No shying away from 4 in a row

Posted: December 2, 2017 at 2:29 a.m.

Pulaski Academy head coach Kevin Kelley

Pulaski Academy never shied away from talking about a fourth consecutive state championship this season.

McClellan head coach Maurice Moody

Class 5A state championship at a glance

LITTLE ROCK MCCLELLAN (10-3)

DATE OPPONENT RESULT Sept. 1 at Sheridan W, 51-13 Sept. 8 at North Little Rock L, 48-30 Sept. 15 at LR Hall W, 63-8 Sept. 22 vs. Sylvan Hills W, 40-16 Sept. 29 at Mills W, 63-0 Oct. 6 vs. LR Fair W, 56-6 Oct. 13 at Beebe W, 54-21 Oct. 20 vs. LR Christian L, 22-19 Oct. 27 at Pulaski Academy L, 61-29 Nov. 2 vs. LR Parkview W, 26-24 Nov. 10 at Batesville# W, 16-12 Nov. 17 at Alma# W, 60-52 Nov. 24 at Wynne# W, 22-14 5A-Central game #Playoff game

NOTE McClellan did not play a home game in 2017

COACH Maurice Moody (34-24 in fifth season at school)

MASCOT Crimson Lions

CONFERENCE 5A-Central

RECORD 10-3, 5-2 5A-Central, third

RANKING No. 6 in Class 5A (at end of regular season)

PLAYERS TO WATCH QB/CB Tyrse Lair (Sr., 5-6, 150); RB/CB Andre Campbell (Sr., 5-10, 165); RB/LB Tommy Crump-ton (Sr., 6-1, 200); WR/CB Jaylin Cunningham (Sr., 5-9, 150) LB Bennie Kemp III (Sr., 6-1, 220)

PULASKI ACADEMY (13-0)

DATE OPPONENT RESULT Sept. 1 at S. Springs (Okla.) W, 59-21 Sept. 8 Mem. Ridgeway W, 56-20 Sept. 15 Boss. City (La.) Pkwy. W, 62-21 Sept. 22 LR Fair W, 61-14 Sept. 29 at Beebe W, 58-21 Oct. 6 LR Christian W, 86-56 Oct. 13 at Sylvan Hills W, 49-21 Oct. 20 at LR Parkview W, 43-40 Oct. 27 LR McClellan W, 61-29 Nov. 2 at Mills W, 48-8 Nov. 10 Valley View# W, 57-21 Nov. 17 Harrison# W, 57-20 Nov. 24 at Nettleton# W, 50-28 5A-Central game

Playoff game

COACH Kevin Kelley (178-25-1 in 15th season at school)

MASCOT Bruins

CONFERENCE 5A-Central

RECORD 13-0, 7-0 5A-Central, first

RANKING No. 1 in Class 5A

PLAYERS TO WATCH QB Layne Hatcher (Sr., 6-1, 195); WR Tra Johnson (Sr., 6-2, 185); WR Brett Lynch (Sr., 6-2, 175); TE Hudson Henry (Jr., 6-4, 210); LB Brooks Walton (Sr., 5-11, 185)

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