Jay Compton|Daily News
Middlesboro junior guard Brandon Hale puts up a jumper as senior center Tyler Prater gets in position to go after a possible rebound during a recent game. The Jackets downed Red Bird 68-34 on Monday to improve their record to 2-3 on the season. MHS heads to McCreary Central this weekend for the Arby’s KFC Holiday Classic. The Jackets play Garrard County today at 6 p.m., Whitley County on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Southwestern on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. On Monday, Middlesboro will play a yet to be determined opponent for either 1st, 3rd, 5th or 7th place in the tournament.