We now have 827 teams &  
180,575 games on

Search Site

AHSFHS Article Series

   The best of the best in Alabama High   
  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Patrician Academy Saints

 James Carter 

James Carter grew up as the son of a farmer in Autauga County, Alabama. As a youth, he played football, baseball and basketball at Billingsley High School. Carter played baseball for the University of Montevallo and at one time held the career batting average record there with a .387 average.

After graduation he accepted a position as basketball coach and assistant football coach at Dallas County High School in Plantersville where he led championship contender basketball teams for eight seasons.

Carter moved to Autauga Academy in 1977 as the head football coach. He won two state titles and experienced only one losing season during his eight-year tenure with the school.

His 1978 and 1983 teams ran the tables in the AISA playoffs to earned State Championships in football.

In 1985, one week prior to the opening of fall practice, Coach Carter received the call of his dreams to return to Billingsley High School as head football coach.

In his first 13 seasons, the Billingsley Bears missed the playoffs only twice, won two state titles, two runner-up slots, and competed twice in the quarterfinals and once in the semifinals. Three of his teams (1987, 1988 and 1992) finished the regular season undefeated.

Carters 1992 team finished the season 15-0 and his first state championship with a 13-12 squeaker over Parrish High School.

Coach Carter, led the Billingsley program for a total of 22 years and a 162-96 record. He retired following the 2006 season after 37 years of teaching and coaching.

Known Record:  229-120-2   65.6%
 Season Total   Playoffs   Region Record 
 Team   Season  Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T  PF  PA   Region  Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Billingsley2006 1A5-62863350-1647R34-3158162
Billingsley2005 2A4-6222246R43-4168149
Billingsley2004 2A6-53152700-1834R45-2217154
Billingsley2003 2A7-43181930-12124R35-2185106
Billingsley2002 2A4-72482600-1619R34-3202157
Billingsley2001 1A6-4235214R44-3173124
Billingsley2000 1A2-8136327R42-5108170
Billingsley1999 1A1-9142358R61-23873
Billingsley1998 1A3-7161231R61-27371
Billingsley1997 1A13-24531725-014541R5#3-010728
Billingsley1996 1A9-43762742-18771R5#3-012038
Billingsley1995 1A11-33911823-110244R7#3-011739
Billingsley1994 1A11-2424922-18620R7#3-013320
Billingsley1993 1A8-43101251-14635R7#3-013015
Billingsley1992 1A15-05681395-017142R7#3-015838
Billingsley1991 1A9-3206981-13619R6#2-02213
Billingsley1990 1A1-9124254R60-2840
Billingsley1989 1A3-7146181R71-24654
Billingsley1988 1A14-15691784-119950R7#3-011130
Billingsley1987 1A13-14081104-111031R9#3-09618
Billingsley1986 1A9-2310831-14628R9#3-011220
Billingsley1985 1A8-3188960-11221R9#3-14620
 22 Years162-976536441828-13108152662-3125281539
Autauga Academy
Autauga Academy1984 AISA-A8-3178114West
Autauga Academy1983 AISA-AA12-1369882-05120
Autauga Academy1982 AISA-AA4-681148
Autauga Academy1981 AISA-AA7-4158150
Autauga Academy1980 AISA-AA7-4174157
Autauga Academy1979 AISA-AA10-22721460-1840
Autauga Academy1978 AISA-AA12-0-1344802-01614
Autauga Academy1977 AISA-AA7-3-1192131
 8 Years67-23-2176810144-175740-000
 30 Years229-120-28304543232-14115660062-3125281539

 The Fan Shop
Custom Sportswear, Merchandise & Apparel including T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Jerseys & more
Records reflect scores in our database. Some records may be incomplete. We have chosen to publish this information in hopes our visitors will participate in assisting us to complete every school.

Join us in the forums to submit corrections and new information.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Spence McCracken won a record 21 Area/Region Championships at Montgomery Academy, Lee Montgomery and Opelika during his coaching career.