New look, same winning blueprint: Jasper reloads to secure another opener over Memorial

New look, same winning blueprint: Jasper reloads to secure another opener over Memorial

Published August 20, 2022
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There wasn’t any ill intent in the topic. The Wildcats went undefeated in the regular season last year but graduated a deep and talented senior class. It was an undisputed fact. Did they have the pieces to reload rather than rebuild?

That’s the thing about Jasper football. It always believes it will contend for championships. The Wildcats didn’t bite when the same conversations happened in the offseason. They went to work. The initial result was a major statement.

“We’ve always felt like if you have a good program then you can sustain things,” said Jasper coach Tony Lewis. “Our kids have an idea of what we expect. It’s one game … but we’ll play a good team the next week, the next week and the next. It’s a good start.”

The offense ran for over 300 yards with Carter Holsworth and Bralen Bair emerging as dynamic threats. Young looked like a senior quarterback with the way he made reads at the line or plays with his feet. The offensive line bullied the Tigers in the second half.