Jackson’s SEOAL Title Hopes On The Line Against Chillicothe< < Back to
The Jackson Ironmen are shooting for a third-consecutive SEOAL title, but in order to have a real shot, they’ll have to win out the rest of their schedule, and that means a date with the Chillicothe Cavaliers in Week 9.
Ironmen Head Coach Andy Hall stressed that the Cavs’ 2-6 record isn’t particularly indicative of the team’s quality, and a quick glance over their schedule, and just about anybody would agree.
Ron Hinton is just a few years into being head coach of the program but might as well start scheduling the SEC, given how tough their slate was this year. They had non-conference games against Hamilton Township, Big Walnut, Thurgood Marshall, and De Sales.
“I think if just about anybody in our conference had played those teams, they would have had a tough time,” Hall said.
Hinton is beginning to install his hard-hitting style in Chillicothe, so despite their record, the Ironmen should beware. The players expressed their view of taking one game at a time, knowing that without a win over the Cavaliers, they won't have a chance of winning the SEOAL outright.
Jackson’s begun to find its rhythm, and they’ve now won three in a row after having lost three in a row midseason. The change has been spurred by Steven Kearns’ move to QB, and the Jackson offense has just been humming. During their losing streak, Jackson averaged 14 points a game. During their winning streak, that number has skyrocketed to 34.
With the week ten matchup with Gallia Academy looming, if these Ironmen want any shot at the playoffs, they can’t let the Cavs play spoiler Friday night.