NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (WYTV) – Last season went down in the history books for Jackson-Milton football as they won seven games and had their first postseason trip in school history.
A loaded senior class is gone, but the cupboard is anything but empty for a Blue Jays team that is reloading for the 2016 campaign.
Head coach Mark Assion is back for a 10th season and he’s really turned this program around the past couple years.
The offense has turned into a juggernaut in the ITCL, where they averaged 30 points-per-game last season.
They’ll need new faces to step up, but do have three of the four starting wide receivers from last year returning. Of those three is Senior Noah Laster, who hauled in four touchdowns last season.
The defense also hopes to build on recent success. The line is inexperienced but should be a strength for Jackson-Milton.
The Blue Jays will compete in the ITCL Blue-Tier where they went 3-2 in the division last year. It was just their 3rd winning season in league play in school history.
A tough stretch in the middle of the season with four straight away games. A showdown with Western Reserve comes in Week 8, followed by home games against Lowellville and Mineral Ridge to end the season.