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No. 18: CLAY-CHALKVILLE
Location: Pinson, Ala.
2014 record: 15-0
Final 2014 Super 25: 19
The Cougars won the 6A title last season and have plenty of firepower on offense this season (they were not held to less than 35 points in any game last season).
Senior QB Ty Pigrome had 61 touchdowns (36 passing, 24 rushing, one receiving) last season and just picked up an offer by Missouri; junior WR Nico Collins is getting offers from ACC and SEC schools after 15 touchdown catches last season; senior WR T.J. Simmons is an Alabama commit who caught 43 passes for 965 yards and scored 20 all-purpose touchdowns last season.
On defense, the Cougars return only two starters but should be strong.
In the last six years, Clay-Chalkville is 64-11 and 40-3 at home.
The Cougars open Aug. 22 at Tennessee 6A quarterfinalist Blackman (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) and close at home with a very improved Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville) on Oct. 30.
8/22: at Blackman
8/28: at Minor
9/4: at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
9/11: at Huffman
9/18: Pinson Valley
10/3: at Center Point
10/9: Shades Valley
10/16: at Woodlawn