Campbell football looks to right the ship this Friday night when the Sprayberry Yellow Jackets come to Smyrna to take on the Spartans under the lights.
This will be Campbell’s first home game of the season, and it comes at an opportune time for the team. The Spartans are so far winless on the season, after being defeated in a blowout at Etowah High in their first game and losing by a touchdown to South Cobb in Austell last Friday.
Although they will be playing in front of a home crowd, Sprayberry offers a tough opponent for head coach Ryan Brady’s squad. The Yellow Jackets are 2-0 on the season, destroying Osborne in week one by a score of 60-0 and knocking off Kennesaw Mountain last week 23-15.
Both of those games were played at Sprayberry’s home field in Marietta, meaning their trip to Campbell will be their first road test.
Still, Campbell faces a huge challenge against Sprayberry. The AJC gives the Yellow Jackets a 91.5 percent chance to win the game.
A large part of Sprayberry’s favorability is Trey Sermon, the running back who has committed to the University of Oklahoma. Against Kennesaw Mountain, Sermon rushed for 101 yards and scored a touchdown.
Sermon has also proved his ability to hurt teams in every aspect of the game, as he recorded one interception on defense and returned several kickoffs last Friday night.
The Spartans’ defense needs to be ready for Sermon on Friday if it wants to avoid a repeat of its loss to Etowah, in which the team gave up 56 points to the Eagles.
Kickoff for the Campbell-Sprayberry game is set for 7:30 p.m.