Class 5A Week 2 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 5A Week 2 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Week 2, 2022

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1. LR Parkview (1-0)

2. Joe T. Robinson (1-1)

3. Shiloh Christian (0-1)

4. Wynne (1-0)

5. Harrison (2-0)

6. Farmington (2-0)

7. Camden Fairview (1-1)

8. Magnolia (2-0)

9. Nettleton (2-0)

10. Maumelle (2-0)

11. Morrilton (2-0)

12. Hot Springs (1-1)

13. Prairie Grove (1-0)

14. Mills (2-0)

15. Valley View (1-1)

16. Vilonia (0-2)

17. Alma (2-0)

18. White Hall (1-1)

19. Pine Bluff (1-0)

20. Watson Chapel (1-1)

21. Batesville (1-1)

22. HS Lakeside (0-1)

23. Beebe (2-0)

24. Brookland (1-1)

25. Texarkana (1-1)

26. Southside (1-1)

27. Dardanelle (2-0)

28. Pea Ridge (1-0)

29. Clarksville (0-2)

30. Hope (0-1)

31. Paragould (1-1)

32. De Queen (0-2)

33. Forrest City (0-2)

WEEK 2 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS)


No. 4 Wynne at Class 7A FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE (1)

These teams have never played. FS Southside rolled up more than 400 yards in last week's 15-point win over Van Buren. FS Southside QB David Sorg (Tommy John surgery) is out for the season. Junior QB George Herrell passed for 156 yards and a TD and ran for a TD, while Isaac Gregory ran for 164 yards and 3 TDs. 

Wynne beat Marion 21-10 two weeks ago when sophomore cornerback Taheem Frost intercepted 2 passes. Freshman slotback/defensive back AV Jones ran 30 yards for a TD and intercepted 1 pass.

LAST YEAR correctly predicted 24 of 28 games (86 percent). has correctly predicted 44 of 53 games (83 percent) this season involving 5A teams.


MILLS (9) at Beebe: Beebe has won 5 of 6 over its former conference foe. Both are undefeated this fall. Mills has scored 108 points in its opening two games, the most in more than two decades. Mills senior Jabrae Shaw ran for 3 TDs in the first half of last week's 16-point win over Rivercrest. Senior Daniel Brown ran 41 yards for a TD and had 2 other TDs negated by penalty. Beebe beat Newport 28-26 a week ago when senior QB Zach Grant ran for the winning TD in the middle of the 4th quarter. Grant finished with 125 yards rushing, while Kiandrea Barker ran 60 yards for a TD and returned a kickoff for a TD. 

White Hall at MAUMELLE (8): Maumelle has won 4 of its 7 games over White Hall. The Hornets (2-0) allowed 168 yards in last week's 35-0 win over Batesville. White Hall gave up a late TD in last week's 28-23 setback at Warren. Jamarion Black ran for 2 TDs at Warren.

Pine Bluff at WATSON CHAPEL (2): Pine Bluff rotated Landon Holcomb and William Howell at QB in last week's 38-6 win over Class 7A LR Central. Senior defensive end K.J. Sims played well in last week's 15-point setback at Louisiana power Ouachita Christian.

MORRILTON (3) at Vilonia: Morrilton has won 12 of the past 19 in the series (both were previously members of the 5A West). Morrilton is allowing 11.0 points per game. Vilonia senior QB Wesley McKissack passed for 204 yards in last week's 19-13 setback to Greenbrier, with senior Jack Vines catching 8 passes for 114 yards. Vines also ran for a TD. 

OPEN Joe T. Robinson


Wynne at Class 7A FS SOUTHSIDE (1): See Class 5A Game of the Week, above.

Class 4A Blytheville at NETTLETON (10): Blytheville upended Osceola 26-0 a week ago. Tim Brown ran for 2 TDs, including an 80-yard burst. Derrick King returned a punt for a Chickasaws TD. Nettleton (2-0) outlasted Pocahontas 26-21 a week ago. Curtez Smith ran for 140 yards and 2 TDs, while Kylan Shelton racked up 10 tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble. 

