When Bourne senior Jaimon Scott is in action, don’t blink: you just might miss something amazing.
The Canalmen running back is blessed with the type of blazing speed that not only can break the best defenses, but also the hopes of opposing teams winning against Bourne.
Though his game-breaking speed has been a gift since birth, excelling on the gridiron is a new feeling for Scott, who transferred to Bourne as a sophomore from Upper Cape Tech. He tantalized Rams’ head coach Ken Owen with his combination of speed and size for a first-year player his freshman season, but Scott’s love for track and field saw him transfer to the school across the rotary.
UCT’s loss was Bourne High’s gain, as Scott quickly became a force on the athletics scene and a likable student in the classroom. Over the last two-plus years with the Canalmen, Scott has been a Swiss Army knife for the winter and spring track teams. He’s competed in the state pentathlon and qualified for states last year in the high jump with a leap of 6-feet, 2-inches. He also competes in the 55-meters, 100-meters, 200-meters, 300-meters, 400-meters, shot put, hurdles, discus and the 1,500-meters.
He is also the reigning South Coast Conference champion high-jumper, making the leap from 5-feet, 6-inches to 6-feet, 2-inches in one season. He was a captain for both the winter and spring track teams and is currently a captain for the football team.
In the classroom, the Bourne senior is just as decorated. He was named the school’s Student of the Month for May 2019 and earned outstanding student awards in English and History while taking home the 2019 DAR Good Citizen Award.
When he’s not serving up the best breakfast sandwiches in Bourne at Dunkin’ Donuts by the Bourne Bridge, Scott is a part of BHS’ Model UN club and the school chorus. Though he likes to stay busy—a work ethic he’s picked up from his mother, he said—Scott enjoys playing the piano, watching space documentaries, bodybuilding and watching what he said is the best show of all-time, “Dragonball Z.”
What do you love about football? What drew you to the sport, and what made you stick with it?
The best thing I love about football is the family aspect. Once a team, always a team, and no matter how bad things may get, you always have each other’s backs ready to go to war for another. I think if I never played football, I wouldn’t have met some of the greatest friends life can give. Football has taught me so many lessons in life, from being dependable, brotherhood, reliable, and the meaning of hard work.
What is your favorite pregame warmup music?
My top three warmup songs before games would have to be “We Ready” by Archie Eversole, “It’s A Fight” by Three 6 Mafia and “The Second Coming” by Juelz Santana and Just Blaze.
If you could be one fictional character, who would you be?
If I could be one fictional character, it definitely wouldn’t be Mario from Super Mario Brothers. That man is constantly putting his life in danger, from leaping over pits of lava, dodging fireballs, and smashing his head against rock-solid bricks that only give him one coin at most. Life is hard for a plumber.
Who is on your Mount Rushmore of role models?
God would have to be number one because, without him, I probably wouldn’t be blessed with nice opportunities like this. Secondly, would be my mom. She’s my superwoman and without her I’d be lost. Lastly, would have to be my teachers. Every day they put their all into preparing us for the future and making education fun. It’s sad when we have to leave them, and I thank them for all the good memories they’ve made with us.
Do you have any plans for after graduation?
I plan on attending college right out of high school after I graduate. I’m not committed anywhere yet but there are a few schools on my mind, including MMA, where I’d like to pursue my passion for engineering, or may take the path of certain sciences. And the military is a maybe as of right now.
What is your favorite school subject?
Science is my favorite school subject because the discoveries are endless, no matter what type of science it may be, from astronomy to chemistry and anatomy.
What is your greatest high school moment, either athletically or academically?
My greatest high school moment was jumping 6 feet, 2 inches to win the South Coast Conference High Jump Championship and hearing all the people cheering me on the whole way.
Which three people would you invite to a dinner party? What would you serve?
Three people I’d invite to a dinner party would be Albert Einstein, so he could explain questions about space that I may have on a deeper level. I’d also invite Bill Nye, so I could converse theories, and President Barack Obama because he was the coolest president. And we’d all feast on a Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet.
You’re stranded on a deserted island with only a backpack of your most prized possessions. What’s in your backpack?
If I was stranded on a deserted island, I’d bring a water filtration device with flavor enhancers, a solar-powered phone because Netflix and COD Mobile are must-haves, my heater blanket because I can’t sleep without it, pizza because I could eat it all day, and, lastly, would be my Bible so I could read it for encouragement.
Which professional athlete do you most relate to?
I model myself after Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill because we’re both explosive and can run downhill. I like him because he was a great track athlete and makes clutch plays.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank?
I’d like to thank my mom for always supporting me with anything I do, my teachers for always encouraging me to go above and beyond what I thought I could do, and God for always guiding me in the right path and keeping me from bad influences.