In what is arguably the biggest local football game in years, the surprising East Jackson Eagles and the perennially powerful Jefferson Dragons will meet Friday night in the battle of 8-AA unbeaten teams.
The top seed entering the state playoffs, the 8-AA championship and, more importantly, Jackson County bragging rights, are all at stake. Kickoff is at 7:30 at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson.
The Eagles, in only their third year of play and second in a region schedule, will roll into Jefferson fresh off a 41-0 shellacking of Dawson County. The Dragons enter the game following a 20-6 road win over North Oconee County.
Channel 5 declared the East Jackson Eagles its “team of the week” last week. The Eagles lived up to that billing Friday night, defeating Dawson County 41-0 to set up a huge game this Friday night as the undefeated Eagles travel to Jefferson to face the 9-0 Dragons for the Region 8-AA title.
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