Final: Clay-Chalkville 28, Minor 54
Minor (8-0) remains undefeated following a convincing victory against Clay-Chalkville (6-3) Friday night.
Led by Jaylond Adams and quarterback JaCure' Jackson, the Minor offensive attack was more than capable of matching up against a competitive Clay-Chalkville team.
Minor's opening drive went for 11 plays and 65 yards and showed off a physical presence that normally isn't associated with spread teams.
Following two Clay-Chalkville drives stalling, Minor displayed the big play ability they've come to be known for this season. Jackson hit a wide open Alvin Means who broke 3 tackles on his way into the endzone for 67-yard touchdown.
Minor quickly followed up Means touchdown with another long pass that went to Adams for 84-yards to give Minor a 20-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Clay-Chalkville showed signs of life in the second quarter when they began to run directly into the heart of Minor's defense. Behind a strong offensive line and the powerful legs of Gurley, Clay-Chalkville burst into the endzone for their first point of the game.
But Minor had little interest in allowing Clay-Chalkville back into the game. Minor, for their third consecutive drive, scored on a pass of more than 50 yards.
Minor's high powered offense continued to show out, adding a 7 play 80 yard drive, capped off with another Jackson to Adams touchdown, with less than a minute before the half.
Clay-Chalkville, finding themselves in a deep hole before halftime, drove down the field and added a touchdown with 24 seconds left in the half to pull the score to 34-14.
In an effort to find out who can score again before halftime, Minor's Jackson threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to Adams on the first play of the drive.
But Minor left 0.7 seconds in the first half, just enough time for Clay-Chalkville after Minor's kickoff dribbled out of bounds.
Clay-Chalkville, with the most exciting play of the night, rolled Sewell out left who let a prayer sail into the air and in the endzone Cole outjumped everyone else to bring in the ball.
Riding the momentum of the Hail Mary at the end of the half, Clay-Chalkville opened the second half with an impressive drive that ended with a Collins touchdown reception to make the score 40-28.
But Minor delivered a back-backer on the ensuing kickoff when the tenacious Tigers returned the ball all the way to the endzone.
Minor's kickoff return made the score 48-28 and Clay-Chalkville was never able to regain momentum.
Minor added another touchdown late in the third to extend their lead 54-28, a lead Minor maintained throughout the fourth.