Yellow Jacket fans will get a sneak peek of the 2014 football season tonight, May 22, when the Jackets take the home field for the first time at 6 p.m. against Freeport.
A team that returns 10 offensive starters from a District Championship team in 2013, looks to make a strong playoff push during the upcoming season. This year's squad features Austin Brown, a senior receiver and defensive back who currently has over a dozen Division 1 scholarship offers from teams such as the University of Wisconsin, University of South Florida, and Southern Mississippi University.
With Tristan Porter returning at quarterback, the entire offensive line and backfield in place, and 8 starters from last year's terrific defense back intact, this hopes to be a great season for the Jackets.
"These Jackets have spent every day since January preparing themselves, through the off season workouts, for this upcoming season," said Coach Bobby Johns. "Thursday night will cap off a solid spring and give everyone a preview of what to expect in 2014." Freeport is coached by longtime coaching veteran, Jim Anderson and will present a tremendous challenge for the Jackets. It will be imperative for the Jackets to play stellar defense until the new offensive scheme takes shape.
Johns encourages the public to show their support.
"Fans will hopefully see a new and exciting look for this group of Jackets," said Johns. "A 'hometown crowd' is needed to support their efforts. Please come see the 2014 Vernon Yellow Jackets at the 'Jacket's Nest'."
Game admission is $5.