Jackson Looks To Right The Ship Against Washington Courthouse

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Coming off two consecutive losses, the Jackson Ironmen (3-2) will look for a reversal of fortune this Friday night against a Washington Courthouse (4-1) team that has averaged a scorching 52.3 points per game in their four victories so far this season.

Quarterback Gio Thomas has been the maestro for this Blue Lions offense. Passing wise, he is 54-89 on the season for 931 yards and 13 touchdowns, and has proved to be a dual threat as well.

On the ground, he has 58 carries for 303 yards, and has added five scores, giving him 18 total touchdowns on the year.

Running back Jameson McCane is coming off his best game of the year as well, putting together an impressive 116 yards last week in their win over St. Charles.

For the Ironmen, they are looking to respond after a hard-hitting showdown with Wheelersburg that saw them fall short, 33-14. After allowing 13 points in the first half, the Ironmen looked fatigued coming out of the locker room, as the Pirates pounced early and never looked back.

Despite what the scoreboard may have indicated, the Pirates fought hard throughout the contest, and will have to once again this week. The Ironmen will encounter a Blue Lions defensive front that allowed less than three yards per carry in their victory last Friday (31 carries for 87 yards). Jackson will have to get back on track defensively Friday and come out with the same aggressive mindset they had in the first half for all 48 minutes this time around.

Offensively, the Ironmen will look for another gritty performance from quarterback Jared Icenhower. Despite being repeatedly knocked around by an intimidating Wheelersburg front last week, Icenhower kept his composure and threw for 105 yards and a score. Bryce Parks will also look to regain his momentum on the ground, as Wheelersburg held him to just 49 yards.

You can catch this showdown, along with many other matchups across the Southeast Ohio area, on Gridiron Glory. The show airs Fridays at 11:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.