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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  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2019

1997 Season Highlights
 Steve Rivers enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Athens.
 The Golden Eagles won the Class 5A Region 15 Championship.
 
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 5  vs. Decatur    38   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. Coffee    31   20   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  @ Grissom    49   21   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  vs. North Jackson    24   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  @ Sparkman   *  55   6   W       
 Thu., Oct. 9  @ Austin    33   10   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  vs. Cullman   *  45   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  @ Lee Huntsville    40   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  @ Buckhorn   *  42   12   W       
 Fri., Nov. 7  @ Butler    27   16   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 14  vs. McAdory    14   20   L       1st Round Playoffs 
 
1997 Season Totals
  Record10-1
  Points Scored398
  Scoring Average36.2
  Points Allowed132
  Defense Average12.0
  Opponents Record57-60
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record4-1
  Away Record6-0
1997 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/16/19976 4(6-0) ASWA
10/2/19974 4(4-0) ASWA
10/23/19977 3(7-0) ASWA
10/30/19978 3(8-0) ASWA
10/9/19975 4(5-0) ASWA
11/13/1997Final 2(10-0) ASWA
11/6/19979 2(9-0) ASWA
8/31/1997PS 10(9-3)34 ASWA
9/11/19971 9(1-0) ASWA
9/18/19972 7(2-0) ASWA
9/25/19973 5(3-0) ASWA
  
1997 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 10-13981320-114203-014232  Steve Rivers
Buckhorn 7-42662520-17312-15352  Steve Mask
Cullman 5-51701891-25499  Mike Bates
Sparkman 4-61632000-332104  Obie Childers

1997 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Athens Players on File.

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Adam McDougleOL Sr.6-4245 1st  ASWA
 Adam McDougleOL Sr.6-4245 1st  BN
 Drew CarterP Sr.6-2210 1st  ASWA
 Drew CarterP Sr.6-2210 HM  BN
 Grant LecroixOL Jr. HM  BN
 Maurice FranklinLB Jr. HM  ASWA
 Randy VickersRB Jr. HM  BN
 Randy VickersRB Jr. HM  ASWA
 Vincent ScalesDB Jr.6-1172 1st  ASWA
 Vincent ScalesDB Jr.6-1172 HM  BN



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