By Canaan Freeman | sports writer
The Jags will play arguably the biggest game of their season this week, not only because it’s a district game but, over the years, has become a rivalry. Last year the Jags fell short to the Rattlers and look to bounce back strong to get the win this year. The Jags remaining schedule is Reagan, Lee, and Madison and in order to claim a spot in the playoffs, they must win 2 out of the last 3 games.
“We know that there will be more fans than usual and the pressure is on us, we just have to go out and execute properly,” junior Devlin Gilligan said.
The Jags lost many key senior players but have replaced them with new role players. This game always brings a lot of hype as well as nerves for both the players and the fans. Both schools look for bragging rights off of their teams win, it is almost like a must win game every year. The Johnson-Reagan rivalry is becoming one of the biggest rivalries in San Antonio and never fails to provide a very close intense game. Both teams want the win to boost their district record and beat their rival school.
“It’s always fun to go and watch the games because we know how big of a game it is and gain bragging rights over my friends at Reagan,” junior Blake Pundt said.
Currently the Jags are sitting with a 3-4 record and 1-2 in district play, coming off their best season in Johnson history last year the bar was set very high. Although the Rattlers got the best of the Jags last year, no matter how strong the teams are, the game is always close. Last week the Jags fell short to Roosevelt and they want to come back strong and get the win against Reagan.
“We need to get the win this week not only because its Reagan but because we need it to get to the playoffs,” Gilligan said