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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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1979 Season Highlights
 Ronald Phillips enters his 4th season as Head Coach at Athens.
 The Golden Eagles finished 5th in Region 11.
 
1979 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 31  vs. Grissom   *  0   21   L       
 Fri., Sep. 14  vs. Decatur   *  13   14   L       
 Fri., Sep. 21  vs. Butler    6   35   L       
 Fri., Sep. 28  @ McCallie TN    8   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 5  vs. Hartselle    0   7   L       
 Fri., Oct. 12  vs. Bradshaw   *  17   31   L       
 Fri., Oct. 19  @ Coffee    14   28   L       
 Fri., Oct. 26  @ Scottsboro   *  13   3   W       
 Fri., Nov. 2  @ Cullman    13   12   W       
 Thu., Nov. 8  @ J.O. Johnson   *  7   28   L       
 
1979 Season Totals
  Record3-7
  Points Scored91
  Scoring Average9.1
  Points Allowed186
  Defense Average18.6
  Opponents Record55-40
  Region Record1-4
  Home Record0-5
  Away Record3-2
1979 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Athens was not ranked.
  
1979 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 9-32211212-152385-012740  Max Burleson
Bradshaw 6-41951883-27199  Bill Rayburn
Decatur 7-3161973-26548  Earl Webb
Grissom 4-6971263-26935  Larrie Robinson
Athens 3-7911861-45097  Ronald Phillips
Scottsboro 2-81091880-52992  Larry Keys

1979 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Athens Players on File.

1979 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 No Athens Players on File.



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