2A Arkansas high school football preview: Fordyce the team to beat

The 2020 Arkansas high school football season has arrived.

To kick off the season, SBLive is previewing the top teams in every class ahead of the first week of games. Here’s an inside look at Class 2A:

Top 2A team: Fordyce

Fordyce, last year’s 2A champion, brings back 13 starters, including Ja’Quez Cross, who intercepted 10 passes last season on defense, and caught 58 passes for 975 yards and 14 touchdowns. Cross is committed to South Dakota State.

The Redbugs also return starting quarterback Jaheim Brown and OL/LB Josh Harrington. After going 13-2 a year ago, Fordyce is the favorite in 2A due to their wealth of returners.

Other 2A teams to watch

Look out for Gurdon, who returns 17 starters, and Junction City, who beat Fordyce a year ago. Foreman and Magnet Cove are also contenders.

Top 10 players in 2A

Ja’quez Cross – Fordyce – Sr. – WR/DB

Jaheim Brown – Fordyce – Sr. – QB

Quartey Shelton – Fordyce – Sr. – RB

D.J. Anna – Gurdon – Sr. – QB

Jameson Threadgill – Gurdon – Sr. – RB

Landon Stone – Magnet Cove – Sr. – RB

Keontae Ogelsby – Foreman – Sr. – RB

Quincey McAdoo – Clarendon – Jr. –WR

Devontay Gilbert – Junction City – Sr. –WR

Cason Campbell – McCrory – Jr. – QB

Don’t miss these 5 games

Sept. 4: Prescott vs. Gurdon

Sept. 11: Foreman vs. Junction City

Sept. 25: Gurdon vs. Foreman

Oct. 9: Fordyce vs. Junction City

Oct. 16: Gurdon vs. Magnet Cove

Best Twitter follow

Ja’Quez Cross (@j_cross3) is a great follow on Twitter. The South Dakota State commit is very supportive of his teammates.

More football preview links

TOP PLAYERS IN ARKANSAS

PRESEASON RANKINGS

2020 SCORES/SCHEDULES

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