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2023 Season Tidbits & Records


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   THIS WEEK IN ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
AHSFHS.org Report
(Sep. 9, 2023)

Week Three Tidbits & Records


Region play is in full force. The chase for a region title is on. Here are a few tidbits from the first week of football action.

   *  Be sure to catch our podcast this Sunday night as we will be posting a new episode. Also follow the Barber Shop Gurus on Wednesday morning for their latest game analysis and predictions. Monday we will unveil the AHSFHS Power Ratings for every team along with our Top Ten in each classification. Scoring averages will also be posted Sunday.

   *  Do you like offense? If so you enjoyed Friday night as fifteen teams scored at least 60 points in their wins led by West Morgan's 83-53 victory over Brooks. The record for points by both teams is 146 set in 2016 when Childersburg defeated Central Coosa 82-64. The West Morgan game this year will be tied for third place on that list.

   *  Three games topped the 100 point mark by both teams. Along with the West Morgan/Brooks game we had Scottsboro thumping Boaz 63-38 and Clarke Prep outscoring Snook Christian 71-46.

   *  Some games of interest include Vigor coming back from 21 down to beat Citronelle 34-28 in overtime.

   *  Sumer Central beat Greensboro 26-14 to start the 2023 football season 2-0 for the first time in school history.

   *  What about John Carroll? They have started the season 3-0. The Cavaliers could make some noise this year in a very tough Region 5. It's their best start to a season since 1999.

   *  Piedmont is 0-2 but do not push the panic button just yet. The Bulldogs have a tough schedule ahead with Plainview, Ohatchee, Anniston and Westbrook Christian up next. The last time the Bulldogs began a season 0-2 was in 2004. The last time they started 0-3 was back in 1995. They have been ranked 167 weeks in a row since the final poll in 2008. They may fall out of the ASWA rankings this week.

   *  Big games were everywhere it seemed. Thompson beat Vestavia Hills 21-3, Auburn got by Dothan High 28-27 in overtime and Mark Montgomery capitalized on turnovers as they defeated Foley 28-7. Hoover also quieted their doubters with a 28-20 win over Spain Park and Handley defeated Jacksonville 32-24.

   *  Gulf Shores beat #3 Faith Academy 31-16 and this is difficult to believe but it is only the fourth time the Dolphins have defeated a ranked opponent. The last being in 2013. That is 23 straight losses for Gulf Shores to ranked teams. Great win for the program.

   *  If we missed anything I will try to include it in our podcast tomorrow.

   *  Hoover has been ranked by the ASWA for an amazing 262 consecutive polls dating back to the 2000 season. The Bucs are currently 1-2 and travel to Vestavia Hills this week.

   *   The longest winning streak belongs to Saraland who has won their last nine games after drubbing St. Paul's 47-3. Lee-Scott Academy has a 15 games winning streak in the AISA.

   *   Columbia now holds onto the longest losing streak at 74 straight contests. The Eagles were shutout by Muscle Shoals 42-0 and host Hartselle next week. They hold the all-time record for consecutive losses.

   *   American Christian has a streak of 36 consecutive region wins. The Patriots opened region play this week with a 55-0 win over Holt and play a very good Bibb County team this week. Mars Hill (33) and Catholic Montgomery (28) are the next two schools with long region winning streaks.

   *   Barbour County has lost 59 consecutive region games after falling to Luverne 42-0 this week.

   *   The #3 ranked Catholic Montgomery Knights have won 27 straight regular season games. They beat B.T. Washington 56-6 this week.

   *   Saraland has won 18 consecutive home games and take to the road this week against Spanish Fort.

   *   Catholic Montgomery also holds onto the longest road winning streak having won 17 consecutive road games. They play the next five games on the road.

   *   Fyffe got back to being Fyffe by dominating North Sand Mountain 53-0. They are currently sitting on a string of 308 games without being shutout.

   *   Some head coaches will be reaching milestone wins in 2023. Mark Freeman has amassed 249 victories and will in search of number 250 next week against Spain Park. Mike Battles Jr. can join his father in the 200 win club with just six more wins at Tallassee this season.

   *   Josh Wright won the 150th game of his football coaching career with a big 44-23 victory over Aliceville. His record stands at 150-46 in sixteen seasons.

   *   Carroll defeated Rehobeth 27-14 as head coach Patrick Plott picked up the 100th win of his career.

   *   Patrick Nix and the Central Phenix City Red Devils continued to roll as they thumped Enterprise 48-7 and handed Coach Nix the 100th win of his eleven year career. His record is 100-31.


Team approaching the 700 win club
  695  -  Deshler  (695-371-35)

Team approaching the 600 win club
  597  -  Anniston  (597-401-27)

Team approaching the 500 win club
  497  -  Randolph County  (497-408-25)
  496  -  Southern Choctaw  (496-372-24)
  495  -  Greensboro  (495-434-37)
  494  -  Minor  (494-481-22)
  493  -  Hale County  (493-437-24)
  492  -  Hackleburg  (492-438-29)

Coaches approaching the 250 win club
  249 - Mark Freeman (Thompson)  (249-55)

Coaches approaching the 200 win club
  194  -  Mike Battles Jr. (Tallassee)  (194-103)

Coaches approaching the 150 win club
  148  -  Clint Smith (Jacksonville)  (148-87)
  145  -  Jamey DuBose (Orange Beach)  (145-45)
  145  -  Doug Vickery (Flomaton)  (145-112)
  144  -  Ernie Willingham (Collinsville)  (144-94)

Coaches approaching the 100 win club
  97  -  Adam Fossett (B.B. Comer)  (97-76)
  95  -  Jason Massey (Leroy)  (95-52)
  92  -  Jeremy Perkins (Austin)  (92-58)
  92  -  David Smothers (Addison)  (92-39)


Points scored in a game

 * Baker set a team record in a win 66-28 over Davidson breaking the previous record set in a victory over Grand Bay 63-0 on 9/19/1952.

