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Arkansas high school football's best performances in Week 8 of 2023 season

Some of this week's top stars
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Listed below are some of the top stars and best performances of Week 8 of the high school football season. If you know of a top performer we should include, please let us know. 

Braden Sprague, QB, Springdale Har-Ber

The senior completed 24 of 44 passes for 371 yards and 6 touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 77-54 loss to Fort Smith Southside. 

Titus Cramer, RB, Springdale Har-Ber

The sophomore ran 30 times for 186 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 77-54 loss to Fort Smith Southside.

Hayden Wood, WR, Springdale Har-Ber

The junior caught 10 passes for 174 yards and 5 touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 77-54 loss to Fort Smith Southside.

Isaac Gregory, RB, Fort Smith Southside

The senior ran 24 times for 302 yards and 3 touchdowns in Mavericks’ 77-54 win over Springdale Har-Ber.

Amari Tucker, RB, Fort Smith Southside

The senior ran 12 times for 93 yards and 4 touchdowns in Mavericks’ 77-54 win over Springdale Har-Ber.

Carter Zimmerman, QB, Fort Smith Southside

The senior completed 8 of 11 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown, and also ran 13 times for 164 yards and 2 touchdowns, in Mavericks’ 77-54 win over Springdale Har-Ber.

Jackson England, QB, Little Rock Catholic

The junior completed 12 of 15 passes for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns, and also ran 4 times for 41 yards and another touchdown, in Rockets’ 44-0 win over Jacksonville.

Cade McBride, QB, Arkadelphia

The senior completed 10 of 13 passes for 185 yards and 3 touchdowns, and ran for 56 yards, in the Badgers’ 42-0 win over Ashdown.

Andrew Bjork, QB, Maumelle

The sophomore completed 6 of 12 passes for 105 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Hornets’ 56-14 win over Watson Chapel.

Elijah Newell, RB, Maumelle

The sophomore rushed 8 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Hornets’ 56-14 win over Watson Chapel.

Karsten Hilliard, WR/CB, Maumelle

The senior scored a touchdown on a reception and scored another on an interception return, in the Hornets’ 56-14 win over Watson Chapel.

Courtney Crutchfield, WR, Pine Bluff

The senior Arkansas commit caught five passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns in the Zebras’ 26-7 win over Morrilton.

Marquez Bentley, RB, Pine Bluff

The senior ran 20 times for 127 yards and a touchdown in the Zebras’ 26-7 win over Morrilton.

Landon Holcomb, QB, Pine Bluff

The senior completed 18 of 25 passes for 284 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Zebras’ 26-7 win over Morrilton.

Owen Miller, QB, Harding Academy

The junior completed 9 of 9 passes for 116 yards and 4 touchdowns, and rushed for 37 yards, in the Wildcats 45-7 win over Riverview.

Wyatt Simmons, LB/RB, Harding Academy

The senior Arkansas-commit recorded 8 tackles, including a tackle for a loss in the Wildcats 45-7 win over Riverview.

Isaac Baker, RB/WR, Harding Academy

The junior rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown, while also tallying 51 receiving yards with 2 more scores, in the Wildcats 45-7 win over Riverview.

Jayden Smith, RB, White Hall

The senior rushed 21 times for 169 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 42-35 loss to Vilonia.

Carter Massey, QB, Vilonia

The senior completed 23 of 31 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles’ 42-35 win over White Hall.

Cadien Gipson, RB, Vilonia

The junior had 14 rushes for 95 yards, as well as 6 receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown, in the Eagles’ 42-35 win over White Hall.

Landen Jackson, CB, Vilonia

The junior had 2 interceptions in his first start of the season, one of them a 91-yard pick-6 return, in the Eagles’ 42-35 win over White Hall.

James Martin, RB, Bryant

The senior carried 14 times for 181 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Hornets’ 35-17 win over Cabot.

