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Chambers rolls over Pickens

CARROLLTON — The AISA No. 2-ranked Chambers Academy Rebels (8-0, 3-0) cruised to a 58-7 victory over Pickens Academy (2-5, 2-1) on Friday night.

“Very good performance,” Chambers Academy head football coach Jason Allen said. “Of course, any time everybody gets to play, it’s a good night. Our guys continued to play with a swagger that they have and it’s what has made this group now 55-5 over our last 60 games.”

The win marked the last game of a four-week road trip for the Rebels.

“It was a long road trip,” Coach Allen said. “I don’t worry about those kinds of things with this group because we have a great group of seniors that lead us and stay grounded.”

Junior quarterback Payton Allen finished the game completing 7-of-9 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns and no interceptions. 

On the ground, senior running back Braxton Allen had 15 carries for 141 yards and a touchdown. The performance got the senior over the 1,000-yard mark for the season.

“I knew all along that Braxton could be a 1,000-yard rusher,” Coach Allen said. “The problem is that he was playing behind a really good back [C.J. Lyons] so he had to wait his turn. We knew he had the ability, I’m just really proud of him being able to achieve these milestones.”

Payton Allen finished second on the team in the rushing department with five carries for 104 rushing yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Jordan Benbrook had four carries for 42 yards and a touchdown and senior Dijon Darden had four carries for 19 yards and a touchdown.

Through the air, Benbrook had five catches for 63 yards. Junior wide receiver Josh Holliday caught a 34-yard touchdown pass and senor Caydon Smoot finished with a 36-yard touchdown reception.

Senior tight end Raphe Daniel, who was injured shortly before the road trip and was originally diagnosed to miss at least four-to-six weeks is on track to be back on the field in the opening round of the playoffs, according to Coach Allen.

Chambers Academy returns to Tolbert field next week for homecoming against Meadowview. The AISA No. 2-ranked Chambers Academy Rebels (8-0, 3-0) cruised to a 58-7 victory over Pickens Academy (2-5, 2-1) on Friday night.