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The ECHO Yearbook (Spring 1986)


Joe Biddy

Jackets Have Exciting Season

From The ECHO (Spring 1986):

"The Varsity Yellow Jackets had a very exciting season during the 1985-86 school year.

The Jackets started by defeating their archrival Lassiter by 35 to 18.  This ignited Sprayberry with football fever.

Next came a win over Walton and a tie with Central Gwinnett.  This was followed by a win over Paulding County.

Their first loss was to Douglas County, but Sprayberry came back with a win over Wheeler.

McEachern defeated the Jackets by only one point, but the Jackets fired themselves up to win Sprayberry's Homecoming game [over Peeblebrook] for the first time in over ten years.

Playoff hopes were crushed when the Jackets suffered a loss to Campbell, but a 40 to 13 victory over Etowah helped ease the pain. 

All in all, the Jackets experienced an exciting up and down season."

1985 Football Season