By Gary Lloyd
Clay-Chalkville plays its jamboree game on the road Friday.
The Cougars will play at Decatur at 7 p.m.
Clay-Chalkville head football coach Jerry Hood said the varsity teams will play the first two quarters and a series in the third quarter, followed by the junior varsity players getting some playing time.
Hood said the goal in the game is to get some work in against another team and knock off some rust.
Decatur finished the regular season last year with a 7-3 record and was easily beaten by Clay-Chalkville, 45-14, in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs. The Cougars led that game 31-7 at halftime and cruised to a win.
In that game, quarterback Hayden Moore completed 4-of-14 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns, a 34-yard pass to Brian Clark and a 70-yard throw to Terrelle West. Former Clay-Chalkville quarterback Blake Bailey, now at Hewitt-Trussville, threw a touchdown to DeAndre Woods, Kenterrius Gray rushed for a 5-yard touchdown and Sidney Battle ran for a 4-yard score. The Cougars also scored a defensive touchdown in the game, a fumble recovery and score by Lyrone Steed.
Clay-Chalkville posted a 12-2 record last season, reaching the Class 6A semifinals before losing 44-20 to Hoover, one game shy of the state championship.
The Cougars enter this season ranked No. 2 in Class 6A in the Alabama Sports Writers Association poll, behind just Hoover, last year’s state champion.
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