Class 6A Week 10 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 6A Week 10 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Hooten’s Arkansas Football Rankings
Class 6A, Week 10, 2021
Copyright Hooten Publishing, Inc.

1. Benton (8-1)
2. Lake Hamilton (8-1)
3. Greenwood (6-3)
4. Jonesboro (7-2)
5. LR Parkview (6-3)
6. El Dorado (7-2)
7. Sylvan Hills (6-3)
8. Russellville (4-5)
9. Marion (3-6)
10. Mountain Home (3-6)
11. Searcy (4-5)
12. Van Buren (4-5)
13. Siloam Springs (1-8)
14. Pine Bluff (1-7)
15. West Memphis (4-5)
16. Sheridan (2-7)

No. 2 Lake Hamilton at No. 3 Greenwood.

Greenwood beat Lake Hamilton twice last year, 38-28 in the regular-season finale and 49-24 in the state title game.
Lake Hamilton gets a first-round playoff bye as the No. 2 seed with a win this week. Greenwood claims the No. 2 spot with a win by three points or more since LR Parkview won by just 2 points last week at Siloam Springs.
Lake Hamilton punted once, fumbled once and was stopped on a two-point conversion with 1:14 remaining in last week's 42-41 loss to Benton. Lake Hamilton's offense linemen average 279 pounds, led by senior D-1 recruit Chase Jessup (6-4, 310) at tackle. Lake Hamilton completes just 42 percent of its passes and rushes for more than 80 percent of its offense.
Lake Hamilton has allowed four onside kicks over the past two weeks, including one last Friday that  helped Benton to a 14-0 lead. Greenwood has kicked two and recovered both of its onside kick attempts this fall. Three Greenwood WRs have enjoyed 200-plus yards receiving in a game this season.
“A lot of (Lake Hamilton's) guys are the same ones as last year,” says Greenwood coach Chris Young. “We like to play these type of games at Greenwood. There is a lot to play for this week.” 
Watch extended highlights of Lake Hamilton’s 35-12 win over Malvern earlier this year. Watch extended highlights of Greenwood’s 48-28 loss to LR Parkview earlier this year. 

LAST WEEK correctly predicted 6 of 8 winners (75 percent) in games involving Class 6A teams. For the season, is 79-15 (84 percent) in Class 6A. 

WEEK 10 PREDICTIONS (favored team in ALL CAPS)
EL DORADO (9) West Memphis
(Thurs.): West Memphis picked up two wins last week, 36-28 at Pine Bluff and a forfeit from Marion. West Memphis, currently fifth in the East, can finish fourth with an upset victory Thursday. West Memphis senior RB/CB Mardarious Warren is a college prospect while classmate Malcolm Perry (scoop and score last week) has emerged at inside linebacker, Coach Robert Hooks says. El Dorado gave up more than 500 yards in a 52-51 win over Searcy last Friday. El Dorado allows 27.4 PPG. El Dorado senior QB Sharmone Rester has accounted for 3,151 yards this season (350 yards per game), including 2,481 yards passing with 31 TD tosses and just four interceptions. 
Watch extended highlights of El Dorado’s 40-36 win over Camden Fairview earlier this year. Watch extended highlights of West Memphis’s 35-13 loss to Wynne earlier this year.
JONESBORO (15) at Marion (Thurs.): Jonesboro allows just 10 points per conference game with three standout senior defensive linemen: Elijah Faulkner (5-10, 265), Jamariyon Thomas (5-7, 210) and Xavier McCray (6-3, 280). Marion forfeited an earlier win over West Memphis hours before stomping Sheridan 42-12 last Friday. Watch extended highlights of Jonesboro’s 47-27 loss to Cabot earlier this year. Watch extended highlights of Jonesboro’s 35-13 win over Searcy earlier this year.
SYLVAN HILLS (1) at Searcy (Thurs.): Searcy totaled 530 yards offense in last week's 52-51 loss at No. 6 El Dorado but lost starting senior QB Ckyler Tengler (collarbone). Sylvan Hills lost by 20 last Friday at conference champion Jonesboro but can claim the league's No. 3 playoff seed with a win this week. Sylvan Hills' Dylan Harris (260-pound power clean) has rushed for more than 100 yards in seven games this season, Coach Chris Hill says. 
Watch extended highlights of Sylvan Hills’ 31-21 loss to Maumelle earlier this year. Watch extended highlights of Searcy’s 38-20 loss to LR Christian earlier this year. Watch extended highlights of Searcy’s 35-13 loss to Jonesboro earlier this year.
Pine Bluff at SHERIDAN (1): Both winless in league play and can't make the playoffs. Loser finishes last in conference.

Lake Hamilton at GREENWOOD (1)
: Game of the Week.
Van Buren at BENTON (35): Benton, which rides an 8-game win streak and applied the 35-point sportsmanship rule against five of its past six opponents, has won back-to-back games by 1 point. Benton never trailed last week and secured No. 1 seed and homefield through the playoffs with a 42-41 win at Lake Hamilton. Benton senior safety Cain Simmons shot a gap to stuff a Lake Hamilton two-point attempt with 1:14 remaining. The Panthers rallied past Greenwood 41-40 a week earlier. Van Buren, decimated by injuries, has lost five straight, including 42-0 at Greenwood last Friday. 
Watch extended highlights of Benton’s 66-29 win over Siloam Springs earlier this year.
LR PARKVIEW (9) at Mountain Home: Ultra-talented Parkview escaped Siloam Springs 26-24 last Friday but winning by just 2 points could drop Parkview to a No. 4 playoff seed even if the Patriots win this week. Mountain Home is also in the playoffs, likely as a No. 6 seed with a 3-7 record. Watch extended highlights of LR Parkview’s 47-0 win over LR Southwest earlier this year. Watch extended highlights of LR Parkview's 48-7 win over Russellville earlier this year.Watch extended highlights of LR Parkview’s 48-28 win over Greenwood earlier this year.
RUSSELLVILLE (7) at Siloam Springs: Russellville, voted by conference coaches to finish last in the  West, manhandled Mountain Home (42-7) last week to secure a No. 5 playoff seed. Siloam Springs, winless in league play, gives up 43.1 PPG. 
Watch extended highlights of Russellville’s 40-28 loss to Vilonia earlier this year. Watch extended highlights of Russellville's 48-7 loss to LR Parkview earlier this year. Watch extended highlights of Siloam Springs’ 66-29 loss to Benton earlier this year.

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