Class 5A, Week 4, 2011
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1. Greenwood (3-0)
2. Camden Fairview (2-1)
3. Greenbrier (3-0)
4. Batesville (1-2)
5. Watson Chapel (1-2)
6. HS Lakeside (3-0)
7. Alma (2-1)
8. Wynne (2-1)
9. Morrilton (2-1)
10. Siloam Springs (3-0)
11. Beebe (2-1)
12. Vilonia (1-2)
13. Monticello (2-0-1)
14. Magnolia (1-2)
15. CAC (1-1-1)
16. Blytheville (2-1)
17. Greene Co. Tech (1-2)
18. White Hall (0-3)
19. Sylvan Hills (1-2)
20. Mills (1-2)
21. LR Christian (2-1)
22. Harrison (1-2)
23. West Helena (1-1)
24. Nettleton (1-1-1)
25. Arkadelphia (0-3)
26. Forrest City (0-2-1)
27. Hot Springs (0-3)
28. Hope (0-3)
29. Paragould (0-3)
30. Huntsville (1-2)
31. Crossett (0-3)
32. North Pulaski (0-3)
HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 2 Camden Fairview at No. 6 Hot Springs Lakeside
Undefeated Hot Springs Lakeside faces its toughest test of the season. The Rams started last season with a 3-0 record, won seven games and advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2003. But they fell 33-19 at Camden Fairview. "We know that Camden is the measuring stick for our conference and Class 5A," Hot Springs Lakeside coach Jared McBride said. "We'll get a good indication of where we are by playing them." HS Lakeside senior receiver Ajalen Holley has generated more than 300 yards of offense this fall despite battling through an ankle injury. Holley caught three touchdown passes, including the game-clincher, in last week's 33-28 triumph over Class 3A Fountain Lake. Senior linebackers Houston Hunter and Harlan Jones solidify the Rams' improved defense.
Camden Fairview counters with senior utility back Derek Keaton, who has orally committed to Kansas. Keaton has rushed 23 times for 172 yards (7.5 yards per carry) and three TDs this fall, while catching nine passes for 106 yards. "Lakeside is good at what they do," Camden Fairview coach Buck James said. "They are aggressive on defense, you never know who to block or who's going to blitz." Camden Fairview's defensive front improved the past two weeks after getting handled by Class 6A El Dorado in the opener.
Hootens.com correctly predicted 24 of 29 games (83 percent). For the season, HAFR has correctly predicted 69 of 86 games (80 percent).
Hooten's Arkansas Football airs at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays on KARZ 42 (Z42 in Little Rock), Suddenlink Channel 22 in Northeast Arkansas, and On Demand in Northwest Arkansas (Cox Ch. 644). Games scheduled to be previewed this week include Morrilton at Alma and Camden Fairview at Hot Springs Lakeside.
WEEK 4 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS followed by point spread)
GREENE CO. TECH (8) at Forrest City: Winless Forrest City yields 43 points weekly. Greene County Tech gave up 713 yards rushing in last week's 84-51 loss to Class 6A Marion. GCT senior QB Cody Davis passed for 413 yards and three TDs and ran for three scores against Marion.
BATESVILLE (17) at Nettleton: Nettleton hasn't beaten Batesville since 2000, and the improved Raiders tied Valley View 28-28 a week ago. But Batesville has lost to Class 6A Searcy and Mountain Home by a combined 64-44 the past two weeks. The Pioneers have committed nine turnovers in three games this year, compared to six turnovers in 13 games last year.
BEEBE (21) at Paragould: Beebe, off to a 2-1 start after beginning 0-3 a year ago, beat Vilonia 27-24 a week ago. The Badgers beat Paragould by 46 points last year. Winless Paragould gives up 44 points a week.
Blytheville at WYNNE (3): This game could determine playoff positioning. Blytheville's only loss was at Class 7A undefeated West Memphis 28-14 in Week 2, while Wynne's only setback was at Class 6A unbeaten Marion 30-28 in the opener.
WATSON CHAPEL (28) at Crossett: The Wildcats changed defensive personnel and schemes in last week's loss to Camden Fairview. The Wildcats haven't lost a conference game since falling to Lake Hamilton 38-35 in Week 7, 2009. Crossett athletic director Brad Bradshaw took over as coach last week following Greg Johnson's resignation. The Eagles have lost 13 straight games.
MONTICELLO (7) at Mills: Mills won its first game of the season last week, besting winless LR McClellan by two points. Monticello downed Dumas by 21 points last week when junior Diante Barnhill ran for 138 yards and two TDs.
WEST HELENA (6) at North Pulaski: West Helena was tied with Blytheville 22-22 late in the first half last week, but committed four turnovers and lost by 18 points. LR Christian scored the winning TD with 30 seconds left at North Pulaski last week.
Sylvan Hills at WHITE HALL (1): White Hall has beaten Sylvan Hills three straight times since the teams moved into the same league in 2008. The winless Bulldogs have scored just 21 points this year. Sylvan Hills averages 12 points weekly.
HOT SPRINGS (2) at Arkadelphia: A battle of winless teams. Hot Springs has been outscored 93-42 this year, while Arkadelphia has been outscored 93-40.
Magnolia at CAC (4): CAC shocked the state with its 28-14 win over Nashville last week. The Mustangs surrendered 109 points in the opening two games, but held Nashville to just seven points in the first half. Magnolia gained only 20 yards in last week's 45-0 loss at Class 6A El Dorado.
LR CHRISTIAN (3) at Hope: Little Rock Christian downed North Pulaski 20-15 a week ago, rallying from a nine-point deficit in the fourth-quarter. Hope hung with rival Prescott for a half last week losing 47-30 after surrendering two interception returns for TDs.
CAMDEN FAIRVIEW (8) at HS Lakeside: Hootens.com Class 5A Game of the Week.
MORRILTON (1) at Alma: Alma has beaten Morrilton four straight years. The Airedales gave up three points in the opening two games before losing 37-30 against Russellville last week. Morrilton beat Russellville by 28 points in the opener.
Siloam Springs at GREENWOOD (14): Siloam Springs typically plays Greenwood closer than anyone. The Panthers lost five straight games between 2004-2008 by a total of 21 points, and stunned Greenwood 38-31 last fall. But Greenwood has applied the 35-point sportsmanship rule in its three games this year. Siloam Springs junior Scout Alexander ran for 215 yards and three TDs in last week's 33-16 win at Gentry.
GREENBRIER (14) at Harrison: Greenbrier hammered Harrison 35-7 last year, its second win in the series and first since Week 9, 1997. The Panthers are 3-0 this fall after beating Class 6A Benton by seven points last week. Senior QB Neal Burcham has passed for 994 yards and 12 TDs this year. Harrison has been outscored 77-14 the past two weeks.
VILONIA (18) at Huntsville: Vilonia must shake off consecutive losses by a total of 10 points. Vilonia hammered Huntsville by 28 points a year ago. Huntsville gave up 26 unanswered points in last week's 12-point loss to Class 3A Elkins.
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