|Final week of football regular season filled with challenges |
|Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2008 5:11 pm |
Rivalries, pride and playoff spots are at stake when the four Weakley County high school football teams prepare for their final regular season game of the 2008 season.
One more time — The Dresden Lion offense (left) will have one last game in the 2008 season when they visit the Jackson Christian School Eagles in their season finale Friday night, while the Westview Charger defense (right) will try to spoil the Milan B
Both Gleason’s Bulldogs and Greenfield’s Yellowjackets are still alive in the jumbled playoff chase in Region 7-A.
Greenfield (4-5, 3-3) will be in a must-win situation when it travels to Tiptonville to tangle with the host Lake County Falcons (5-4, 4-2) at 7 on Thursday night.
The Dawgs, who can finish anywhere from second to out of the playoff chase in Region 7-A, will try to spoil Union City’s undefeated streak against regional opponents when they meet Friday night in Union City’s War Memorial Stadium.
The Westview Chargers, who have already clinched a playoff berth, will square off against one of their biggest rivals with a chance to hand them their first loss of the season. Westview will visit the undefeated Milan Bulldogs on Friday night.
Dresden’s Lions have one last chance to earn a victory this season. To manage that feat, the Lions (0-9, 0-6 Region 8-2A) will have to upend the host Jackson Christian School Eagles (4-5, 3-3 Region 8-2A) Friday night in Jackson.
For Greenfield, the task will be trying to slow a Lake County team that has been on a roll of late, including a 38-35 win over McKenzie last week. The Falcons have won four in a row, all region games, using a spread offense to pile up points, averaging 34.4 points per game.
“They give you so many different looks out of that spread. That’s what makes them so tough,” Jacket head coach Jason Rodehaver said.
Greenfield will use a ball control offense to help its defense.
“We want to have the ball in our hands and have the clock running,” Rodehaver said.
For Gleason, the challenge will be slowing down UC’s big weapon, Colton Speed. The Tornado QB has been scorching defenses with over 1,000 rushing yards this season.
The Westview-Milan series has been close in recent seasons with eight of the last 13 games decided by a touchdown or less. Charger head coach Don Coady will be seeking his 150th win.
Dresden must slow the JCS passing attack, while limiting its own turnovers in the season finale for the Lions.