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a sophomore, and senior Jamel Cook, a transfer from Homewood. “There’s a lot of talent back there, guys who have the ability to run and cover people, which Date Opponent Location we’ve never really had here,” Shores said. “I’m Aug. 28 No. Gwinnett (Ga.) Away very happy about our secSept. 3 Hoover Away ondary.” At linebacker, senior Sept. 10 Homewood Away Alex Payne begins his third season as a starter Sept. 16 Oak Mountain Home and is on track to finish with more than 400 career Sept. 24 Bob Jones HC tackles. He will be joined Oct. 1 Mountain Brook Away in the starting lineup by Homewood transfer Oct. 8 Vestavia Hills Home Destin Challenger and possibly senior Keylan Oct. 15 Pelham Home King, though King has Oct. 22 Thompson Away been bothered with a shoulder injury. Oct. 29 Clay-Chalkville Away If King can’t start, Shores said the nod might go to sophomore Jeniah Jackson, brother of two rounds of the playoffs. Arkansas freshman Jeremiah Jackson. The defense is led by junior cornerback There also is plenty of talent on the Chris Humes, who already has received a defensive line, with two Division I recruits scholarship offer from Auburn. Humes has in seniors Emmanuel Cooper and Ryan been timed at 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard Akers. But Shores said the star of the dash and has a 38-inch vertical leap. defensive front might prove to be Jacob “He is of the most phenomenal athletes Chaffin, a 6-3, 240-pound sophomore. I’ve coached, just in terms of natural abil“He may go down as the best lineman ity, and I’ve had some pretty good ones,” who has come through here,” Shores said. Shores said. “On the other side, junior “I’m making an early prediction. Devon Brown has great ball skills. So I “He’s a special player. He has a lot of feel very good about our corners.” ability, and I think he’ll only get better The starting safeties will be junior over time.” ❖ Justin Carter, who started every game as


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