In 2011, Jackson football dominated the state in 4A football … a state championship and a perfect 15-0 season. The following year, Jackson was bumped up to Class 5A where the Aggies have continued to see success with a combined 21-3 record from 2012-2014.
“We want our kids coming into the program expecting to win football games. We want our kids going to playoffs knowing that they’ve been there and expecting to do well. My first year we won the 4A state championship, then we moved up to 5A and got beat in the first round to Briarwood. Then last year went three rounds and got beat by Spanish Fort, the eventual champions. We feel like the season is to get ready for the playoffs we expect to be in the playoffs,” said head coach Danny Powell.
“Championships are a really fun experience. It was my 9th grade year the first time we went. It’s my senior year and I really want to do it again,” said senior offensive tackle, Eastwood Thomas.
After the state’s most recent reclassification, Jackson will likely be the favorite to win their 5A region after big name teams like Spanish Fort and Saraland moved up to Class 6A.
“It is an exciting time of the year as a coach it’s my favorite time of the year, we’ve been going through off season workouts, we’ve been working hard, doing all of the things that we can do inside and in the weight room and now’s the time we can get out and throw the ball around and strap up the shoulder pads, do all those things. We want to see what our guy can do and a lot of our guys, like everybody else, they come in and they work in the weight room and in the offseason and now’s the time to go out and see how that players a little bit different than he was last year,” said Powell.