Madison, Ala. - (WHNT) Two years ago, James Clemens High School opened it's doors for the first time. Two weeks before that, a small group of 10th graders put on a Jets practice uniform for the first time and now that class is the first group of seniors in school history. The program is taking strides to become competitive in 2014 and if they can, it will be because of that group of pioneers.
No matter how the season shakes out, head coach Wade Waldrop is proud of this group. "this senior class went through the process of being middle school football players to 6A high school players in one year, Waldrop said last week on the practice field.
"They played 9th grade ball at Liberty Middle School and their 10th grade year opened James Clemens and they were the biggest class in the program as 10th graders. Most of them had to play as 10th graders, so they're extremely tough and they've been through a lot."
Those seniors are hoping to go through much more in 2014, and it all begins August 28th against Athens at home.