Previewing Bastrop, La. at Shiloh Christian
Champions Stadium, Springdale
KICKOFF 7 p.m.
RECORDS Shiloh Christian 1-0. Bastrop 0-1.
ON THE AIR Game is livestreamed at shilohchristianfootball.com.
BETWEEN THE LINES Shiloh Christian opened the season with a rousing 77-49 win against Charleston. … Saints quarterback Connor Reece ran for two scores and passed for two more in the win over Charleston. … Junior RB Broc Berus scored four touchdowns for the Saints. … Shiloh gave up 49 points to Charleston, but the Saints’ run defense allowed just 116 yards on the ground. … Bastrop lost its opener 57-56 to Bossier City (La.) Parkway on a touchdown pass with six seconds left. … The Rams led by two touchdowns, but could not hold off Parkway despite rolling up 710 yards of offense. … Bastrop QB Jerry Powell connected with Alfroncius Dowles on a pair of touchdown passes for the Rams, and Arkansas target Isaiah Graham caught eight passes for 99 yards and a score. … Bastrop won three consecutive state titles from 2005-07. … Brad Bradshaw, who led the program to the state titles, is back as the head coach after leaving following the 2009 season.
PLAYERS TO WATCH Bastrop, QB Jerry Powell (Sr., 5-9, 185), WR Alfroncius Dowles (Sr., 5-5. 150), WR Isaiah Graham (Sr., 6-1, 179). Shiloh Christian, QB Connor Reece (Jr., 5-10, 170), RB Broc Berus (Jr., 6-2, 200), LB Lakin Hall (Sr., 6-1, 2-5), WR Tyler Roth (Jr., 6-1, 152), LB Jacob Plunkett (Sr., 6-0, 210).
HOOTEN’S RANKINGS Shiloh Christian is No. 10 in Class 4A; Bastrop is No. 9 in Class 4A in Louisiana.
HOOTEN’S LINE Bastrop by 7.
OUR TAKE Shiloh Christian 42, Bastrop 38.
— CHIP SOUZA • @NWACHIP