Other than that loss, the closest game was 22-12, meaning the Jackets won their games by at least ten points or more.
In the final game against Cedartown, they came back to win 34-6, ending their dominating season.
This year’s team, like most recent years, was made up of mostly eighth graders with three seventh graders taking up spots on the line.
With next year’s team still undetermined, predictions remain open and coaches remain positive.
Wallace believes the players going into next year’s high school football program will combine well with the existing, well-distributed team. He believes these young, eager players are ready for a shot at fame.
Wallace also believes this is the best lineup of players he’s had since he began coaching.
According to Wallace, the main weakness in this year’s team was the lack of a passing game. But with their speedsters, the Jackets kept the ball on the ground as much as possible.
They lost 26-24 against Cedartown in the first game for the title but the loss fueled the young jackets to pull out the stops to bring home the win in game two.
“With the week to prepare for the second game we just got ready to win,” said Wallace.
“This was a really fun group to coach. Most of them had good attitudes and with only one loss, you can’t complain about the season.”
Nick Carter is Sports Editor for the Rockmart Journal