By Gary Lloyd
CLAY — This isn’t the Huffman team Clay-Chalkville fans are accustomed to seeing.
It’s not the team the Cougars mauled 55-6 in 2011, only to later vacate that win due to playing an ineligible player. It’s not the team Clay-Chalkville held to just one touchdown in both 2009 and 2010.
This Huffman team can put points on the board.
The Vikings return eight offensive starters from a season ago, who helped put up 40 points in a season-opening win over Wenonah and 42 points in a one-point loss to Wetumpka. The Vikings scored 41 against Gardendale last week, but allowed the Rockets to explode for 73 points, a school record.
Huffman quarterback Marvin Flowers can sling the ball all around, and Demetrius Davis is solid at running back. Defending Huffman’s spread offense will be a nice test for Clay-Chalkville in this Class 6A, Region 6 game.
“We really feel like we’re going to be truly better than we were last year,” Huffman head coach Alex Wilson said over the summer.
That’s true, but Huffman just isn’t to the point where it can go on the road and steal a win at Cougar Stadium. Huffman’s defense is not only a question mark, but appears to be a liability early in the season, allowing an average of 47.6 points per game. Clay-Chalkville is averaging 46 points per game.
Clay-Chalkville will score 50-plus in this one and win big to move to 4-0 this season.
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