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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: Steve Rivers
Region: 5A-R16
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1999 Season Highlights
 Steve Rivers enters his 4th season as Head Coach at Athens.
 The Golden Eagles won the Class 5A Region 16 Championship.
 
1999 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 27  vs. Decatur    28   31   L       
 Fri., Sep. 3  @ Austin    50   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 10  vs. Grissom    48   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 17  vs. Russellville   *  34   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 24  @ Shades Valley    14   18   L       
 Fri., Oct. 1  vs. Bob Jones    48   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 8  @ Bradshaw   *  30   28   W       
 Fri., Oct. 15  vs. North Jackson    41   17   W       
 Fri., Oct. 22  vs. Coffee   *  56   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 29  @ Muscle Shoals   *  24   14   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 5  vs. McAdory    21   19   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 12  vs. Phillips Birmingham    28   14   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 19  @ Gadsden    21   33   L       3rd Round Playoffs 
 
1999 Season Totals
  Record10-3
  Points Scored443
  Scoring Average34.1
  Points Allowed215
  Defense Average16.5
  Opponents Record79-64
  Region Record4-0
  Home Record7-1
  Away Record3-2
1999 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/14/19997 7(5-2) ASWA
10/21/19998 7(6-2) ASWA
10/28/19999 6(7-2) ASWA
10/7/19996 8(4-2) ASWA
11/4/1999Final 5(8-2) ASWA
8/22/1999PS 361 ASWA
9/16/19993 6(2-1) ASWA
9/2/19991 9(1-0) ASWA
9/23/19994 4(3-1) ASWA
9/30/19995 9(3-2) ASWA
9/9/19992 7(1-1) ASWA
  
1999 Class 5A Region 16 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 10-34432152-170664-014463  Steve Rivers
Muscle Shoals 5-62672850-17343-113079  Cody Keene
Russellville 7-33632162-213196  Perry Swindall
Bradshaw 2-82423431-3115127  Gary Horton
Coffee 0-101194420-442197  Jerry Hill

1999 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Mario Stanley DB Sr.5-9172 All-Star Game  
 Phillip Rivers QB Sr.6-5215 Super 12  ASWA
 Phillip Rivers ATH Sr.6-5212 Super All-State  Bham News

1999 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Mario StanleyATH Sr. HM  ASWA
 Mario StanleyRB Sr. HM  BN
 Michale TroupeATH Jr. HM  ASWA
 Phillip RiversQB Sr.6-5212 1st  BN
 Phillip RiversQB Sr.6-5212 1st  ASWA
 Vallez HoustonLB Sr. HM  BN
 Von WebbWR Sr. HM  BN



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