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Fayetteville at Muskogee, Okla.

Indian Bowl

• Kickoff: 7 p.m.

• Records: Fayetteville Bulldogs, 2-0; Muskogee Roughers, 0-2.

• On The Air: KQSM 92.1 FM

• Between The Lines: The Roughers are under the direction of first-year coach Rafe Watkins, who won four state championships in 13 years as coach at Guthrie, Okla. ... Fayetteville and Muskogee have played the previous two seasons, with the Bulldogs winning 55-14 in 2012 and 27-22 last year. ... This marks Fayetteville's second consecutive visit to the Indian Bowl, home of the Roughers, as the teams flip-flopped the home and home series for 2014 and 2015. Muskogee will visit Harmon Stadium next year. ... The Roughers have been outscored 69-7 in their first two games, with a 35-7 loss at McAlester, Okla. and a 34-0 home loss to Owasso.

• Players To Watch: Fayetteville, RB Luke Rapert (Jr., 5-9, 160), TE C.J. O'Grady (Sr., 6-5, 240), LB Ridley Weeks (Sr., 6-0, 185), DB/PR Dre Greenlaw (Sr., 6-1, 220); Muskogee, QB Quintahj Cherry (Jr., 5-10, 170), OL Adonis Cole (Sr., 6-2, 240), NG Rogerick Kirby (Sr., 6-1, 285), S Tavian Davis (Jr., 5-10, 160).

• Hooten's Rankings: Fayetteville is No. 1 in Class 7A.

• Hooten's Line: Fayetteville by 1.

• Our Take: Fayetteville 35, Muskogee 17.

-- Vernon Tarver • @NWAVernon

Rogers High at Jefferson City, Mo.

Adkins Stadium

• Kickoff: 7 p.m.

• Records: Rogers, 1-1; Jefferson City, 3-1

• On The Air: KURM-AM 790

• Between The Lines: Jeff City has won two straight games by a combined 59-7 after suffering a 47-0 loss at Christian Brothers. ... Jays running back Elijah Pittman has rushed 66 times for 369 yards and four touchdowns. ... Jays linebacker Austin Gerloff has 52 tackles, three sacks and one interception. ... Mounties fullback Bryan Grigsby has rushed for 475 yards. ... Rogers defensive lineman Daniel Salvador leads the team in tackles with 18. ... Rogers backup slot back/quarterback Grayson Lee is doubtful after suffering a concussion on a junior varsity game Monday.

• Players To Watch: Jeff City -- QB Isaac Roling (Jr., 5-7, 150), LB Austin Gerloff (Jr., 5-11, 195), LB Travis Burris (Jr., 6-1, 210), RB Elijah Pittman (Jr., 5-10, 205). Rogers -- FB Bryan Grigsby (Sr., 6-0, 208), RB Justice Thompson (Sr., 5-10, 170), S/P Brett Hauser (Sr., 6-0, 182), DL Daniel Salvador (Jr., 6-1, 225).

• Hooten's Rankings: Rogers is No. 11 in Class 7A.

• Hooten's Line: Jefferson City by 15

• Our Take: Jefferson City 28, Rogers High 21

-- Paul Nielsen • @NWAPaul

Springdale High at Bixby, Okla.

Spartan Stadium

• Kickoff: 7 p.m.

• Records: Springdale 0-2; Bixby 1-1

• On The Air: KURM and via the Springdale High School Sports iPhone/Android apps.

• Between The Lines: Bixby is ranked No. 3 in Class 6A Division II by the Tulsa World after bouncing back from a 66-20 loss to Oklahoma powerhouse Jenks with a 51-21 win at East Central. ... Junior quarterback Fuller Chandler's 340 passing yards lead the conference, while three Bulldog receivers rank among the top six in receptions in the league. ... Bixby has won the meeting the last two years, including running 95 offensive plays for more than 500 yards of offense in a 45-38 comeback win last year. ... Springdale will have to replace two starters in the secondary in safety Gavin Schmidt (shoulder) and cornerback TreShawn Gause (left team). ... Springdale's total defense (453 yards per game) ranks last in the 7A-West.

• Players To Watch: Bixby -- QB Tanner Griffin (So., 6-0, 187), RB Nic Roller (Jr., 6-0, 232), WR Kyle Rhine (Sr., 6-0, 175), LB Casey Saied (Sr., 6-0, 195). Springdale -- QB Fuller Chandler (Jr., 6-2, 188), WR/DB Chris Owens (Sr., 6-3, 180), WR Salvador Sandoval (Sr., 6-2, 156), SS Jorge Alba (Jr., 5-10, 157).

• Hooten's Rankings: Springdale is No. 15 in Class 7A.

• Hooten's Line: Bixby by 8.

• Our Take: Bixby 35, Springdale 24

-- Jimmy Carter • @NWAJimmy

Rogers Heritage at Navasota, Texas

Rattler Stadium

• Kickoff: 7 p.m.

• Records: Rogers Heritage 1-1, Navasota 3-0.

• On The Air: KHEL-FM 97.3

• Between The Lines: The Rattlers are ranked No. 2 in Class 4A in Texas by the Associated Press. ... Navasota has outscored its first three opponents by an average score of 57-9. ... Junior reciever Tren'davion Dickson (6-1, 180) has verbally committed to play at Baylor and has a team-high 17 receptions for 368 yards (21.6 avg.) with nine touchdowns. ... Heritage has allowed just 145 combined passing yards in two weeks. ... The War Eagles have managed only 41 passing yards this season.

