Dwight Jones sees a lot of similarities between his Jones County team from last year and this seasons Houston County team.
Last year, the Greyhounds clawed their way into the playoffs for the first time since 2004. This years Bears team is working to get into the playoffs, which would be its first postseason berth since 2006.
The Bears face a key showdown with the Greyhounds on Thursday night at McConnell-Talbert Stadium.
They have a lot of momentum right now, a lot like we had a lot of momentum last year, Jones said of the Bears. They have momentum and hope, and when you have those things, you expect to win. Youre not just hoping to win. When you expect to win, you are tough to beat.
The Bears do have some momentum, winning their past two games. They lost to Lakeside-Evans earlier this month as they gave up a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Since then, however, Houston County has knocked off Warner Robins and Evans to sit at 5-3 overall and 3-2 in GHSA Region 2-AAAAA.
Jones County, on the other hand, has dropped two straight to fall to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the region. Entering this week, Houston County is fourth in the region standings, while Jones County is tied for fifth.
This is the biggest game for this school in years, Houston County head coach Von Lassiter said. Jones County knows what they have to do to get in the playoffs, and we know what we have to do to get in the playoffs. Its a huge game for both teams.