Although this is essentially the same JO Johnson team that was led by Jack Doss and John Petty the last two years, Mae Jemison has a state title now after only one season under that name.
While this is technically the first title for the school, it is essentially a three-peat for Doss, Petty and the Jaguars as they take down Faith Academy again in the 5A boys championship 58-52.
Although Mae Jemison controlled most of the game, Faith Academy never went away. Led by DeJonte Thomas, the Rams were able to still get some quality points on the board, but it was never enough.
Alabama signee John Petty was the main attraction and he put up 22 points along with 11 rebounds. Also for the Jags, Devonte Lanier added 12 points and Brandon McCarver had 11 points.
Faith Academy was led by Thomas who had 22 points, and Michael McGowan had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The question now becomes what happens with Mae Jemison after John Petty heads to Tuscaloosa next year to play for the Tide. Jack Doss has built a successful program and you can expect the Jaguars to be a player for years to come. Doss is also now the first coach to win a title at four different schools, winning at Mae Jemison, JO Johnson, Butler and Hayes.