The break’s over for Jones County following an off week. Now, it’s straight back into the teeth of the region schedule and the chase for a third region title in a row.
The Greyhounds will finish out the season with their final three games at home, starting Oct. 22 with Eagles Landing followed by Woodland and Dutchtown. Before that, however, it’s a pair a of road games the next two Fridays prior to another open date the week of Oct. 17.
JCHS, tied for first place in the region with Dutchtown with a 2-0 region mark, goes to Locust Grove on Friday and Ola on Oct. 8.
On paper, Locust Grove should pose a lesser challenge as the Wildcats are winless, having scored more than one touchdown in a game this season just once. Ola, meanwhile, is 2-3, having a 1-1 region mark with a 29-16 win against Woodland and 38-6 loss to Dutchtown. The previous two contests between the Greyhounds and Mustangs have gone down to wire, Jones County winning 23-14 two years ago and 35-28 last year in Gray.
Through five games, John Alan Richter has passed for 1,292 yards and 13 touchdowns and has been intercepted just four times. Despite missing one game, Javious Bond has rushed for a team-high 338 yards and five touchdowns, rushing for more than 100 yards in a game twice so far this year. With five touchdowns and 465 yards, Zion Ragins leads the team in receiving. He is one of six Greyhounds with a touchdown catch so far this season, a testament to Richter’s ability to spread out opposing defenses through the air.
Kaleb Wiggins leads the team defensively in tackles for a loss with five, one ahead of Chandler Harris with Reion Blunt being the current team leader in sacks with three.