Preview: Pea Ridge at Shiloh Christian

Previewing Pea Ridge at Shiloh Christian.

Champions Stadium, Springdale

RECORDS Pea Ridge 7-2, 4-2 4A-1 Conference. Shiloh Christian 6-2, 5-1.

BETWEEN THE LINES A lot riding on the outcome of this one as it pertains to the upcoming playoffs. Shiloh Christian could finish as the No. 2 seed in the 4A-1 with a win, which means a home game next week. A Saints loss could send them all the way to a No. 4 seed depending on the outcome of other games. Pea Ridge could vault to the No. 2 seed with a win and help from other teams. … The Blackhawks lean on stellar RB Zane Holley (182-1,267, 21 TDs) in a ground-oriented attack. … Pea Ridge has rotated quarterbacks Cole Wright and Jakota Sainsbury. … Bradley Beavers leads the Blackhawks’ defense with 120 tackles. … Saints QB Connor Reece leads a balanced offense, completing 96 of 158 passes for 1,686 yards and 17 TDs with just 5 interceptions. … The Saints have spread the workload among several backs with Broc Berus (59-458, 10 TDs) leading the way. … Jake Nelson (32-521) and Tyler Roth (23-488) have been Reece’s top targets. … Linebackers Lakin Hall (51 tackles, 4.0 TFL) and Jacob Plunkett (4.0 TFL) have been defensive standouts for the Saints.

PLAYERS TO WATCH Pea Ridge — RB Zane Holley (Jr., 5-7, 163), LB Bradley Beavers (Sr., 6-1, 200), OL Brent Ferguson (Sr., 6-6, 260). Shiloh Christian — RB John Marcus Carruthers (Jr., 5-9, 165), LB Lorenzo Lopez (Jr., 5-8, 200), DB Adam Treece (Sr., 6-0, 145), WR/DB Tion Walker (Jr., 5-9, 155).

HOOTEN’S RANKINGS Pea Ridge is No. 20 in Class 4A. Shiloh Christian is No. 14.

HOOTEN’S LINE Shiloh Christian by 3.

OUR TAKE Shiloh Christian 28, Pea Ridge 21.

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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