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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  <-- 1958 <- 1959 -> 1960 --> 2020

1959 Season Highlights
 H.L. Shorty Ogle enters his 27th season as Head Coach at Decatur.
1959 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 11  @ Athens    27   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 18  vs. Walker    26   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 25  vs. Hartselle    33   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 2  @ Butler    6   7   L       
 Fri., Oct. 9  vs. Sheffield    10   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 16  vs. Cullman    14   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 23  @ Huntsville    12   14   L       
 Fri., Oct. 30  @ Coffee    0   41   L       
 Fri., Nov. 6  vs. Deshler    0   13   L       
 Fri., Nov. 13  vs. West End    7   6   W       
1959 Season Totals
  Points Scored135
  Scoring Average13.5
  Points Allowed100
  Defense Average10.0
  Opponents Record51-43 -5
  Home Record5-1
  Away Record1-3
1959 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Decatur was not ranked.

1959 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Buddy French QB Sr.6-3190 All-Star Game  
 Harvey Morris C All American  WW

1959 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Harvey MorrisC Sr.200 2nd  BPH
 Harvey MorrisC Sr.200 HM  MA
 PisaniE HM  MA

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