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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

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: Ferman Elmore

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1906  <-- 1953 <- 1954 -> 1955 --> 2020

1954 Season Highlights
 Ferman Elmore enters his 6th season as Head Coach at Athens.
 First undefeated season.
 The Golden Eagles move from Class and into Region 0.
1954 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 10  @ Decatur    33   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 17  @ Fayetteville TN    34   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 24  vs. Lawrence County    41   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 1  vs. Sheffield    19   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 8  @ Butler    27   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 15  @ Coffee    26   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 22  vs. Cullman    34   8   W       
 Fri., Oct. 29  vs. Huntsville    38   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 5  vs. Phillips Birmingham    13   13   T       
 Fri., Nov. 12  @ Deshler    40   14   W       
1954 Season Totals
  Record9-0 -1
  Points Scored305
  Scoring Average30.5
  Points Allowed47
  Defense Average4.7
  Opponents Record39-42 -5
  Home Record4-0 -1
  Away Record5-0
1954 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
Final 2292 BPH

1954 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Baxter Booth E Sr.185 All-Star Game  
 Bobby Swearangen T Sr.6-2225 All-Star Game  
 Bobby Swearingan G Sr. All-Star Game  
 Carl Bolton B Sr. All Southern  Orlando Sentinel
 Carl Bolton QB Sr.6-2170 All-Star Game  

1954 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Baxter BoothE Sr. 2nd  BN
 Baxter BoothE Sr. 2nd  MA
 Baxter BoothE Sr.185 1st  BPH
 Bob SwearingtonG 2nd  BPH
 Bob SwearingtonT Sr.210 1st  BN
 Bob SwearingtonT HM  MA
 Carl BoltonB HM  MA
 Carl BoltonB Sr. 2nd  BN
 Carl BoltonB 2nd  BPH
 Jerry DanielsB 2nd  BPH
 Jerry DanielsB Jr.165 1st  BN
 Jerry DanielsB HM  MA

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