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Elmore County Football Team History

Elmore County Panthers
Elmore County High School

155 N. College St. Eclectic, AL 36024
Stadium: Burt-Haynie Field
Colors: Maroon, Gray & White
Coach: Terry Burt
Region: 2A-R5
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1978 Season Highlights
 Terry Burt enters his 16th season as Head Coach at Elmore County.
 Forfeits 2 games due to AHSAA Sanctions.
 The Panthers won the Class 2A Region 5 Championship.
 ThePanthers set a team record by scoring 510 points.
1978 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 25  vs. Stanhope Elmore    15   18   L       
 Fri., Sep. 1   Pike County    49   0   #Lost       
 Fri., Sep. 8  @ Autaugaville   *  36   2   #Lost       
 Fri., Sep. 15  vs. St. Jude   *  42   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 22  vs. Holtville   *  47   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 29  vs. Reeltown    27   22   W       
 Fri., Oct. 6  @ Tallassee    57   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 13  vs. D.C. Wolfe   *  61   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 20  @ Wetumpka    34   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 3  @ Dadeville    34   8   W       
 Fri., Nov. 10  vs. Handley    42   7   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 17  vs. Montevallo    35   14   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 24  @ Slocomb    24   22   W       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Fri., Dec. 1  @ Hazlewood    7   6   W       Championship Game 
1978 Season Totals
  Points Scored510
  Scoring Average36.4
  Points Allowed119
  Defense Average8.5
  Opponents Record83-67
  Region Record3-1
  Home Record6-1
  Away Record5-1
1978 Class 2A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Elmore County was not ranked.
1978 Class 2A Region 5 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Elmore County 11-35101194-0108493-118616  Terry Burt
St. Jude 5-5991414-04832  James Henderson
Autaugaville 6-41431674-18271  Arthur Bennett
Montgomery County 4-51941601-16233  Ronald Stewart
Holtville 5-51661941-36195  Sonny Smart
Catholic Montgomery 5-5164950-2615  Jack Hankins Sr.
D.C. Wolfe 0-9403340-524182  Authur Sawyer

1978 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Alvin Freeman CB Sr.5-10175 All-Star Game  
 Alvin Freeman RB Sr. 2A Player of the Year  MA
 Alvin Freeman B Sr.5-10165 Super All-State  Bham News

1978 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Alvin FreemanB Sr.5-10165 1st  BN
 Alvin FreemanRB Sr. 1st  MA
 Alvin FreemanB Sr. HM  BPH
 Darrell EllerL HM  BPH
 Darrell EllerLB 1st  MA
 Terry BurtCoach 1st  MA

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