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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Decatur Football Team History

Decatur Red Raiders
Decatur High School

1011 Prospect Dr. SE Decatur, AL 35601
Stadium: Shorty Ogle Stadium
Colors: Red & Black
Coach: H.L. Shorty Ogle

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1917  <-- 1948 <- 1949 -> 1950 --> 2021

1949 Season Highlights
 H.L. Shorty Ogle enters his 17th season as Head Coach at Decatur.
1949 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 16  vs. Anniston    7   7   T       
 Fri., Sep. 23  vs. Phillips Birmingham    41   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 30  @ Athens    39   13   W       
 Fri., Oct. 7  @ Deshler    19   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 14  vs. Sheffield    33   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 21  @ Cullman    34   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 28  @ Huntsville    27   12   W       
 Fri., Nov. 4  @ Coffee    34   6   W       
 Fri., Nov. 18  vs. Gadsden    48   12   W       
 Thu., Nov. 24  vs. Hartselle    55   14   W       
1949 Season Totals
  Record9-0 -1
  Points Scored337
  Scoring Average33.7
  Points Allowed70
  Defense Average7.0
  Opponents Record53-39 -6
  Home Record4-0 -1
  Away Record5-0
1949 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
11/14/19498 2 AJ
11/21/19499 1 AJ
11/28/1949Final 2 AJ

1949 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Fred Horn RT Sr.220 All-Star Game  
 Marvin Taylor RHB Sr.155 All-Star Game  
 Roy Freeman RE Sr.175 All-Star Game  
 Wesley Thompson T Sr.210 All-Star Game  

1949 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Bob FreemanB 2nd  BNAH
 Bob FreemanB HM  MA
 Fred HornT HM  MA
 Fred HornT Sr. 2nd  BNAH
 Roy FreemanE Sr.178 1st  BNAH
 Roy FreemanE HM  MA
 Wesley ThompsonT HM  MA
 Wesley ThompsonT Sr.210 1st  BNAH

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