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Class 7A

  1. Bryant (2-0)

  2. Bentonville (2-0)

  3. North Little Rock (2-0)

  4. Conway (2-1)

  5. Bentonville West (2-1)

  6. Cabot (3-0)

  7. LR Central (1-2)

  8. Har-Ber (0-3)

  9. FS Northside (1-0)

  10. Fayetteville (0-3)

  11. Springdale (1-2)

  12. Rogers (2-0)

  13. LR Catholic (1-1)

  14. FS Southside (1-2)

  15. LR Southwest (0-3)

  16. Heritage (1-1)

GAME OF THE WEEK

Cedar Hill (Texas) Trinity Christian at NO. 1 BRYANT (9): Trinity has won three straight Texas private-school state titles and returns quarterback Shedeur Sanders (6-3, 196). Sanders’ dad, NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, serves as Trinity’s offensive coordinator. Trinity says Shedeur Sanders completed 73.7 percent of his passes for 3,477 yards and 47 touchdowns with just four interceptions last season. Sanders has college scholarship offers from LSU, Alabama, Florida, Oregon, Georgia, Florida State, Michigan, Penn State and others. He is committed to Florida Atlantic. The Tigers score 45 points weekly and have already traveled to two states, losing Aug. 21 at Madison (Miss.) Ridgeland Academy (27-26) and winning Aug. 29 at Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic (49-14). Trinity has huge linemen but hits big plays more than it sustains drives. This will be the Tigers’ (3-1) fifth game of 2020 but only the third for Bryant. Two-time defending 7A champion Bryant, open last week, has at least eight players receiving serious college recruiting attention, including University of Kansas commit Brooks Edmonson (6-4, 275) and quarterback Austin Ledbetter, who has committed to play baseball at Arkansas. “Sanders is comparable to Austin,” Bryant coach Buck James says. “I think their arm strength is comparable.” James says Trinity has “athletes at every position,” including two speedy receivers. Rison transfer Jamarien Bracey (6-1, 220) and Tanner Anderson (5-10, 197) are “maybe the best two ‘backs I’ve coached,” James says. Bracey, who also plays some defense, leads Hornet rushers with 140 yards rushing (15.6 YPC) while Anderson has 130 yards. “We’ve played well both games so far,” James says. “Our defense has played better than it has practiced.”

7A CENTRAL

LR Catholic at BENTON (11): Catholic has had two weeks to prepare since topping Sylvan Hills 38-28. Class 6A Benton bounced back from its Salt Bowl blowout loss with a 44-6 win last Friday at LR Southwest. Senior QB Garrett Brown passed for 240 yards and four TDs, completing three passes to Cameron Harris for 127 yards and two scores. Benton linebackers Gavin Davis and Beau Wright and lineman Hayden Purdy paced the Benton defense at LR Southwest. Benton led 37-0 by halftime and finished with 414 yards.

FS NORTHSIDE (18) at Moore, Okla.: Grizzlies return from quarantine, blow into tornado alley for an easy W.

West Memphis at NORTH LR (17): North LR often goes spread and no-huddle under new Coach J.R. Eldridge. The Charging Wildcats outscored Har-Ber and Fayetteville the past two Fridays by a combined 76-55. West Memphis, 1-1 under new coach Robert Hooks, beat LR Southwest but Class 5A Wynne held the Blue Devils to 56 yards and one first down two weeks ago. Wynne scored on every possession in the first half, running 41 plays before halftime while West Memphis ran just 11.

7A WEST

ALMA (1) at Heritage: Heritage hasn’t produced a winning record since 2012, but the War Eagles could be 2-1 after Friday. Heritage snapped a 25-game losing streak two weeks ago with a 55-12 win over Springfield (Mo.) Central. Winless Class 5A Alma has been outscored this year 82-10. Senior Logan Chronister ran for 117 yards in the Airedales 47-10 loss last week at Poteau, Okla.

BENTONVILLE (1) at Shawnee (Kan.) Mill Valley: Defending state champion Shawnee Mill Valley, also currently ranked No. 1 in Kansas, features QB Cooper Marsh (6-0, 180) and running back Quinten Wittenauer (141.4 YPG, 7.3 YPC). Marsh is a pro baseball prospect. “Overall, they kind of look like us, personnel-wise,” says Bentonville coach Jody Grant. This will be Bentonville’s third road game and arguably its toughest test, yet. The Tigers took down Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst (21-17) last Friday and talented Conway (47-21) Week 1.

