Prep Friday Preview: Huge Matchup Comes Early in 7A Playoffs at Conway

by Luke Matheson, Special to ArkansasSports360.com  on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 5:06 pm  

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The Razorbacks will be led by QB Kierra Harris, RB Charles Hillis, WR Kennan Robinson, DT Trenell Moore, LB Exavie Hillis, DB Chris Stewart and DB Justin White.

The Golden Hurricane is the one team with the ability to break up the All-South party, and ArkansasVarsity.com feels they will do just that.

Pick: Jonesboro by 12

In Class 5A there is a huge match-up in Southeast Arkansas between the Watson Chapel Wildcats and the Greenbrier Panthers.

This game has the makings of a showdown and could prove to be one of those playoff games people talk about for years to come.

The Panthers will be led by QB Neal Burcham, RB/DB Hunter Winston, WR/DB JoJo Olokun, WR/DB Reid Cone, OL/DL Matt Cain, DE Ryan Alexander, and LB Blake Henderson.

The Wildcats, a top seed as the 5A-Southeast champ, will be led by QB Kyle Coleman, RB Aaron Lagrone, WR Mitch Lane, WR/LB Sam Bass, OL Zach Beggs, LB Michael Payne, LB Josh Rounds, and DB Cedric Burnett.

Watson Chapel will rely on a lot of senior talent while Greenbrier is loaded with underclassmen. Both teams are capable of scoring from anywhere on the field at any given point in the game. This game will certainly be one of the best in the state this week.

Pick: Watson Chapel by 2

In Class 4A there are several quality games, but the one that stands out the most to ArkansasVarsity.com is the matchup between the Pulaski Robinson Senators and the Booneville Bearcats.

The Senators enter the game at 10-1 while the Bearcats enter at 11-0. Both teams are ranked in the ArkansasVarsity.com Top 10 for Class 4A. Boonville sits at No. 3 in the poll while Robinson sits at No. 5.

The Senators did not make the playoffs last season, but have turned things around this year, and are now in round two. They will rely on QB Cole Bulloch, FB Dylan Sanders, RB Jaalen Watkins, WR Evian Hill, OL/DL Anthony Acosta, LB Beau Digby, and DB Tredrick Dunn to get the job done.

 

 

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