Game Of The Week: Jefferson vs Southside

Our Game of the Week takes us back to Jefferson for a non-region showdown against out-of-state opponent Southside (South Carolina).

JEFFERSON

The Dragons have been exactly what everyone expected so far. Lethal. Jefferson has averaged 345.5 rushing yards per game, and 7.5 yards per tote so far. The defense has allowed just 20 points in 2 games.

SOUTHSIDE

Southside rolls into Jefferson with an 0-2 record. The Tigers face an uphill battle in trying to knock off the Dragons. The team has a combined 9 points in 2 games…struggling to create offense won’t get any easier here.

BY THE NUMBERS (2021)

JEFFERSON

  • 2-0 (0-0)
  • Region Standings: T1st
  • 32.00 OFFENSE AVG
  • 10.00 DEFENSE AVG
  • #1 State Ranking

SOUTHSIDE

  • 0-2 (0-0)
  • Region Standings: T1st
  • 4.5 OFFENSE AVG
  • 27.5 DEFENSE AVG
  • N/A State Ranking

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Be looking for highlights post-game late tonight as well as a story recapping Week 3. Highlights are shared on Channel 5 (Fox) on the 11 PM “High 5 Sports” show throughout the regular season. You can also follow us on Twitter (@BlitzSportsGa) for live score updates (5G pending).

OUR PREDICTION

There’s really not much drama to be had in this game. It should be well in hand early on for the Dragons. OUR PICK: Jefferson

DO WE BRING LUCK?

For the Dragons, we’ve covered 13 games, in which Jefferson has won 11 of them.

DETAILS OF THE MATCHUP

TIME: 7:30 PM Kickoff
PLACE: Jefferson HS / Jefferson, GA / Memorial Stadium
LAST MEETING: N/A (2019 game was canceled)
ALL-TIME RECORD: N/A
RECORDS: #1 Jefferson Dragons (2-0; 0-0 in 8-AAAA); Southside Tigers (0-2; 0-0 in 2-AAA)

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING

There’s no history to be had here so far, as this duo has never faced off in football. Regardless of what happens, history will be made in this matchup.

TEAM LEADERS (2021)

JEFFERSON

PASSING
Malaki Starks (0 yds, 0 TD; 0% completion)

RUSHING
Sammy Brown (277 yds, 3 TD, 18.5 YPC)
Malaki Starks (128 yds, 2 TD, 8.5 YPC)
Max Aldridge (75 yds, 0 TD, 5.4 YPC)
Nathan Gaddy (41 yds, 0 TD, 10.3 YPC)
Kadin Bailey (39 yds, 2 TD, 7.8 YPC)
Zay Minish (15 yds, 1 TD, 15.0 YPC)

RECEIVING
N/A

DEFENSIVE LEADERS
Austin Redmon (20 TKL, 2 TFL)
Kadin Bailey (12 TKL)
Sammy Brown (10 TKL, 1 TFL)
Spencer Neese (7 TKL, 1 INT)
Kelan Butler (6 TKL, 2 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 FumRec)

SOUTHSIDE (No Stats Published)

PASSING
N/A

RUSHING
N/A

RECEIVING
N/A

DEFENSIVE LEADERS
N/A

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