MADISON, Ala. - James Clemens had its best season ever in 2015. The Jets finished the year with a 10-2 record, winning a playoff game for the first time in school history. Not only is the team in position to repeat that success, the Jets could be even better in 2016.
On defense head coach Wade Waldrop has four players who already have division one college scholarship offers, but he's more excited about the depth he has than anything else. "We are hoping to play 16 or 17 guys on defense this year which should make us better," Waldrop said. "Should make us fresher, should make everyone play a little harder and should have some competition. I like those guys. Obviously when you are talented on that side of the ball and have experience, it can be good to have as a head coach."
James Clemens has a few more question marks on the other side of the ball. It's not that there isn't talent and experience on offense, but last year's starting quarterback Heath Burchfield has graduated, and Coach Waldrop is still looking for a new starter at the most important position on the field.
"Gotta find out who our quarterback is going to be. We have two young men battling for that job, and it will go through next week. We'll make a decision after we play our jamboree. We just need that side of the ball to take care of the football and find a way to put some points on the board."
The Jets kick off the 2016 season August 26 at Gardendale.