A-J hits the road to face Carterville

Records don’t mean a whole lot in football with some teams.

That would be the case with Carterville, which is Anna-Jonesboro’s next opponent.

A-J head coach Brett Detering said that Carterville “is a good football team. Don’t let a 1-3 record fool you. It will be a battle again.”

The Wildcats will travel to Carterville Friday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna.

The Lions are 1-3 following a 34-20 loss to Du Quoin last Friday. The Wildcats enter the game with a 4-0 record. 

Despite the loss, the Lions had 308 yards of total offense.

Senior quarterback Harley Vaughn, 5-9, 167 pounds, was 12 of 22 passing for 151 yards with an interception.

His favorite targets are  senior Luke Ford, 6-6, 225 pounds, who had 4 receptions for 40 yards and scored on a 21-yard pass; and senior Darien Miller, 6-3, 190 pounds, who added 6 receptions for 40 yards.

The Lions rushed for 157 yards. Senior Brock Tuttle, 5-11, 198 pounds, led the way with 103 yards on 3 carries.

Senior Max Gray, 6-0, 200 pounds, added 36 yards on 19 carries.

The offensive line is built around senior Alex Hale, 6-3, 240 pounds.

The top defensive player was senior Christen Albert, 6-2, 215 pounds, who led the loss with 10 tackles.

Senior Bryan Gaddis, 5-11, 195 pounds, had 5 tackles and senior Cole Landon, 6-2, 195 pounds, added 4 tackles.

The Lions were hindered by turnovers with three lost fumbles and an interception. 

“Carterville is always a tough matchup and always a challenge to play, we will have to rise to the challenge,” said Detering, who noted there will be added pressure on the Wildcats because it will be the Lions’ homecoming game.

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