Week 10: Austin vs James Clemens Game of the Week preview

High School football's regular season is winding down. Just two more weeks until the first round of playoffs. This week is big for a few teams in our area. WAAY 31 is heading out to Austin High School as they host James Clemens.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 10:00 PM
Updated: Oct 26, 2018 7:20 PM

Defending champs, the Austin Black Bears, are zoning in on their next opponent.

“We’re trying to prepare to win the next game, which happens to be for the region championship," Austin football coach, Jeremy Perkins, said. 

It just so happens their next competitor, James Clemens, is looking for its first region title.

"Trying to make some history here and win a region championship,” James Clemens senior, Daevion Davis, said.

Austin and James Clemens both have a perfect 6-0 region record. 

Austin senior, Cade Jenkins, said this game is on another level because of the records.  

“It’s a true region championship game,” James Clemens football coach, Wade Waldrop, said. 

One team's impeccable season will be cut short on Friday.

“We got to win the region, there’s no other option, we just got to win it” Jenkins said. 

These two football programs came into this season with the same goal: to win the region championship. Austin has won the region the last three years, but James Clemens is looking for its first region championship win.

The Jets have worked hard to avenge their tough season last year. 

“We’ve had highs and lows, ups and downs, but we’ve just stuck with it,” Daevion Davis said about their 3-7 season in 2017.

Hard work is paying off. The Jets are now on a six game winning streak.

We'll see who wins this marquee game between two of the best programs in 7A.

“We feel like we’ve been working all year to be ready to play our best football,” Wade Waldrop said.

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