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Oxford Football Team History


Oxford Yellow Jackets
Oxford High School

915 Stewart St. Oxford, AL 36203
Stadium: Lamar Field
Colors: Black & Old Gold
Coach: Bill Burgess

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1920  <-- 1970 <- 1971 -> 1972 --> 2020

1971 Season Highlights
 Bill Burgess enters his 1st season as Head Coach at Oxford.
 First playoff win.
 First 10 win season.
 First playoff appearance.
 The Yellow Jackets move from Class 4A and into Region 0.
 
1971 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 3  vs. Jacksonville    35   21   W       
 Fri., Sep. 10  @ Guntersville    14   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 17  @ Anniston    21   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 1  @ Walter Wellborn    40   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 8  vs. Cleburne County    40   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 15  vs. Talladega    31   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 22  vs. Alexandria    34   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 29  @ Saks    14   14   T       
 Fri., Nov. 5  @ Albertville    41   14   W       
 Fri., Nov. 12  vs. Benjamin Russell    32   13   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 19  vs. Lanett    10   7   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 26  @ W.S. Neal    14   28   L       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 
1971 Season Totals
  Record10-1 -1
  Points Scored326
  Scoring Average27.2
  Points Allowed131
  Defense Average10.9
  Opponents Record64-49 -7
  Home Record6-0
  Away Record4-1 -1
1971 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/19/19717 2(6-0) AHSAA
10/26/19718 3(7-0) AHSAA
10/5/19715 3(4-0) AHSAA
11/15/1971Final 3 AHSAA
11/2/19719 5(7-0-1) AHSAA
11/9/197110 3(8-0-1) AHSAA
  

1971 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Oxford Players on File.

1971 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Barry FullerB HM  BN
 David TraywickE HM  BN
 Eddie GrizzardT HM  BN
 Mike HenleyB Jr.172 2nd  BN
 Mike HenleyB Jr.172 1st  BPH



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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.