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Chambers Academy quarterback Payton Allen, 10, attempts a pass in the second quarter of a game against Cornerstone Christian. Photo by Dustin Duncan

Chambers Academy moves up in latest ASWA rankings

The Rebels of Chambers Academy have inched closer to being the top-ranked team in all of AISA football.

In the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) prep poll, the defending AISA A state champions have moved up from being ranked No. 4 to No. 3 this week. Last Friday night, Chambers Academy (4-0) defeated Cornerstone Christian 59-14. Senior running back Braxton Allen found the end zone three times in the victory, while junior quarterback Payton Allen threw for 219 yards. Senior Caydon Smoot led Rebel receivers with 93 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Chambers Academy travels to Greensboro this week for the first road game of the season against AISA No. 9 Southern Academy (3-0).

The Lanett Panthers (4-0) stand pat this week as the No. 5 team in 1A football after defeating Autaugaville 54-6 last Friday night. Lanett’s defense and offense shined in the showing, with an acrobatic touchdown throw from senior quarterback Kristian Story to junior wide receiver Tae Hurston in addition to a scoop-and-score from sophomore linebacker Dai’Shun Walker. Lanett returns home this week for homecoming against region-opponent Notasulga.

The full rankings are as follows:

CLASS 7A

Team (first-place); W-L; Pts

1. Thompson (21); 4-0; 295

2. McGill-Toolen (4); 3-0; 238

3. Central-Phenix City (1); 3-1; 209

4. Hoover; 3-1; 193

5. Mountain Brook; 4-0; 137

6. Theodore; 4-0; 113

7. Lee-Montgomery; 4-0; 106

8. Hewitt-Trussville; 3-1; 88

9. Austin; 4-0; 61

10. Vestavia Hills; 3-0; 33

Others receiving votes: James Clemens (2-2) 3, Auburn (2-2) 2, Sparkman (3-0) 2, Murphy (3-1) 1, Prattville (2-1) 1.

 

CLASS 6A

1. Saraland (22); 4-0; 300

2. Pinson Valley (4); 3-1; 242

3. Muscle Shoals; 4-0; 212

4. Hueytown; 3-0; 172

5. Oxford; 4-0; 143

6. Opelika; 4-0; 128

7. Clay-Chalkville; 3-1; 98

8. Carver-Montgomery; 4-0; 69

9. Blount; 3-1; 30

10. Bessemer City; 3-0; 24

Others receiving votes: Fort Payne (4-0) 16, Wetumpka (2-2) 16, St. Paul’s (3-1) 15, Gardendale (4-0) 12, Helena (2-1) 3, Chelsea (3-1) 2.

 

CLASS 5A

1. Jasper (22); 3-0; 298

2. Central-Clay Co. (2); 3-0; 228

3. Ramsay (2); 3-1; 209

4. Etowah; 4-0; 188

5. Russellville; 3-0; 143

6. Demopolis; 3-1; 97

7. Madison Aca.; 3-1; 96

8. Bibb Co.; 4-0; 87

9. Center Point; 3-1; 42

10. Pleasant Grove; 3-1; 34

Others receiving votes: Alexandria (2-0) 19, Sylacauga (4-0) 17, Vigor (2-1) 10, Jackson (3-0) 6, Briarwood (1-2) 5, Citronelle (4-0) 2, Faith-Mobile (3-0) 1.

 

CLASS 4A

1. UMS-Wright (26); 3-0; 312

2. American Chr.; 3-0; 230

3. Catholic-Montgomery; 4-0; 208

4. Jacksonville; 3-1; 154

5. Good Hope; 4-0; 128

6. Hokes Bluff; 2-1; 106

7. Andalusia; 2-2; 91

8. Brooks; 3-1; 75

9. Escambia Co.; 3-0; 54

10 (tie). Headland; 3-1; 28

10 (tie). Oneonta; 2-1; 28

Others receiving votes: Montevallo (3-1) 14, Hillcrest-Evergreen (2-2) 13, Anniston (2-1) 8, Trinity (2-2) 8, Williamson (2-1) 7, Deshler (2-2) 6, Handley (2-1) 5, Priceville (2-1) 3, Lincoln (2-1) 2, Fairview (3-1) 1, Talladega (2-1) 1.

 

CLASS 3A

1. Flomaton (20); 3-0; 294

2. Piedmont (5); 3-0; 241

3. Gordo (1); 4-0; 211

4. Pike Co.; 3-0; 176

5. Providence Chr.; 4-0; 159

6. Midfield; 3-0; 113

7. Randolph Co.; 2-1; 92

8. St. James; 4-0; 91

9. Geraldine; 3-1; 50

10. Walter Wellborn; 4-0; 26

Others receiving votes: T.R. Miller (3-0) 22, Susan Moore (4-0) 3, Mobile Chr. (1-2) 2, Pike Road (4-0) 1, Thomasville (2-1) 1.

 

CLASS 2A

1. Fyffe (26); 3-0; 312

2. Luverne; 3-0; 228

3. Ohatchee; 3-0; 183

4. Abbeville; 3-0; 159

5. Leroy; 2-1; 129

6. Reeltown; 4-0; 127

7. Colbert Co.; 4-0; 105

8. Aliceville; 2-1; 55

9. Collinsville; 3-1; 54

10. Red Bay; 4-0; 38

Others receiving votes: Addison (2-2) 33, Cottage Hill (3-0) 23, G.W. Long (3-0) 11, Goshen (3-0) 7, Highland Home (2-1) 6, Cedar Bluff (3-0) 4, Westbrook Chr. (4-0) 4, Ranburne (3-0) 3, Daleville (3-1) 1.

 

CLASS 1A

1. Mars Hill Bible (18); 3-0; 288

2. Maplesville (7); 3-0; 249

3. Sweet Water (1); 3-0; 201

4. Brantley; 3-0; 176

5. Lanett; 4-0; 162

6. Pickens Co.; 3-0; 116

7. South Lamar; 3-0; 98

8. Spring Garden; 2-1; 64

9. Decatur Heritage; 4-0; 55

10. Linden; 2-2; 25

Others receiving votes: Elba (3-1) 15, Millry (2-1) 13, Marion Co. (4-0) 9, Donoho (3-0) 4, R.A. Hubbard (3-1) 4, Isabella (3-0) 3.

 

AISA

1. Autauga Aca. (18); 1-1; 283

2. Wilcox Aca. (6); 4-0; 239

3. Chambers Aca. (2); 4-0; 217

4. Bessemer Aca.; 3-2; 146

5. Macon-East; 2-0; 145

6. Edgewood; 4-0; 142

7. Glenwood; 4-1; 90

8. Crenshaw Chr.; 3-0; 76

9. Southern Aca.; 3-0; 68

10. Tuscaloosa Aca.; 3-1; 45

Others receiving votes: Escambia Aca. (1-2) 12, Monroe Aca. (2-2) 10, South Choctaw Aca. (2-2) 7, Lowndes Aca. (2-1) 2.