•Who: Jackson Co. (2-2, 0-1) vs. Elbert Co. (3-1, 1-0)
•When: Friday, 7:30 pm.
Nick Oney and a host of Panther defenders swarm an East Jackson ball carrier last week in Jackson County's loss to the Eagles. Photo by Brandon Reed
•Where: Elberton, “The Granite Bowl”
•What else: Jackson County narrowly missed victories over Elbert County the last two years, falling 25-23 in 2008 and 28-27 in 2009
•Last week: Elbert Co. 63, Oglethorpe Co. 0; East Jackson 29, Jackson Co. 14
•Elbert County’s coach: Sidd Fritts (first year at ECHS, 3-1; 11th overall, 102-24-2). Fritts has coached at Vidalia, Rome and now Elbert. Fritts’s teams won at least 10 games each year from 2001-2008.
•Elbert County’s key players: Hunter Blackmon (Jr., QB), Keenan Umble (Sr., OL), Eli York (Sr., OL-DL), Valdon Cooper (Sr., RB-DB), Tyshon Dye (So., RB), D.J. Lewis (Jr., RB), Jareece Norman (Sr., WR), Taj Letner (Sr. LB), Trenton Allen (Jr., LB), Bryce Martin (Jr., OL-LB), Demetrius Sanders (Jr., DE), Jet Trotter (Jr., DE), Shi Marshall (Sr., DB), Eric Eberhardt (So., LB) — source “Friday Night Football Georgia”
•Elbert County’s X’s and O’s: The Blue Devils run the Wing-T offensively and 4-3 on defense.