On Monday, July 19th, Jonesboro-Hodge will embark on their first road trip of the year as a complete football team. They won’t be traveling to do battle with another school though. Instead they will be heading to Northwestern State University to take part in the one day, Demon Elite Camp, that will held at Turpin Stadium in Natchitoches. This will mark the first time the entire squad gets to participate together in a summer activity.
“We are very pleased to have this opportunity,” said JHHS head football coach Terrance Blankenship. “It isn’t often that you can have every member of your team get this kind of instruction at the same time and at the same place.”
That has not been the case for the offensive and defensive skill players such as the wide receivers, quarterbacks, running backs, linebackers, defensive backs and safeties. They have for several weeks now been active in “7 on 7” contests, including traveling to Haynesville this past Tuesday to take on the home standing Golden Tornado and Parkers Chapel, AR.
“I was especially pleased with the chemistry our quarterbacks and receivers look to have developed,” reflected Blankenship. “It is not just our returning players who are looking good but some young guys like Xavier Atkins, Jay Lewis and Tay Drayton who are starting to come into their own.”
This Tuesday, the Tigers will return to Haynesville for “7 on 7” contests where they will play the hosts once again as well as Junction City, AR.
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