Rogers High’s Horton earns Athlete of the Week honors

Rogers senior Max Horton’s performance in a 38-21 win over Springdale has earned him ARPreps.com’s Athlete of the Week honors.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Max Horton, Rogers qaurterback, looks for a receiver in the second quarter against Springdale Har-Ber on Friday Sept. 23, 2016 during the game in Whitey Smith Stadium in Rogers.
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Max Horton, Rogers qaurterback, looks for a receiver in the second quarter against Springdale Har-Ber on Friday Sept. 23, 2016 during the game in Whitey Smith Stadium in Rogers.

Horton, a 6-foot-2, 208-pounder, started at both quarterback and linebacker. He passed for 296 yards and four touchdowns — including three in the first half — while also contributing heavily on defense during the regular season finale at Whitey Smith Stadium.

It helped the Mounties secure a 6-4 record and the No. 5 seed from the 7A-West in this week’s playoffs. They’ll travel to Conway on Friday.

Here’s a look at other top performers from Week 10:

BROC BERUS, Shiloh Christian, rushed for 113 yards on 21 carries and scored a touchdown in the Saints’ 30-13 loss to Pea Ridge.

JACOB CLARK, Bentonville High, had 17 carries for 233 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-8 victory over Bentonville West. He was the first Tigers running back to surpass 200 yards rushing in a game in three years.

PAYTON COPHER, Springdale Har-Ber, rushed 13 times for 156 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Rogers Heritage.

NOAH DITMANSON, Harrison, passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Goblins rolled over Farmington 40-18.

NOAH DOTSON, Alma, completed 13 of 18 passes for 201 yards and led Alma’s rushers with 55 yards on 6 carries in the Airedales’ 39-14 win over Maumelle .

CALE FULSOM, Russellville, senior passed for 294 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-13 win over Siloam Springs.

WALTER GREEN, Van Buren, finished with 111 rushing yards on 18 carries and one 13-yard touchdown reception in a loss against Fayetteville.

LAYNE HUTCHINS, Springdale High, threw for 223 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a two-point conversion in the Red Bulldogs’ loss to Rogers.

BRENNAN LEWIS, Fayetteville, had three receptions for 80 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Van Buren.

ANTHONY JOHNSON, Prairie Grove, junior rushed 11 times for 97 yards and a touchdown in a win over Lincoln.

REED ORR, Prairie Grove, senior finished with 92 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries against Lincoln.

TAYLOR POWELL, Fayetteville, completed 7 of 10 passes for 198 yards and five touchdowns. He has 101 touchdown passes as he surpassed Brandon Allen for the Class 7A record in a 52-17 victory of Van Buren.

TREY NORWOOD, Fort Smith Northside, rushed for 224 yards and scored four touchdowns to power to the Grizzlies to a 52-13 win over Fort Smith Southside.

KILBY ROBERTS, Gravette, rushed for 122 yards on 14 carries, and added a touchdown pass in the Lions’ 40-14 win over Benton County rival Gentry.

KYLE SAM, Prairie Grove, had 11 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown in a 33-20 win at Lincoln.

TREY SMITH, Springdale Har-Ber, caught six passes for 117 yards and a score in Har-Ber’s 35-0 win over Heritage.

CALEB STOKES, Russellville, senior hauled in eight passes for 130 yards and a touchdown against Siloam Springs.

BRADEN UMBERSON, Lincoln, caught three passes for 118 yards and also scored a rushing touchdown in a loss against Prairie Grove.

DREW WINN, Pea Ridge rushed for 112 yards and scored two touchdowns, including a 73-yard run. Winn also had an interception in the Blackhawks’ 30-13 win over Shiloh Christian.

KENNY WOOD, Greenwood, rushed for 150 yards on 14 carries and scored four touchdowns as the Bulldogs rolled to a 47-10 win over Lake Hamilton.

JOSIAH WOODARD, Russellville, junior running back rushed for four first-half touchdowns in a 45-13 win against Siloam Springs.

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