Boys Varsity Football - MS · JSMS lose to Cumberland County 0-28 in the 1st Round of the Playoffs

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The Yellow Jackets were downed in Crossville last Tuesday night by the high-flying Jets of Cumberland County 0-28. It was apparent on the 1st offensive possession for the Yellow Jackets, that the interior strength of the Jets was going to dictate the flow of the game. After 3 straight losses of yardage, the Jackets punted the ball to the Jets. Within a matter of plays, Cumberland County scored their first touchdown & added the PAT to lead 0-7. After a turnover on downs, the Jets once again scored in just a few plays due to broken assignments. The PAT was good and CC led 0-14. Once the 1st quarter ended, the Jackets seemed to settle down and gain some momentum. They began to move the ball well and even down into Jet territory. However–penalties stalled two impressive Yellow Jacket drives. As a result though, JSMS began to believe they could compete with the Jets on Defense too. The Jackets were able to shut down the Jets offense for the rest of the half–until a 4th down penalty gave the Jets another opportunity to score right before halftime. The Jackets were misaligned on the next play and the Jets took advantage of it with a QB Sweep outside for their 3rd touchdown of the half. The PAT was good and JSMS limped into halftime down 0-21. Cumberland County began the 2nd half just as they did the 1st. Jacket defenders missed tackles or assignments at the line of scrimmage on 3 straight plays–which resulted in Cumberland’s 4th touchdown of the evening. The PAT was good and the Jets led 0-28. After that, JSMS moved the ball well. However–foolish penalties kept stalling Yellow Jacket drives. The junior Jackets played outstanding defense the rest of the game, but just couldn’t get out of their own way with penalties and turnovers on offense. Cumberland County stepped away with a 0-28 victory over the visiting Yellow Jackets. JSMS faces DeKalb County on Saturday for Round 2 of the Playoffs.