•Who: Oglethorpe Co. (0-5, 0-2) at Jackson Co. (2-3, 0-2)
•When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
•Where: Jackson Co. Comprehensive High School, Panther Stadium
•What else: This is only the third meeting between the two schools and the first since 1989. Jackson County lost that game 30-8. The Panthers won 26-16 in 1988, the only other meeting between the two programs.
•Last week: East Jackson 39, Oglethorpe County 12; Elbert County 54, JCCHS 8
•Oglethorpe County’s coach:Larry Milligan (second year at Oglethorpe County, 5-10; 13th overall (84-73). Milligan has coached at three different high schools in Northeast Georgia – Madison County, Greene County and Oglethorpe County. While at Greene County, Milligan coached current Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt.
•Oglethorpe County’s key players: John Hensford (Sr. DE-TE), Davis Meyer (Sr., LB-FB), Josh Jarrells (Jr., WR) — source Friday Night Football Georgia
•Oglethorpe County’s X’s and O’s: Wing-T on offense and a 4-4 base on defense
•Coach’s take: “(Oglethorpe coach) Larry (Milligan) has done a good job,” JCCHS coach Billy Kirk said. “He’s got a lot of young kids, kind of like we do.”
Panthers should win this one. Maybe all the QB issues will be worked out and the defense will play up to it's level. I have not liked any coach JCCHS has had since the early 90's, butn the talent alone should win this game.
I agree the coaches have no faith in them and look down on them wheres the spirit. My son plays and he came from a state championship team in Mississippi to this what a shock to him.
10/02/10 at 02:44 AM
First of all your team did not win the state in Mississippi in the last 30 years or so at least since 1984 and your child would not have even been born yet. Your son might be on the team, but obviously he does not play or you would probably not be making negative comments about things out of your realm of expertise. If you are not happy LEAVE!!! We do not want or need you or your son as a part of our program. Please for the sake of the program, go back.
I think the coaches are soon going to realize that they are just flat out going to have to teach (or in some cases RE-teach) these kids how to play basic fundamental football. The rec leagues ARE NOT teaching tackling and basics because they are afraid of getting a child hurt. It stems from the parents wanting their children to play and be a part of a team, but they also want them safe and sound. Wrapped up in bubble wrap and protected the whole time. So by the time the kids get to the high school level they don't how to tackle. You get a lot of kids thinking "If I stick my arm out there that will knock the runner down!" then it's BYE, BYE! Touchdown! and they lose again. I don't think they need to get new coaches, they just need new ways and ideas on how to coach! The coaches they have are smart but they are going to have to admit they are wrong and move on, it's definitely not working the way they are doing now! Other schools hit wide open, they have got to learn to hit back, I've watched games time and time again, they just don't hit. They turn to the side or side step all together! If you don't want to hit get off the field! Football is supposed to be a full contact sport! It's supposed to hurt!