ROGERS (50) at Springfield (Mo.) Central: Rogers improves to 3-0 for the third time in five seasons under Coach Mike Loyd. Springfield Central lost two weeks ago at Rogers Heritage 55-6.

Class 6A

  1. Greenwood (2-0)

  2. Lake Hamilton (2-0)

  3. Benton (1-1)

  4. LR Parkview (2-0)

  5. Van Buren (2-1)

  6. Jonesboro (1-2)

  7. Sylvan Hills (1-2)

  8. Siloam Springs (2-1)

  9. West Memphis (1-1)

  10. Searcy (1-2)

  11. Marion (0-3)

  12. Pine Bluff (1-0)

  13. Russellville (1-1)

  14. El Dorado (0-2)

  15. Mountain Home (1-1)

  16. Sheridan (0-2)

6A-WEST

Choctaw, Okla. at GREENWOOD (10): Greenwood rolled up 357 yards (259 passing and 78 rushing) in last week’s 33-0 win over Class 7A Har-Ber. The Bulldogs converted six of 13 third downs and the starters piloted five TD drives. Greenwood senior QB L.D. Richmond completed 23 of 28 passes for 237 yards and two TDs. Richmond completed passes to five receivers and four receivers caught five passes or more. Senior linebacker Jordan Hanna and senior lineman Tayshaun Leader pace a Greenwood defense has not allowed a point in its last six quarters, and forced four turnovers against Har-ber. Choctaw is 1-1 this season against Arkansas teams, losing to Springdale 46-18 Week 1 and beating Van Buren 28-10 last week.

RUSSELLVILLE (4) at Vilonia: Russellville led Class 7A Fort Smith Southside by points last week but lost 21-17. The Cyclones rushed for minus-30 yards against the Mavericks. Russellville senior QB Brayden Whitford completed 24 of 44 passes against FS Southside for 366 yards and a TD. Juniors Ty Hipps and Trevion Taylor recorded two sacks apiece while junior Eli Toland returned an interception 34 yards for a TD.

Siloam Springs and Van Buren are open.

Class 5A

  1. Pulaski Academy (2-0)

  2. LR Christian (2-1)

  3. Texarkana (0-0)

  4. Wynne (3-0)

  5. Maumelle (3-1)

  6. Harrison (2-1)

  7. White Hall (2-1)

  8. Magnolia (2-1)

  9. Camden Fairview (2-1)

  10. Morrilton (1-2)

  11. Watson Chapel (1-0)

  12. Batesville (1-1)

  13. Hot Springs (1-1)

  14. Vilonia (1-1)

  15. HS Lakeside (1-2)

  16. Greenbrier (1-2)

  17. Valley View (1-1)

  18. Forrest City (0-1)

  19. Farmington (2-1)

  20. Nettleton (1-2)

  21. Greene Co. Tech (2-1)

  22. Jacksonville (1-1)

  23. Alma (0-2)

  24. Brookland (1-1)

  25. Pea Ridge (0-3)

  26. LR Hall (1-2)

  27. Clarksville (0-1)

  28. Hope (0-3)

  29. Paragould (0-3)

  30. Beebe (0-3)

  31. De Queen (0-3)

5A WEST

CLARKSVILLE (1) at Pottsville: Clarksville didn’t scrimmage or play in Week 0 or 1, but the Panthers hung with Ozark last week before losing 32-12. The Panthers put up 246 yards but turned it over four times at Ozark. Pottsville pounded ECP and Green Forest by a combined 105-32 in the opening two games, but lost to Charleston by seven points last week. The Apaches ran for 195 yards against Charleston.

