SEOAL Title Potentially on the Line for Jackson, Logan

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For the 93rd time, Jackson (5-1, 1-0) and Logan (6-0, 0-0) are set to meet, and once again, a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League title is seemingly on the line.

Last season, an undefeated Jackson team steamrolled Logan 42-7, propelling the Ironmen to the League title. This time around, the narrative is different.

Logan is the team that comes into the game undefeated with an offense which has averaged 38.5 points and 416 total yards of offense per contest. Lane Little has torched defenses through the air for 1,224 yards and 20 touchdowns while Bryce McBride has quickly piled up 1,049 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.

Logan’s offense is prolific, but its defense leaves questions to be asked. The Chieftains recently shutout a subpar Shadyside team, but allowed an average of 27.4 points per game during its first five games. Athens hung 49 points on the Chieftains in week one.

So far, no team has made Logan pay for its suspect defense, but Jackson is the team that could.

The Ironmen are averaging 27.8 points per game and are coming off of a 41-0 victory over Warren. The offense is littered with impact players, such as Hunter Sexton, Johnny Farley, Blake McCoy, and Reagin Conley, all of whom have contributed to Jackson’s offensive success.

Combine those playmakers with a defense which is allowing 13.5 points per contest and Logan may have a more difficult time winning in a lower scoring contest. Four of its six games have yielded a combined 49 points.

Conversely, Jackson’s offense will be put to the test of keeping up with Logan’s offense, so something has to give.

The stakes are high and the stage is set for what could be the last “championship” game for the SEOAL.