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.