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Cherokee Football Team History

Cherokee Indians
Cherokee High School

850 High School Dr. Cherokee, AL 35616
Stadium: W.L. Harris Stadium
Colors: Blue & Gold
Coach: Bud Mills

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1923  <-- 1960 <- 1961 -> 1962 --> 2020

1961 Season Highlights
 Bud Mills enters his 7th season as Head Coach at Cherokee.
1961 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 8  @ Red Bay    21   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 22  vs. Muscle Shoals    27   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 29  @ Lauderdale County    26   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 6  vs. Phil Campbell    33   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 13  @ Iuka MS    40   18   W       
 Fri., Oct. 20  vs. Hazlewood    40   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 27  vs. Phillips Bear Creek    6   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 3  @ Central Florence    13   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 10  @ Colbert County    18   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 17  @ Russellville    0   13   L       
1961 Season Totals
  Points Scored224
  Scoring Average22.4
  Points Allowed50
  Defense Average5.0
  Opponents Record35-49 -4
  Home Record4-0
  Away Record5-1
1961 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
12/12/1961Final 5(9-0)23 BPH

1961 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Cherokee Players on File.

1961 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Cecil DowdyG Jr. HM  BPH
 Cecil DowdyG Jr. HM  BN
 Jimmy ThomasonG 2nd  BPH

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Foley outscored their opponents 433-6 in 1961. The Lions were named state champions by the Alabama Sports Writers Association that season.