The Jefferson football program had not dropped a season opener since 2015, but that streak came to end last week in a 6-3 loss at Fredericktown.
The Blue Jays return home this week to take on Cuba, and the Wildcats had a much rougher opener in a 50-0 loss at Owensville.
With new faces in new places on the Jefferson roster this season, a slow start might not have been all that unexpected against a Fredericktown team that seems to be on the rise. But, for a program that hasn’t had a losing record in a season since 2014, a bounce-back game against Cuba seems to be in order.
While the offense sputtered against the Blackcats in week one with just 110 total yards, the defense was a bright spot holding the opponent to just 144 yards.
Gavin Theodoro, who rushed for just 44 yards at Fredericktown, figures to produce bigger numbers against Cuba, which gave up 294 yards on the ground and nearly 12 yards per attempt against Owensville.
The Blue Jays defense will look to continue its dominant play against a Wildcat offense that threw three interceptions and was sacked eight times last week.
Jefferson will look to even its record at 1-1 with a 7pm kickoff Friday night at home against Cuba.
Good luck Blue Jays!