Following last week’s scrimmage with Monticello, East Jackson head coach Gary Hughes feels that his squad still has much to do in the realm of preparation.
While no official score was kept, Hughes noted that Monticello scored several times while the Eagles never found their way into the end zone.
With the season opener quickly approaching, the Eagles will need to buckle down in practice over the next two weeks if they hope to be a contender.
“We need to work on everything,” said Hughes. “We just have to work on every phase of the game. There is nothing that I felt that we did well enough to say ‘hey, we have this figured out.’ We are just going back and doing the same things again and again in terms of preparation.”
Hughes said the Eagles showed strength in certain areas, but needed to improve on the whole.
“We had good plays here and there, but on the whole, I don’t think we did a consistently good job. That’s something that we have to do better.”
East Jackson will open its regular season at home against Banks County on Friday, Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m.