Senior Spotlight: Jackson West

By LARRY “SCOOP” McCARTY

Heber Springs outside linebacker Jackson West is another Panther or who have traveled a long road to his senior season.

West, who joined the program as a seventh-grader, hopes to make an impart in the 100th season of Heber Springs football. He also will provide depth at running back and receiver for the offense.

“We knew this would be a special season because of the 100th season of Panther football,” West said. “The players have a common goal of winning games. Everything is more upbeat.”

Heber Springs hopes the momentum built from the first shutout in almost five years will continue against Lonoke at Panther Stadium on Friday.

“We had a great game on defense,” West said. “We accomplished our team goal of holding Dover under 100 yards. We will set a new goal for the Lonoke game and work to achieve that.”

West said he and his teammates understand Lonoke will be a challenge.

“We have work to do,” he said. “But if we come out prepared to play, it will go all right.”

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