The Panthers have done more than just win six games this season. The Jackson County Comprehensive High School football team has established itself as a true contender in the region, broke a 20-year playoff drought and brought a sense of pride back to the Panther fan base.
Head Coach Benji Harrison has a lot of to be proud of but, this team has a long road ahead of them. There’s always room for an upse, however, Jackson County will be facing off against Cartersville High School, a team that is 10-0 on the year.
Jefferson hasn’t had much luck in the past couple of years when it comes to the first round of the playoffs. Last year, the Dragons faced off against Calhoun, the reigning champs that defeated Buford in the title game.
This time around, JHS won’t be equally matched as Kendrick High School comes to Memorial Stadium 5-5 on the year. The Cherokees went 5-3 in the region.
At first glance, you’d think Jefferson is undefeated. The 9-1 record has made a statement as the Dragons have scored more than 40 points on five of their opponents this season and put up as many as 62 against Greene County High School.
Head Coach Shannon Jarvis has never won more than seven games in his stint with the Hawks but, all that could change if the Mill Creek can pull the upset over Alpharetta. Both teams hold the same record (7-3) and play in tough regions, therefore, this game could go either way. Alpharetta has notable wins over Johns Creek and Milton High School.