The BEST Jay Basketball Team EVER, '88-'89
Did you know John Jay High School has a rich history of interesting athletes? It is fun to recount some high school achievements and even highlight a few individuals who pursued athletics at higher levels. This is really just a snapshot and may not even include impressive recent Mustangs.
Scott Thomas, class of '82, was a bright, fast, football star for John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas. After excelling as a Jay running back and track star, Scott opted for the Air Force Academy when UT did not come through with a scholarship offer.
Scott Ankrom, class of '84, was the fastest blonde in America. Scott was a Jay superstar quarterback in football who could score from anywhere on the field. Scott was the starting point guard on Jay's district champion and regional finalist basketball team. Scott stayed very busy in the spring as the starting centerfielder in baseball who could run down any fly ball. Most impressively, Scott was a miraculous sprinter in track. Scott was so fast that he set records at many track meets he ran in. He always won the 100m and 200m races and would also win the 4x100m relay as long as he was handed the baton. His 200 meter district record stood for 24 years until it was just broken in April 2007.
Wallace Jefferson, Jay class of '81, was THE CHIEF JUSTICE of the SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS until 2013! He went to law school at UT and became the first ever African American Chief Justice in the Texas Supreme Court.
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Demetria Sance, class of '95, was the best Texas high school volleyball player ever. She was named All-State and All-American ALL FOUR YEARS in high school and led Jay to the '91 5A Volleyball State Championship! Her mother, Phyllis, was actually a volleyball coach at Jay two of those years.
Running backs Zach Young ('06) and Myron Brew ('07) lit up the city in football. "Thunder and Lightning" led Jay to a District Championship season in 2005.
From the late 80's through the mid 90's, the brothers Allen terrorized San Antonio's defenses for a half dozen years. Kyle, Tory, and Shay Allen each started and starred at quarterback for the Mustangs.
Danny Cornejo, Class of '05, led Jay to back-to-back District Championships and was the BEST pitcher AND the BEST home-run hitter in the city his senior year.
Chris Ross, class of '03, is now a John Jay and San Antonio legend. After reaching the state championship game twice with superpowers in 1989 and 1991, the unlikely 2001-2002 Jay bball team made a surprising run to get to the state finals against heavily favored Dallas Kimball.