Class 3A, Week 6, 2011
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1. Rison (4-1)
2. Prescott (5-0)
3. Harding Academy (4-1)
4. Charleston (4-1)
5. Rivercrest (4-1)
6. Fordyce (5-0)
7. Fountain Lake (1-4)
8. Earle (5-0)
9. Arkansas Baptist (4-1)
10. Paris (4-1)
11. Atkins (4-0-1)
12. West Fork (2-3)
13. Glen Rose (4-1)
14. Greenland (4-1)
15. Jessieville (4-1)
16. Bald Knob (1-4)
17. Hoxie (3-2)
18. Barton (3-2)
19. Mansfield (2-3)
20. C. Harmony Grove (2-3)
21. Smackover (4-1)
22. Harrisburg (3-1)
23. Riverview (2-3)
24. Mayflower (2-3)
25. Lamar (2-2-1)
26. Lafayette County (1-4)
27. Yellville-Summit (3-2)
28. Lincoln (5-0)
29. Bismarck (1-4)
30. Brinkley (3-2)
31. Rose Bud (1-4)
32. Mountain View (3-2)
33. Elkins (3-2)
34. Green Forest (1-4)
35. Centerpoint (2-3)
36. B. Harmony Grove (2-3)
37. Manila (1-3)
38. Corning (1-4)
39. Marshall (2-3)
40. Lavaca (0-5)
41. Perryville (1-3-1)
42. Episcopal (0-5)
43. Cedarville (0-5)
44. Piggott (0-5)
45. Drew Central (0-5)
46. Fouke (0-5)
47. Genoa Central (1-4)
48. Cutter M. Star (1-4)
HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 11 Atkins at No. 4 Charleston
Atkins is off to its best start since 2007 when it won its first eight games before losing at Charleston 35-0. The Red Devils have won four in a row this season by an average of 25 points since tying Pottsville 21-21 in the season-opener. "Our kids have worked really hard and bought in to what we're trying to do," Atkins coach Tommy Cody says. Senior running back Trey Bennett has rushed for more than 400 yards, while senior linebacker Heath Keene and junior end Blaine Holloway lead the defense. "What sticks out about them is tying Pottsville, which just beat Booneville," Charleston coach Doug Loughridge says. "They've got more fire in their step this year and are playing with confidence."
Charleston relies heavily on its defense (allowing nine points per game this fall), but the Tigers generated 428 yards offense in last week's 13-7 win at Paris. Senior quarterback Dustin Shelby passed for 281 yards and two touchdowns, including four passes for 157 yards and a score to his brother (sophomore slotback) Chance Shelby. Dustin Shelby has accounted for 1,056 yards and nine TDs this year. Senior slotback/defensive back Seth McCann paces the Tigers with 17 catches for 170 yards and three TDs and has intercepted a team-high five passes. "We're kind of back to Charleston form with our defense," Loughridge says. "Our secondary is playing better than they ever have. Offensively, we've been sputtering but hopefully we've shaken off the rust."
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WEEK 6 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS followed by point spread)
Elkins at LINCOLN (6): Elkins senior QB Spencer Jones passed for 268 yards and three TDs in last week's 38-26 win over Marshall. Lincoln junior QB Cheyenne Vaughn has passed for more than 800 yards and 11 TDs this season.
Green Forest at GREENLAND (16): Green Forest senior RB Brian Badley has 82 carries for 435 yards and five TDs this fall. Greenland gave up 335 yards (245 rushing) in last week's 12-6 loss to West Fork.
Marshall at WEST FORK (21): Marshall allows a league-high 33 points per game. Senior RB Wil Jarnagan has rushed for 585 yards and six TDs this year. Senior DL Chris Worley (16.5 sacks in 2010) paces the Tigers with four sacks.
Mountain View at YELLVILLE-SUMMIT (2): Mountain View has lost two games this year by a combined 15 points. Yellville-Summit senior RB Cody Wilson ran 85 and 65 yards for TDs in last week's 34-7 win at Green Forest.
Episcopal at ARKANSAS BAPTIST (36): Episcopal averages a league-low eight ppg. Arkansas Baptist senior receiver Ryan Perkins has 40 catches for 578 yards and four TDs this season.
