No. 6 Jacksonville Ready For Matchup Against No. 2 Piedmont
Week five of the high school football season means a break from region play and that serves up great matchups and rivalries. TV24 Sports dropped by Jacksonville High School as the Golden Eagles put the finishing touches on their gameplan for Piedmont. The No. 7 Eagles (4A) will host No. 2 Piedmont (3A) at Golden Eagle Stadium in the first matchup between the schools since 1997.
Jacksonville has enjoyed a strong start to the season. The Eagles are 5-0 overall and 3-0 in region play. Meanwhile the Eagles offense has exploded for 213 points this season for an average of 42 points per contest. On the flip side, Piedmont is also undefeated (4-0, 3-0 Region) with big wins over then-top ranked Randolph County and then-undefeated Weaver. The Bulldogs are averaging 33 points per game.
A key playmaker to watch out for is Jacksonville's Ron Wiggins. The junior running back has accounted for more than 800 yards and 15 touchdowns in the last three weeks. Wiggins garnered statewide headlines with 409 yards and 5 TDs.
(Hear from Jacksonville head coach Clint Smith and players Ron Wiggins, Jewels Gray & Cole Gaddy in the featured video)
Don't forget the Pigskin Roundup is back this week with another two hour show for you on Friday at 10:30 p.m. on September 28th! Watch LIVE at www.tv24.tv
Pigskin Roundup: Week 5 Features:
*Local Scores *Highlights:
Thursday Sand Rock at Spring Garden
Friday #2 Piedmont at #7 Jacksonville (Game of the Week) Wellborn at Central-Coosa Alexandria at Cleburne County Munford at Lincoln Glencoe at #2 Hokes Bluff Gaston at Pleasant Valley Cherokee County at Weaver American Christian at Anniston
Guests: Jason Howard (Spring Garden HC) & Brian Mintz (Westbrook Christian HC)