In the early stages of the season, Jonathan Jackson has already tallied 34 tackles against good competition, including fellow western Kentucky power, Paducah Tilghman, who they defeated 24-6 Friday night.
"It was a really big game," said Jackson. "All the hype and media gave Paducah the edge to win. That just motivated us to go out and play a good game. We still made some mistakes, but we're a better team than most though. We were able to pull out with a victory. I'm sure we opened a lot of people's eyes," Jackson continued.
As previously noted, Jackson has 34 tackles in three games, but he's not ready to sit back, fat and happy.
"My play this year has been exceptional. I'm never satisfied though. I just want to continue to get better each day," said Jackson. "I'm doing better in my pass coverage skills. I have two interceptions already with one being returned for a touchdown. I have quite a few pass breakups too," he continued.
Mayfield was 15-0 last season, winning the 1-A state championship and Jackson hopes to duplicate that feat again this season.
"I'm looking forward to getting back to where we ended up last year. This year's team is very hungry and determined to have another undefeated state championship team. That's all we're worried about right now. We're taking it one game at a time," he said.
Jackson also recently visited an SEC program.
Jackson's hearing most from Ole Miss, Kentucky and Louisville. He recently heard from Penn State as well.