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SEB hosting Johnson

    Since opening sub-region play three weeks ago, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets have been dominant in scoring 83 points in two games while surrendering only 14 in two games.
    The Yellow Jackets (3-3, 2-0) will look to continue that dominance tonight as they host Johnson High School (1-5, 1-1) at Fred Shaver Field.
    The Atomsmashers snapped their five-game losing streak last week against Islands but have struggled all year offensively. They’ve scored 46 points in six games, with 22 of those coming last week against Islands.
    Despite the offensive issues, Collins said Johnson has three to four explosive runners who can create problems. It will be critical for SEB to keep the Atomsmashers’ ball carriers in front and inside and to tackle well.
    Defensively, Johnson hasn’t had much success so far either, allowing almost 37 points per game. However, they have performed better recently, giving up 31 points in their last two games combined.
    Yellow Jackets Head Coach Pat Collins said he expects Johnson to stack the line of scrimmage and blitz with anywhere from two to four of their linebackers.
    The recipe for success for SEB remains the same as it has all year. The Yellow Jackets have to control the line of scrimmage and establish their running game. Last Friday saw SEB attack the edge of the defense with running back Michael Davis and quarterback Jaylon Wells combining for 210 yards on the ground with most of that coming outside of the tackles.
    That duo, along with fullback Chase Walker, have provided the bulk of the Yellow Jacket rushing attack this season that has averaged 258 yards on the ground.
    “We’ve got to take what the defense is going to give us,” Collins said. “If they load up to stop us inside, then we’ll go outside. If they try to stop us outside, we have to go inside.”
    Defensively, the Yellow Jackets are coming off one of their best games of the season in which they forced four interceptions and only allowed a late touchdown well after the outcome of the game was decided.
    Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.