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South Jones’ Travis Conner picks up yards on a punt return during a game against West Harrison on Aug. 31. (Photo by Mark Thornton)

South Jones, winner of two straight, to face winless Bay

South Jones coach Roger Satcher has led the Braves to two straight victories, but he is hesitant to get ahead of himself.

“Let’s get three in a row and then we will start talking about momentum,” he said Friday night after a hard-fought 28-21 victory over Northeast Jones.

The Braves (2-2) will play a fifth straight game on Friday night when they travel to Bay High — their third game against a team from the Gulf Coast — for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

While West Jones and Laurel have the week off, the Braves have elected over the last several years to play 12 regular-season games.

State redistricting occurs every two years, with the next round set for 2019, and schedules are made in two-year increments. The Braves will re-schedule their non-conference games next year and could elect to have a bye week before Region 3-5A play begins.

The Braves will face a winless Bay High team that is coming off a 20-7 loss to Lawrence County. The Tigers opened the season with a 22-21 loss to West Harrison, a team the Braves defeated 24-6 on Aug. 31.

The Tigers are a run-heavy offense, attempting nine passes per game for less than 50 yards per game.

The ground game is by committee with nine players having played in at least three games. Sophomore Sema’j Robertson has scored three touchdowns for the Tigers.

South Jones, meanwhile, used a fourth-quarter touchdown and two straight defensive stands to take down Northeast Jones.

John Mitchell ran for 101 yards on 17 carries to lead South Jones last week. He scored a touchdown, as did Vekelion Campbell, Chad Moses and Tegarrius Roberts.

South Jones will enter region play on Sept. 21 as they host Laurel for homecoming.

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