Pinson Valley quarterback Bo Nix has been the talk of the state as he, along with many other quarterbacks, have been on full display throughout the 2018 season. Nix is currently rated the 4th best player in the state of Alabama according to the 247Sports Composite (the top rated QB in the state) and the #1 dual-threat QB in the country. Nix has committed to Auburn, where his dad and current Pinson Valley head coach, Patrick Nix, made his name as a quarterback as well.
Pinson Valley takes on rival Clay-Chalkville in the semifinals for the second straight year. Although the regular season match-ups have been close the last two meetings, last year’s playoff game ended with Pinson Valley lighting up the scoreboard to win 37-7 to advance to their first state title game where they then defeated Wetumpka 31-10.
This year, Nix has been chasing history as he looks to become the all-time total offense leader when it comes to total yardage and touchdowns accounted for.
Heading into this week’s game against Clay-Chalkville, Nix only needs 29 yards to break the all-time career yardage record held by Terrance Hollingsworth of Berry High School. Hollingsworth totaled 11,788 yards from 2009-2013. Bo Nix has accounted for 11,760 yards total in his career between Scottsboro and Pinson Valley.
This season alone, Nix has completed 218/360 for 3,170 yards and 44 touchdowns. In his career, he’s 638/1136 for 9,761 yards and 121 touchdowns. He’s also rushed for 1,999 yards on 238 carries and 33 scores.
His 154 total touchdowns is also only 6 shy of the 160 touchdown record held by Terrance Wilkes of Wadley (2003-2006).
The 28 yards should be attainable against Clay this weekend, but the 6 touchdown mark may be harder to come by against a great Cougar defense that only allows 12.7 points per game and if the Indians win, a potential rematch against Wetumpka or a top ranked Saraland defense that allows less than 10 points per game.
See all Round 4 parings here:
Saraland (12-1) at Wetumpka (11-2)
Clay-Chalkville (12-1) at Pinson Valley (11-1)
Vigor (12-1) at Greenville (11-2)
Central-Clay County (10-3) at Mortimer Jordan (12-1)
Andalusia (9-4) at UMS-Wright (13-0)
Oneonta (10-3) at Deshler (8-5)
Providence Christian (12-1) at Flomaton (10-3)
Randolph County (12-1) at Piedmont (11-2)
Luverne (12-1) at Highland Home (12-1)
Aliceville (11-2) at Fyffe (13-0)
Maplesville (12-1) at Linden (12-0)
Pickens County (9-4) at Mars Hill (12-1)