•Who: North Oconee (5-0, 2-0) at Jackson County (2-3, 0-2)
•When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
•Where: Panther Stadium, Jackson County
•What else: Jackson County will be without three starters on defense due to ejections from last week's game with Oglethorpe County ... North Oconee is averaging nearly 40 points a game on offense, while surrendering less than 10 defensively.
•Last week: North Oconee 35, Jefferson 22; Jackson County 7, Oglethorpe County 0
•North Oconee’s coach: Terry Tuley (fifth year at North Oconee, 38-11; 18th year overall, 90-88). Tuley has been a head coach on-and-off in Georgia since 1973, starting at Pebblebrook (1973-1977). He returned as a head coach at Glynn Academy (1996-2003) before taking over at North Oconee.
•North Oconee’s key players:Lane Thompson (Sr., RB-DB), Russ Williams (Sr., OL), Dillan Prather (Sr. OL), Kevin Lowring (Sr., QB), Trent Maddox (Sr., DE) – source: Friday Night Football Georgia
•North Oconee’s X’s and O’s: Run a multiple-I offensively with some spread, often featuring double and triple receiver sets and empty back field sets … Defensively, the Titans run a variation of a 4-3
•Coach’s take: Though North Oconee can throw the ball well, the Titans' running game is what sets the tone, according to JCCHS coach Billy Kirk. “They want to run it and make it hurt,” Kirk said.
Got to get some control of that team! Lose 3 starters due to ejections! Almost make's ya feel bad for the players taking their places, there's got to be something wrong with the way these kids are being coached! New ways, new ideas? Anybody? The current way isn't working! North Oconee isn't going to let up, so unless they want to see 70 to 0, the Panthers need to consider some new tactics!