Banks County was 2-0 entering into Friday’s game against cross-region rival East Jackson, the Eagles were looking for their first win of the season and cherry picked it with a 38-0 win. Banks County now has to shake off the first loss of the season as the Leopards prepare to host Athens Christian this week.
This is the first meeting between the two teams and Banks County has a thin advantage on paper, scoring on average one point more than Athens Christian in the past three games. Athens Christian is 1-2 so far with an opening win against Oglethorpe County. Leopards’ coach Blair Armstrong said he expects to see a team that puts up a good contest on the field.
According to Armstrong, the Athens Christian Eagles are similar to East Jackson. Athens Christian is a good team and not quite as big, but still talented, he said. The key to coming out on top in Friday’s game with Athens Christian is going to be bringing a balanced attack with the offense getting better from last week and the defense gaining the mental aspect to not be shaken by the opposing side.