Saturday, December 07, 2019






AHSAA TV Network (WOTM) to Broadcast Clay Central-Clay County vs. Jasper Rematch in Round 2

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AHSAA Football Playoff Game of the Week

     MONTGOMERY – The AHSAA TV Network / NFHS Network Game of the Week produced by WOTM TV for the second round of the state football playoffs is the much anticipated rematch between defending Class 5A state champion Central of Clay County and ND Jasper, announced executive producer Vince Earley of WOTM.
    The two teams met on September 27 at Lineville with both teams unbeaten and ranked 1-2 in the ASWA state rankings and the Vikings (11-0) od Coach Bryan Moore escaped with a 35-34 double-overtime victory. The Volunteers (9-2) of Coach Danny Horn suffered another close setback to Mortimer Jordan 34-28 the next week but have not lost since – currently riding a five-game winning streak. Jasper finished the regular season 10-0 for the first time since 1999 and Moore’s Vikings are on an 11-game win streak. Jasper also ended the regular season with a 19-game regular-season win streak still intact. He is 22-2 in two seasons at the helm.
    Game time for Friday’s telecast will be at 7 p.m., with announcers Tommy Wood and former Cleburne County football coach Michael Shortt handling the play-by-play and color commentary. Earley also announced that WOTM will be telecasting and live-streaming a second “Game of the Week” at Sylacauga’s Legion Stadium where B.B. Comer (6-5) will host Geraldine (7-4) in a Class 3A second-round playoff game. The Tigers of Coach Adam Fossett, a No. 4 seed from Region 6, knocked off Region 5 top seed Fultondale 28-19 last week to clinch their first playoff win since the 2000 season. Geraldine’s Bulldogs, coached by Brad Waldrop, downed Clements 49-16. Both games will be carried live over the NFHS Network with live updates interjected into the Central-Jasper game.
    The NFHS Network will have at least 25 second-round playoff games live-streamed over its NFHS Network School Broadcast Platform Friday night. In addition, 177 basketball games have been scheduled this week with a big slate tonight, Friday and Saturday. Two wrestling events are also planned for a total of 204 AHSAA events on the NFHS Network this week.
    In addition, 65 playoff games can be heard over air waves via radio or internet live-audio feeds. Four other contests will be videotaped and played back at a later date.
     The Vikings and Volunteers have met twice in Central’s short history with Jasper winning both. The Vikings won 10-7 last year and have outscored the Vols 45-41 in the two meetings.
    Horn, currently 308-88 in 31 seasons, won six state titles and had two runner-up finishes as Clay County High School and compiled a 225-40 record from 1989 to 2008 before the school system merged the Ashland school with its chief rival Lineville. His team won 55 straight games, still an AHSAA state record, from 1994 to 1997.
     The two schools, considered among the best small schools in the nation, played 102 times with Lineville holding a 54-44-4 edge in a series that saw the Aggies score 1,288 points and the Panthers, 1,231. Clay County, which had its first season in 1920, had an overall 534-332-38 record when the schools were merged in 2011. Lineville, which fielded its first team in 1917, had a 575-324-25 mark – a total of 1,109 wins between them and just 656 losses with 73 ties. A 63.3% winning rate. Since the merger, Central has gone 72-26, a winning percentage of 73.5% and no losing season in the school’s eight-year history.
     Jasper, which had its first season in 1920, has an all-time record of 607-376-33. The school has had three names in its history, Walker County High School, Walker and finally Jasper, since 2017. The Vikings have gone undefeated during the regular season seven times in it rich history – the first (9-0) in 1921. The other years were 1930 (11-0), 1933 (9-0-1), 1957 (10-0), and twice prior to this season since the state playoffs were instituted in 1966 – 1997 and 1999. Jasper went to the third round each year before finally getting beat.
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