As of today, the Jaguars will be the fourth seed from 3-2A behind Simmons, South Delta and tomorrow's opponent, the West Bolivar Eagles, the top 2A team in the state. That's where Tompkins and the Jags have their focus.
"We have to stop the run," Tompkins said. "They're fast, and they will run the ball at us."
At 2-2 in the district, a Jaguars upset at West Bolivar would mix the 2A playoff table up dramatically. If the playoffs started this week, the Jags would face either Calhoun City or Okolona.
Anything is possible though, if you ask Tompkins.
"We had a goal this year, and that was the playoffs," Tompkins said. "And we're a lot better than the wins we have. The only people that have stopped us from running the ball is us."
The Jaguars manhandled Riverside for homecoming last week 41-0.
The Jaguars had five players rush for over 40 yards. Senior Jairvion Williams led the way with 94 yards on five carries, and freshman Deangelo Jobe had 73 yards on six carries. Freshman quarterback Lejarvis Jenkins had 61 yards on four totes, and junior Jhamall Archie had 54 yards on nine carries.
Sophomore quarterback Randy Stallworth ran for 49 yards on three carries, and also completed 3 of 6 passes for 54 yards with no interceptions.
The Jaguars' defense held Riverside to two yards rushing on 28 carries as a team. The Bulldogs only completed one pass for minus-five yards, which gave them a negative three yards in total offense. Riverside had three first downs in the game and turned the ball over three times.