Class 2A Week 16 Rankings, Notes & Picks

Class 2A Week 16 Rankings, Notes & Picks

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hootens.com Rankings
Class 2A, FINAL, 2019
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1. Fordyce (13-2)
2. Junction City (11-2)
3. Gurdon (11-3)
4. Des Arc (10-3)
5. Magnet Cove (11-2)
6. Salem (11-2)
7. Hazen (10-2)
8. Carlisle (9-4)
9. Foreman (11-1)
10. Magazine (8-2)
11. McCrory (8-3)
12. Parkers Chapel (7-5)
13. Mountainburg (6-5)
14. Earle (6-5)
15. Mountain Pine (6-5)
16. England (5-6) 
17. Poyen (7-4)
18. Murfreesboro (6-5)
19. Dierks (7-5)
20. Hackett (8-2)
21. Cutter M Star (6-5)
22. Hector (4-5)
23. E. Poinsett County (6-4)
24. Rector (6-5)
25. Clarendon (3-8)
26. Hampton (4-7)
27. Mineral Springs (4-6)
28. Conway Christian (3-7)
29. Quitman (4-6)
30. Mount Ida (2-8)
31. Marked Tree (2-8)
32. Bearden (2-9)
33. Marvell (2-7)
34. Lavaca (1-9)
35. Strong (1-9)
36. Bigelow (0-10)
37. Cross County (1-8)
38. JC Westside (1-9)
39. Lafayette County (1-9)
40. Marianna (0-10)
41. Midland (0-9)
42. Spring Hill (0-10)

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP
Fordyce avenged a 14-12 loss Week 8 in the 8-2A title game by drubbing Junction City 28-6 for its third state championship  and first since 1991. Fordyce did not commit a turnover; Junction City had five turnovers. Fordyce junior QB Jaheim Brown completed 13 passes to five different receivers. Junction City reached the state title game for the 10th time in the past 16 years, winning Class 2A titles in 2003, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018. Fordyce reached the state finals for the first time since winning then-Class 4A state titles in 1990 and 1991.

2019 PRESEASON TOP 10
Junction City opened last summer at No. 1 in the 2019 Hooten's Arkansas Football yearbook, followed by Hazen, Gurdon, Fordyce and fifth-ranked Foreman. Des Arc started at No. 6 followed by Hector, Earle, Conway Christian and Magazine at number 10. Magnet Cove climbed from preseason No. 23 to No. 5 in the final rankings. 

THIS SEASON
Hootens.com missed the state title game. Hootens.com picked 233 of 279 (84 percent) games involving Class 2A teams this season.

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