One more on Friday night when they host Houston County, and they will assure themselves of a winning season and be in a great position to claim a spot in the state football playoffs for the first time since 2004.
Jones County spoiled homecoming for a Region 2-AAAAA foe for the second time this season when it outscored Lakeside-Evans 49-35 last Friday in Evans to move to third in the standings with two games remaining in the regular season.
Two weeks earlier the Greyhounds beat Evans 41-6 in its homecoming game.
“Getting beat for homecoming isn’t much fun, so we have to stay focused to be sure it doesn’t happen to us,” coach Dwight Jones said. “We’ve got another one of those Houston County teams coming in. They might not be winning as much as Northside and Warner Robins, but they have a lot of talent, too. We’re going to need to play well to win.”
The Bears are 3-5 overall and 1-4 in the region after snapping a four-game losing streak with a 45-14 victory over Evans on Saturday. Jones County is 0-2 all-time in games that count against Houston County, with the last regular season meeting a 41-14 loss in 1997. But the Greyhounds did beat the Bears in a preseason scrimmage game in 2011.
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