GoW: Through The Air
Jackson Prep and MRA possess two of the most well balanced offenses in the state. They each have multiple playmakers that can get the job done on the ground. They also have solid talent at the quarterback position. If the run game somehow was to be shut down, both teams can hurt defenses through the air.
For Jackson Prep it is junior Chance Lovertich.
Lovertich has been the guy for the Patriots for a while now. He led the team to an undefeated season and state title in 2015 while throwing for 1,233 yards with 15 scores. He also added another seven scores on the ground. His ability to distribute the football to the many playmakers around him is rivaled by no one.
Although the offense primarily revolves around the sophomore super star Jerrion Ealy, Lovertich is plenty capable enough to but the team on his back and take them to the end zone.
For MRA it will be sophomore Hunter Hulsey.
Hulsey was thrown into the fire last season in week 2 after starter Hayden Davis went down with a knee injury. The young gun responded with a great season passing the football and helping get the Patriots back to the state title game.
This season, Hulsey had his number called again when Davis went down this summer. Hulsey has looked more polished in the pocket and the game has definitely slowed down for him. He has thrown 12 touchdowns to just one interception so far this season. He can cause a lot of problems for a defensive secondary that will likely be concerned with running back Jake Reeves.
However this thing shakes out, one thing is certain. Both team have the weapons on offense to put points on the scoreboard. The game could very well come down to which team protects the football.
**MRA photo by Lou Ann Woidtke.
**Prep photo by Melinda Courtney.