NOTE: Football is sport where the majority of fans may know the names and numbers of the players but seldom see their faces and get to know them personally. In an effort to introduce the members of the 2023 JHHS football team, Jackson Parish Journal correspondent, Clay Williams, presents a question and answer interview series with Tiger players. Today – Demerrius Jones!
Meet The Tigers
What’s your name, grade, number, and position?
Demerrius Jones, 12th, #23, DE/TE
What are your hobbies outside of football?
I like walking my dog and staying busy. I work at LA Tech, at the Recreation department, and I weld.
What is your favorite movie?
I’d probably say Real Steel.
What is your favorite subject in school?
Definitely Ag, because I’m a visual learner and that is a class I take pride in.
Who would you say is your biggest motivation in life?
I’d say the people in Jonesboro that are living the life that I want to live, like some of my uncles and friends. It’s inspiring, and it keeps me going.
What is your best memory from playing football?
The Semifinals run my sophomore year and seeing all the love we got shown from the community.
Are there any college or NFL players that you take inspiration from?
I honestly don’t watch a lot of football, but I do watch highlights of Aaron Donald, and it’s crazy to see him fight through double and triple teams.
What are your thoughts about the team’s play so far this season?
We’ve shown our potential, but we must have the consistent mindset, attitude, and discipline that is needed to succeed.
Any advice for younger players on the team or at the junior high?
What your coach says is true, and I promise you that they know more than you because they’ve been doing this for a long time.
What are your plans after graduation?
I want to go to Delta College and study Welding. I also have an interest in real estate.
Lastly, what are your goals this season for yourself, and the team?
For the team, I’d like to try to make it to the dome and make more memories like we did two years ago. For myself, I want to make first team All-district, and reach 100 tackles, since I had 80 tackles last year.