Panthers, Gators featured in Hooten’s Arkansas Football

Updated: June 29, 2018

Special to the Little River News

The Ashdown Panthers are picked fourth in the 7AAAA, as voted on by conference coaches in the 26th annual Hooten’s Arkansas Football Magazine. Foreman is picked first in the 7AA.

The cover story for the 26th annual Hooten’s Arkansas Football bookazine traces the hammer-down journey of Chad Morris from high school basketball coach to University of Arkansas head football coach.

The book retails for $16.99 and is currently on sale locally at Wal-Mart and Brookshire’s.

The 432-page book, which takes six months to compile, offers the most comprehensive preseason football coverage in Arkansas. Hooten’s picks the rebuilding Razorbacks to finish seventh in the SEC West in Morris’ debut season in Fayetteville.

In addition to providing extensive coverage of every high school team in the state, the book offers an in-depth preview on the Razorbacks and coverage on each Southeastern Conference school. Arkansas State and every state college are previewed as well as all 130 Division I college teams in America.

The national award-winning Hooten’s Arkansas Football features coaches’ polls for each high school conference, statewide rankings for every team, super teams for each classification, the state’s Top 50 recruits, a national college poll and complete high school schedules.

Alabama is tabbed to win the SEC West, followed by Auburn, LSU, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Arkansas. Georgia is picked to win the SEC Eastern Division, followed by South Carolina, Missouri, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Arkansas State is ranked second in the Sun Belt and 65th nationally. Appalachian State is picked to win the Sun Belt.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are Hooten’s preseason No. 1 team, followed by Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and Wisconsin.

Ouachita Baptist is picked to win the Great American Conference, followed by Harding, Southern Arkansas, Henderson State and Arkansas Tech.

Hooten’s high school favorites to win it all in 2018 are North Little Rock in Class 7A, Pine Bluff in Class 6A, Pulaski Academy in Class 5A, Warren in Class AAAA, Booneville in Class AAA and Foreman in Class AA.

The book is published annually by Hooten Publishing, Inc., of Benton.