Calera youth win three titles

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Just as the city of Calera continues to grow, so does its youth football championships. Three Calera youth teams captured Chilton County Youth Football League championships Nov. 12.

“We’ve got a real strong program in Calera now,” said Calera football president Eddie Posey. “We have a lot of people moving in, and we’ve seen our numbers grown substantially.”

Posey’s Minor team shut out Clanton Orange, 14-0, with the help of quarterback Cody Thompson. Thompson tossed a touchdown pass to Justin Gibson and ran in

another. It was the Minors’ second title in two years.

The Calera Mites moved to 20-0, since starting the age level last year, as they won their second-straight title with a 22-6 win over West Blocton. Tyler Ray, O.J. Harris and Cody Freedman all ran for touchdowns.

The Calera Midgets also brought home a title, bouncing back from falling short in the playoffs last season, to beat Montevallo 14-6. Kevin Dowdell and Jonathon Brown helped lead the way.

A fourth team, the Calera Majors, went undefeated through the season, but were unable to top Clanton Orange, falling 34-20