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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: Larry McCoy

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1906  <-- 1970 <- 1971 -> 1972 --> 2020

1971 Season Highlights
 Larry McCoy enters his 6th season as Head Coach at Athens.
 The Golden Eagles move from Class 4A and into Region 0.
1971 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 3  @ Columbia TN    35   12   W       
 Fri., Sep. 10  vs. Decatur    6   14   L       
 Fri., Sep. 17  vs. Hartselle    6   6   T       
 Fri., Sep. 24  vs. Deshler    32   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 1  @ Sheffield    27   21   W       
 Fri., Oct. 8  @ Austin    41   8   W       
 Fri., Oct. 15  vs. Guntersville    48   18   W       
 Fri., Oct. 22  @ Cullman    14   24   L       
 Fri., Oct. 29  @ Pulaski TN    29   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 5  vs. Columbia Military TN    48   0   W       
1971 Season Totals
  Record7-2 -1
  Points Scored286
  Scoring Average28.6
  Points Allowed103
  Defense Average10.3
  Opponents Record44-25 -4
  Home Record3-1 -1
  Away Record4-1
1971 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/19/19717 4(5-1-1) AHSAA
10/26/19718 7(5-1-1) AHSAA
10/5/19715 8(3-1-1) AHSAA

1971 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Will Legg LB Sr.6-2224 All American  Coach & Athlete
 Will Legg C Sr.6-4250 All-Star Game  

1971 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Will LeggC Sr.6-2224 1st  BN
 Will LeggLB Sr.224 1st  BPH

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Luverne 'Toad' Wise was the first female football player in Alabama and may have been the first in the country. She was a kicker for the Escambia County Blue Devils in 1939-40.