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Jackets hope for upset on homecoming
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SEB FOR 10.27

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Southeast Bulloch welcomes region-undefeated Jefferson County tonight into Fred Shaver Field for homecoming. On paper, the game is a total mismatch. But don't be to quick to write off the Yellow Jackets.
    "I've coached some one-win teams before," said SEB head coach Mike Ward. "But these kids are still upbeat, and it's almost surreal the attitude they have at this point."
    The ingredients for an upset tonight are all on the table. Jefferson is coming off a 20-13 win over Swainsboro, a team most experts thought were unbeatable in region play. The Warriors run an offense similar to Laney, SEB's opponent last week, giving the Jackets virtually two weeks to prepare for JCHS. And finally — the weather. Tonight's forecast calls for plenty of rain, which SEB hopes will give them a decided advantage.
    The Warriors spread the ball around the field by way of the pass through a no-huddle offense, while the Jackets will counter with their power running game, hoping to slow the game down and keep the JCHS offense off the field.
    "I had the opportunity to watch them play against Josey," said Ward. "I was real impressed with their athleticism. They have a good quarterback and a good core of receivers.”
    Jefferson has won four in a row after a 1-2 start and are in first place at 4-0 in region 3-AA. They're outscoring their opponents 119-66 over that span and are averaging 29 points in those four wins. The Jackets have lost five straight and sit at the bottom of the region pile.
    "We're relishing the spoiler role," said Ward. "We've had a few distractions this week (with homecoming), a powder puff game and a parade, but after that it's all Jefferson County.
    Southeast linebacker Kyle Greathouse suffered an ankle injury but should be ready to play tonight for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.