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HERE COMES B.J.: Valley freshman running back B.J. Baker attacks an opposing defense in Ram Stadium. Photo by Daniel Evans

Chambers begins postseason, Rams get final tuneup tonight

There are a pair of home games that will be played tonight in the Greater Valley Area.

AISA No. 3-ranked Chambers Academy begins its quest to win the first state championship in school history tonight.

The Rebels will host 2-9 Snook Christian for the first round.

The Eagles of Snook Christian are coming off of a 56-0 loss to Northview, a team from Florida.

This season’s Rebels’ defensive unit allowed the fewest points in school history in the regular season.

The team also completed its third consecutive undefeated regular season.

Chambers Academy is led by the senior running back duo of C.J. Lyons and Hayden Harris, as well as the relentless defensive attack from junior Braxton Allen. First-year starting quarterback Payton Allen has done a solid job this year as well for the Rebels.

Valley High School has one final tango before playing in the school’s first playoff game since 2013.

The 5-4 Rams are hosting 5-4 Benjamin Russell tonight in what is the last home regular season game for seniors like D.J. Dunn, Steven Coker and Daniel Etherton.

The Rams mathematically clinched the playoff berth after last Friday night’s win at Charles Henderson.

“Congrats rams, playoff bound! Very proud of you guys,” Valley head football coach Buster Daniel posted on Twitter earlier this week, “and proud to say I’m your coach. Let’s go Ram nation. Get behind these young men!”

Valley will travel to face 7-2 Briarwood next week in the first round of the playoffs.

Both games will kickoff at 8 p.m. EDT. and 7 p.m. CDT.