Preview: Alma at Siloam Springs

Previewing Alma at Siloam Springs.

Panther Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Alma 3-1, 1-0 7A/6A Central. Siloam Springs 3-1, 0-1.

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BETWEEN THE LINES The Panthers suffered their first loss of the season last week 38-24 at Conway. … Siloam Springs is expected to be without three senior defensive starters who were injured against Conway: defensive lineman Kris Green, linebacker Gus Wright and safety Matt Downing. … Siloam Springs running back Ricky Hughes is second in rushing in the 7A/6A-Central Conference with 433 yards on 77 carries. … After allowing only 458 yards of offense in the first three games combined, Siloam Springs’ defense gave up 437 yards against the Wampus Cats last week. … Alma has won three straight games since losing to Fort Smith Southside 35-19 in the Hooten’s Kickoff Classic in Week 1. … The Airedales beat Springdale 17-7 at home in week 2, Harrison 45-21 at home in week 3 before defeating Little Rock Catholic 27-16 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock last week. … Alma quarterback Noah Dotson has passed for 746 yards and rushed for 201 yards. … Both head coaches, Bryan Ross of Siloam Springs and Doug Loughridge at Alma are former coaches at Class 3A Charleston.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Alma — QB Noah Dotson (Sr. 6-0, 220), WR Heath Friddle (Sr. 6-0, 160), RB Lance (Sr. 5-11, 190), OL/DT Daniel Edwards (Sr. 5-9, 250). Siloam Springs — QB Jordan Norberg (Sr., 5-10, 165), RB Ricky Hughes (Sr., 5-11. 155), WR/S Coby Roach (Sr., 5-10, 188), OL/DL Aric Sislo (Sr., 6-2, 240).

HOOTEN’S RANKINGS Alma is No. 6 in Class 6A; Siloam Springs is No. 8.

HOOTEN’S LINE Alma by 4.

OUR TAKE Alma 21, Siloam Springs 14.


Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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