Battle vs Jefferson City Week 8 Preview


Colten Stone, Managing Editor

With only two weeks left of the regular season, we have reached week eight of the regular season, and also the biggest rivalry game comes as the 4-3 Spartans takes on the 3-4 Jefferson City Jays.

The Spartans are coming off of their third loss this season to the hand of the 6-1 Rockhurst Hawklets 0-28, just the second time the Spartans have ever been shutout in school history. The offense will face a very fast physical defense from the Jays, even with not scoring in the last game, the Spartans still average a great 39.7 PPG.

The Jays are coming in with a 3-4 record and will look to end its three game losing skid as the latest loss came to the DeSmet Spartans 7-42. The Jays offense averages around 21 PPG on the year and will hope to score more than that as they have on the Spartans in all of the last 4 meetings. Their defense gives up an average of 31 PPG this season and so the Jays will have a chance Friday night to not allow that much.

The Jays and Spartans have a rivalry history since the second year of the Spartan Program, The Jays have gotten three outta four from the Spartans with the scores of 38-20, 44-14, and 31-14, but the Spartans won’t have to worry about getting their first win over the Jays as they defeated the Jays in 2016 40-33.

Come out Friday night at seven to see the Spartans and Jays for Senior Night and for Pink Out.