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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Fort Payne Football Team History

Fort Payne Wildcats
Fort Payne High School

201 45th St. NE Fort Payne, AL 35967
Stadium: Wildcat Stadium
Colors: Black & Gold
Coach: Vernon Wells

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1922  <-- 1962 <- 1963 -> 1964 --> 2022

1963 Season Highlights
 Vernon Wells enters his 6th season as Head Coach at Fort Payne.
 The Wildcats move from Class and into Region 0.
1963 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 13  @ Gadsden    28   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 20  vs. Glencoe    7   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 27  vs. Pell City    13   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 4  @ Sardis    21   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 11  @ Guntersville    34   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 18  vs. Scottsboro    13   27   L       
 Fri., Oct. 25  vs. Albertville    19   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 1  vs. Talladega    7   13   L       
 Fri., Nov. 8  vs. Boaz    31   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 15  vs. Cherokee County    35   0   W       
1963 Season Totals
  Points Scored208
  Scoring Average20.8
  Points Allowed59
  Defense Average5.9
  Opponents Record51-44 -5
  Home Record5-2
  Away Record3-0
1963 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
Final 9(8-2) MA
10/11/19635 4(4-0)26.3 BPH

1963 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Joe Venable MG Sr.6-2225 All-Star Game  

1963 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Joe VenableT Sr.255 1st  BN
 Tommy GroatB HM  BPH

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