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Huntsville Football Team History


Huntsville Panthers
Huntsville High School

2304 Billie Watkins Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801
Stadium: Milton Frank Stadium
Colors: Cardinal, White & Blue
Coach: Tom Owens

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1907  <-- 1967 <- 1968 -> 1969 --> 2019

1968 Season Highlights
 Tom Owens enters his 5th season as Head Coach at Huntsville.
 First playoff win.
 
1968 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 6  @ Fayetteville TN    34   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 13  vs. Guntersville    41   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 20  vs. Lee Huntsville    14   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 27  @ Athens    21   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 4  vs. Coffee    30   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 11  @ Cullman    28   35   L       
 Mon., Nov. 18  vs. Butler    30   19   W       
 Fri., Oct. 25  @ Decatur    31   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 1  @ Gadsden    9   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 8  @ John Carroll    28   6   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 22  vs. Fairhope    26   13   W       1st Round Playoffs 
   vs. Sidney Lanier    21   27   L       Championship Game 
 
1968 Season Totals
  Record10-2
  Points Scored313
  Scoring Average26.1
  Points Allowed141
  Defense Average11.8
  Opponents Record66-37 -7
  Home Record5-1
  Away Record5-1
1968 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/23/19687 3(6-1)70 AHSAA
10/31/19688 3(7-1)70 AHSAA
11/13/196810 2(9-1)70 AHSAA
11/6/19689 3(8-1)70 AHSAA
  

1968 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Gene Hartman FB Sr. All Southern  Orlando Sentinel
 Gene Hartman B Sr.6-2215 All-Star Game  
 Wayne Hall B Sr.6-2218 All-Star Game  

1968 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Gene HartmanB Sr.205 1st  BN
 Gene HartmanHB Sr.205 2nd  BPH
 HeddesE HM  BN
 JonesB HM  BN
 Vince StaffordE Sr.165 1st  BN
 Vince StaffordE Sr.165 1st  BPH
 Wayne HallB Sr. HM  BN



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Murphy and Theodore battled through seven overtimes before the Panthers came out on top 33-26 in 1979.