Jackson County looks to start 1-0 in the subregion Friday when it faces East Jackson for the first time.
•Who: Jackson County (2-1) @ East Jackson (1-2)
•When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
•Where: Eagle Stadium
•What else: This is the subregion opener for both teams and the first time these in-county schools have faced each other.
•Series: first game
•Last week: Fannin Co. 28, Jackson Co. 14; East Jackson 38, Banks Co. 0
•East Jackson’s coach: Frank Caputo (fourth year at EJCHS, 18th season overall, 93-89) Caputo coached one year at Jackson County.
•East Jackson’s X’s and O’s: The Eagles run the Wing-T on offense and employ a 3-5-3 scheme on defense. “They’ve got some pretty good kids and they’re well-coached and do a good job,” Panther coach Billly Kirk said.
•Coach’s take: “They’ve done a good job over there at East Jackson,” Kirk said. “You can’t take away from what they’ve accomplished and their success.”