Hogback Battle Part II: Jones travels to Luther in the First Round of Playoffs

For the third time in 357 days, Jones and Luther will meet on the gridiron. This time, just like it was just under a year ago will be in the OSSAA 2A Hight School Playoffs.

Storylines:

Luther finished second in District 2A-1 and was rewarded with a home game against their Hogback Rival Jones. After a slow start to the season, Luther has won 7 of their last 8 games.

Recent History

This will mark only the 8th meeting between the two squads since 2004. Jones holds a 6-1 advantage, including last years second round game which Jones won 50-20 and the contest on September 10 that the Longhorns won 50-12. The Lions haven’t had a victory in the series in over 17 years.

First Round Success

Over the last decade, Jones has been almost automatic in the first round of the playoffs. Jones has been 9-1 in the first round over the last ten years, with the only loss coming against Lone Grove in 2014.

Playoff Tickets

You MUST purchase playoff tickets online prior to the game. See the link below. Veterans and 1 guest can enter for free with Military ID.

https://gofan.co/app/events/449291?schoolId=OSSAA

Prediction

Jones will advance to the second round with a 50-16 victory over the Lions. A HUGE matchup with Washington looming next week.

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