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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Sparkman Football Team History

Sparkman Senators
John Sparkman High School

2616 Jeff Rd. Harvest, AL 35749
Stadium: Sparkman Field
Colors: Cardinal, Black & White
Coach: Obie Childers
Region: 5A-R15
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1961  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2020

1997 Season Highlights
 Obie Childers enters his 3rd season as Head Coach at Sparkman.
 The Senators finished 4th in Region 15.
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 5  @ Sylvania    20   18   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. Bob Jones    6   12   L       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. Muscle Shoals    12   23   L       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ East Limestone    21   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  vs. Athens   *  6   55   L       
 Fri., Oct. 10  vs. Lawrence County    35   21   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  vs. Buckhorn   *  0   13   L       
 Fri., Oct. 24  @ Hazel Green    12   15   L       
 Fri., Oct. 31  @ Cullman   *  26   36   L       
 Fri., Nov. 7  @ Douglas    25   0   W       
1997 Season Totals
  Points Scored163
  Scoring Average16.3
  Points Allowed200
  Defense Average20.0
  Opponents Record56-47
  Region Record0-3
  Home Record1-4
  Away Record3-2
1997 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Sparkman was not ranked.
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 Sparkman Players on File.

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 No Sparkman Players on File.

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