By Gary Lloyd
MONTGOMERY — Clay-Chalkville senior quarterback Hayden Moore shined in Saturday’s Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game in Montgomery.
Alabama beat Mississippi 21-17, the state’s sixth straight win over its neighboring state.
Moore, a Cincinnati signee, completed 7-of-13 passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed seven times for 26 yards. Moore’s touchdown passes were a 24-yard strike and 33-yard pass to Demopolis wide receiver Demetrius Kemp.
“I thought that I handled the ball well and made good decisions by getting the ball in my playmakers’ hands,” Moore said. “(The) offensive line gave me plenty of time, and I thought I controlled the offense pretty well considering the amount of time we had to get the offense in.”
Clay-Chalkville senior defensive lineman Jalen Harvey, a South Alabama verbal commitment, dropped out of the game Thursday due to injury. Harvey was replaced by Madison Academy senior defensive lineman Frank Williams, who recorded five tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss in the Class 3A state championship game win over Leeds earlier this month.
“We hated to lose Harvey,” said coach Woodrow Lowe. “He was banged up. However, Williams came in ready to play.”
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Harvey was fourth on the Clay-Chalkville defense this season with 46 tackles. He led Clay-Chalkville with 10.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.
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