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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: Ronald Phillips
Region: 4A-R11
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1906  <-- 1977 <- 1978 -> 1979 --> 2019

1978 Season Highlights
 Ronald Phillips enters his 3rd season as Head Coach at Athens.
 The Golden Eagles move from Class 3A and into Region 11.
 The Golden Eagles finished 2nd in Region 11.
 
1978 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 25  @ Grissom   *  13   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 1  vs. John Carroll    14   14   T       
 Fri., Sep. 8  @ Decatur   *  6   13   L       
 Fri., Sep. 15  vs. Tupelo MS    12   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 22  @ Lawrenceburg TN    28   3   W       
 Fri., Sep. 29  @ Hartselle    13   9   W       
 Fri., Oct. 6  @ Bradshaw   *  0   12   L       
 Fri., Oct. 13  vs. Coffee    0   21   L       
 Fri., Oct. 20  vs. Scottsboro   *  21   13   W       
 Fri., Nov. 3  vs. J.O. Johnson   *  13   21   L       
 
1978 Season Totals
  Record5-4 -1
  Points Scored120
  Scoring Average12.0
  Points Allowed119
  Defense Average11.9
  Opponents Record49-33 -1
  Region Record2-3
  Home Record2-2 -1
  Away Record3-2
1978 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Athens was not ranked.
  
1978 Class 4A Region 11 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
J.O. Johnson 11-22761212-175475-011436  Max Burleson
Athens 5-4-11201192-35365  Ronald Phillips
Bradshaw 4-61041372-34755  Bill Doty
Decatur 5-5991092-34038  Earl Webb
Grissom 3-6771692-35394  Larrie Robinson
Scottsboro 4-61541471-450103  Larry Keys

1978 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Athens Players on File.

1978 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 No Athens Players on File.



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