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who will be back this week.”

One of those play­ers back is Dandy Dozen fourstar de­fen­sive end De­un­tra Hy­man, an Ole Miss com­mit­ment. Hy­man has been deal­ing with a leg in­jury for sev­eral months but fi­nally seems to be ready to go.

It makes for a tough matchup against SHS’ of­fen­sive line, but of­fen­sive tackle Kameron Jones isn’t con­cerned. Jones is us­ing last year’s 20-10 loss at Merid­ian as mo­ti­va­tion.

“I’m ex­pect­ing them to come off ag­gres­sive, but cleared and I’m sure it’s noth­ing that we can’t han­dle,” Kameron Jones said. “They have big guys that are ag­gres­sive, but you can’t be too scared go­ing into it. We played them be­fore and got beat. We’ve got to go back in it an­gry.”

The de­fense gets the big­gest boost this week and should be some­thing that

al­lows the offense to re­lax a lit­tle more than in re­cent weeks. It’s an offense that has al­ready had some suc­cess with Te­var­rius Adams at quar­ter­back. In three games, the ju­nior has thrown for 674 yards and five touch­downs and leads the team with his 160 yards rush­ing. He’s shown some

is­sues in his con­trol with seven in­ter­cep­tions and coach Jones and the de­fense will pre­pare to make him un­com­fort­able.

Ro­drigues Mosley and Jaqar­ius Dean will at­tempt to help him out in the back­field and both have nearly 150 yards on the ground this sea­son.

“Of­fen­sively, they’ve got a quar­ter­back that can make plays and that’s al­ways a plus to have guys that can make plays when there’s not a play to be made,” coach Jones said. “We’ve got to make sure we play as­sign­ment foot­ball. They make plays by ex­tend­ing it. We’ll be pre­pared come Fri­day.”

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