West’s Jackson grabs Athlete of the Week honors

Bentonville West junior receiver Jadon Jackson scored four touchdowns in a 48-14 win over Little Rock Central to run away with ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week honors.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Bentonville West wide receiver Jadon Jackson makes a catch on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, during their first round playoff game against Cabot at the Tiger Athlectic Complex in Bentonville. The play was called back on an offensive pass interference penalty.
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Bentonville West wide receiver Jadon Jackson makes a catch on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, during their first round playoff game against Cabot at the Tiger Athlectic Complex in Bentonville. The play was called back on an offensive pass interference penalty.

Jackson’s spectacular one-handed touchdown catch in triple coverage (1:55 on Hudl video above) put an asterisk on the performance, which included two rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns. He rushed four times for 49 yards and hauled in five receptions for 170 yards to help the Wolverines improve to 2-0.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder reports scholarship offers from Arkansas, Arizona State, Memphis, Missouri and Tulsa. In Week 1, Jackson had four receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown in 49-13 win over Pryor, Okla., to open the season.

Here’s a look at other top performers from the past week:

GRANT ALLEN, SPRINGDALE HAR-BER Completed 14 of 21 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-0 win at Jefferson City, Mo.

DARIUS BOWERS, FAYETTEVILLE Completed 25 of 42 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns.

ZACK ELSEY, HUNTSVILLE Scored all three touchdowns for the Eagles and added a fumble recovery in a 48-18 loss to Farmington.

CODY GRAY, FAYETTEVILLE Caught eight passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns in Fayetteville’s overtime loss to Bryant.

PEYTON HOLT
, GREENWOOD Had five catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown.

CONNOR NOLAND, GREENWOOD Was 11-of-14 passing for 235 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 49-0 win over Fort Smith Southside.

AUSTIN O’BRIEN, GRAVETTE Had 23 tackles, including 13 solo stops, while also rushing for 82 yards and a touchdown in the Lions’ 28-13 loss against Booneville.

WILL JARRETT, BETONVILLE WEST Threw for three touchdowns while completing 9 of 18 passes for 235 yards.

ANTHONY JOHNSON, PRAIRIE GROVE Rushed for 129 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 41-21 win over Vian, Okla.

BRAYDEN JOHNSON, ALMA Finished with eight catches for 75 yards against Springdale High.

HUNTER LOYD, ROGERS HIGH Accounted for three total touchdowns — one rushing, two passing — while completing 18 of 26 passes for 245 yards to help the Mounties improve to 2-0.

COLIN MCWHORTER, ROGERS HIGH Had eight catches for 88 yards in a 28-25 win over Claremore, Okla.

WILL MUELLER, SPRINGDALE HIGH Finished 15-of-20 passing for 212 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the first half in a win over Alma.

KRIS MULINGA, FAYETTEVILLE Had 12 receptions for 120 yards in a 38-37 overtime loss agianst Bryant. It was the senior’s second consecutive 100-yard game.

AARON PRESTON, PRAIRIE GROVE Rushed for 100 yards on just eight carries for the Tigers.

TYREESE SMALLWOOD, BENTONVILLE WEST Rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in a 48-14 win against Little Rock Central.

BRANDON ULMER, BOONEVILLE Rushed for 117 yards in the Bearcats’ 28-13 win at Gravette.

GARRETT VAUGHAN, SPRINGDALE HIGH Ran for career highs in yards (134) and touchdowns (4).

CALEB WILLIAMS, FARMINGTON Rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cardinals to a 48-18 win over Huntsville.

DERRICK WISE, FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE The junior quarterback rushed 22 times for 184 yards and three touchdowns against Van Buren. He also completed 7 of 12 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns.

KENNY WOOD, GREENWOOD Rushed 20 times for 166 yards and a touchdown in a blowout home win against Southside.

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Mike Capshaw

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Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
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