JHHS contention instrumental in Gridiron Bowl All-Star game victory

After helping orchestrate one of the most succesful and memorable seasons in JHHS football history it was only fitting that the four JHHS seniors and their coach got to finish the year with a victory. That was acheived when the West beat the East 23-20 in the 2021 Gridiron Bowl All-Star game played on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University on Thursday.

Representing Jonesboro-Hodge was Devontae Mozee, Justin Calahan, Tydre Malone and Javeon Andrews along with coach Terrance Blankenship. The quintet earned the selection to the annual bowl game that pits the tops seniors in the state against each other after leading JHHS to a 11-4 record that included a tie for the district 1-2A championship and a berth in the Class AA state semi-finals.

Each of the players were instrumental in the victory with Malone throwing for a touchdown, Calahan intercepting a pass, Andrews recovering a fumble and Mozee helping spring a couple of touchdowns with terrific downfield blocks.

JERSEY DAY! From l-r: Coach Terrance Blankenship, Devontae Mozee, Justin Calahan, Javeon Andrews, Tydre Malone

To the victors go the spoils! Example of ring won by each of the players.

JUMP! Javeon Andrews and Justin Calahan celebrate with Devontae Mozee looking on and Tydre Malone in background

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