Class 4A

  1. Joe T. Robinson (2-1)

  2. Shiloh Christian (2-0)

  3. Ozark (1-1)

  4. Nashville (2-1)

  5. Arkadelphia (3-0)

  6. Crossett (1-1)

  7. Stuttgart (2-0)

  8. Pocahontas (3-0)

  9. Lonoke (2-0)

  10. Dardanelle (1-1)

  11. Warren (1-2)

  12. Ashdown (3-0)

  13. Mena (1-2)

  14. CAC (3-0)

  15. Hamburg (1-2)

  16. Star City (1-1)

  17. Rivercrest (2-0)

  18. Prairie Grove (2-0)

  19. Gosnell (0-2)

  20. Elkins (3-0)

  21. Jonesboro Westside (1-2)

  22. Malvern (1-1)

  23. Trumann (1-1)

  24. Blytheville (1-1)

  25. Waldron (2-0)

  26. Southside Batesville (1-2)

  27. Pottsville (2-1)

  28. Dumas (1-2)

  29. Monticello (2-0)

  30. Fountain Lake (2-0)

  31. Bauxite (1-2)

  32. Gravette (1-2)

  33. Mills (1-2)

  34. Gentry (1-2)

  35. Helena (0-1)

  36. Huntsville (2-1)

  37. Bald Knob (2-0)

  38. Cave City (1-2)

  39. DeWitt (1-1)

  40. Lamar (1-1)

  41. Clinton (0-2)

  42. Highland (1-2)

  43. H. Grove Haskell (0-2)

  44. Heber Springs (0-2)

  45. Berryville (0-1)

  46. Dover (0-3)

  47. Green Forest (0-3)

HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK

No. 13 Mena at Class 3A No. 5 BOONEVILLE(8): Mena must rebound from last week’s 20-13 overtime loss to Class 5A Hot Springs, when the Bearcats allowed a late TD in the fourth quarter and failed to convert in overtime. Mena gained 286 yards against Hot Springs and forced three turnovers. Senior QB Max Montgomery played well, completing 12 passes for 138 yards and a TD. Montgomery has passed for 507 yards this fall. When last seen two weeks ago, Booneville drove 90 yards late in the fourth quarter for the winning TD at No. 3 Ozark. Junior QB Randon Ray ran for 145 yards and three TDs at Ozark, while senior fullback Ethan Wooldridge ran for 75 yards.

4A-1

GREENLAND (12) at Berryville: Berryville lost to Class 3A Cedarville 44-6 Week 0, but hasn’t played since due to Covid-19. The Bobcats held two practices last week (Friday and Saturday). Greenland senior RB Jett Dennis has rushed for 303 yards and a pair of TDs this year. Sophomores Seth Center and Max Meredith combined for 21 tackles in last week’s 27-8 win over Danville.

PRAIRIE GROVE (2) at Stilwell, Okla.: Undefeated Prairie Grove held off Pea Ridge 35-33 a week ago. Senior QB Knox Laird has thrown five TD passes this year, including three against Pea Ridge. Stilwell, Okla., snapped a 20-game losing streak with last week’s 32-8 win over Gentry.

SHILOH CHRISTIAN (7) at Sand Springs, Okla.: Shiloh Christian slipped past Poteau, Okla., two weeks ago. Sophomore QB Eli Wisdom has completed 21 of 31 passes this year for 236 yards and a pair of TDs, and rushed for 212 yards and three TDs. He’s also returned a kickoff and an interception for TDs. Class 6A Sand Springs (1-1) defeated Tulsa Bishop Kelley two weeks ago.

4A-4

LAMAR (14) at Carlisle: Lamar blew a 14-point advantage two week’s ago at Gentry, giving up a fourth down pass and a committing a penalty on a crucial two-point play. Senior Brady James has 183 yards rushing and five TDs this fall. Winless Carlisle (20-man roster) has been outscored by CAC and Lonoke by a combined 88-22. The Bison turned the ball over four times in last week’s 32-16 loss at CAC. J.J. Sullivan was a bright spot, running for 163 yards and a pair of TDs.

OZARK (9) at Charleston: Ozark has won 12 of the past 16 Franklin County Feuds. Ozark led Class 5A Clarksville 24-0 in the third quarter last week before easing to a 32-12 decision. Senior QB Harper Faulkenberry completed three of five passes for 51 yards and a TD and ran 14 times for 87 yards and a pair of scores against Clarksville. Junior Ryker Martin has a team-high 19 tackles, while senior linebacker Keystan Durning has 16 stops. Charleston committed two red zone fumbles in last week’s 21-14 win over Pottsville. Senior slot receiver Kaleb Hamby caught two TD passes against Pottsville.

Atkins at WALDRON (2): This is the first meeting between these teams. Atkins QB Zach Berkemeyer threw 5 TD passes in last week’s 42-0 win at Conway Christian. Atkins’ team speed could give Waldron matchup issues. Waldron senior QB Braden Williams and senior receivers Caden Fuller, Bryson Bailey and Isaac Villarreal and sophomore Trevor Hunt have played well, Coach Doug Powell says.

