Jackson Christian faces trouble with youth

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NORTH JACKSON, Tenn. – Todd Roland isn’t sugarcoating anything heading into his second year as Jackson Christian’s football coach. He says his Eagles have a long way to go. “We’re a little young here and there,” Roland said. “That’s just the way it is. We’ll work through it.” One of those positions that the Eagles lack experience is in the trenches. “Of the seniors that we lost, four or five of them were line. We’re young in the line,” Roland added. “We have some returning skills guys. Line is always the last thing to come around and we’re young.” JC finished 2-8 in Roland’s first year. He wants his players to buy into his system. “Every team is different. What we’re trying to carry over is this is all a process,” Roland explained. “You gotta love the process. Games are great and they’re the most fun, but if you don’t love the process, you don’t get to the point where you can be successful in games.” Jackson Christian hasn’t made the playoffs since 2011.

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