Jags prepare for arch rival

by Mac Paquette | sports editor

The Johnson Jags look to take revenge over their arch-rival, the Reagan Rattlers this Saturday at 7 at Comalander stadium.  This will be the Jags second district game, as they are coming off a 16-10 victory over the Lee Volunteers last Friday.  The Jags will look to continue their momentum by knocking off Reagan, but as years past have shown, it will not be an easy task.

“Last year’s game was certainly disappointing, it was the biggest matchup in the city that weekend, and we got off to a slow start, and it just continued for the rest of the game,” senior Alec Huntley said.

The Jags are still battling injuries, which has taken a toll on the whole team physically and mentally.  However, coaches have been preparing and are confident that their players will be ready to step up if need be.

“Injuries are just part of sports, we seem to be having a little more issues than usual, but it is something that can be dealt with, we just have to keep the right mentality,” senior Devin Baker said.

Reagan is coming into the game with a 4-1 record, with their lone loss to O’Connor. Johnson never had a chance to finish their game against O’Connor after the game was called on account of the weather. The game certainly can’t be played on paper, but it appears like it will be a fierce matchup.

“Both Johnson and Reagan lost a lot coming into this year, it will be a tough game as always, we’re hoping we can get a better start than last year,” Huntley said.

Despite both teams losing star players, the game will not be lacking any passion or intensity from either side.

“We’re always ready to play Reagan, there doesn’t need to be much motivation for any of the players, we know we have to play better because last year didn’t reflect how hard we had worked,” junior Abraham Garcia said.

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