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Clay-Chalkville / Hewitt-Trussville rivalry to end in all sports

Clay, AL – Clay-Chalkville and Hewitt-Trussville high schools sit only two miles apart but the former rivals will not face each other, in any sport, for at least the next two years.  

According to the Trussville Tribune, Clay-Chalkville made the decision to cancel contests between the two programs, including those scheduled for this school year.  The Cougars and Huskies varsity hoops squads meet on the the hardwood in mid November with Clay coming out on top 50-49.  

The move is in response to Hewitt’s decision to leave the Cougars off their football schedule for the past two seasons.

Before the series ended prior to the 2016 season, the programs had meet on the gridiron for 19 straight years.  Clay currently holds a 13-6 advantage over the Huskies including victories in teams last four meetings.  

Clay-Chalkville Principal Michael Lee released the following statement regarding the cancellation to the Tribune: 

“We have a lot of respect for the Trussville School System and the whole Trussville community. Year in and year out they have proven to be one of the top schools in the state of Alabama both academically and athletically. We would like nothing more than a strong relationship with Hewitt in all areas. It is our feeling that this is good for both schools, our students, and our communities.  However, we want to have relationships with schools who will play us in all sports, including football. Hewitt decided two years ago not to include CCHS in their football schedule. At that time, we chose to continue our relationship with Hewitt in all other sports. Our hope was that this would be a step in the process of re-establishment of our long-standing relationship in football when the new region alignments came out.”

Check out the full report from Trussville Tribune Sports Editor David Knox.