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I’m a Texas boy born and raised, but couldn’t be more excited to be here in Huntsville, Alabama! The chance to cover SEC football is a dream come true, so I jumped at the chance to be a part of the WHNT News 19 Sports Team.

Back home in Texas I attended West Texas A&M University where I majored in Mass Communications/Broadcasting. After graduating, my first job in TV was in my hometown of Amarillo. A photographer job at KFDA, where I actually met and worked with Ryan Cody.

After about a year of working in Amarillo, I accepted a Weekend Sports Anchor Job at KWES in Midland, Texas. Then two years later my good friend Ryan gave me a call about a job, and now I’m here in Huntsville!

Football has and always will be my passion, that’s why I feel this is the perfect job. Playing and covering high school and college ball in the state of Texas was great, but the level of passion for SEC football here in north Alabama is a different world that I can’t wait to be a part of. That said, I love anything and everything about all sports!

If you have any cool story ideas, or just want to talk a little sports, feel free to email me any time at chase.horn@whnt.com!

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    Top 5 Plays of the Week: Sep 2

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Check out the Top 5 Plays from week two of the high school football season! 5 – Florence defensive back J’Marick Woods interception. 4 – Grissom’s Blake Rogers big hit. 3 – Lexington running back Allen Townsend powerful run. 2- Madison Academy running back KeKe Matthews long touchdown run. 1 – Sparkman wide receiver Parker Swords with an insane catch.

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    Alabama A&M loses big to Middle Tennessee in opener

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (goblueraiders.com) – Middle Tennessee’s offense was in midseason form and its dominant defense produced the program’s first shutout in three years as the Blue Raiders defeated Alabama A&M, 55-0, in front of 19,967 at Floyd Stadium. It was the season opener for both teams and Middle Tennessee wasted no time getting started as the Blue Raiders (1-0) scored on their first six drives. Sophomore quarterback Brent Stockstill was phenomenal as he completed his first 22 passes to start the […]

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    Crimson Tide rolls over USC behind freshman quarterback in season opener

    Arlington, TX. (al.com) – Meet Jalen Hurts. A summer of speculation over the intriguing freshman quarterback ended with breakout performance unlike anything seen in Nick Saban’s Alabama tenure. That, with a smothering defensive night sent the No. 1 Crimson Tide past a flustered USC, 52-6. The defending national champions scored 38 straight after a rocky start in a familiar building. The third AT&T Stadium win in the last 363 days saw the first true freshman quarterback appearance in Saban’s 10 Alabama […]

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    James Clemens DE LaBryan Ray is the top prospect in Alabama

    MADISON, Ala. – There is a lot of high school football talent in north Alabama, but all of the players take a back seat to James Clemens defensive end LaBryan Ray. Ray standing at 6′ 4″ and 260 pounds is a stud on the field, but believe it or not, his dad had to force him to play football. “Especially in little league, when I first started off, I didn’t like it,” Ray told WHNT.  “He kinda forced me, and […]

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    High school football matchups for Thursday & Friday, Sept. 1-2

    Here's a list of games involving Tennessee Valley teams for this week. See where your school is playing!

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    Aug 25: West Limestone vs. East Limestone, Huntsville vs. Decatur, West Morgan vs. Priceville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Its Football Friday on Thursday!  Check out the highlights and scores from the week 1 early games.   Decatur 42, Huntsville 20 West Limestone 36, East Limestone 21 West Morgan 42, Priceville 21 Woodville 53, Asbury 0

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    Bob Jones running back Brad Anderson makes AHSAA history

    MADISON, Ala. – Bob Jones running back Brad Anderson is far from the biggest guy on the field.  At 5′ 8″, 170 pounds, he’s one of the smallest Patriots on the team, but that’s never stopped number 24. “I’ve been told all of my life that I couldn’t do something,” Anderson said. “I fight to prove to people it’s not the size that matters, it’s kinda my heart.  I knew I could accomplish anything I set my mind to.” It’s that […]

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    Albertville Aggies want to keep improving in year 2 under Coach Pruitt

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – before 2015 Albertville high school had just one playoff appearance in the past five years.  That changed when head coach Dale Pruitt took over after a nine year stint at Plainview.  The Aggies won seven games his first year with the team, snapping the three year postseason drought, but coach Pruitt says that had more to do with the players than him as a coach.   “It’s all about the players.  They made the tackles and they made […]

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    Sky’s the limit for the James Clemens Jets in 2016

    MADISON, Ala. – James Clemens had its best season ever in 2015.  The Jets finished the year with a 10-2 record, winning a playoff game for the first time in school history.  Not only is the team in position to repeat that success, the Jets could be even better in 2016. On defense head coach Wade Waldrop has four players who already have division one college scholarship offers, but he’s more excited about the depth he has than anything else. […]

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    Fyffe Red Devils ready for another 2A title run

    FYFFE, Ala. – The past two 2A state championship games have had one thing in common – the Fyffe Red Devils. Fyffe capped a perfect season with the first blue map in program history in 2014.  Last year, the team came up one win short, losing 36-22 to Elba in Tuscaloosa, something senior quarterback Will Mashburn doesn’t plan on going through again. “I hate losing.  It made me sick, I mean it took forever for me to get over it.  I don’t […]

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    Nick Saban updates Kendall Sheffield situation after 3rd missed practice

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (al.com) – After missing the last three practices, Kendall Sheffield’s status was part of Nick Saban’s opening statement after Tuesday’s workout. Saban said he was unsure of Sheffield’s status at this point but was hoping to get him back on the field. The former five-star recruit has not been spotted at practice since Saturday’s scrimmage in Bryant-Denny Stadium. “We’re happy to have him back,” Saban said. “He’s a fine young man. He’s worked hard and he’s made a lot […]

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    Brooks has the team for another deep playoff run in 2016

    KILLEN, Ala. – Two years ago Brooks high school missed the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, but in 2015 Brad Black took over as head coach.  He led the Lions to an 11-2 record and the third round of the post season.  The team has a chance to be even better this year.  Coach Black has eight starters coming back on defense, and nine on offense making this one of the most experienced teams he’s ever seen […]