Campin' with News 12: Thomas Jefferson Jaguars

By: Prentice Elliott Email
By: Prentice Elliott Email

LOUISVILLE, Ga.---Deep into week 3 of Campin' with News 12, we have come to our first defending state champion, the back-to-back Jaguars of Thomas Jefferson Academy.

The Jags begin 2007 after one of the most dominant seasons in recent memory. They steamrolled the competition in the Georgia Independant School Association's class A on the way to their second straight state title. T.J.'s had three, 1,000 yard rushers and their defense scored more points than their opponents offense. This year, expect more of the same with 7 starters returning on both sides of the ball and a team that head coach Chuck Wimberly says is stronger and faster than last season's state champs. The talk of a 3-peat in Louisville has already started.

"They got the notion of wanting a 3-peat," says Wimberly. "The school and the atmosphere around them are all hovering. That's the buzz uptown. When you start kicking the football around the first of August, all the parents start saying, 'Can you do it again? Can you do it again?' I think these kids are up for the challenge."

Says Senior running back Tom Oglesby, "I think we've got a good chance of doing it again. We've worked real hard this Summer and we already want another one."

The jaguars are trying to become the first ever school in GISA class A history to 3-peat. Their quest begins August 30th on the road at George Walton.


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