WSN to take on ‘physical' Jackson

Published 12:24 pm Wednesday, October 15, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – Sports Editor
If fans for the W.S. Neal Eagles thought last week's game against the UMS-Wright Bulldogs was difficult, then things this week might even be harder.
This week, the Eagles, who are 2-5 overall and 0-5 in the class 4A region 1 standings, take on the 5-2 overall and 4-1 in region play Jackson Aggies.
In week six, Jackson defeated UMS 39-14. It was the first loss in class 4A region 1 that UMS had suffered since 2001 winning 45 straight.
After the win over UMS, Jackson dropped their first region game of the season with a 28-26 loss to B.C. Rain. The loss put a three-way tie at the top of the region standings with UMS, Jackson and Thomasville all at 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the region standings.
Jackson comes into their game this week against W.S. Neal having scored 242 points on the season and has given up 146. In the region, Jackson has scored 157 points and given up 76. All this comes under first year Aggie head coach Jeff Kelly.
While Hathcock spoke highly of the Jackson Aggie defense, he said their offense does not lack the firepower to put points on the board.
While the task at hand may seem to be a huge one, the Eagles face their longest road trip of the season this week in just their third road game of the year. Previously, W.S. Neal lost to Andalusia 26-0 in their first road game and lost 55-18 to Hillcrest in the second road trip of the season. After this week, the Eagles only other road trip will be a short one in week 10 when they travel across Murder Creek to face rival T.R. Miller in the Battle of Murder Creek.
Game time for the game between the W.S. Neal Eagles and the Aggies of Jackson is set for 7 p.m. in Jackson at Jackson's Legion Field.

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