West Jones quarter- back Alan Follis (2) collides with a Quitman defender during the Mustangs’ win on Fri- day night. (Photo by Guru Nichols)

West Jones quarterback Alan Follis (2) collides with a Quitman defender during the Mustangs’ win on Friday night.(Photo by Guru Nichols)

On paper, the Bay Springs Bull- dogs are classified as a 2A while West Jones is classified as 5A.

But in this case, size might not matter.

The Mustangs will travel up Highway 15 to face a Bulldogs’ team that is undefeated this year and has beaten all of its opponents by at least four touchdowns.

Powered by a ferocious running game, the Bulldogs are coming off a 40-14 thumping of Morton. Jamarius Hosey is averaging 130 yards rushing per game and had scored seven touchdowns. Ansom Windham has rushed for 282 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Adrian Cole has tossed three TD passes.

The Bulldogs, though, have not faced a defense the likes of what West Jones will bring to the table.

The Mustangs allowed 10 points in the season-opening loss to Wayne County — but held the War Eagles to fewer than 100 yards of total offense — then shut out Northeast Jones and walloped Quitman 36-7 a week ago.

The defensive statistics are astounding:

• Average passing yards allowed: 32.6

• Average rushing yards allowed per carry: 1

• Opponents have run the ball 105 times for 110 yards

Alabama commit Byron Young leads West Jones with 19 tackles and 7 1/2 tackles for loss. Lond- arrius McRunnels, a junior, has 17 tackles and two tackles for loss. The Mustangs as a team have 24 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

Bay Springs is scheduled to play Northeast Jones next week, while West Jones will head into a bye week before starting Region 3-5A play.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.