Thomas Jefferson Academy wins 4th straight football state title

Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 6:19 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 11:18 PM EST
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MACON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Thomas Jefferson Academy won its fourth consecutive state championship, 38-8.

The word dynasty isn’t always thrown around in sports because the bar has to be set high to achieve one. But we witnessed a dynasty with Thomas Jefferson Academy.

At the GIAA Class A State Championship, Thomson Jefferson Academy took on Robert Toombs Christian.

Here’s what the Jaguars had to say after making history.

Senior John Durden said: “We’ve been with each other from K to 12. From start to finish, we’ve been together, and I wouldn’t want any other group of guys to do this with.”

The coach did everything he could to ensure they went out on top.

Terence Hennessy said: “These are the guys I’ve been with since I got hired. They were 8th graders, and we worked so much with them when they were in 8th grade, and it’s just so many of them. Eleven of them were with us the entire time, and I just can’t say enough. To watch them play the way they played tonight and how physical they played after how we played down there, I just can’t be more proud of a group of young men.”

Junior Beans Hunt said: “It was just a great team win, and we’re just going to celebrate it, and I might be in school tomorrow, I don’t know so. No, but it was a great team win, and we really had fun with it.”

The Jaguars have 12 seniors playing in their final game, and they wanted to go out on top.

This talented core of players found a way to win state in every season of their high school career.

Senior Christopher Biggers said: “Not only is it senior year, but we did lose to them in the regular season. I just want that to come back to us. I want that win back for us. I want to go out there and show how dominant we are because that loss does not show who we are.”