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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: Steve Rivers
Region: 5A-R15
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1906  <-- 1995 <- 1996 -> 1997 --> 2020

1996 Season Highlights
 Steve Rivers enters his 1st season as Head Coach at Athens.
 The Golden Eagles move from Region 16 to Region 15.
 The Golden Eagles won the Class 5A Region 15 Championship.
1996 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 6  @ Decatur    13   17   L       
 Fri., Sep. 13  @ Coffee    18   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 20  vs. Grissom    23   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 27  @ North Jackson    16   26   #Won       
 Fri., Oct. 4  vs. Sparkman   *  28   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 11  vs. Austin    17   28   L       
 Fri., Oct. 18  @ Cullman   *  6   3   W       
 Fri., Oct. 25  vs. Lee Huntsville    41   8   W       
 Fri., Nov. 1  vs. Buckhorn   *  30   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 8  vs. Butler    21   14   W       
 Fri., Nov. 15  vs. Fairfield    23   6   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 22  vs. Bradshaw    0   14   L       2nd Round Playoffs 
1996 Season Totals
  Points Scored236
  Scoring Average19.7
  Points Allowed137
  Defense Average11.4
  Opponents Record57-71
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record6-2
  Away Record3-1
1996 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Athens was not ranked.
1996 Class 5A Region 15 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Athens 9-32361371-123203-0643  Steve Rivers
Sparkman 5-62122090-120282-14138  Obie Childers
Cullman 4-6851341-22134  Mike Bates
Buckhorn 2-82032910-32172  Brian Maner

1996 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Athens Players on File.

1996 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Rashad HarrisLB Sr.6-3215 1st  ASWA
 Rashad HarrisLB Sr.6-3215 HM  BN
 Zek ParkerWR Sr.6-0175 1st  ASWA
 Zek ParkerWR Sr.175 HM  BN

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Clay County shutout an amazing eleven opponents in 1996. The Panthers outscored their opponents 613-42 finishing the season 15-0.