Cloudland looks to continue momentum against Johnson County

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, September 6, 2023

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In an exciting nonconference matchup set for Friday night, the Cloudland Highlanders are geared up to visit the Johnson County Longhorns, promising an evening of gridiron action that’s to be noticed.
Cloudland enters the game with a surge of momentum, having recently dominated Hancock County with an impressive 54-16 victory. Cloudland quarterback Bryce Birchfield will be a key figure in their quest for a third win this season, with support expected from playmakers like Kyle Birchfield, Grayson Cole, and Cam Peppers.
On the other side of the field, the Johnson County Longhorns also want to maintain their winning streak after shutting out Claiborne County with a 30-0 win. Quarterback Connor Simcox will be at the helm, aiming to steer his team to another victory. Wide receiver Juan Mejia and the running game led by Nate King will play crucial roles in the Longhorns’ offensive strategy.
Last year, these two teams clashed in a high-scoring affair, with Cloudland ultimately holding off a Johnson County comeback to secure a 54-44 win. With both teams showing strength early in the season, fans can expect an exciting and competitive showdown.
The Highlanders currently hold a 1-0 conference record and are 2-1 overall, while the Longhorns are also 1-0 in conference play but stand at 1-2 overall. The clash of these football titans promises to be an intriguing battle under the Friday night lights, with Timothy Widener of Johnson County leading the charge on the defensive side of the ball.
Game time is 7:30 pm.

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