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Indians schedule tough to be tough

By David Knox, Sports Editor GARDENDALE – Pinson Valley athletic director Matt Glover ponders if he should fire the guy who made out the Indians’ 2016 football schedule. Of course, that would mean firing head football coach Matt Glover. But seriously, Glover likes to challenge his football team and his staff. He and Clay-Chalkville coach Jerry Hood had agreed before the new regions were set that the Indians ...

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Cougar recruiting notes: Barber may go prep school route

From staff reports CLAY – Recently graduated Clay-Chalkville defensive lineman Quatavius Barber may go an unusual path to college football for Alabama high school grads. Barber is exploring the possibility of enrolling at a prep school. Barber’s test scores fell short of getting him a college football scholarship. Oftentimes, players in his situation will go the junior college route – but that does cost col ...

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Young Cougars face down adversity at national tourney

By David Knox, Sports Editor HOOVER – It’s a lot of fun for a football program when you’ve gone 29-1 over the past two seasons. How much fun is it for a bunch of youngsters playing in 90-degree heat after you’ve gone 0-6 in a 7on7 national tournament? That’s when you grow up from cubs to Cougars. Clay-Chalkville rebounded from a woeful start in pool play to finish in the top 16 of the USA Football 7on7 Nati ...

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Young Huskie pups are 7on7 champs

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville's eight-and seventh-grade football teams swept the Spain Park 7on7 competition recently. The Hewitt-Trussville eighth-grade football beat Berry in double-overtime and the Hewitt-Trussville Middle School seventh-graders made it a sweep with their tournament championship. ...

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Huskies pick up all-tourney honors at USA Football 7on7, Clay’s Collins, too

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – USA Football has released its complete list of all-tournament players at the 7on7 National Championship July 15-17, and some Hewitt- [caption id="attachment_33058" align="alignleft" width="176"] Photo David Knox[/caption] Trussville Huskies collected individual honors. Hewitt-Trussville went 7-3 overall, losing by a point in double-overtime to Hoover to be eliminate ...

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Local stars wrap up prep all-star week in Montgomery

By David Knox, Sports Editor MONTGOMERY -- Local high school athletes competed with others from across the state at the 20th annual Alabama High School Athletic Association Summer Conference and All-Star Sports competition held in Montgomery. Some 4,000 attended the week’s events and included eight all-star competitions, more than 300 all-star student-athletes and coaches, 86 professional development sessio ...

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Auburn football legend Zeke Smith dies at 79

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports AUBURN -- Zeke Smith, a member of Auburn's 1957 national championship football team and winner of the Outland Trophy as the nation's top lineman in 1958, died Friday, according to the school. He was 79. Smith was the grandfather of former Clay-Chalkville baseball star Dylan Smith, who played baseball at Auburn. "He set a high bar for Auburn football players to try t ...

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Former Husky Dunn named to All-OVC first team

By David Knox, Sports Editor TRUSSVILLE – Former Hewitt-Trussville standout Casey Dunn was selected to the Ohio Valley Conference’s preseason football first team this week. Dunn, the 6-foot-3, 285-pound Jacksonville State center, was a first-team pick in his junior season as he led one of the top offensive lines in league history. The Jax State line paved the way for a school-record 7,613 yards of total off ...

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McAdory captures Deerfoot Invitational 7on7 tournament at Clay

By David Knox, Sports Editor CLAY – McAdory outlasted Hillcrest of Tuscaloosa 23-22 to capture the second annual Deerfoot Invitational 7on7 football tournament at Clay on Wednesday. The Cougars, as hosts and defending champions of this event, might have been considered the favorites, but this is a young team that’s still improving – and this is no tackle, no running, 7on7. Clay-Chalkville had one nemesis in ...

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Huskies youth football camp rescheduled; Darrin Reaves’ camp this week

From Staff Reports Hewitt-Trussville’s Youth Football Camp will be Monday through Wednesday for youngsters entering kindergarten through sixth grade. It was originally scheduled for last week. Pre-registration forms are available online at huskyfast.com but walk-up registration is also accepted. Cost is $100 per camper. [caption id="attachment_23325" align="alignleft" width="300"] Former Clay-Chalkville foo ...

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