It will be the second “Tussle between Tigers” this season when Class A Logansport, who uses the same monicker but wears uniforms that resemble LSU, invades Caldwell-Peacock stadium this Friday night. Game time is set for 7:00pm. Jonesboro-Hodge enters with a 2-1 record following the forfeit victory over Vidalia who was forced to cancel due to having players contract the COVID-19 virus the day before the game was to be played. Logansport is 0-3 on the year after dropping contests to Class 3A schools Loyola of Shreveport and Bossier and to Calvary Baptist, which is currently the top ranked Division IV team in the state.
Touchdown Club to meet Thursday! Come show your support for Jonesboro-Hodge by attending a meeting of the JHHS Touchdown Club. Enjoy a scrumptious meal, watch game films and speak with the Tiger coaching staff abou the game on Friday. Meeting will take place in the JHHS locker room at 6:00pm.
Health report: Both teams are still determining who will play certain positions. The Tigers will welcome back leading running back Brantrel Thompson who was out for the Vidalia game but will be missing three more who all have played integral roles this year. Out will be lineman Austin Knotts, defensive end/deep snapper Dominique Strickland and linebacker LeVontae Burks. All are out due to COVID Contact protocal.
Logansport is hoping for the return of quarterback Jacob Contario who in his only start this year led the visiting Tigers to almost double the points (44) against Loyola than they scored (12, 14) in the other two games combined.
Series History: It is kind of hard to believe that another school from north Louisiana has only played Jonesboro-Hodge, who first started playing football in 1919, twice and the first time was only four years ago. In 2017-18 the Tigers opened the season with a 34-19 loss to Logansport who ended up being the Class A runner-up. The next year Logasnsport came to Jonesboro and won 41-28.
Keys to victory!
Don’t be overconfident! Just because Logansport enters with an 0-3 record the Tigers are going to be in for a fight as the visiting Tigers are going to be desperate for a win.
Shake off the cobwebs! It is going to be imperative that the Tigers shake off the cobwebs of inactivity quickly in order to not give Logansport an early advantage.
Players make plays! JHHS has more talented offensive weapons as any school that Logansport will face. Already it has been proven that Logansport gives up plenty of points so the skill players must take advantage of this.
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