Week 7 Review
October 20, 2011
Bryant recorded the biggest upset of the week, knocking off No. 6 Conway, 31-28, at Conway. Jace Denker booted a 39-yard field goal with 25 seconds left. The game was tied at 28-28 when Conway forced Bryant to punt, but the Wildcats fumbled the punt to set up the game-winning field goal. Bryant led 28-7 at the half, but Conway scored three unanswered touchdowns.
No. 7 West Memphis also lost a close one with Jonesboro, ranked third in Class 6A, pulling out a 28-22 win in overtime on the road. Dequiris Anderson scored on a 9-yard run after Jonesboro held West Memphis on its series. West Memphis led 22-12 before Jonesboro scored on a touchdown pass by Anderson and a field goal by Luke Ferguson.
No. 10 Fort Smith Southside also lost at home, dropping a 31-28 decision to No. 8 Fayetteville. Austin Allen threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns. Allen and Brice Gahagans ran for touchdowns.
Top-ranked Bentonville crushed Benton County rival Rogers, 61-6, in the 113th meeting between the two schools. Bentonville was perfect, scoring on all nine offensive possessions with five rushing touchdowns and four passing by Dallas Hardison. Desmond Smith caught two touchdown pass from Hardison, who was 13 of 17 for 242 yards. For the sixth time in seven games this season, Bentonville did not commit a turnover.
Pulaski Academy, ranked second overall and No. 1 in Class 4A, bested Bauxite, 42-12. Fredi Knighten threw for 305 yards and six touchdowns, completing 15 of 16 passes.
Lake Hamilton, the top-ranked team in Class 6A and third overall, powered its way to a 51-6 win against Little Rock Fair. The Wolves scored early and often on the way to a 44-0 lead. Daulton Derbyshire was active, going seven for seven in extra points.
Fourth-ranked Greenwood, also the top team in Class 5A, jumped to a 37-0 lead after a quarter and pounded Harrison, 54-14. The Bulldogs are 7-0 for the first time 1998.
El Dorado, fifth overall and second in Class 6A, remained undefeated with a 42-18 win against Little Rock McClellan. The Wildcats led 35-0 after a quarter and 42-0 at the half. Deandre Williams returned a fumble 15 yards for a touchdown.
Camden Fairview, ranked ninth overall and breathing down Greenwoodâ€™s neck at second in Class 5A, scored half-a-hundred in beating Little Rock Christian, 50-14. Dominique Reed returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown. Derek Keaton ran for a pair of scored.
Third-ranked Greenbrier kept the pressure on Greenwood in the 5A-West, staying undefeated with a 62-35 win at Siloam Springs. Neal Burcham passed for 535 yards and eight touchdowns, and ran for a score. Greenbrier led just 41-35 after Siloam Springs returned an interception on the first play from scrimmage of the third quarter.
Second-ranked Malvern pulled away to beat Maumelle, 28-12. Austin Warford threw three touchdown passes.
Heber Springs, ranked third, beat Newport, 50-36. Michael Ludwig ran for a pair of touchdowns, and passed for two touchdowns.
Top-ranked Earle grounded out a 32-12 win against defending state champion Rivercrest. Autry Allen ran for 178 yards, including a 97-yard touchdown run, and intercepted two passes.
No. 2 Rison routed Fouke, 45-6. A.J. Smith returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown, and Keifer Hooks returned a fumble 25 yards for a touchdown.
No. 3 Harding Academy rolled to a 31-3 win against Mayflower. David Brooker ran for four touchdowns.
Top-ranked Magazine crushed Hartford, 61-0, behind Cory Chambers, who threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score. Charlie Mau returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 45-yard run.
No. 2 Junction City routed Mountain Pine, 63-0l Zhakeem Holiday ran for two touchdowns. Tyler Sanford booted nine extra points in nine tries.
Third-ranked East Poinsett County cruised past Cedar Ridge, 54-8. Darius Barnes ran for three touchdowns and 179 yards on just nine totes.