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Etowah Football Team History

Etowah Blue Devils
Etowah High School

316 Jones St. Attalla, AL 35954
Stadium: Jim Glover Field
Colors: Royal Blue & White
Coach: Raymond Farmer
Region: 5A-R13
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1910  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2020

1997 Season Highlights
 Raymond Farmer enters his 6th season as Head Coach at Etowah.
 The Blue Devils won the Class 5A Region 13 Championship.
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 5  vs. North Jackson    42   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  @ Tuscaloosa County    14   17   L       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. Decatur    42   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ Fort Payne    33   13   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  @ Oxford    27   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  @ Gadsden   *  27   12   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  vs. Pell City    24   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  vs. Emma Sansom    35   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  OPEN 
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Southside Gadsden   *  47   13   W       
 Fri., Nov. 14  vs. Saks    34   9   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 21  vs. Jackson-Olin    21   0   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 28  @ Erwin    27   7   W       3rd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Dec. 5  vs. Scottsboro    21   13   W       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Sat., Dec. 13   Blount    0   21   L    Legion Field   Championship Game 
1997 Season Totals
  Points Scored394
  Scoring Average28.1
  Points Allowed139
  Defense Average9.9
  Opponents Record104-59
  Region Record2-0
  Home Record8-0
  Away Record4-1
1997 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/16/19976 2(5-1) ASWA
10/2/19974 2(3-1) ASWA
10/23/19977 1(6-1) ASWA
10/30/19978 1(7-1) ASWA
10/9/19975 2(4-1) ASWA
11/13/1997Final 1(8-1) ASWA
11/6/19979 1(7-1) ASWA
8/31/1997PS 2(8-4)69 ASWA
9/11/19971 2(1-0) ASWA
9/18/19972 4(1-1) ASWA
9/25/19973 3(2-1) ASWA
1997 Class 5A Region 13 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Etowah 12-23941394-1103502-07425  Raymond Farmer
Gadsden 5-52432040-114331-15341  Vince DiLorenzo
Southside Gadsden 3-71582490-22482  Brian Mintz

1997 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Derrick Nix LB Sr.6-2215 AL-MS Game  
 Derrick Nix LB Sr.6-2215 All Southern  Orlando Sentinel
 Torrey Hale DB Sr.5-9168 AL-MS Game  
 Trent Garmon OL Sr.6-2285 AL-MS Game  
 Trent Garmon OL Sr.6-2270 Super All-State  Bham News

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Derrick NixLB Sr.6-2215 1st  ASWA
 Derrick NixRB Sr.6-2215 1st  BN
 Jeremy PrickettTE Sr.6-3185 1st  ASWA
 Ryan ForeDB Sr. HM  BN
 Torrey HaleDB Sr.5-9165 1st  ASWA
 Torrey HaleDB Sr.5-9165 1st  BN
 Trent GarmonOL Sr.6-2275 1st  ASWA
 Trent GarmonOL Sr.6-2270 1st  BN

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