As Jasper coach Kyle Kendall and senior Angel Hernandez exited the Gwaltney Sports Complex Saturday afternoon in Washington, the what-ifs of the Class 2A regional championship could be only that. The reality? What a battle it was.
The Jeeps, from the start of the season, were on a journey to make history, and after achieving just that, everything else was just gravy. Still, it doesn’t make it any easier when the adventure finally stops.
Welcome to Week 9 of Jasper football, where second-string cornerbacks make game-changing plays, refrigerator-sized tight ends come up with catches of the year, and yelling is still the best way to motivate teenagers.