(Festus) New Madrid County Central Travels to Festus tonight to battle the Jefferson Blue Jays for a district title. Both teams are riding winning streaks and ending those streaks means ending their season. However both head coaches say they aren’t focusing on the winning streaks they are focused on getting better every day.
Jefferson sits at 7-2 on the year. The Blue Jays are averaging 40 points per game in their last five games while only giving up 8 points per game on defense. Head coach Alex Rouggly says his defense is going to be crucial if his guys want to come out on top.
Eagles (7-4) head coach Tyler Fullhart expressed something similar. He believes that, with both offenses being so potent, defensive stops will be a major part of winning a district title.
Both of these teams lost to Valle Catholic this year, and similarly neither team has lost since. During their four game winning streak New Madrid County Central has averaged 52 points per game while giving up 23. Rouggly knows the Eagles have an explosive offense and he wants to make sure they slow down the pace and avoid a shoot out.
Fullhart knows the magnitude of the game for his program and he just wants his guys to take the field, play hard and compete.
It’s the Class 2 District 1 Championship between the Jefferson Blue Jays and the New Madrid County Central Eagles. Kickoff coming up at 7 on AM 1400 KJFF.
Full interview with Alex Rouggly.
Full interview with Tyler Fullhart.