HARRISON (13) at Batesville: Harrison dominated the line of scrimmage (38 knockdown/pancake blocks) in last week's 13-point win over Class 6A rival Mountain Home. Braden Long ran 28 times for 169 yards and a TD. Batesville beat Searcy two weeks ago but failed to score last week in a mercy-rule loss at Maumelle. The Pioneers managed 168 yards (111 rushing, 57 passing) at Maumelle.

HOXIE (7) at Paragould: Friday’s 29-27 loss to Jonesboro Westside ended Hoxie’s 27-game regular-season winning streak. Coach Tom Sears noted that Hoxie had the ball on the Westside 3 with 1:30 to play but could not score. Junior middle LB Ethan Dulaney led Hoxie’s with 11 tackles. Senior QB Sage Treadwell completed 8 of 13 passes for 115 yards for 2 TDs. Junior RB Camden Brooks rushed for 64 yards on 24 carries. 

Valley View at Class 4A RIVERCREST (3): Valley View has won 5 of its 8 against Rivercrest, including last season by 6 points. Valley View junior QB Carson Turley ran 10 yards for a TD in the second quarter of last week's 16-2 win over Poplar Bluff, Mo. Junior Lejavian Ervin ran 5 yards for a second-half TD and junior LB Brian Huff logged a safety to seal the victory. Rivercrest junior QB Michael Rainer completed 5 of 16 passes for 68 yards and a TD last week at Mills. Rainer also has 16 carries this fall for 110 yards and 5 catches for 100 yards.

Brookland at Class 4A POCAHONTAS (6): Brookland trailed Gosnell last week 12-10 in the third quarter before losing 28-17. Senior Joseph Wright ran for a TD in the second half. Pocahontas played well up front in last week's 26-21 loss to Nettleton, while senior QB Connor Baker ran 29 times for 230 yards and a TD.

SOUTHSIDE (6) at Class 4A Heber Springs: Heber Springs has won 13 of the 16 meetings against its former conference rival. Southside beat Bald Knob last week 28-0. Senior Colby Harris ran for 2 TDs, while junior Seth Case totaled 123 yards. Junior TE Jaylon Jennings, son of former NBA player Jason Jennings, grabbed 3 balls for 75 yards and a TD. 

OPEN Forrest City


Class 4A ASHDOWN (16) at Hope: Ashdown has won 6 consecutive over Hope by a combined 273-101 (average of 46-17). The Panthers ran 80 yards for a TD on the first play of last week's 45-0 win over De Queen. Hope gave up nearly 700 yards in last week's 74-42 loss at Nashville.

CLASS 7A BRYANT (26) at LR Parkview: Bryant has won 4 straight over LR Parkview. The Hornets’ game last week against Denton (Texas) Ryan was canceled due to weather. LR Parkview beat Har-Ber 48-26 in Week 0.

CAMDEN FAIRVIEW (25) at Class 3A Dollarway: Camden Fairview impressed in last week's 39-21 win over defending Class 6A champion El Dorado. Cardinals senior QB Martavious Thomas passed for 115 yards and a TD and ran for 68 yards and 2 TDs. Sophomore Trent Haygood had 6 carries for 74 yards and a TD; 3 catches for 64 yards and a TD and averaged 38 yards per kickoff return. DT Khaleb Smith registered 5 tackles and 1 interception at El Dorado, while DE's Kameron Easttam and D.J. King combined for 10 tackles and 5 TFL.

HS Lakeside at Class 4A MALVERN (1): HS Lakeside has won 4 of the past 6 meetings between these former conference rivals, including last year by 35 points. HS Lakeside's game at Russellville last week was canceled due to weather. Two weeks ago, Rams receiver Kyler Wolf caught 12 passes for 146 yards in a loss to Lake Hamilton. Malvern junior Jalen Dupree ran 13 times for 240 yards and 2 TDs and caught 4 passes for 117 yards and a TD in last week's 39-point win at Glen Rose, while senior QB Cedric Simmons passed for 217 yards and 2 TDs and ran for 70 yards and 3 TDs.  Senior Donta Cagle's only 2 carries last week went for 123 yards and 2 TDs. Senior safety Arric Clegg racked up 11 tackles.

