A Look Back at Week 6
October 9, 2007
Central Arkansas Christian halted Nashville’s 33-game win streak and set the stage for what could be a wild and wacky five-week run of playoff games in the classification. The loss was also a rare one at The Hill for Nashville, which is 94-9-1 at home during the past 15 years.
Joe Adams ran for two touchdowns and intercepted a pass while Ryan Farr returned an interception for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass from Drew Stringfellow to lead Central Arkansas Christian, ranked fifth in class 4A, over No.3 ranked Nashville. The Scrappers are the winningest program in the state over the past four years with 45 wins.
In another battle among top-ranked teams in Class 4A, No. 1 Warren had to hold on to beat No. 4 Dumas, 26-20. Hayden Smith threw touchdown passes to Greg Childs and Basmine Jones as the Lumberjacks jumped to a 12-0 lead and looked on the way to another blowout victory. Kendall Council, though, threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to Michael Myers, and Justin Jones scored a yard out as Dumas took a 13-12 lead. Smith scored on the ensuing possession for Warren, and Jarius Wright scored on a 6-yard run to push Warren’s lead to 26-13.
Top-ranked Bentonville fell to No. 3 Springdale Har-Ber in a battle of 2-0 teams in the 7A-West. Har-Ber took advantage of five turnovers by Bentonville.
Second-ranked Bryant remained the only undefeated team in the classification, but just barely. The Hornets had to have Justin Bradley’s 32-yard field goal with no time remaining to beat No. 4 Russellville, 10-7.
Randy Rankin ran for a touchdown and threw touchdown passes to Kaelon Kelley and Damian Lee to lead No. 5 Little Rock Central to a 21-14 win over Conway. Central led 21-0 midway of the second quarter.
Chris Rose ran for 190 yards and a touchdown on 30 totes to lead No. 6 Little Rock Catholic to a 21-14 win over Pine Bluff. His 1-yard touchdown run with two minutes left cracked a 14-14 tie. Taylor Bartlett threw a pair of touchdown passes.
Seventh-ranked Fayetteville won at No. 8 Fort Smith Southside, 21-14, with Blake McDonald throwing for 242 yards and three touchdowns.
Fort Smith Northside won the 78th meeting between the Grizzlies and neighboring Van Buren, 24-6. Semaj Edwards ran for 171 yards and a touchdown. Van Buren took a 6-0 lead on its first possession of the game, but for the third conference game in a row was held scoreless in the second half.
Michael James turned in a workmanlike 36-carry, 228-yard, three-touchdown performance to lead No. 10 Cabot to a 21-20 win over North Little Rock. Cabot won when North Little Rock botched the snap on an extra-point try after scoring late.
The top three in Class 6A continued to crush opponents led by No. 1 Texarkana’s 41-7 win Benton. Dennis Johnson ran for 175 yards and a touchdown, and returned a punt 80 yards for another touchdown.
No. 2 Lake Hamilton remained the only 6-0 team in the classification with a 41-0 rout of Little Rock Hall. Wes Utley ran for two touchdowns, and Phillip Butterfield was 10 of 15 for 182 yards and a touchdown aerial to Josh Proffit.
West Memphis, ranked No. 3, rolled up 510 yards of offense in a 51-0 win over Searcy. The Blue Devils led 41-0 at the half.
The top three teams in Class 5A also rolled with No. 1 Greenwood winning 52-28 at Vilonia. Tyler Wilson threw for 472 yards and four touchdowns. Receivers Josh Hogan had 15 catches for 209 yards, and Zach Turpin had seven catches for 140 yards and scoring receptions of 42, 12 and 51 yards.
No. 2 Camden Fairview won 65-24 over Magnolia behind 513 yards of offense. Jim Youngblood was 6 of 15 passing for 205 yards and touchdown tosses of 20 and 69 yards to Corey Bailey, and 74 yards to Domineck Thompson. DeAnthony Curtis rushed 10 times for 155 yards and three touchdowns, and accounted for 318 all-purpose yards which included running the opening kickoff of the game back 89 yards for a score.
Pulaski Academy moved into the No. 3 spot in the Fearless Friday ranking and coasted to a 42-21 win over White Hall. D.J. Daniel ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns while Cruz Williams snatched 12 passes for 122 and two touchdowns from Spencer Keith, who threw for 512 yards and four scores.
The duo of Doug Vinson and Nathan Jones continued to lead top-ranked Glen Rose, this time to a 38-0 win over Harmony Grove. Vinson ran for 126 yards while Jones threw for 160 yards and three touchdowns.
No. 2 Charleston had plenty of offensive weapons in a 34-7 win over Mansfield. Quarterback Jonathan Tedford passed for 119 yards and a 29-yard touchdown pass to Andy McDonald, who also rushed for 110 yards and a two touchdowns. Jordan Akers added 79 yards on the ground and two touchdowns.
Third-ranked Shiloh Christian was held scoreless in the first quarter, a rare occurrence, but scored three touchdowns in the second quarter and added three more in the third quarter to beat Mountainburg, 41-6. Blake Roberts ran for 101 yards and a touchdown, and threw for 154 yards and three touchdowns.
Carlos Chambers led Bearden’s vaunted defense with interception returns of 46 and 21 yards for touchdowns in the Bears’ 58-0 win over Hampton. P.J. Chavers added a 21-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Bearden’s defense also added a pair of safeties to record 20 points in the win.
No. 2 Junction City was idle.
Josh Baker rushed 31 times for 169 yards and two scores to lead No. 3 Mount Ida to a 33-14 win over Murfreesboro.