• Players To Watch: Russellville -- Rogers Heritage -- RB Joey Saucier, (Sr., 6-0, 194), QB Joel Brackett (Jr., 6-0, 200), DB Joe Britton (Soph., 6-0, 190), WR Collin Christian (Jr., 6-2, 185), DE Collin Gorman (Sr., 6-2, 216). Navasota -- WR Tren'davian Dickson (Jr., 6-1, 180), QB Shelton Eppler (Jr., 6-0, 185), RB Derrion Randle (Sr., 5-10, 200), DB/WR Jebrell Lipscomb (Sr., 5-8, 184), OL/DL Michael Coffey (Sr., 6-2, 230).

• Hooten's Rankings: Heritage is No. 16 in Class 7A.

• Hooten's Line: Navasota by 14.

• Our Take: Navasota 28, Rogers Heritage 10

-- Paul Boyd • @NWAPaulB

Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic at Bentonville

Tiger Stadium

• Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

• Records: Bergen Catholic 1-1; Bentonville 0-2.

• On The Air: KAKS-FM 99.5 and online at www.bentonvillehssports.com.

• Between The Lines: This is Bentonville's first game against a team from New Jersey, and Bergen Catholic's first game against a team from Arkansas. ... Bergen Catholic is 25-9-2 all-time against out-of-state opposition, while Bentonville has lost four straight games against out-of-state foes ... Bentonville has not lost three consecutive games since a four-game losing skid to end the 2005 season. ... Bergen Catholic QB Jarrett Guarantano, who has already received a number of college offers, has completed 34 of 55 passes for 430 yards and five touchdowns.

• Players To Watch: Bergen Catholic -- QB Jarrett Guarantano (Jr., 6-4, 200), RB Corey Russo (Sr., 5-9, 205), WR Gene Coleman (Jr., 6-0, 190), LB Jack Reilly (Sr., 6-1, 205), LB Kyle Cook (Sr., 5-11, 210). Bentonville -- QB Kasey Ford (Jr., 6-5, 230), RB Dylan Smith (Sr., 6-0, 200), RB/DE Hekili Keliiliki (Sr., 6-2, 224), WR Cody Scroggins (Sr., 6-0, 175), LB Harrison Rooney (Sr., 6-1, 200).

• Hooten's Rankings: Bentonville is No. 2 in Class 7A.

• Hooten's Line: Bentonville by 1.

• Our Take: Bentonville 31, Bergen Catholic 28.

-- HENRY APPLE • @NWAHenry

Conway at Springdale Har-Ber

Har-Ber Wildcat Stadium

• Kickoff: 7 p.m.

• Records: Conway 2-0. Har-Ber 0-2.

• On The Air: NASH-FM 94.3 and on the Internet @ NASHFM943.com.

• Between The Lines: Conway is 2-0 after a 24-22 victory over Cabot and a 49-28 victory over Jonesboro. ... The Wildcats are coached by Clint Ashcraft, who formerly coached at Siloam Springs. ... Quarterback Breylin Smith threw for four touchdowns as a sophomore last year when Conway beat Har-Ber 52-42 in the playoffs. ... Junior Luke Hannon leads Har-Ber with 187 yards rushing on 26 carries. Hannon also has a 53-yard touchdown catch. ... Har-Ber has seven turnovers and have not forced a turnover in two games. ... The Wildcats gave up 366 yards passing against Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst after being gashed for 419 yards rushing in the season-opener against Webb City, Mo. ... Conway offensive lineman Colton Jackson is committed to Arkansas while Har-Ber defensive lineman Rickey Dobbins has received scholarship offers from Tulsa, Arkansas State, and Eastern Illinois.

• Players To Watch: Conway -- OT Colton Jackson (Sr., 6-6, 291), QB Breylin Smith (Jr., 6-1, 171), RB Kevin Chamorro (Sr., 5-11, 209). Springdale Har-Ber -- RB Luke Hannon (Jr., 5-10, 157), WR/RB Trey Smith (So., 5-7, 140), DL Rickey Dobbins (Sr., 6-3, 320).

• Hooten's Rankings: Conway is ranked No. 4 in Class 7A. Har-Ber is No. 7.

• Hooten's Line: Har-Ber by 1.

• Our Take: Har-Ber 31, Conway 24

-- RICK FIRES • @nwarick

Victory (Okla.) Christian at Shiloh Christian

Champions Stadium, Springdale

• Kickoff: 7 p.m.

• Records: Victory Christian 2-0; Shiloh Christian 1-1.

• On The Air: www.shilohchristianfootball.com

• Between The Lines: Victory Christian (Tulsa, Okla.) has routed its two opponents by a combined 78-34. The Conquerors smashed Lighthouse Christian 41-14 last week. ... QB Keats Calhoon is 48-of-65 for 655 yards and 5 TDs. ... Jacoby Hicks leads VC in receiving with 16 catches for 204 yards and 3 TDs. ... The Saints leaned on their defense in last week's 12-8 win against First Baptist Academy of Naples, Fla. Two late fourth quarter sacks were huge. ... RB Kyle Freeman has 202 yards in two games, and had a 70-yard TD run last week. ... Sophomore QB Connor Reece is 25-of-43 for 297 yards and 3 TDs. ... WR Adler Goode has 12 catches for 130 yards.

• Players To Watch: Victory Christian -- QB Keats Calhoon (Jr., 6-2, 170), RB Miguel Adesokan (Jr., 5-11, 208), WR Jacoby Hicks (Sr., 6-3, 185). Shiloh Christian -- WR Adler Goode (Sr., 6-2, 170), RB Kyle Freeman (Sr., 5-9, 178), LB Austin Connolly (Sr., 6-0, 205).

• Hooten's Rankings: Shiloh Christian is No. 17 in Class 4A.

• Hooten's Line: Shiloh Christian by 1.

• Our Take: Shiloh Christian 28, Victory Christian 21.

-- CHIP SOUZA • @nwaChip

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