July 12, 2020

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Jonesboro Hodge Is Looking Forward to Big Things in 2020

Jonesboro Hodge is located about 20 miles south of Ruston and is surrounded by paper mills and rich farmland. The Tigers have been known for their football greats in the past and have a few guys this season that may step up to the challenge.

The Tigers are coming off a 3-8 season, but are looking to rebound this year. Coach Blankenship told me that his guys have been getting back into football shape these past two weeks since reopening practices. He said that on Mondays he has his linemen doing Yoga with a Yoga instructor. The rest of his guys are working on getting faster and getting better at their techniques. Coach Blankenship also hired in this past off-season Charles Scott to be his offensive coordinator. Charles Scott, as you may recall, was a 2008 All-SEC Running Back and 2007 National Champion while at LSU.

Keep an eye on these Tigers this season as they may become the next wave of Tiger greats. SO RB LaJavion Nichols with his elite speed, cut ability, and power. JR RB Brantrel Thompson has great speed and explosion. JR QB Tydre Malone is dual threat and can burn you with his speed or his arm. SR WR Cornelius Boston may not have the elite size, but he makes up for it with his speed and hands. SR MLB Connor Webb has the size and strength to make punishing blows. The hard working SR OL Chase Bryant. SR WR Davion McGuire and JR WR Justin Calahan both look to make a huge impact on this season.

The Tigers are loaded with talent from their Junior and Sophomore classes so look for a huge improvement this season and next as his younger guys get more experience.

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