Brandon Miller's prep notebook: Another year, another record for Wellborn
by Brandon Miller
bmiller@annistonstar.com
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Wellborn High’s record of most points in a game lasted only 364 days.

After Wellborn defeated Victory Christian 73-0 on Sept. 14, 2012, it welcomed the Lions back to the Hill this past Friday and sent them back to Pell City with a 78-0 loss. In the win, Wellborn had nine different players find the end zone and held Victory Christian to just 15 yards of offense.

NO KICKING: Alexandria gaining 543 rushing yards in its 48-28 win over Hokes Bluff last week is mighty impressive, but there’s another feat in that game that is raising eyebrows.

While Alexandria scored seven touchdowns and had one missed field goal, the Valley Cubs did not punt a single time.

POLL MOVERS: Welcome to the Top 10, Saks and Munford. It has been a while.

The Alabama Sports Writers Association Week 4 poll has both Class 3A Saks and 4A Munford ranked ninth in their respective classifications.

The last time the Wildcats were ranked was in Week 2 of the 2010 season. Saks followed that ranking with a loss to Susan Moore. The Wildcats also went on to miss the playoffs, which was the only season during 2007-12 they did not make a postseason appearance.

For Munford, it has been even longer since making the polls. The Lions last cracked the Top 10 after Week 1 of the 1994 season, when it also was ranked No. 9. Coincidentally, Munford also lost the next game and missed the playoffs, as well.

LOOKING TO MAKE HISTORY: There are two teams trying to reverse history this week.

White Plains hasn’t defeated Glencoe, losing in all five games in the series. The Wildcats also haven’t scored than seven points in a series game.

Although Ohatchee has defeated Woodland six of 13 times, the Indians have lost five straight with its last win over the Bobcats coming in 2002.

On the opposite end of the bar, Donoho is 3-0 in its games against Woodville, Saks is 5-0 vs. Ashville and Oxford has never lost to Huntsville, defeating the Panthers by at least 14 points in each of three contests.

CLAY DEFENSE: It’s hard to believe Clay Central’s defense could be better than that of its inaugural team’s, but right now that seems to be the case.

Last season, Clay Central allowed an average of 9.7 points a game, which included four shutouts. Only three opponents scored at least 14 points.

This season, defensive coordinator Kris Herron has taken over as head coach, and the defense still is rolling. After Clay Central (3-0, 2-0 Class 4A, Region 3) narrowly defeated 3A Trinity 16-14, it shut out Dallas County and Elmore County. Clay Central will face Holtville (0-3, 0-2) on Friday night.

Brandon Miller covers prep sports for The Star. He can be reached at 256-235-3575 or follow him on Twitter @bmiller_star.
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