Lafayette schools both in state title hunt

Lafayette schools both in state title hunt

LAFAYETTE, AL (WTVM) - It's high times in Lafayette, as both high schools enjoy historic seasons. Chambers Academy is undefeated for the first time, and just one win away from a state championship.

To cap off an undefeated season with a state title would be a huge accomplishment for us, the team, the coaches and the community," quarterback Malik Lyons said.

"It's just been a magical ride and I think that Friday's going to be a culmination and a celebration of everything we've accomplished this year," head coach Jason Allen said.

There's plenty of success just down the road at Lafayette High School as well. They're undefeated and in the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 1991.

"Feels good to be in the playoffs because I didn't make it last year," senior linebacker Zarian Heard said. "I got hurt so it's just a wonderful feeling man."

"They say this is like a record-breaking season, but how I feel about it, the record hasn't been broken yet until we bring back that blue map and have that bling on our fingers," linebacker DJ Kimbrough said.

Two teams, two undefeated seasons, both with eyes on a state championship. So what are they putting in the water in Chambers County?

"Talent's not the only thing we've got around here," Lafayette offensive lineman Courtney Holloway said. "Most people consider this city a basketball city, but we show them that football is another sport that we excel at."

"Our city's just bred for football. It's what we do," Lyons said.

It's been a dream year for these two squads. Now they both hope to make a state championship a reality.

Chambers takes on Marengo Academy in the AISA State Championship this Friday, while Lafayette is in 3rd round action against Fyffe, the team that knocked them out of the postseason last year.

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