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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  <-- 1950 <- 1951 -> 1952 --> 2020

1951 Season Highlights
 H.L. Shorty Ogle enters his 19th season as Head Coach at Decatur.
1951 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 21  vs. Phillips Birmingham    18   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 28  @ Athens    12   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 5  vs. Butler    0   20   L       
 Fri., Oct. 12  vs. Sheffield    14   20   L       
 Fri., Oct. 19  @ Cullman    6   6   T       
 Fri., Oct. 26  @ Huntsville    21   0   W       
 Thu., Nov. 1  @ Coffee    7   13   L       
 Fri., Nov. 9  vs. Lawrence County    20   14   W       
 Fri., Nov. 16  OPEN 
 Thu., Nov. 22  vs. Deshler    40   0   W       
1951 Season Totals
  Record5-3 -1
  Points Scored138
  Scoring Average15.3
  Points Allowed86
  Defense Average9.6
  Opponents Record43-39 -6
  Home Record3-2
  Away Record2-1 -1
1951 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
Final 1052 BN

1951 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Wayne Ridgeway HB Sr. All-Star Game  

1951 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 RidgewayB HM  MA

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