Football: Moore Delivers For Saints
Posted: November 28, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.
SPRINGDALE -- Jeff Conaway picked up his cell phone and sent a quick text message from his seat at the front of Shiloh Christian's team bus.
Class 4A Playoffs
Warren at Shiloh Christian
• Kickoff: 7 p.m.
• Records: Warren 9-3; Shiloh Christian 9-3
• On The Air: www.shilohchristianfootball.com.
• Between The Lines: This is a Class 4A third-round playoff game. Warren defeated Heber Springs 49-7 last week, and Shiloh Christian defeated Pocahontas 14-7. … The Lumberjacks annually produce a number of college prospects. Chris Gragg (Buffalo Bills) and Jarius Wright (Minnesota Vikings) are former Warren stars. … Senior WRs Darveon Brown (51 catches, 837 yards, 11 TDs) and Jaylen Marshall (33-731-7) have committed to Arkansas State. … Senior QB Justin Gorman was 11-of-15 for 149 yards and 3 TDs last week vs. Heber Springs. … Senior RB Kilay Cox ran for more than 300 yards against Shiloh Christian as a sophomore and has rushed for more than 1,700 yards. … The Saints defense was huge in last week’s win over Pocahontas, specifically senior safety Ben Olsen, who blocked two punts and made numerous big plays. … Saints sophomore QB Connor Reece is 148-of-263 for 2,140 yards and 23 TDs, including the game-winner last week to Jarred Moore. … Senior RB Kyle Freeman returned after missing the first-round playoff game with a knee injury and scored a TD. … Saints senior WR Matthew Solomon had a 100-yard KO return against Warren in 2012. Solomon has caught 48 passes for 701 yards and 11 TDs. … The Saints have suffered key injuries last two weeks to several players, including LB Austin Connolly and DB Doug Burke. Their status this week is day-to-day. … Shiloh Christian strength coach John Durmon is a Warren alum.
• Players To Watch: Warren — RB Trent Broughton (Sr., 5-8, 175), RB Kilay Cox (Sr., 5-8, 175), QB Justin Gorman (Sr., 5-10, 180). Shiloh Christian — WR Matthew Solomon, (Sr., 5-7, 145), LB Austin Connolly (Sr., 6-0, 2-5), WR Jarred Moore (Sr., 5-10, 180), LB Lakin Hall (Jr., 6-1, 195), SS Ben Olsen (Sr., 5-10, 177).
• Hooten’s Rankings: Warren is No. 3 in Class 4A; Shiloh Christian is No. 7
• Hooten’s Line: Warren by 21
• Our Take: Warren 35, Shiloh Christian 21
— CHIP SOUZA • @nwaChip
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