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 Harold Wells 

Harold Wells was a standout wide receiver and kick returner at West End High School in Birmingham. He also played football at Kentucky State before getting his degree in 1981.

After serving as a graduate assistant at Livingston, Wells spent four seasons as the offensive coordinator at Tennessee Tech before becoming the passing game coordinator at Livingston. The following two seasons he served as the offensive coordinator at Elbert County High in Georgia.

Wells was the offensive coordinator at Scottsboro in 1990 and had the same position at Austin High School in 1991.

In 1992 Wells accepted the head coaching job at J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville where he succeeded Nathaniel Jackson. Wells has remained with the program for the last 23 years. His overall record is 129-135 with 14 playoff berths and four region titles in 24 seasons.

His 2012 and 2013 teams finished the season 11-2 making it to the quarter-finals of the state playoffs. It was a great turn-around from the 2011 season when his Jaguars finished 0-10.

Known Record:  129-135-0   48.9%
 Season Total   Playoffs   Region Record 
 Team   Season  Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T  PF  PA   Region  Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison2021 5A2-8228347R82-4152159
Mae Jemison2020 5A4-72102920-11847R84-2151140
 2 Years6-154386390-118476-6303299
J.O. Johnson
J.O. Johnson2015 5A3-7305156R81-6244111
J.O. Johnson2014 5A7-43231990-12021R85-2214109
J.O. Johnson2013 4A11-24831092-111540R7#7-026134
J.O. Johnson2012 4A11-24601282-18953R76-125449
J.O. Johnson2011 5A0-10221252R80-7149179
J.O. Johnson2010 5A5-62453210-11849R84-3167223
J.O. Johnson2009 5A2-8152357R82-5125229
J.O. Johnson2008 5A3-7136246R83-4108150
J.O. Johnson2007 5A10-33872202-18178R85-2229121
J.O. Johnson2006 5A10-43622163-112266R84-3157125
J.O. Johnson2005 5A4-72322770-12048R74-3165140
J.O. Johnson2004 5A1-9172317R71-6151228
J.O. Johnson2003 5A4-6180237R73-4144175
J.O. Johnson2002 5A6-52102170-12545R76-116086
J.O. Johnson2001 5A5-72103111-14385R84-3140150
J.O. Johnson2000 5A3-7165277R83-4131166
J.O. Johnson1999 5A7-42522480-1036R15#5-017272
J.O. Johnson1998 5A4-6235227R153-2155118
J.O. Johnson1997 6A8-42711381-11326R16#3-011323
J.O. Johnson1996 6A10-22711572-14355R16#3-08921
J.O. Johnson1995 6A4-6165186R152-18551
J.O. Johnson1994 6A4-71212270-1043R152-13031
J.O. Johnson1993 6A4-61021460-11424R160-167
J.O. Johnson1992 6A3-695157R161-0147
 24 Years129-1355755532613-1460366977-5934632605
 26 Years135-1506193596513-1562171683-6537662904

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The first night game played between high school teams in the state occurred on September 23, 1927 when Pike Road and Cloverdale met in the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.