Drake Lindsey, QB, Fayetteville

The senior Minnesota commit completed 22 of 26 passes for 265 yards and 5 touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 52-15 win over Springdale.

Tyson Bradden, QB, North Little Rock

The junior finished with 5 touchdown passes in the Charging Wildcats’ 47-21 win over Fort Smith Northside.

Dizzy Dean, QB, Elkins

The senior completed 13 of 22 passes for 237 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Elks’ 40-0 win over Ozark.

Ashton Gray, QB, Marion

The senior totaled 484 yards of total offense and 5 touchdowns in the Patriots’ 55-21 win over Sheridan.

Drew Davis, QB, Benton

The sophomore completed 12 of 14 passes for 265 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Panthers’ 50-20 win over Searcy.

Maddox Davis, QB, Benton

The junior caught 7 passes for 78 yards and 3 touchdowns, while throwing for another, in the Panthers’ 50-20 win over Searcy.

Elias Payne, WR, Benton

The junior caught 4 passes for 181 yards and 2 touchdowns, in the Panthers’ 50-20 win over Searcy.

Dax Goff, RB, Booneville

The senior finished with 27 carries for 275 yards and scoring runs of 26, 63 and 38 yards, in the Bearcats’ 25-15 win over Charleston.

Jace Birkes, WR, Lincoln

The senior had 3 touchdown catches, including an 82-yard and 71-yard score, in the Wolves’ 53-34 win over Gentry.

Kale Jones, RB, Lincoln

The junior scored on touchdown runs of 22, 86, 30, and 63 yards, in the Wolves’ 53-34 win over Gentry.

Carson Turley, QB, Valley View

The senior completed 8 of 14 passes for 87 yards and 2 touchdowns, and also ran 11 times for 128 yards, in the in the Blazers’ 41-3 win over Brookland.

Jacob Gaines, RB/CB, East Poinsett County

The sophomore scored 3 touchdowns, including an 80-yard interception return for a score, as well as runs of 11 and 16 yards, in the Warriors’ 54-6 win over Marianna.

Dennis Gaines, RB, East Poinsett County

The senior carried the ball 11 times for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Warriors’ 54-6 win over Marianna.

Kane Archer, QB, Greenwood

The sophomore passed for 197 yards and 3 touchdowns, while rushing for 166 yards and 4 scores, in in the Bulldogs’ 56-20 win over Russellville.

Kayden Glenn, QB, Hoxie

The senior ran 10 times for 80 yards and scored on runs of 1, 3, 8 and 27 yards, while completing 10 of 14 passing for 160 yards and another TD, in the Lions’ 41-7 win over Manila.

Cade Yates, QB, Mountain Home

The senior completed 12 of 13 passes for 208 yards with 3 touchdowns in the Bombers’ 51-14 win over Siloam Springs.

Chris Hubbard, RB, Mountain Home

The senior carried 15 times for 154 yards in the Bombers’ 51-14 win over Siloam Springs.

Katrevion Thomas, RB/LB, Mineral Springs

The senior had 7 touchdowns, including opening the game with a 83-yard kick return for a touchdown, while recording 6 tackles on defense, in the Hornets’ 52-13 win over Mount Ida.

Brandon Cobb, QB, Pulaski Academy

The junior completed 32 of 49 passes for 366 yards and 4 touchdowns in the Bruins’ 42-31 victory over Greenbrier.

Andrew Fiser, WR, Pulaski Academy

The senior caught 6 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown in the Bruins’ 42-31 victory over Greenbrier.

Miles Ward, LB, Pulaski Academy

The senior tallied 11 tackles and 2 sacks in the Bruins’ 42-31 victory over Greenbrier.

Tre Hopkins, RB, Nashville

The senior ran 6 times for 100 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Scrappers’ 55-6 win over Waldron.

Tucker Dixon, RB, Nashville

The sophomore rushed 13 times for 168 yards and a touchdown in the Scrappers’ 55-6 win over Waldron.