The 2020 edition of the Natural State’s most comprehensive football publication is on newsstands. Hooten’s Arkansas Football magazine previews the upcoming season for all 11-man high school teams and the college teams in the state. The biggest section of the magazine breaks down every high school football team and conference in Arkansas.
Mountain Home will be in a new conference this year, and is picked by the coaches to finish eighth in the 6A-West. The Bombers are also ranked 16th in all of Class 6A by Hooten’s. Greenwood is expected to win the conference.
Yellville-Summit will also enter a new league this season. The coaches selected the Panthers to just miss the playoffs, as they are picked sixth in the 2A-4. Magazine is predicted to win the conference title.
Three area schools will compete in the 3A-2 this year.
Melbourne is believed to have the best finish, as it is picked by the coaches to end third in the league. Also for the Bearkatz, offensive lineman Slayton Wheeler was named to the Steve Landers Auto Group Super Team for Class 3A.
Salem is one of the newcomers in Class 3A this season. The Greyhounds are expected to return to the postseason with a fifth place finish in the 3A-2.
Mountain View is predicted to just miss the playoffs. The Yellowjackets were picked to finish sixth in the conference.
Defending Class 3A state champion Harding Academy was selected to win the 3A-2.
Harrison is expected to pick up where it left off last year, as it is picked by the coaches to win the 5A-West for the third consecutive year. The Goblins are also ranked fourth among all Class 5A teams, and they are represented by quarterback Cole Keylon on the Steve Landers Auto Group Super Team for the classification.
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