Barton at HARDING ACADEMY (21): Barton rushed for 336 yards in last week's 41-12 win at Episcopal. Senior wingback Hunter Mauldin scored four TDs (two receiving, two rushing) and had an 80-yarder negated by a penalty. Harding Academy junior QB Will Francis has completed 103 of 162 passes (64 percent) for 1,186 yards and 15 TDs this year.
RIVERVIEW (8) at Brinkley: Riverview junior RB McKenzie Jones has 34 carries for 263 yards (7.7 yards per carry) and one TD this season. Brinkley's scoring twice as many points (30) weekly as it did a year ago.
MAYFLOWER (24) at Rose Bud: Mayflower senior RB Taylor Mathis ran for 271 yards and six TDs in last week's 69-39 win over Brinkley. Rose Bud junior receiver Spencer Starkey caught eight passes for 126 yards and a score in a 42-28 loss at Riverview.
BALD KNOB (27) at Corning: Bald Knob junior QB Cordell Crisp has passed for more than 1,600 yards this fall. Corning has lost its first two league games by an average of 25 points.
Hoxie at EARLE (13): Hoxie senior QB Sebastian Irvin has accounted for more than 700 yards and 10 TDs this season. Earle junior RB Autry Allen has rushed for more than 1,100 yards and 18 TDs. Allen has intercepted seven passes, returning four for scores. Senior end Shakur Johnson has recorded a team-high eight sacks.
Piggott at HARRISBURG (20): Piggott averages a league-low 10 ppg. Harrisburg beat the Mohawks 43-12 a year ago.
Manila at RIVERCREST (21): Manila has lost its first two league games by a combined 75-22. Rivercrest senior QB Robert Cooney has generated 700 yards and 10 TDs this year.
Atkins at CHARLESTON (2): See Hootens.com Game of the Week.
LAMAR (13) at Cedarville: Lamar beat Cedarville 13-12 last year.
Lavaca at PARIS (42): Lavaca allows a league-high 35 ppg. Paris senior RB Mason Koenigseder has 67 carries for 639 yards (9.5 ypc) and nine TDs this fall.
MANSFIELD (14) at Perryville: Mansfield junior RB Timmy Snider ran 33 times for 135 yards and two TDs in last week's 21-0 win over Lamar. Perryville senior tackle Zach Everett returned an interception 55 yards and fumble 43 yards for TDs in last week's 35-6 win over Cedarville.
JESSIEVILLE (23) at B. Harmony Grove: Jessieville gave up 388 yards (203 rushing) in last week's 35-0 loss to Glen Rose. The Lions beat Harmony Grove 48-14 in 2010.
GLEN ROSE (42) at Bismarck: Glen Rose sophomore RB Clay Holicer ran 19 times for 109 yards and two TDs in last week's 35-0 win at Jessieville. Bismarck junior QB Trace Pee threw two TD passes in a 20-6 win at Benton Harmony Grove.
Centerpoint at PRESCOTT (43): Centerpoint senior FB Jantzen Bradford rushed for 139 yards and two TDs in last week's 33-27 win over Cutter Morning Star. Prescott senior RB Daniel McCoy ran 2 yards for the game-winning score with 21 seconds left in a 37-34 win over Fountain Lake. McCoy has 95 carries for 736 yards (7.8 ypc) and 12 TDs this season.
Cutter Morning Star at FOUNTAIN LAKE (42): Cutter Morning Star averages a league-low 13 ppg. Fountain Lake junior FB Mackenzie Ross has 95 carries for 603 yards and seven TDs this year.
Fouke at C. HARMONY GROVE (20): Harmony Grove beat Genoa Central 34-6 last week. The Hornets defeated Fouke 42-14 a year ago.
SMACKOVER (29) at Drew Central: Smackover senior RB Deonta Baker has 99 carries for 801 yards (8.1 ypc) and 12 TDs this year. The Buckaroos beat Drew Central 30-19 last fall.
Lafayette County at FORDYCE (36): Lafayette County senior RB Trey Hill ran 48 yards for a TD in last week's 27-24 loss to Smackover. Fordyce senior receiver Markell Bulliner caught a TD pass and returned a punt for a score in a 39-12 win at Fouke. Junior QB Cole Johnson has passed for more than 700 yards and 11 TDs this year.
Genoa Central at RISON (52): Rison has won its first two league games by a combined 92-7, including 27-0 at Camden Harmony Grove two weeks ago. The Wildcats have forced at least one shutout every year since 1980.
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