The 2016 edition of the Junior Jackets kick off their season Thursday in Dayton. The opponent will be Dayton City Middle School. The Junior Jackets are coached by head coach Derryl Graham along with assistants Nick Meeks, Tyler Land, Chuck Shrum, Artie Roberts, and Brandon Brown.
Graham said, “I want to thank the booster club and parents that have pitched in to get everything ready for the season.” He went on to say, “I want to thank all of them for their hard work helping to improve the dressing room.”
The Junior Jackets entertained Flintville in a scrimmage last Saturday morning. Following the scrimmage, they competed in a 7 on 7 and linemen competition. Coach Graham commented, “We saw a lot of good things, but at the same time we saw several things to work on and improve upon.”
Concerning their opener for tonight, Coach Graham offered, “The competition level will step up a notch. We have 10 players returning from last year’s team, but only four of those saw extensive action.”