Jones County playing in first-ever semifinals, hosts Buford at Greyhound Field

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GRAY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Jones County is playing in its first-ever state semifinals since 1961.

The Greyhounds (12-1) host Buford (12-1) at Greyhound field on Friday.

Their season up to this point has been nothing short of fantastic. They’ve only lost one game, which was to Stockbridge — the last game of the regular season.

The Greyhounds dominated their first three playoff opponents. In their three playoff wins, they’ve outscored their opponents 92-33. Their most recent win, a 49-14 rout over Griffin last week.

They’re scoring 32.7 points per game and allowing 17.8 points on defense. They’re also ranked seventh in 5A.

Here’s Jones County head football coach Mike Chastain on what success looks like to him.

THE COACH

“I feel like our guys have been successful already,” said Chastain. ” To win the state championship takes a lot of stuff going your way, and rolling in your right direction.

“It’s just giving your all, man. That’s the only thing we ask our guys all the time. Just give it your best and if we do that, I think things will go good our way.”

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Montezz Allen joined 41NBC as a sports reporter in 2019. He was born and raised on the West Side of Detroit, Michigan, but spent seven years in Chicago, Illinois. While there, he worked as a Sports Anchor at NCTV17, a Sports/News Reporter at Urban Broadcast Media and an Assistant Producer at WBBM-AM Newsradio — the No. 1-ranked news radio station in Chicago. He also made frequent guest appearances on WCIU's "The Jam" and The D & Davis Sports Radio Show at "670 The Score." He graduated from Oakland University — located in Rochester, Mich. — where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2012 and then earned a Master of Arts from DePaul University in Chicago in 2014. He's the first person out of his immediate family to achieve the feat of earning a college degree — let alone two of them. He's extremely proud of that. Tezz has a strong love for the game of basketball. He played most of his life. It's his passion. He admits that he's a Kobe Bryant fan and believes the "Black Mamba" is the second greatest player of ALL TIME, hands down. In his spare time, Montezz loves to workout, travel, shop for the latest fashion and spend time with his family. Tezz is excited to be in Middle Georgia, and is looking to tell the best sports stories he possibly can. Don't hesitate to hit him up at mallen@41nbc.com.