JHHS Football begins spring practice on Monday

Jonesboro-Hodge High School will break out the pads for the first time this year on Monday, April 24th as spring practice will begin. The session will last three weeks, cumulating in the annual Spring Game slated for May 12th.

The Tigers will once again be under the guidance of head coach Terrance Blankenship, who by entering his 11th year at the helm now stands alone as having the longest tenure of any coach in JHHS history. Returning as assistants are Carlos Hicks, Shannon Brown, James Garsee and Justin Durbin, as well as, volunteer coach Anthony Anderson.

“We are looking forward to getting started,” said Blankenship. “I am eager to see which of our returning players are going to step up and take a leadership role as well as find out if some of our new players are going to help us this year.”

Hoping to improve on the 3-8 season of a year ago, where the Tigers constantly were forced to deal with crippling injuries to key personnel, JHHS will enter into their second season of district 3-2A play this fall.

Areas that will be focused on during the spring session will be revamping the offensive and defensive lines that suffered heavy losses due to graduation and replacing two-time All-State linebacker Xavier Atkins, who transferred to a school in Texas.



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