Class 6A, Week 3, 2011
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1. Pine Bluff (1-1)
2. Lake Hamilton (2-0)
3. El Dorado (2-0)
4. Jonesboro (1-1)
5. Marion (2-0)
6. Texarkana (0-2)
7. Searcy (2-0)
8. Benton (1-1)
9. Jacksonville (0-2)
10. LR Parkview (2-0)
11. Van Buren (1-1)
12. Mountain Home (2-0)
13. Russellville (0-2)
14. Sheridan (1-1)
15. LR McClellan (0-1-1)
16. LR Fair (0-2)
HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
Class 4A No. 1 Pulaski Academy at No. 2 Lake Hamilton
Both teams have scored more than 100 points in their first two games and are coming off victories over Class 7A opponents.
Pulaski Academy beat Cabot 64-34 a week ago, recovering three onside kicks to go up 29-0 before the Panther offense took the field. Senior quarterback Fredi Knighten completed 22 of 26 passes for 416 yards and six touchdowns and ran for 104 yards and two scores. Senior receiver Kendall Bruce caught five passes for 129 yards and two TDs.
Meanwhile, Lake Hamilton's defense shined in a 46-7 win at Springdale. The Wolves intercepted five passes, including two by senior cornerback Dante' Ransom. Lake Hamilton gave up 625 total yards in last year's 41-24 loss at PA.
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WEEK 3 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS followed by point spread)
ALMA (10) at Russellville: Alma beat the Cyclones 25-16 a year ago. Russellville surrendered 509 total yards in last week's 48-0 loss at Fayetteville.
VAN BUREN (1) at Harrison: Van Buren beat Rogers 15-10 last week, giving head coach Brooks Coatney his first win at the school. The Pointers beat Harrison 35-0 in 2010.
FAYETTEVILLE (7) at Jonesboro: Fayetteville junior QB Austin Allen passed for 309 yards in last week's 48-0 win over Russellville. Jonesboro gave up 21 unanswered points in the final 4:24 in a 49-35 loss at Conway. Moe Malugen completed 19 of 33 passes for 327 yards and three TDs.
Hot Springs at JACKSONVILLE (17): Hot Springs lost to Glen Rose 18-7 last week. Jacksonville beat the Trojans 42-21 in 2010.
LR PARKVIEW (4) at Sylvan Hills: Parkview junior QB Caelon Harden generated 277 yards and four TDs in last week's 30-14 win over Dollarway. The Patriots beat Sylvan Hills 42-7 last season.
MARION (12) at Greene County Tech: Marion senior RB Tre Franklin rushed for 142 yards and three TDs on 11 carries in last week's 64-6 win over Forrest City. Junior RB Rashad Boyd ran seven times for 116 yards and a TD and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score. The Patriots beat GCT 49-37 last year.
Mountain Home at BATESVILLE (8): Mountain Home sophomore QB Drake Walker ran for 189 yards and four TDs in last week's 37-0 win over Harrison. Batesville fell to Searcy 37-22. The Pioneers beat Mountain Home 49-14 last fall.
Morrilton at SEARCY (2): Searcy rushed for 478 yards in last year's 37-7 win at Morrilton. The Devil Dogs have beaten their first two opponents this year (Russellville and Dardanelle) by a combined 90-27.
Texarkana at BRYANT (21): Texarkana threw five interceptions and fumbled six times (lost two) in last week's 21-0 loss to Texarkana, Texas. Bryant led FS Northside by one point at halftime but lost 45-40. The Hornets beat Texarkana 35-6 last fall.
LR CENTRAL (6) at Pine Bluff: Central lost to FS Southside 39-32 last week in the final three minutes. Pine Bluff junior RB Walter Ashley ran for 109 yards and two TDs in a 35-6 win at Watson Chapel.
Benton at GREENBRIER (3): Benton senior QB Dylan Harris completed 18 of 22 passes for 252 yards and three TDs in last week's 41-14 win at Jacksonville. Junior RB Wallace Foote accounted for 145 yards and two scores. Greenbrier beat Benton 34-20 a year ago.
Magnolia at EL DORADO (21): El Dorado beat Magnolia 42-0 a year ago. Junior RB Marque Burris ran 38 times for 204 yards and two TDs in last week's 27-20 win over Har-Ber.
PULASKI ACADEMY (10) at Lake Hamilton: See Hootens.com Game of the Week.
MAUMELLE (18) at LR Fair: Maumelle, formerly Pulaski Oak Grove, beat Fair 52-21 last year. Fair lost to Pulaski Robinson 42-12 a week ago.
Mills at LR MCCLELLAN (2): Mills lost to LR Hall 28-26 last week. McClellan junior QB Akee Johnson generated 370 yards and four TDs in a 55-55 tie with CAC. The Lions outscored CAC 27-14 in the second half.
SHERIDAN (1) at White Hall: Sheridan beat Arkadelphia 10-0 last week, maintaining possession for more than 31 minutes. The Yellowjackets beat White Hall 16-15 last season.
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