Cougars, Chambers to vie for Final Four spot Saturday

Published 1:49 pm Thursday, February 4, 2021

Escambia Academy is going to have to play focused and put forward a solid effort in the Elite 8 against Chambers Academy, Cougars coach Willie White Jr. said.

The Cougars defeated South Choctaw 70-35 Feb. 2 to earn a berth to the next round, which will be played at 9 a.m. this Sat., Feb. 6, at the Cramton Bowl’s Multiplex.

White said Chambers is going to be one of the better teams EA’s played this year.

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“We can beat them, but we’re going to have to play well and have a good effort,” White said.

White said Chambers Academy’s Payton Allen, who played quarterback for the Rebels, is a good player for the Rebels.

“If we limit his touches, and pretty much take him out of the ball game, we’ll be in good shape,” he said.