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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Bradshaw Football Team History

Bradshaw Bruins
Bradshaw High School

1201 Bradshaw Dr. Florence, AL 35630
Stadium: Braly Municipal Stadium
Colors: Orange & Brown
Coach: Gary Horton
Region: 5A-R16
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1966  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2003

1997 Season Highlights
 Gary Horton enters his 3rd season as Head Coach at Bradshaw.
 The Bruins won the Class 5A Region 16 Championship.
 TheBruins set a team record by scoring 352 points.
 The Bruins set a team record for most points scored by both teams with 89 points.
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 5  vs. Fort Payne    35   19   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. Deshler    14   24   L       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. Sheffield    42   19   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ Decatur    21   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  @ Lee Huntsville    38   13   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  @ Coffee   *  38   20   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  vs. Walker    41   48   L       
 Fri., Oct. 24  vs. Muscle Shoals   *  21   20   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  @ J.O. Johnson    14   28   L       
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Russellville   *  35   12   W       
 Fri., Nov. 14  vs. Fairfield    31   13   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 21  @ Anniston    22   32   L       2nd Round Playoffs 
1997 Season Totals
  Points Scored352
  Scoring Average29.3
  Points Allowed262
  Defense Average21.8
  Opponents Record81-54
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record5-2
  Away Record3-2
1997 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/16/19976 7(5-1) ASWA
10/2/19974 8(3-1) ASWA
10/9/19975 8(4-1) ASWA
11/13/1997Final 9(7-3) ASWA
9/11/19971 10(1-0) ASWA
1997 Class 5A Region 16 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Bradshaw 8-43522621-153453-09452  Gary Horton
Coffee 6-52692160-13352-17244  Jerry Hill
Muscle Shoals 7-31771571-24049  Billy Snider
Russellville 3-71012110-31980  Ted Ikerd

1997 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Brian Lee TE Sr.6-5245 AL-MS Game  
 Sam Fakunle DL Sr. 6-2230 All-Star Game  

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Brian LeeWR Sr.6-5235 1st  BN
 D.J. MinorRB Jr.5-6170 HM  BN
 D.J. MinorRB Jr.5-6170 1st  ASWA
 Sam FakunleOL Sr. HM  ASWA

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