Class 6A, Week 7, 2011
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1. El Dorado (6-0)
2. Lake Hamilton (5-1)
3. Pine Bluff (3-3)
4. Jonesboro (4-2)
5. Marion (5-1)
6. Searcy (4-2)
7. LR Parkview (3-3)
8. Russellville (1-5)
9. Texarkana (2-4)
10. Benton (1-5)
11. Jacksonville (3-3)
12. Mountain Home (4-2)
13. Van Buren (2-4)
14. Sheridan (3-3)
15. LR McClellan (1-4-1)
16. LR Fair (0-6)
HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 4 Jonesboro at Class 7A No. 2 West Memphis
Jonesboro will again be without senior quarterback Moe Malugen (more than 1,400 yards and 17 touchdowns this year) this week after injuring his shoulder two weeks ago in a 34-22 win over Jacksonville. Last week, sophomore QB D.J. Anderson threw two TD passes to senior playmaker Zac Brooks (8 yards per carry this fall) in a 45-21 win at Mountain Home. The Hurricane average 40 points per game.
West Memphis has won 32 consecutive conference games, including three straight over Jonesboro by an average of 26 points. The Blue Devils rushed for 421 yards in last week's 34-24 win over Searcy. Junior fullback Taz Watson ran 16 times for 149 yards and a TD. West Memphis, led by senior lineman Dillon Cissell and senior linebacker Cody Dauksch, allows a league-best 14 points weekly.
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Hootens.com correctly picked nine of 10 games (90 percent) involving 6A teams. For the season, HAFR has correctly predicted 60 of 75 games (80 percent).
WEEK 7 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS followed by point spread)
Van Buren at RUSSELLVILLE (14): Van Buren averages a league-low 15 ppg. Russellville lost at Bryant 38-21 last week after leading 21-17 in the fourth quarter.
Jacksonville at SEARCY (6): Jacksonville senior QB Terrell Brown passed for 189 yards and three TDs in last week's 26-13 win over LR Hall. Searcy lost at West Memphis 34-24, shutting out the Blue Devils in the second half. Senior QB Dezmond Stegall passed for 342 yards and three TDs.
Jonesboro at WEST MEMPHIS (7): See Hootens.com Game of the Week.
LR PARKVIEW (9) at LR Hall: Parkview lost to Marion 54-26 last week after trailing by 12 points in the fourth quarter. Parkview beat Hall 35-12 last year.
Mountain Home at MARION (13): Mountain Home senior receiver Damon Berry gains 11.2 yards per play. Sophomore QB Drake Walker has generated 1,213 yards (527 passing, 686 rushing) and 11 TDs this season. Marion senior RB Tre Franklin has rushed for 1,007 yards and 18 TDs this fall. Junior Rashad Boyd (603 yards) and sophomore Corey Garrett (544 yards) average a combined 191 yards rushing weekly.
Sheridan at BENTON (7): Benton's offense, despite missing senior QB Dylan Harris, too much for Sheridan's defense.
LR McClellan at EL DORADO (30): McClellan junior QB Akee Johnson accounted for 160 yards in last week's 16-8 win over LR Fair. El Dorado junior RB Marque Burris has 123 carries for 1,044 yards (8.5 yards per carry) and 13 TDs this year.
LR Fair at LAKE HAMILTON (42): Lake Hamilton senior QB Levi Runyun passed for 253 yards and three TDs in last week's 56-21 win at Pine Bluff. The Wolves average a league-high 44 ppg.
PINE BLUFF (14) at Texarkana: Pine Bluff beat Texarkana 34-18 in the regular season a year ago before the Razorbacks won in the playoffs by 14 points. Texarkana senior QB Elgie Richards passed for 325 yards and two TDs in last week's 24-21 win over Benton.
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