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Clay-Chalkville’s Clements takes over at Corner

By David Knox

Sports Editor

CLAY – Clay-Chalkville offensive coordinator Jon Clements has left to become the head football coach at Corner. Clements served as Drew Gilmer’s offensive playcaller for one season after leaving Pinson Valley, where he served in that role for Matt Glover.

Jon Clements. Photo by Ron Burkett

The Cougars went 11-3 as Clements revamped the offense to a more run-first attack.

“There are some things here at Clay-Chalkville that I’ve learned that I definitely want to carry with me,” Clements told the North Jefferson News. “The attention to detail and how the day-to-day is. I don’t know if those kids over there have had that kind of deal. I’m really excited about the fact that we get to expose them to it, to see how it’s done and have a winner’s mentality.”

Clements replaced Zac Willis, who went 28-35 over five seasons and posted two winning seasons. Corner finished fourth in Class 5A, Region 6 with an overall record of 5-6. The Jackets lost in the first round of the state playoffs at No. 6 Mae Jemison. The Jackets have not won a playoff game since 2006, and that is their only playoff win.

Corner moves into Region 7 this year, with Hayden, Dora, Jasper, Russellville, Hamilton, West Point and Lawrence County.

Clay-Chalkville has not named a replacement on the staff for Clements yet.

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