Mid-Season Football Results Show Parity Among JPS Schools

Some local high school football fans may wonder if any Jackson Public School can make the postseason as a whole, but that won’t stop others from throwing out local bragging rights. If that is the case, most of the talk can only be limited to individual games because each school has shown an ability to beat any crosstown rival at any given time.

With each JPS school competing in at least three games versus other JPS opponents, five of the seven schools have recorded a .500 record or better. The only exceptions were Wingfield and Jim Hill.

The Falcons were 1-2 before their JPS finale with Provine while the Tigers are winless at 0-4.

Jim Hill will get one last local shot to get in win column when they face Forest Hill on October 9.

As for the others parity appeared to be the name of the game; especially consider that no team has gone undefeated in addition to having winning records.

Should Forest hill defeat the Tigers, the Patriots can consider themselves JPS Champions at 4-1 but arguments can come from Provine who beat them in the season opener.

Additionally, Lanier would likely want to throw their two cents in based on the fact that they will end JPS play with only one loss. However the Bulldogs only played three games in that category.

Murrah and Callaway each has a shot to speak on local supremacy but that can only go to the winner of their October 29 matchupagainst each other.

Regardless of any remaining outcome, the 2015 season has provided enough evidence that the gap between the dominant teams and those who consistentlybeen at the bottom have drawn closer together.

By Sedrick Durr
Jackson Advocate Sports Writer