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Welcome to the page about the greatest rivlary anywhere in high school sports, "THE CLAY BOWL", a rivalry in which USA TODAY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ranked as one of the Top 10 High School rivalries in the country!

***Facts About Clay Bowl***

*Lineville leads series 50-34-4

*The 1st meeting between the 2 schools was in 1922 (CCHS won 39-0)

*The largest win for Lineville was in 1961 (48-0)

*The largest win for Clay County was in 1996 State title (42-0)

*Multiple season meetings: 9 (22,42,43,44,45,46,95,96,98)

*Most Combined points: 60 (98' Semi-Finals, LHS 42 CCHS 18)

*Longest win streak for Lineville: 7 (34-40)

*Longest win streak for Clay County: 7 (93-97)

*Lineville has posted 19 shutouts in the series.

*Clay County has posted 21 shutouts in the series.

*There have been 4 ties in the series(24,42,46,53). 3 of those were 0-0, the last tie was in 1953,13-13.

*The "Clay Bowl" has been decided by 1-point 4 times. The last time was in 1980, CCHS 16 LHS 15.

*The "Clay Bowl" has been decided by a touchdown or less, 21 times.

*The largest known crowd at a CCHS-LHS game was at the 1998 Semi-Final game at Lineville.

Clay County vs. Lineville Scores:

1922 LHS 0 CCHS 39*
1922 LHS 7 CCHS 6 *
1923 LHS 18 CCHS 0
1924 LHS 0 CCHS 0 (Tie)
1925 LHS 0 CCHS 6
1926 LHS 10 CCHS 6
1927 LHS 13 CCHS 0
1928 LHS 7 CCHS 0
1929 LHS 34 CCHS 0
1930 LHS 0 CCHS 12
1931 LHS 8 CCHS 7
1932 LHS 7 CCHS 0
1933 LHS 0 CCHS 34
1934 LHS 7 CCHS 0
1935 LHS 13 CCHS 0
1936 LHS 36 CCHS 0
1937 LHS 28 CCHS 0
1938 LHS 32 CCHS 0
1939 LHS 28 CCHS 7
1940 LHS 13 CCHS 6
1941 LHS 0 CCHS 13
1942 LHS 0 CCHS 0 (Tie)*
1942 LHS 13 CCHS 0*
1943 LHS 0 CCHS 16*
1943 LHS 0 CCHS 7*
1944 LHS 0 CCHS 26*
1944 LHS 0 CCHS 21*
1945 LHS 6 CCHS 13*
1945 LHS 6 CCHS 0*
1946 LHS 0 CCHS 0 (Tie)*
1946 LHS 13 CCHS 6*
1947 LHS 41 CCHS 0
1948 LHS 40 CCHS 0
1949 LHS 13 CCHS 7
1950 LHS 14 CCHS 0
1951 LHS 27 CCHS 6
1952 LHS 0 CCHS 12
1953 LHS 13 CCHS 13 (Tie)
1954 LHS 20 CCHS 0
1955 LHS 14 CCHS 7
1956 LHS 0 CCHS 27
1957 LHS 33 CCHS 7
1958 LHS 14 CCHS 0
1959 LHS 6 CCHS 25
1960 LHS 21 CCHS 12
1961 LHS 48 CCHS 0
1962 LHS 28 CCHS 6
1963 LHS 21 CCHS 0
1964 LHS 27 CCHS 7
1965 LHS 15 CCHS 7
1966 LHS 0 CCHS 25
1967 LHS 6 CCHS 21
1968 LHS 0 CCHS 41
1969 LHS 6 CCHS 8
1970 LHS 17 CCHS 6
1971 LHS 23 CCHS 8
1972 LHS 10 CCHS 7
1973 LHS 0 CCHS 30
1974 LHS 42 CCHS 13
1975 LHS 7 CCHS 9
1976 LHS 7 CCHS 3
1977 LHS 6 CCHS 22
1978 LHS 14 CCHS 7
1979 LHS 0 CCHS 25
1980 LHS 15 CCHS 16
1981 LHS 0 CCHS 17
1982 LHS 16 CCHS 3
1983 LHS 21 CCHS 9
1984 LHS 30 CCHS 12
1985 LHS 15 CCHS 7
1986 LHS 6 CCHS 3
1987 LHS 36 CCHS 12
1988 LHS 7 CCHS 13
1989 LHS 7 CCHS 17
1990 LHS 7 CCHS 20
1991 LHS 6 CCHS 0
1992 LHS 13 CCHS 6
1993 LHS 3 CCHS 14
1994 LHS 3 CCHS 29
1995 LHS 6 CCHS 26
1995 LHS 0 CCHS 28**
1996 LHS 0 CCHS 21
1996 LHS 0 CCHS 42**
1997 LHS 7 CCHS 10
1998 LHS 37 CCHS 21
1998 LHS 42 CCHS 18**
1999 LHS 28 CCHS 7
2000 LHS 7 CCHS 28

*Single asterik indicates two games in first year of series and during World War 2. This was done to conserve fuel, keeping games close to home.
**Double asterik indicates playoff game in same year as regular season contest.
The record now stands at 50-34-4 in favor of "them across the creek", but the Panthers have closed the gap with their 7 game win streak from 1993-1997.

Panther Poll
Which of the past 7 Clay Bowls,in which CCHS won, was your fav?

2000 Clay Bowl
1997 Clay Bowl
1996 State Title
1996 Clay Bowl
1995 Clay Bowl
1995 Quarter-Finals
1994 Clay Bowl


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