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

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

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The Bearcats are hoping to have a better run in this years playoffs. They went undefeated in season play last year, and was knocked out of the playoffs in round one by Malvern. They will rely on solid play from QB Brock May, RB/LB Talor Tatterson, RB Weston Hughes, FB/LB Anthony Napier, WR/DB Jayson McKnight, OL/DB Isaac Brown, OL/DL Marco Rodriguez and NG Daniel Tillery.

This game could decide who will play the winner of a potential Nashville vs Shiloh Christian matchup. It is certainly one of the best games in Class 4A this week.

Pick: Booneville by 6

In Class 3A, there is going to be a hugh battle in Northeast Arkansas tonight as the Camden Harmony Grove Hornets travel to take on the Rivercrest Colts. The Colts are ranked No. 2 in the Class 3A Top 10, while the Hornets are ranked No. 5 in the poll. The Colts are undefeated while the Hornets are 10-1.

The Hornets will rely on solid play from QB Dustin Vaughn, RB Ticorian Berry, FB Jacob Wright, WR Jesse Castleberry, OL Matt Green, OL Chris Kelley, OL James Sherman, OL Jonathan Butler, OL Glenn Nash, LB Devonta Broadnax, S Lavonte Childs, and S Ryan McCann to get the job done.

The Colts will rely on QB Demoine Brown, RB/LB Earl Byrd, RB Terrence Banks, FB/LB Trevor Gregory, WR Tevin Howard, WR John Worsham, OL Scott Russell, OL/DL Jason Smith, and S Michael Wright to get the job done.

The Colts have had a solid running game all season long, but it could be tested tonight as they will face the largest and most physical defensive line they have seen all season. The Hornets will have to be able to match the Colts speed, but have some players capable of doing just that.

This game has huge implications on the Class 3A playoffs, and the winner will potentially meet the winner between Glen Rose and Fordyce, with the winner going to the Class 3A State Championship game.

Pick: Harmony Grove by 2

Class 2A's feature game is one that is usually played later in the playoffs, and was played in the Class 2A State Championship game last season. This game is one that will never disappoint, No. 1-ranked Bearden vs No. 8-ranked Junction City.

The Bears will rely on QB/FS Defonta Lowe, RB/LB Rashad Beets, TE/LB Alan Holmes, WR Tyler Rollins, OL/LB Demarcie Berry, RB/CB Connor Mosley, and RB/CB Blain Harris to get the job done.

The Dragons will rely on RB/DB Rodney Larry, RB/DB Romunskee Flowers, RB/LB Bronte' Elliott, WR/DB Ja'Ryan Brown, OL/DL Walker Cannon, and LB Brandon Nathan to answer the call.



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