By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Johnson Countys homecoming win over Claiborne County was short-lived. Thats because Friday nights game at West Greene is now their biggest game of the season.
The Longhorns (1-2, 2-4) are again facing a must win situation. A victory on Friday would definitely shake up the race for second place.
This is a trap game for Johnson County because the Buffaloes are currently struggling to find their offense. They were soundly beaten by Northview Academy 32-3 on Friday and are currently tied with Claiborne County for last place.
They stand at 2-4 overall despite being winless in the conference. But dont expect the Longhorns to be looking past this one.
They have a lot of kids out and they remind us some of Claiborne County, said Kerley. They both play a lot of their kids on both sides of the football. They play hard and they are very well coached. Theyve switched quarterbacks a couple of times and one is their best athlete. Weve got to be ready regardless of who we play. There is still a lot at stake for us.
The Buffaloes gave up 383 yards rushing in their loss to Northview.
They also lost starting quarterback Dylan Kirk, tailback Michael Burnham and fullback Devin Davis during that contest. Their status for Fridays contest is uncertain.
Julian Lane had 95 yards of total offense for the Buffs in their loss. He also provided them a 40-yard kickoff return and threw a 41-yard pass to Josh Wallace but they couldnt punch it in from the three because of a costly fumble.
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