De Queen at NASHVILLE (16): Nashville has won 20 of the past 22 in the series. Nashville ran for 513 yards in last week's 74-42 victory over Hope. Senior QB Sloan Perrin completed 9 of 13 passes for 143 yards and a TD, and ran 12 times for 239 yards and 4 TDs.

Class 5A Texarkana at ARKADELPHIA (21): Arkadelphia never led Hot Springs last week until time expired, pulling out a 29-28 victory with QB Donovan Whitten's 5-yard TD pass to LaTonnieo Hughes and his 2-point conversion pass to Carter Babb. Whitten passed for 293 yards and 3 TDs and ran for 138 yards. Whitten passed for 277 yards and 3 TDs and ran for 131 yards, while Babb caught 5 passes for 83 yards and Hughes had 4 grabs for 31 yards. Texarkana dominated both lines of scrimmage in last week's 47-0 win over Dollarway. 

OPEN Hot Springs, Magnolia


Farmington at Class 7A ROGERS (2): These neighbors meet on the football field for the first time. Farmington (2-0) mercy-ruled Class 6A Greenbrier and Class 7A Springdale the past two weeks. Junior QB Cameron Vanzant completed 11 of 14 passes for 284 yards and 3 TDs against Springdale, while receiver Jagger Gordon caught 2 TDs.

HARRISON (13) at Batesville: Harrison dominated the line of scrimmage (38 knockdown/pancake blocks) in last week's 13-point win over Class 6A rival Mountain Home. Braden Long ran 28 times for 169 yards and a TD. Batesville beat Searcy two weeks ago but failed to score last week in a mercy-rule loss at Maumelle. The Pioneers managed 168 yards (111 rushing, 57 passing) at Maumelle.

Pryor, Okla. at ALMA (1): Pryor lost last week to Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic 41-0, and the Tigers were conference runners-up last season. Undefeated Alma jumped on Siloam Springs 25-0 in the second quarter a week ago, cruising to a 38-7 decision. The Airedales held Siloam Springs to 152 yards. Airedale RB Carlos Gonzalez ran for 98 yards and a TD.

DARDANELLE (3) at Class 3A Rison: Rison rallied in the fourth quarter last week to upend Bismarck 34-31. Senior DE Avery Hopson made 6 tackles, while Tank Johnson played well on defense, Coach Clay Totty says. Dardanelle mercy ruled Pottsville 35-0 a week ago despite waiting out two weather delays. Senior QB Drew Vega tallied 206 yards and 2 TDs, while Latreyvious Robinson ran 14 times for 65 yards and 2 TDs. Dardanelle held Pottsville to 117 yards. Trey Thompson racked up 10 tackles, while Jacob Freeman made 7 tackles and 2 forced fumbles.

PRAIRIE GROVE (21) at Gravette: Prairie Grove has won 10 consecutive over its former conference rival, including the past five by a combined 154 points. Prairie Grove amassed 549 yards in last week's 45-8 win over Huntsville. Senior Ethan Miller (7 carries, 120 yards) and fullback Coner Whetsell (7 carries, 157 yards) led the Tigers’ ground attack. Gravette intercepted 5 passes in last week's 37-0 win over Inola, Okla.

Class 4A ELKINS (1) at Clarksville: Clarksville trailed Morrilton 21-7 at halftime last week before losing 30-9. Elkins surrendered more than 400 yards in last week's 20-point loss to Charleston.

PEA RIDGE (6) at Huntsville: Pea Ridge has won 5 of the past 6 over its former conference rival. Huntsville managed 245 yards in last week's mercy-rule loss to Prairie Grove. Senior QB Amos Mayes played well, but the Eagles dropped too many passes, Coach Matt Williams says. 

Shiloh Christian at VICTORY CHRISTIAN, OKLA. (6) : The Saints lost their only other matchup to Victory Christian 41-27 in 2014. Shiloh Christian must quickly forget last week's mercy-rule loss to Class 6A LR Christian. The game changed when the Saints were stuffed at the LR Christian 1 on 4th and goal in the third quarter.

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