On paper, East Marion has a golden opportunity to pick up its second win of the season and first district win this week against Amite County.
However, games aren’t played on paper. Eagles head coach Brad Hughes said Amite County is pretty good, athletic and fast.
“Looking at them on film, it’s hard to say. Their quarterback reminds me a lot of (East Marion quarterback) Amere (Woodham). He’s very shifty and fast. They have a big back they like to feed up in there. They don’t throw the ball real well and prefer to run it most of the time,” Hughes said. “I think if we play solid and eliminate the turnovers, we’ve got a good chance.”
The second-year coach said the Trojans defense lines up in either a 3-4 or a 4-4 front.
The Trojans’ 2-2 record is a bit deceiving because their two wins came against Leake County and Franklin County, who are a combined 0-10 this season. One of Amite County’s losses was to Jefferson County, who East Marion beat 45-28.
The game was moved up from Friday to Thursday because of a lack of officials. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.