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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: Jackie Ferguson
Region: 3A-R13
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1906  <-- 1979 <- 1980 -> 1981 --> 2019

1980 Season Highlights
 Jackie Ferguson enters his 1st season as Head Coach at Athens.
 The Golden Eagles move from Class 4A and into Region 13.
 The Golden Eagles finished 4th in Region 13.
1980 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Aug. 28  @ Grissom    6   28   L       
 Fri., Sep. 5  vs. Emma Sansom    6   7   L       
 Fri., Sep. 12  @ Decatur    7   6   W       
 Sat., Sep. 20  @ Butler    7   21   L       
 Fri., Sep. 26  vs. McCallie TN    20   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  @ Hartselle   *  0   26   L       
 Fri., Oct. 10  @ Bradshaw    13   7   W (OT)      
 Sat., Oct. 18  vs. Coffee    13   24   L       
 Fri., Oct. 24  vs. Scottsboro    0   20   L       
 Fri., Oct. 31  vs. Cullman    29   12   W       
1980 Season Totals
  Points Scored101
  Scoring Average10.1
  Points Allowed165
  Defense Average16.5
  Opponents Record66-35
  Region Record0-1
  Home Record2-3
  Away Record2-3
1980 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Athens was not ranked.
1980 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 
Hartselle 12-23851223-1101284-013628  Don Woods
New Hope 4-61222372-380136  Ray Clemons
Sparkman 3-71141552-34986  Crawford Drake
Athens 4-61011650-1026  Jackie Ferguson
Bob Jones 3-7561000-42154  Steve Summers
Buckhorn 10-0304884-013044  Perry Coggin
Hazel Green 3-71132312-362104  Thomas Walls

1980 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Athens Players on File.

1980 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 No Athens Players on File.

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