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1977 State Championship Final Summaries

1977 Class 3A State Championship Game
Andalusia vs. Walter Wellborn
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
31   Clarke County W  
34   W.S. Neal W  
42   Southside Selma W  
41   Russell County W  
34   Charles Henderson W  
27   Opp W  
41   Ashford W  
28   Carroll W  
28   Elba W  
33   Geneva 16 W  
48   Smiths Station 14 W  1st Rd
19   Escambia County W  2nd Rd
 Stanhope Elmore W  Semi
 Walter Wellborn W  Finals
42214-0-0 76
Region Record  5-0
Walter Wellborn
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
34   Cherokee County W  
48   Cleburne County 14 W  
54   Weaver W  
47   Emma Sansom W  
26   Alexandria W  
35   Oxford W  
42   Saks W  
57   Jacksonville W  
35   Benjamin Russell W  
48   Childersburg 13 W  
27   Litchfield W  1st Rd
27   Gardendale 20 W  2nd Rd
28   Hanceville 20 W  Semi
 Andalusia L  Finals
50813-1-0 100
Region Record  6-0
Game Summary
0 7 0 0 -- 7
0 0 0 0 -- 0
 Scoring Summaries: 
Andalusia: Eddie Henderson 4 yard run (PAT Leon Hattaway)
  Andalusia Wellborn
First Downs 6 7
Rush/Yards 112 159
Pass/Yards 0 4
Pass att/com/int 2-0-1 13-2-1
Total Yards 112 166
Fumbles/Lost 0 1
Punt/Avg. 7-33.4 5-27.3
Penalties 43 15
Time of Poss.
Game MVP:
Records:  Andalusia (14-0); Walter Wellborn (13-1)
Coaches: Don Sharpe, Andalusia and Johnny Ingram, Walter Wellborn
Game: Played Friday December 2, 1977 at Andalusia
Andalusia wrapped up the 1977 Class 3A state title by defeating Walter Wellborn 7-0. The Bulldogs have not lost a game since the 1975 finals against Athens some 28 games ago. Last year Andalusia tied Athens for the 3A crown. In a defensive struggle it was appropriate that the only score was set up by a big play on defense.
              Andalusia's Ricky Vinson broke free through the Wellborn line to block Barry Miller's punt attempt. The Bulldogs would move the football 44 yards in 10 plays for the winning score. Eddie Henderson would get the honors on a two yard run with 9:49 remaining in the second quarter.
              Eddie Henderson led the Bulldogs with 63 yards on 16 carries. Wellborn had their chances and drove to the Andalusia five yard line on their opening possession of the third quarter but two incomplete passes would turn the ball over on downs.
              Andalusia was content to keep the ball on the ground and work on the clock for most of the second half. This was the first title appearance for the Panthers of Wellborn as they lost in the second round last season.
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