439 yards and three scores. The Redbugs beat Genoa Central 66-8 a year ago.
Fouke at SMACKOVER (22): Smackover senior RB Deonta Baker has 59 carries for 341 yards and six TDs this season. Senior college prospect Jeff Savage (6-3, 265) anchors the line after moving from tight end to guard. The Buckaroos beat Fouke 34-26 in 2010.
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