Hot Jack­ets team is Home­com­ing hit

♦ Rock­mart im­proves to 4-0 on sea­son with first re­gion win over Ar­muchee, head to Dade County this Fri­day.

The Standard Journal - - SPORTS - By Lorene Parker loren­[email protected]

Rock­mart is on a big roll this sea­son, and look to keep up their luck as they head on the road this Fri­day to make a two-plus hour trip up to Tren­ton with hopes of gain­ing an­other win.

They’ve got good rea­son to think they will af­ter last Fri­day’s re­gion opener against Ar­muchee that also acted as Home­com­ing 2018, which ended in a 62-13 vic­tory for the Yel­low Jack­ets once the fourth quar­ter got un­der­way with a run­ning clock.

Head Coach Biff Par­son’s goal for his team was to play fast and dominate early in the game, which is ex­actly what Rock­mart did.

The Jack­ets dom­i­nated the first half with Zo­ryan Hen­dricks first scor­ing a

95-yard touch­down run then Juke Boozer forc­ing a fum­ble, be­ing re­cov­ered by Hen­dricks for an 89-yard touch­down.

Although there were sev­eral de­fen­sive penal­ties early in the game, Rock­mart quickly over­came the mis­takes.

The In­di­ans scored two touch­downs af­ter half­time, tak­ing the 48-0 lead away from Rock­mart. To lead the sec­ond half, ZJ What­ley made an 85-yard touch­down on a punt re­turn.

Par­son praised Hen­dricks for his offensive ef­forts and the de­fen­sive team for their work through­out the game.

“When the de­fense leads us in 3 or 4 turnovers, you know it’s go­ing to be a good night,” he said.

This week the Jack­ets have some time to get ready for an­other re­gion op­po­nent that could add up to an­other vic­tory for Rock­mart. When they travel on Fri­day to play Dade County, they play an 0-4 Wolver­ines team that have been com­pletely down on their luck.

Where Rock­mart has outscored op­po­nents 166 to 34 points on the score­board over the past four wins, when Dade County has gone up against other teams they’ve only racked up 38 points com­pared to the 117 com­bined when they played Gor­don Lee, North Sand Moun­tain, Trion, and opened the re­gion at Model.

Dade lost last Fri­day to the 1-3 Blue Devils in a 34-12 road trip.

Ei­ther way, Par­son is look­ing for his team to make im­prove­ments on the small things, like pay­ing at­ten­tion to the de­tails in games and com­plet­ing their block­ing as­sign­ments on of­fense and de­fense.

“We need to have a good week of prac­tice be­fore the long trip to Dade County next week,” Par­son said following last week’s Home­com­ing win.

Once the Jack­ets get back from their trip to Tren­ton, they’ll host Chat­tooga on Sept. 28 and then travel following that on Oct. 5 to Pep­perell.

/ Lorene Parker

Markus Smith was among one of many run­ning backs who took up du­ties in the back­field against Ar­muchee on Fri­day, Sept. 14.

/ Lorene Parker

Ter­rion Webb got a chance to carry the ball against Ar­muchee on Home­com­ing night on Fri­day.

/ Lorene Parker

Head Coach Biff Par­son talks to his play­ers af­ter their 62-13 Home­com­ing win over Ar­muchee on Fri­day.

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