MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Saint James Trojans are entering year seven under head football coach Jim Perry. Perry's team comes into the fall "ready to play a lil' ball" as coach puts it and with lots of starting jobs up for the taking.
"Lost 19 seniors off last year's squad, so it's 19 starting positions that are up for grabs, so a lot of competition," said coach Perry.
It's something coach Perry said he's looking forward to. As he puts it, "competition brings out the best."
And speaking of competition, there will be some new competition for the Trojans. For the first time since 1998-99, Saint James will play in Class 3A. Last season they were in 4A where they went 8-4 and made the second round of the playoffs, but there's one thing the Trojans want.
"We just want consistency," said Perry. "We want to be good all the time and we're not there yet. We got a long way to go, but got a lot of willing participants and I think we'll be fine."
Perry named some guys that could make Saint James as consistent as possible in Collin Duncan, Tony Amerson, Alex Whisenhunt and Austin Gavin.
Those players can help lead the charge for the Trojans as they open the 2018 season Aug. 24 on the road at Bayside Academy.