Class 3A

  1. Harding Academy (2-0)

  2. Prescott (2-0)

  3. Rison (1-1)

  4. Hoxie (3-0)

  5. Booneville (2-0)

  6. Newport (2-0)

  7. McGehee (2-0)

  8. Osceola (0-2)

  9. Glen Rose (1-1)

  10. C. Harmony Grove (1-1)

  11. Cedarville (3-0)

  12. Melbourne (3-0)

  13. Atkins (2-0)

  14. Harrisburg (1-1)

  15. Salem (2-0)

  16. Dollarway (0-2)

  17. Centerpoint (2-1)

  18. Charleston (1-1)

  19. Greenland (1-1)

  20. Jessieville (2-0)

  21. Perryville (1-1)

  22. Walnut Ridge (1-1)

  23. Mayflower (0-3)

  24. Smackover (0-1)

  25. Baptist Prep (2-0)

  26. Hackett (2-0)

  27. Piggott (1-1)

  28. Paris (3-0)

  29. Lincoln (1-2)

  30. Mansfield (1-2)

  31. Danville (0-1)

  32. Mountain View (2-1)

  33. Genoa Central (2-1)

  34. West Fork (2-1)

  35. Drew Central (0-2)

  36. Bismarck (1-2)

  37. Corning (1-1)

  38. Riverview (0-2)

  39. Barton (0-2)

  40. Fouke (0-1)

  41. Manila (1-1)

  42. Palestine-Wheatley (1-2)

  43. Lake Village (0-3)

  44. Lavaca (0-1)

  45. Two Rivers (0-3)

  46. Horatio (0-2)

1-3A-1

Mountainburg at HACKETT (2): Hackett slipped Panama, Oklahoma 12-7 last week when the Hornet defense surrendered zero points on four Panama trips inside the redzone, including two visits inside the Hackett 10-yard line. Hackett forced four turnovers. Hackett senior QB Avery Hester tore his ACL against Panama and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Junior Peyton Hester racked up 25 tackles against Panama, when Ethan Slavens fired two TD passes.

3A-4

DANVILLE (2) at Hector: Danville surrendered 322 yards in last week’s 27-8 loss to Greenland. The Little Johns committed three turnovers and allowed two sacks against Greenland.

PERRYVILLE (7) at Conway Christian: Class 2A Bigelow pounded Perryville 40-8 a week ago, surrendering 330 and six TDs rushing. Perryville managed 244 yards, led by sophomore QB Tyler Givens’ 134 passing yards and a TD. Perryville senior all-league linebacker Blake Kennedy paced the defense with 10 tackles.

Class 2A

  1. Fordyce (2-0)

  2. Gurdon (2-0)

  3. Junction City (2-1)

  4. Des Arc (3-0)

  5. Poyen (3-0)

  6. Magnet Cove (2-1)

  7. Clarendon (2-0)

  8. Foreman (0-3)

  9. McCrory (1-2)

  10. Bigelow (3-0)

  11. Cross County (1-0)

  12. Hampton (1-1)

  13. Dierks (2-0)

  14. Hazen (1-2)

  15. Mount Ida (0-3)

  16. E. Poinsett County (1-1)

  17. Magazine (1-1)

  18. Hector (1-1)

  19. Carlisle (0-2)

  20. Quitman (1-1)

  21. Mountainburg (0-1)

  22. Murfreesboro (1-2)

  23. Earle (1-1)

  24. Marked Tree (1-1)

  25. Bearden (1-2)

  26. Parkers Chapel (1-2)

  27. Mineral Springs (1-2)

  28. Strong (1-0)

  29. Yellville-Summit (1-1)

  30. Cutter M. Star (0-3)

  31. Conway Christian (0-2)

  32. England (0-3)

  33. Lafayette County (0-1)

  34. J.C. Westside (1-1)

  35. Cedar Ridge (0-2)

  36. Marvell (0-1)

2A-4

MAGAZINE (24) at Cutter M. Star: Magazine’s improved line play led to 120 yards and two TDs on 20 carries last week by senior RB Kobe Faughn. Magazine also forced three turnovers while beating the Lamar JV 26-7. Cutter Morning Star managed 21 yards last week in a 42-0 loss to Dierks.

MOUNTAIN VIEW (7) at Quitman: Quitman used last week’s open date to work on fundamentals after losing to Class 3A Melbourne 34-6 two weeks ago. Quitman completed 20 of 26 passes for 217 yards in the loss. Class 3A Mountain View, which handled Hector 46-27 last week, counters with a large line and speedy quarterback Elijah Carlton and running back J’air Jackson.

Yellville-Summit at CEDAR RIDGE (8): Cedar Ridge was off last week after losing Week 1 to Class 4A Bald Knob 63-28 and Week 0 to Class 3A Baptist Prep 63-28. Y-S opened with a 42-6 winnower Class 3A Two Rivers but fell 40-0 last week at Class 3A Corning. Cedar Ridge junior QB Jesse Massey returns from an off-season surgery this week.

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