Class 3A Week 11 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 3A Week 11 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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Class 3A, Week 11, 2020
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1. Harding Academy (7-1)
2. Prescott (8-0)
3. Hoxie (10-0)
4. McGehee (8-0)
5. Booneville (8-2)
6. Rison (5-1)
7. Newport (8-1)
8. Charleston (8-2)
9. Glen Rose (8-2)
10. Paris (9-1)
11. Melbourne (7-2)
12. Centerpoint (6-3)
13. Greenland (8-2)
14. Osceola (4-4)
15. Lincoln (6-4)
16. Piggott (7-3)
17. Cedarville (7-3)
18. C. Harmony Grove (5-4)
19. Harrisburg (5-3)
20. Atkins (7-3)
21. Salem (5-4)
22. Dollarway (4-5)
23. Jessieville (6-4)
24. Perryville (6-4)
25. Corning (5-4)
26. West Fork (5-5)
27. Mountain View (5-5)
28. Hackett (4-4)
29. Genoa Central (3-4)
30. Mayflower (2-7)
31. Palestine-Wheatley (2-6)
32. Walnut Ridge (2-7)
33. Lake Village (2-5)
34. Bismarck (3-7)
35. Drew Central (1-5)
36. Baptist Prep (4-5)
37. Danville (1-7)
38. Fouke (1-5)
39. Smackover (1-6)
40. Lavaca (1-7)
41. Riverview (0-9)
42. Barton (0-10)
43. Mansfield (1-9)
44. Manila (1-8)
45. Two Rivers (0-8)
46. Horatio (0-9)

No. 36 Baptist Prep at No. 25 Corning
Baptist Prep (5-12 playoff record) seeks its first postseason win since 2011 when it posted an 11-2 record before moving up to Class 4A in 2012. It has taken three seasons for the Eagles to total 11 wins since dropping back down to Class 3A in 2018, beating teams with a combined 18-75 record. Baptist Prep's four victories this fall are against teams with a combined 2-31 record. Baptist Prep topped winless Two Rivers 27-0 last Friday night behind junior running back Isaac Devine's 100-plus yards, two touchdowns and 10 tackles. BP senior Mitchell Leavitt returned an interception 95 yards for a score and junior Jackson Mullen also scored a TD. BP had 31 players and five full-time coaches in August, 2018, but finishes 2020 with just two sophomores and four freshmen in its program.

Corning's five victories this season are its most since the 2007 Bobcats won nine times, including the 3-3A title. CHS has not won a state playoff game since it beat Greenbrier 21-14 in overtime in the opening round of the 1994 Class AA playoffs. Corning looks to cut back on the seven turnovers its committed the past two weeks (losses to Harrisburg and Piggott). Corning averages almost 27 points per game with four top rushers. Senior quarterback Jake Gutierrez totaled more than 1,000 yards with 12 TDs this fall. Senior fullback Gary Comstock leads Corning with 676 yards rushing and 10 scores. Nikoda Amiker (685 total yards and eight scores), Clayton Crosby (268 rushing yards and two TDs) and Landon Lucas (386 rushing yards) are speedier options in the backfield. Tight end Eli Mason (three receptions for 35 yards and three scores) and Jordan Grubb (four catches for 136 yards and two TDs) pace the passing game. Comstock leads the defense with 93 tackles and four turnovers at linebacker, where Rhett Eddington wrapped up 26 tackles this year. Grubb (30 tackles with a team-high four interceptions) and John Ethan Swint (two interceptions) make plays in the secondary.

LAST WEEK correctly predicted 22 of 23 games (96 percent) of games involving Class 3A schools. For the season, correctly predicted 222 of 264 games (84 percent) of games involving Class 3A schools.

WEEK 11 PREDICTIONS (favored team in CAPS followed by point spread)
Harding Academy has a bye
Smackover has a bye

Jessieville has a bye
Harrisburg has a bye

Booneville has a bye
Hackett at MOUNTAIN VIEW (10): Hackett (4-19 playoff record) gets a boost from returning two-way lineman Isaiah Carter, who's been out the past month. The Hornets outscored Mansfield 60-46 a week ago, but allowed 420 yards. Mountain View (1-14 playoff record) senior playmaker J'Air Jackson returns to the lineup after missing the past four weeks with a collarbone injury. Jackson leads the Yellowjackets in total yards and touchdowns.

Dollarway has a bye
Osceola has a bye 

has a bye
Mayflower has a bye

Glen Rose
has a bye
West Fork has a bye

Rison has a bye
Centerpoint has a bye

Piggott has a bye
C. Harmony Grove has a bye

Prescott has a bye
Drew Central has a bye

Melbourne has a bye
Cedarville has a bye

has a bye
Bismarck has a bye

has a bye
Lincoln has a bye

has a bye
WALNUT RIDGE (1) at Lake Village: Lake Village makes its third straight playoff appearance (6-9 playoff record). The Beavers competed well last week against Dollarway in a 40-20 loss. Dollarway outgained Lake Village 439-285, highlighted by 386 Dollarway rushing yards. That could be problematic against Walnut Ridge (9-21 playoff record), which expects senior all-state performer Cole Manning to be close to 100 percent this week after battling an ankle injury most of this season. Walnut Ridge scored 19 points in last week's 29-point loss to Lawrence County rival Hoxie, the fourth-most points the Bobcats have scored this season.

Newport has a bye
Baptist Prep at CORNING (6): See Game of the Week.

Paris has a bye
Salem has a bye

has a bye
Perryville has a bye

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