Remembering the Life of Lanett Alum, Jaquarius Houston


The Lanett Panthers lost a selfless, hardworking and kind athlete. Jaquarius “Quae” Houston passed away on Saturday, August 1 after graduating this past spring. Houston had signed to play football at Faulkner University.

The AHSAA four-time State Champion was a quiet leader, helping the Panthers win two titles in football and basketball. During his (2019-20) senior season, the receiver and defensive back tallied 37 tackles. On the court, he navigated the Panthers at point guard and knocked down clutch three-pointers.

Houston was also hardworking in the classroom, graduating fifth in his class, and was a member of the Beta Club.

Here’s an interview from Quae after winning the 2019 AHSAA Class 1A State Title.

“We just knew we couldn’t come back here and lose, because we know that feeling is the worst feeling in the world. Worked hard all season and through the summer, and I told my uncle that I got 14 games left in me. I told him I was going to win all 14 of them, and I did.”

A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, August 6 from 5-7 p.m. EST at the OH Ministries located at 4128 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Lanett, AL 36863. Following the visitation, a candlelight vigil will start at 7 p.m. EST at the Lanett football practice field to remember the life of Jaquarius Houston.

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