HOT SPRINGS: Trojans looking to repeat as 5A South champs

Conference: 5A South
Coach: Chris Vereen
’14 Record: 7-5 (6-1)

The Hot Springs Trojans nearly ran the table in the 5A South last year, ultimately tying for first place with a 6-1 conference mark after going winless in non-conference play.

Junior Ethan O’Riley will start at quarterback. Senior Cleo Floyd returns at running back after an all-state campaign last fall.

Junior receiver Nehemiah Dangerfield will be the Trojans’ No. 1 target at receiver. Seniors Jacob McNeil, Dante Ibarra, Nicho Fortanelli and Oscar Rondoni lead the way on the offensive line.

Ibarra was an all-state performer on the defensive line. Kamar Brown also earned all-state honors last fall at linebacker. Floyd is a three-year starter in the secondary at safety.

5 Players to Watch:
Cleo Floyd (Sr. RB/DB)
Nehemiah Dangerfield (Jr. WR)
Jacob McNeil (Sr. OL)
Dante Ibarra (Sr. OL/DL)
Kamar Brown (Sr. LB)


1 Must-see Game:
“Rival Hot Springs Lakeside is the best way to end the season.” — 501 staff

2015 Schedule:
Sept. 4        at Lake Hamilton
Sept. 11    Mena
Sept. 18    at Arkadelphia
Sept. 25    at Watson Chapel
Oct. 2        Hope
Oct. 9        De Queen
Oct. 16        at Magnolia
Oct. 23        White Hall
Oct. 30        at Camden Fairview
Nov. 6        HS Lakeside