Jonesboro got their retribution in 2018 by punching their ticket to the postseason for their first time in Region 3-AAAAA competition. The Cardinals have momentum following the loss in the tournament but it’s something to build off in 2018.
”The kids are pretty excited, it’s an exciting time,” Jonesboro head coach Tim Floyd said. “We’re hoping to build off the momentum that we did get. Even though it was a loss in the playoffs, we played well, and the kids got a good vibe coming off that.”
Keeping the level-headed approach to the season will be important for the Cardinals this season. Floyd believes that his program knows that last season is in the past and they’ll have to remain focused for 2019.
”Although we are trying to build off of it, there’s a lot of work to be done,” Floyd said. “There’s always work to be done to improve every day.”
Many of the Cardinals’ starters have returned also. Highlighted by Tremir Alexis at quarterback and top target Rasheed Singleton in the wide receiver position. The offensive line also has Jeff Mays back for his senior campaign who will open holes for Isaiah Rice and Nazim Whitaker this year.
Many of the starters on offense also have experience on defense and particularly the secondary. The strength of the defense lies on the shoulders of Walter Forte, just like last season in the secondary.
Head Coach: Tim Floyd (seventh season)
2018 Record: 5-6
Last Playoff Appearance: 2018
Aug. 23 Mount Zion
Aug. 30 at Buford
Sept. 6 Woodland
Sept. 13 Ware County
Sept. 27 Starr’s Mill
Oct. 4 at Whitewater
Oct. 11 Griffin
Oct. 18 Riverdale
Oct. 25 at Fayette County
Nov. 1 McIntosh
Key Losses: RB Kendarius Hillman, OL Zach Hayes, DL Jalen Pugh, LB Reginald Potts
Key Returners: OL Jeff Mays, QB Tremir Alexis, DB Walter Forte, WR/DB Rasheed Singleton, DB Walter Forte, OL Eugene Orr, LB William Tims, RB Isaiah Rice