J-H Middle School ends football season on positive note

In regard to team sports it is said that the way you determine if a coaching staff is doing a good job is not by the number of wins and losses but how at team is playing at the end of the season compared to the start.

Following that line of thought it must be considered that the J-H Middle School football team had a successful 2021 season and the job done by head coach Kris Cash and staff D’Angelo Hunter, Tracy Taylor, Austin Ballott III and Jaylen Kendrick was outstanding.

“I really enjoyed coaching this group this season,” said Coach Cash in a Facebook post where he gave tribute to his players, their parents and his staff. “The growth they showed from August to October was nothing short of amazing and has me really excited for what the future will bring for them.”

The Junior Tigers fell to D’Arbonne Woods 24-14 in the season finale played this past Tuesday evening. Scoring for the Tigers was Dakota Knox who returned an interception for a touchdown and Jason Blackburn who rushed for a score.

The outcome was in doubt until the end when DWC scored a late touchdown to seal it. More importantly the contest was a stark contrast to when the two squads first played in the season opener that saw D’Arbonne Woods roll to a 42-0 victory that was in all reality over by the half.

“They have a really good team, by far the best we played this year,” reflected Cash. “That first game we couldn’t keep them out of our backfield or stop their offense a single time. This time around we were in it to the end.”

JHMS finished the season with a 4-2 record with both losses coming at the hands of D’Arbonne Woods. The Tigers beat Winnfield, Haynesville and Lincoln Prep twice.

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