Class 7A Week 2 Rankings, Notes & Picks
Hooten’s Arkansas Football Rankings
Class 7A, Week 2, 2022
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1. Bryant (1-0)
2. Conway (1-0)
3. Cabot (2-0)
4. Bentonville (1-1)
5. Bentonville West (1-1)
6. Fayetteville (1-1)
7. FS Northside (1-1)
8. North LR (0-2)
9. Har-Ber (0-2)
10. Rogers (2-0)
11. Rogers Heritage (2-0)
12. FS Southside (1-1)
13. Jonesboro (0-2)
14. Springdale (0-2)
15. LR Southwest (0-1)
16. LR Central (0-2)
WEEK 2 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS)
HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK
Class 7A No. 1 Bryant at Class 5A No. 1 LR Parkview
Bryant is the four-time defending Class 7A state champions; LR Parkview is the favorite to win Class 5A this season after dropping down from Class 6A. Bryant has not faced many challenges in recent years. The Hornets were set to play Denton (Texas) Ryan last Friday in Shreveport but the game was cancelled because of severe weather. Parkview was idle last week after beating Springdale Har-Ber 48-26 in the season opener Aug. 25.
Parkview is led by Cameron Settles and Darien Bennett, who combined to rush for 303 yards in the Patriots’ win over Har-Ber. Bryant is led by sophomore QB Jordan Walker, who passed for 251 yards and 4 TDs in the Hornets’ win over Benton in the Salt Bowl on Aug. 27.
Hootens.com picked 10 of 11 games involving Class 7A teams last week, and has picked 20 of 24 (83 percent) for the season.
BRYANT (26) at LR Parkview: See Hootens.com Game of the Week
CONWAY (28) at Springdale: Conway opened the season with a win over Bentonville. Quarterback Donoyvn Omolo passed for 254 yards and rushed for 60 yards. Springdale has lost to two Class 5A schools in the first two weeks.
FAYETTEVILLE (7) at FS Northside: Fayetteville bounced back from a last-second 31-28 loss Cabot in Week 0 to beat North LR 28-10. QB Drake Lindsey threw 4 TD passes against the Charging Wildcats. Northside led Greenwood by 18 points with less than 4 minutes to play last week, but the Grizzlies could not off the Bulldogs.
ROGERS HERITAGE (14) at LR Southwest: Heritage beat Lewisburg, Kan., 20-16 to improve to 2-0 for the first time since the program’s inception. Southwest was idle after falling to Rogers in Week 0.
BENTONVILLE WEST (28) at LR Central: Bentonville West fell to Cabot 34-10 last Friday when the Panthers limited the Wolverines to 78 yards rushing. QB Jake Casey was 22 of 42 passing for 206 yards. Central’s struggles continued with a 38-6 loss to Pine Bluff.
OPEN North LR, Cabot, Jonesboro.
BENTONVILLE WEST (28) at LR Central: Game preview included above in 7A Central matchups.
FAYETTEVILLE (7) at FS Northside: Game preview included above in 7A Central matchups.
Class 5A Farmington at 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. Rogers QB Dane Williams completed 23 of 28 passes for 327 yards and 5 TDs in the Mounties’ 49-21 over Tulsa Bishop Kelley on Friday.
CONWAY (28) at Springdale: Game preview included above in 7A Central matchups.
Class 5A Wynne at FS SOUTHSIDE (1): This will be the first meeting between these two schools. 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.
ROGERS HERITAGE (14) at LR Southwest: Game preview included above in 7A Central matchups.
OPEN Bentonville, Har-Ber