 * Lighthouse Home School set a team record in a win 68-28 over Ezekiel Academy breaking the previous record set in a victory over Cornerstone Rainsville 63-6 on 9/1/2023.

 * Ramsay set a team record in a win 65-6 over Jasper breaking the previous record set in a victory over Southside Gadsden 61-25 on 11/4/2022.

 * Sipsey Valley set a team record in a win 70-12 over Dallas County breaking the previous record set in a victory over Curry 66-28 on 9/27/2013.

 * West Morgan set a team record in a win 83-53 over Brooks breaking the previous record set in a victory over East Lawrence 69-0 on 10/14/2022.



Points allowed in a game

 * Brooks set a team record in a 83-53 loss to West Morgan breaking the previous record set in a loss to Mars Hill 64-35 on 8/26/2022.

 * Davidson set a team record in a 66-28 loss to Baker breaking the previous record set in a loss to McGill-Toolen 56-3 on 9/20/2013.

 * Orange Beach set a team record in a 50-2 loss to Jackson breaking the previous record set in a loss to St. Michael 49-41 on 9/29/2022.



Margin of Victory in a game

 * Center Point set a team record by defeating Huffman 58-0 breaking the previous record set when they defeated Hayden 61-6 on 9/21/2007.

 * Ramsay set a team record by defeating Jasper 65-6 breaking the previous record set when they defeated Sidney Lanier 57-0 on 9/28/1945.

 * Sipsey Valley set a team record by defeating Dallas County 70-12 breaking the previous record set when they defeated Holt 53-0 on 9/9/2016.



Margin of Defeat in a game

 * Orange Beach set a team record in a loss 50-2 to Jackson breaking the previous record set when they lost to Fruitdale 34-7 on 8/28/2020.



Points Scored by Both Teams in a Game

 * Boaz set a team record in a loss 63-38 to Scottsboro breaking the previous record set in a loss to Gadsden 63-31 on 10/30/1998.

 * Brooks set a team record in a loss 83-53 to West Morgan breaking the previous record set when they defeated Lauderdale County 69-38 on 8/22/2019.

 * Clarke Prep set a team record in a 71-46 victory over Snook Christian breaking the previous record set when they defeated Morgan Academy 72-41 on 10/25/2013.

 * St. James set a team record in a 63-35 victory over Prattville Christian breaking the previous record set in a loss to UMS-Wright 49-42 on 11/9/2012.

 * West Morgan set a team record in a 83-53 victory over Brooks breaking the previous record set when they defeated Brewer 57-54 on 9/27/2019.

 * Snook Christian set a team record in a loss 71-46 to Clarke Prep breaking the previous record set in a loss to Hooper Academy 68-40 on 9/16/2022.



Teams with current school record winning streaks

 * Lee-Scott Academy has won a team record 15 consecutive games since 8/18/2022.


Teams with current school record losing streaks

 * Columbia has lost a team record 74 consecutive games since 10/23/2015.
 * Meadowview Christian has lost a team record 55 consecutive games since 10/6/2017.
 * A.L. Johnson has lost a team record 41 consecutive games since 10/19/2018.
 * Talladega County Central has lost a team record 27 consecutive games since 9/25/2020.
 * Crossville has lost a team record 20 consecutive games since 8/21/2021.
 * Fultondale has lost a team record 18 consecutive games since 9/10/2021.
 * Robertsdale has lost a team record 16 consecutive games since 10/1/2021.
 * Sparta Academy has lost a team record 15 consecutive games since 11/12/2021.


Teams that set a record for most wins in a season

 * University Charter School set a team record with a 2-1 record. That ties the previous mark of 2-8-0 in 2022.



Teams off to great starts in 2022
 * Athens last started a season 3-0 in 2006.
 * B.B. Comer last started a season 3-0 in 1996.
 * John Carroll last started a season 3-0 in 1999.
 * Mary Montgomery last started a season 3-0 in 2007.
 * Shoals Christian last started a season 2-0 in 2009.
 * Sumter Central has never started 2-0 in a season.



Teams off to slow starts in 2022
 * Abbeville last started a season 0-3 in 2007.
 * Aliceville last started a season 0-3 in 1989.
 * Gardendale last started a season 0-3 in 2009.
 * Homewood last started a season 0-3 in 2009.
 * Piedmont last started a season 0-2 in 2004.
 * Saks last started a season 0-3 in 2005.
 * Sand Rock last started a season 0-3 in 1983.






Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The Tuscaloosa Black Bears were considered one of the best programs in the nation from 1925-1931. Their record over that span was an amazing 61-0-3.