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Game of the Week: Thorsby and Jemison face off in North Chilton Clash

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer

The 2021 high school football season kicks off on Aug. 19 with an exciting matchup between North Chilton foes.

Jemison High School will take on Thorsby High School in the North Chilton Clash.

This is the fourth straight season that the two teams will face off to open the season. Jemison has won two of the last three matchups, including a convincing 35-8 victory over the Rebels a season ago.

The Panthers will try to make it three straight opening day victories over Thorsby, with new head coach John Therrell looking to pick up his first win as the head coach of Jemison.

Meanwhile, on the other sideline, Thorsby will try to secure its first victory over the Panthers since 2018.

Both teams saw impact players leave the school following the 2020 season. Thorsby lost starting quarterback Brody Barnett and wide receiver Sawyer Sellers while Jemison lost impact cornerback Joshua Gilliland and starting quarterback James Wright.

Both will also have new starting quarterbacks on the field to start the season. Senior Hayden Robinson will be behind center for Jemison while senior Luke Davis takes over at QB for the Rebels.

Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. at Jemison High School.