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Top stars, best performances in the Arkansas high school football state championships and semifinals

Some of the top performers in Arkansas prep football from Week 14

By Steve Andrews | Photo by Braeden Botts 

Listed below are some of the top stars and best performances from Week 14 of the Arkansas high school football season.

Gideon Motes, Bryant QB

The junior completed 13-of-22 passes for 197 yards and 4 touchdowns and ran for 67 yards in the Hornets’ 36-7 win over Bentonville in the 7A championship game.

James Martin, Bryant, RB

The junior ran 19 times for 107 yards in the Hornets’ 36-7 win over Bentonville in the 7A championship game.

Mytorian Singleton, Bryant, WR

The junior caught 7 passes for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Hornets’ 36-7 win over Bentonville in the 7A championship game.

Logan Robertson, Bentonville, LB

The junior tallied 5 total tackles, a quarterback hurry and recovered a fumble in the end zone for Bentonville’s lone score in the Tigers’ 36-7 loss to Bryant in the 7A championship game.

Kel Busby, Pulaski Academy, QB

The junior completed 19-of-31 passes for 262 yards, and ran 12 times for 51 yards and 3 touchdowns, in the Bruins’ 42-35 win over Greenwood in the 6A championship game.

Kenny Jordan, Pulaski Academy, RB

The sophomore ran 35 times for 208 yards and 3 touchdowns, caught 2 passes for 48 yards and added 30 yards in kick returns, in the Bruins’ 42-35 win over Greenwood in the 6A championship game.

Jaylin McKinney, Pulaski Academy, WR

The senior caught 12 passes for 118 yards and added 68 yards in kick returns in the Bruins’ 42-35 win over Greenwood in the 6A championship game.

Hunter Houston, Greenwood, QB

The senior completed 28-of-43 passes for 369 yards with 3 touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 42-35 loss to Pulaski Academy in the 6A championship game.

L.J. Robins, Greenwood, QB

The junior caught 6 passes for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 42-35 loss to Pulaski Academy in the 6A championship game.

Brady Mackey, Greenwood, FS

The junior recorded 17 tackles, including 7 solos, while adding a tackle for a loss, an interception and a pass breakup, in the Bulldogs’ 42-35 loss to Pulaski Academy in the 6A championship game.

Darien Bennett, Little Rock Parkview, RB

The senior rushed 21 times for 90 yards in the Patriots’ 31-21 win over Shiloh Christian in the 5A championship game.

Eric McGehee, Little Rock Parkview, RB

The junior completed 7-of-12 passes for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for 26 yards in the Patriots’ 31-21 win over Shiloh Christian in the 5A championship game.

Omarion Robinson, Little Rock Parkview, QB/WR

The sophomore completed his only pass for a 7-yard touchdown and caught a 69-yard pass for another score, while adding 18 yards on a punt return, in the Patriots’ 31-21 win over Shiloh Christian in the 5A championship game.

Eli Wisdom, Shiloh Christian, QB

The senior completed 21-of-38 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown, while rushing 17 times for 52 yards, in the Saints’ 31-21 loss to Little Rock Parkview 5A championship game.

Bo Williams, Shiloh Christian, RB

The junior carried 15 times for 115 yards and 2 TDs and picked off a pass on defense in the Saints’ 31-21 loss to Little Rock Parkview 5A championship game.

Cole Glenn, Shiloh Christian, LB

The senior tallied 18 total tackles, including 5 solos and 1.5 tackles for a loss, in the Saints’ 31-21 loss to Little Rock Parkview 5A championship game.

Braylan Anderson, Hazen, RB

The junior rushed 7 times for 134 yards and 3 touchdowns, and caught a 12-yard pass, in the Hornets’ 44-6 win over Carlisle in the 2A championship game.

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Luke King, Hazen, QB

The senior completed 11-of-17 passes for 208 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for 16 yards in the Hornets’ 44-6 win over Carlisle in the 2A championship game.

Justin Schlenker, Hazen, WR

The junior caught 3 passes for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Hornets’ 44-6 win over Carlisle in the 2A championship game.

Collin Key, Hazen, LB

The senior racked up 14 tackles, including 8 solos and added 2 tackles for a loss and a pass breakup in the Hornets’ 44-6 win over Carlisle in the 2A championship game.

Jason Sullivan, Carlisle, RB

The senior rushed 28 times for 158 yards in the Bison’s 44-6 loss to Hazen in the 2A championship game.

Holden Jones, Carlisle, QB

The junior completed 9-of-17 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 48 yards, in the Bison’s 44-6 loss to Hazen in the 2A championship game.

David Hayes, Carlisle, WR

The senior caught 4 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 8 yards, in the Bison’s 44-6 loss to Hazen in the 2A championship game.

Wyatt Buchanan, Izard County, QB

The sophomore completed 24-of-35 passes for 331 yards and 5 touchdowns, and rushed for 63 yards, in the Cougars’ 36-26 win over Rector in the 8-Man championship game

Malachi Cruz, Izard County, WR/LB

The senior hauled in 13 passes for 144 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also piled up 24 total tackles on defense, including 20 solos and 3 tackles for a loss. in the Cougars’ 36-26 win over Rector in the 8-Man championship game.

Tyler Hill, Izard County, WR/DB

The senior caught 8 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown and picked off a pass in the Cougars’ 36-26 win over Rector in the 8-Man championship game.

Drew Henderson, Rector, QB

The junior ran 37 times for 163 yards and 4 touchdowns, while completing 5 of 7 passes for 33 yards, in the Cougars’ 36-26 loss to Izard County in the 8-Man championship game.

Jacob Cox, Rector, RB

The junior carried 24 times for 135 yards and caught 2 passes for 18 yards in the Cougars’ 36-26 loss to Izard Countyin the 8-Man championship game.

Jacob Mooneyhan, Rector, LB

The junior tallied 19 tackles, including 7 solos, and had a tackle for a loss, in the Cougars’ 36-26 loss to Izard Countyin the 8-Man championship game.

Cedric Simmons, Malvern, QB

The senior threw for 5 touchdowns and ran for another in the Leopards’ 56-37 win over Nashville in the 4A semifinals.

Heath Griffin, Harding Academy, RB

The senior ran 29 times for 101 yards and 3 second-half touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 31-28 win over Arkadelphia in the 4A semifinals.

Brandon Scott, Charleston, QB

The senior completed 13-of-17 passes for 165 yards and 3 touchdowns, and added a rushing TD, in the Tigers’ 27-0 win over Rison in the 3A semifinal.

Brevyn Ketter, Charleston, RB

The senior had 10 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown, while also hauling in a TD pass, in the Tigers’ 27-0 win over Rison in the 3A semifinal.

Cody Elliott, Booneville, RB

The senior rushed 37 times for 184 yards and 5 touchdowns in the Bearcats’ 41-36 win over Melbourne in the 3A semifinals.

Trey Wren, Melbourne, QB

The senior completed 38 of 50 passes for 428 yards and 4 touchdowns in the Bearkatz’ 41-36 loss to Booneville in the 3A semifinals.

Kyle Ferrie, Harding Academy, K

The senior Mississippi State recruit hit a 31-yard field goal as time expired to beat Arkadelphia 31-28 in a Class 4A state playoff semifinal game.