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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: Garner Ezell
Region: 5A-R15
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1906  <-- 1986 <- 1987 -> 1988 --> 2019

1987 Season Highlights
 Garner Ezell enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Athens.
 The Golden Eagles won the Class 5A Region 15 Championship.
 
1987 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 28  vs. Decatur    27   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 4  vs. Grissom    18   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 11  vs. Brewer    41   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 18  vs. Muscle Shoals    46   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 25  vs. Guntersville   *  21   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 2  @ Scottsboro    34   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 9  @ Bob Jones    47   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 16  @ Bradshaw    34   22   W       
 Fri., Oct. 23  @ Sparkman   *  55   12   W       
 Fri., Oct. 30  vs. Hartselle   *  27   6   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 6  vs. Etowah    13   3   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 13  vs. Pell City    7   27   L       2nd Round Playoffs 
 
1987 Season Totals
  Record11-1
  Points Scored370
  Scoring Average30.8
  Points Allowed77
  Defense Average6.4
  Opponents Record66-63
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record7-1
  Away Record4-0
1987 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/1/19875 2(5-0) ASWA
10/14/19877 2(7-0) ASWA
10/21/19878 2(8-0) ASWA
10/28/19879 2(9-0) ASWA
10/7/19876 2(6-0) ASWA
11/2/1987Final 2(10-0) ASWA
8/12/1987PS 4 ASWA
9/11/19872 2(2-0) ASWA
9/18/19873 2(3-0) ASWA
9/25/19874 2(4-0) ASWA
9/4/19871 2(1-0) ASWA
  
1987 Class 5A Region 15 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Athens 11-1370771-120303-010318  Garner Ezell
Hartselle 7-42501630-114241-25062  Don Woods
Guntersville 6-42131101-24945  David Bucky Pitts
Sparkman 5-51492461-233110  Phillip Cunningham

1987 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Carlos Franklin TE Sr.5-9153 AL-MS Game  
 Carlos Franklin WR Sr.5-9153 5A Player of the Year  ASWA
 Carlos Franklin WR Sr.5-9153 Super 12  ASWA

1987 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Barry HamptonOL Sr. HM  BN
 Brad CampbellOL 6-4220 1st  ASWA
 Bryant MaloneLB HM  ASWA
 Carlos FranklinWR Sr.5-9153 1st  ASWA
 Robert AndersonRB Sr.6-0180 1st  ASWA
 Robert AndersonRB Sr.6-0195 1st  BN



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