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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: Jerry Elmore
Region: 5A-R16
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1922  <-- 1986 <- 1987 -> 1988 --> 2021

1987 Season Highlights
 Jerry Elmore enters his 4th season as Head Coach at Fort Payne.
 The Wildcats finished 3rd in Region 16.
1987 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 28  vs. Arab    28   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 4  vs. Cherokee County    7   14   L       
 Fri., Sep. 11  @ Emma Sansom   *  7   21   L       
 Fri., Sep. 18  vs. Scottsboro    14   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 25  @ Oxford    0   21   L       
 Fri., Oct. 2  @ Chattooga GA    40   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 9  vs. Southside Gadsden   *  31   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 16  @ Rossville GA    3   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 23  vs. Gadsden   *  24   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 30  @ Etowah   *  12   22   L       
1987 Season Totals
  Points Scored166
  Scoring Average16.6
  Points Allowed92
  Defense Average9.2
  Opponents Record49-36
  Region Record2-2
  Home Record4-1
  Away Record2-3
1987 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Fort Payne was not ranked.
1987 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 
Emma Sansom 10-32521562-145413-17761  Fred Buster Gross
Etowah 9-22191160-13133-17054  Wyman Townsel
Fort Payne 6-4166922-27450  Jerry Elmore
Gadsden 6-31271012-24744  Vince DiLorenzo
Southside Gadsden 4-61431781-34060  Stan Romine

1987 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Fort Payne Players on File.

1987 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Curtis McDanielOL Jr. HM  ASWA

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