Both West Gadsden and Munroe open their regular football seasons Friday night with road games while East Gadsden will have their regular season home opener.
The Jaguars, who lost 3-0 to Bainbridge last Friday, hope to get some offense going when they host Pensacola Pine Forest, a 6-A school.
East Gadsden played well on defense in their loss at Bainbridge but sputtered on offense, failing to get on the scoreboard.
West Gadsden split a pair of jamboree quarters at Corry Field Friday night as they got some work in before going to FAMU High for their regular season opener this Friday night.
“Though I don’t take a lot out of jamborees, I will say that our defense in the two spring quarters and the two fall quarters have impressed me,” Panther coach Joey Striplin said. “Coach Stan Nealy’s bunch just gave up 10 points in those quarters,” Striplin added, “and defense wins games.”
Corry Dixon, Freddie Andrews, Miguel Davis, and Robert Gordon have looked good for the defense in jamboree play.
Munroe opens at St. Augustine St. Joseph Friday night in what head coach Danny Hood feels “will be one of our toughest opponents.”
The Bobcats showed some defensive spunk of their own in the jamboree as Joey Sloan, Max Baroody, and Walt Kelleher where among Bobcat defenders that made plays.
“We are much more experienced than last year,” Bobcat coach Danny Hood said, “and it showed in the jamboree as I thought we were much improved. I want that to continue in our regular season.”
Bainbridge 3, East Gadsden 0
West Gadsden 21, Aucilla 8
Sneads 7, West Gadsden 0
Munroe 7, Sneads 6
Freeport 21, Munroe 6
Pensacola Pine Forest at
West Gadsden at FAMU High
Munroe at St. Augustine
Seven Rivers Christian at
Vernon at West Gadsden
Rutherford at East Gadsden
Toledo at Florida
FAMU-Mississippi Valley State
(Florida Citrus Bowl)
FSU at Pitt (Monday night)
Florida at Miami
Tennessee State at FAMU