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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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1920  <-- 1977 <- 1978 -> 1979 --> 2014

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.
 The Panthers set a team record by scoring 510 points.
 The Panthers set a team record for margin of victory at 61 points.
1978 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 25  vs. Stanhope Elmore  (3A)   15   18   L        
 Fri., Sep. 1   Pike County  (3A)   49   0   #Lost        
 Fri., Sep. 8  @ Autaugaville  (2A)  *  36   2   #Lost        
 Fri., Sep. 15  vs. St. Jude  (2A)  *  42   14   W        
 Fri., Sep. 22  vs. Holtville  (2A)  *  47   0   W        
 Fri., Sep. 29  vs. Reeltown  (1A)   27   22   W        
 Fri., Oct. 6  @ Tallassee  (3A)   57   6   W        
 Fri., Oct. 13  vs. D.C. Wolfe  (2A)  *  61   0   W        
 Fri., Oct. 20  @ Wetumpka  (3A)   34   0   W        
 Fri., Nov. 3  @ Dadeville  (2A)   34   8   W        
 Fri., Nov. 10  vs. Handley    42   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 17  vs. Montevallo    35   14   W       
 Fri., Nov. 24  @ Slocomb    24   22   W       
 Fri., Dec. 1  @ Hazlewood    7   6   W       
1978 Season Totals
  Points Scored510
  Scoring Average36.4
  Points Allowed119
  Defense Average8.5
  Opponents Record85-65
  Region Record3-1
  Home Record6-1
  Away Record5-1
1978 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Elmore County was not ranked.
1978 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 5-4741284-04832  James Henderson
Autaugaville 7-31431464-18271  Arthur Bennett
Holtville 5-51661941-36195  Sonny Smart
D.C. Wolfe 0-10403340-524182  Authur Sawyer

1978 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Alvin Freeman CB Sr.5-10175 All-Star Game  
 Alvin Freeman B Sr.5-10165 Super All-State  B'ham News

1978 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Alvin FreemanB Sr.5-10165 1st  BN

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