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

Athens Football Team History

Athens Golden Eagles
Athens High School

P.O. Box 109 Athens, AL 35612
Stadium: Golden Eagle Stadium
Colors: Black & Old Gold
Coach: Melvin Vines

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1906  <-- 1939 <- 1940 -> 1941 --> 2019

1940 Season Highlights
 Melvin Vines enters his 11th season as Head Coach at Athens.
1940 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 27  @ Lincoln Huntsville    72   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 4  vs. Joe Bradley    49   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 11  @ Hartselle    43   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 18  vs. Elkmont    20   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 25  @ Decatur    7   16   L       
 Fri., Nov. 1  vs. Colbert County    58   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 8  vs. Coffee    6   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 15  vs. Pulaski TN    19   6   W       
 Thu., Nov. 21  vs. Huntsville    6   6   T       
1940 Season Totals
  Record7-1 -1
  Points Scored280
  Scoring Average31.1
  Points Allowed35
  Defense Average3.9
  Opponents Record25-40 -5
  Home Record5-0 -1
  Away Record2-1
1940 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Athens was not ranked.

1940 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Athens Players on File.

1940 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 CooperB 3rd  BN
 WhiteQB HM  BN

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Luverne 'Toad' Wise was the first female football player in Alabama and may have been the first in the country. She was a kicker for the Escambia County Blue Devils in 1939-40.