It will be a historical moment Friday night in Cumberland County gridiron history when Cumberland County High School Jets and Stone Memorial Panther junior varsities kick off at 7:30 on Panther Field.

"We will come out and do what have to do. The kids are handling it really well and ready to play. There is no animosity among them. They grew up together," said SMHS Coach Marty Davis, whose team is 2-1 on the season, after posting a 33-6 victory over Sequoyah last Friday.

"We will do what we have to do," said CCHS Coach Tony Shultz. "Offensively, we are ready to prove something. The big thing is getting freshman Caleb Parsons in at quarterback since Josh Potter got hurt and to get him some game experience.

"They have played together for a whole season. We've played hard defensively. We have respect for each other," added the Jets' first-year coach. "I hope we have good sportsmanship and have fun."

The Jets are 0-3 after dropping a 20-0 decision to Region 3-5A foe Franklin County in Winchester last week.

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