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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: Larry McCoy
Region: 3A-R13
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1906  <-- 1974 <- 1975 -> 1976 --> 2019

1975 Season Highlights
 Larry McCoy enters his 10th season as Head Coach at Athens.
 First 12 win season.
 First region championship.
 The Golden Eagles won the Class 3A Region 13 Championship.
1975 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 29  vs. Grissom    6   7   L       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. Decatur    14   14   T       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. Buckhorn    56   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ Sparkman    35   2   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  @ Bob Jones    28   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  @ Austin    37   8   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  vs. Colbert County    27   20   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  @ Scottsboro    53   27   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  vs. Hazel Green    53   0   W       
 Thu., Nov. 6  vs. Butler    41   14   W       
 Fri., Nov. 14  @ Cullman    54   28   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 21  @ Haleyville    49   6   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 28  vs. Fairfield    34   7   W       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Fri., Dec. 5  vs. Andalusia    35   15   W       Championship Game 
1975 Season Totals
  Record12-1 -1
  Points Scored522
  Scoring Average37.3
  Points Allowed154
  Defense Average11.0
  Opponents Record87-60 -3
  Region Record0-0
  Home Record6-1 -1
  Away Record6-0
1975 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Athens was not ranked.
1975 Class 3A Region 13 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Hazel Green 6-4107114  Tommy Russell
Athens 12-1-15221544-017256  Larry McCoy

1975 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Freddie Smith RB Sr.6-1190 All Southern  Orlando Sentinel
 Freddie Smith RB Sr.6-1195 All-Star Game  
 Freddie Smith RB Sr.6-1197 3A Player of the Year  Bham Post-Herald
 Freddie Smith B Sr.6-1190 Super All-State  Bham News
 John Marshall DT Sr.6-4255 All-Star Game  

1975 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Freddie SmithQB Sr.6-1190 1st  BN
 Freddie SmithRB Sr.6-3195 1st  MA
 Freddie SmithB Sr.6-1197 1st  BPH
 Jeff JohnsonQB Sr.6-1180 1st  MA
 John MarshallDT Sr.6-4240 1st  MA
 John MarshallL Sr.6-4255 1st  BPH
 John MarshallC Sr.6-4240 1st  BN
 Thomas WoodruffT Sr.6-3220 1st  MA
 Thomas WoodruffL Sr.6-3220 HM  BPH

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