CCHS quarterbacks battle for the top spot
By Alex Headley
Clay-Chalkville High School’s Hayden Moore and Blake Baily are in tight competition for the title of starting quarterback.
“Both of them are excellent athletes,” Head Coach Jerry Hood said. “We are going to let them battle it out for a couple weeks and see what happens.”
Both Moore and Baily are juniors and neither have started in a varsity game. Moore has seen some action on the varsity field, giving him an edge in experience.
“I don’t think we can go wrong with either of them,” Hood said. “They are both great people and great kids.”
According to Hood, both athletes have had an excellent off-season despite Moore having to recover from an injury.
“Once Hayden got healthy enough to get back in practice, he has performed well,” he said. “Blake feels a lot more comfortable with the offense. He looks fantastic on his reads and reactions.”
Hood said the team doesn’t plan on playing a two-quarterback game, but it is possible.
“I think we could still be successful if we did,” he said.
Hood said that the extra competition between the two athletes can only make them better.
“It really ramps things up and pushes the kids to be good,” he said. “It’s a good situation with two good people. We have all kinds of things we can do with them. Things could get crazy.”