Seven James Clemens Jet football players are listed on one of the Alabama Sportswriter’s Association (ASWA) All State Teams for class 7A. Two defensive stars are nominated for back and lineman of the year as well as being listed on the Super All State Team across all seven classifications of the AHSAA.
The Jets defense gets credit for the biggest haul in All State mentions with 5 of the 7 players starting on a stingy unit that only gave up an average of 130 yards per game, was +28 in turnover margin, and only 8.66 points per game. All of the players listed below return next year with the exception of senior Maceo Booker.
The complete list of All State players can be found on AL.com here.
First Team ASWA All State / SUPER All State
DB: Kyriq McDonald, James Clemens, Jr., 5-11, 190
Kyriq is also nominated for 7A back off the year. He tallied 7 interceptions, 12 pass break ups, 50 tackles and 13 assists. Most impressively, Kyriq blocked 4 punts and had 7 non-offensive touchdowns.
DL: Labryan Ray, James Clemens, Jr., 6-4, 270
Labryan is also nominated for 7A lineman of the year. He was responsible for 12 sacks, 82 solo tackles, 31 assists and 20 tackles for loss.
Second Team ASWA All State
RB: Devon Atkinson, James Clemens, So., 5-5, 164
LB: Monty Rice, James Clemens, Jr., 6-2, 210
ATH: Maceo Booker, James Clemens, Sr., 5-8, 180
ASWA All State Honorable Mention
OL: Brody Collier, James Clemens, Jr.
LB: Michael Sharpley, James Clemens, Jr