Sweet Water, Sunshine want region win

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 13, 2007

Two region teams that went to the playoffs last year meet on Friday as they work towards the same goal. The No. 1 ranked Sweet Water High School team is looking to stay undefeated as they work to win consecutive state championships, while the Sunshine High School group looks to bank a regional win after falling to Linden High School last week.

Tigers&8217; head coach Jonathan Jenkins said his group is headed into the game expecting the top competition they will face this season.

Jenkins group played hard against a Linden squad, but several major issues held the team from a win in their 43-6 loss last week. With the comparisons drawn between the Bulldogs and the Patriot squad, whose coach was the defensive coordinator last year at Sweet Water, Jenkins said if the teams are closely matched his group has a chance at a win.

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Jenkins group is facing a hard battle and they are doing with a player crucial to the offense, quarterback Marcus Lee, injured. Luker said he was told that Lee will likely miss this week&8217;s match up, but he said his group isn&8217;t taking any chances.

Luker said, with or without Lee, the Sunshine offense has dangerous tools for which his group has to adjust. He said his opponent is always stacked with talented athletes, a big front and plays good ball.

He also said they run an offensive scheme that is tough on defenses: