Ja’myron Clayton Aims to Honor His Late Brother in Region Championship Game
Saturday, October 29th, 2016, Ja’myron Clayton received a call that no one should ever have to hear.
“I got word from one of my cousins that he had drowned and it just happened from there,” says Schley County senior wide receiver/cornerback Ja’myron Clayton.
Ja’myron’s older brother, Jamorrian, at 17 years old, had tragically passed away in a fishing accident.
Jamorrian was Ja’myrons only brother, best friend, and teammate.
“He taught me how to be physical really. That’s the one thing he taught me how to do, was be physical. He would try to get me on the field when I wasn’t on the field, he would try to get me on the field, it was just great playing with him,” says Clayton.
Ja’myron has his brother with him at all times with a picture of Jamorrian as his phone lock screen. He also keeps him close on the field.
“I used to wear #25. I wore it last year in honor of my brother, but this year I went to one, but on my cleats I’ve got #25. I just do it for him,” says Clayton.
Moving from Americus Sumter to Schley County high school after the accident, Ja’myron never missed a beat and his electric personality never wavered.
“Everywhere he goes, it’s a smile. If you see him on Friday night, he is the guy out front actually leading the band in the alma mater. He stands out there in front of them. Great personality, just a great kid,” says Schley county football head coach Darren Alford.
“Just trying to have fun. Trying to keep a beautiful smile as usual. Just get through the moment,” says Clayton.