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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

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-R16
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1998 Season Highlights
 Steve Rivers enters his 3rd season as Head Coach at Athens.
 The Golden Eagles move from Region 15 to Region 16.
 The Golden Eagles won the Class 5A Region 16 Championship.
 TheGolden Eagles set a team record by scoring 528 points.
1998 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 28  @ Decatur    49   20   W       
 Fri., Sep. 4  vs. Austin    47   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 11  vs. Grissom    49   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 18  @ Russellville   *  52   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 25  vs. Shades Valley    17   34   L       
 Fri., Oct. 2  @ Bob Jones    49   20   W       
 Fri., Oct. 9  vs. Bradshaw   *  49   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 16  @ North Jackson    49   20   W       
 Fri., Oct. 23  @ Coffee   *  42   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 30  vs. Muscle Shoals   *  42   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 6  vs. Cullman    48   7   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 13  @ John Carroll    28   21   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 20  vs. Etowah    7   14   L       3rd Round Playoffs 
1998 Season Totals
  Points Scored528
  Scoring Average40.6
  Points Allowed182
  Defense Average14.0
  Opponents Record72-74
  Region Record4-0
  Home Record5-2
  Away Record6-0
1998 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/1/19985 8(4-1) ASWA
10/15/19987 7(6-1) ASWA
10/22/19988 5(7-1) ASWA
10/29/19989 5(8-1) ASWA
10/8/19986 7(5-1) ASWA
11/5/1998Final 5(9-1) ASWA
7/22/1998PS 553 ASWA
9/10/19982 4(2-0) ASWA
9/17/19983 3(3-0) ASWA
9/24/19984 3(4-0) ASWA
9/3/19981 5(1-0) ASWA
1998 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 
Athens 11-25281822-183424-018532  Steve Rivers
Coffee 5-73203581-163832-288109  Jerry Hill
Muscle Shoals 3-71512612-263105  Billy Snider
Russellville 5-52442522-2104114  Perry Swindall
Bradshaw 0-101363510-456136  Gary Horton

1998 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Blake Jones OL Sr. All-Star Game  
 Blake Jones OL Sr.6-4280 Super All-State  Bham News
 Randy Vickers DB Sr.6-1205 AL-MS Game  

1998 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Blake JonesOL Sr.6-4280 1st  BN
 Blake JonesOL Sr.6-4280 1st  ASWA
 Grant LecroixOL Sr. HM  BN
 Mario StanleyDB Jr. HM  ASWA
 Mario StanleyDB Jr. HM  BN
 Maurice FranklinLB Sr. HM  BN
 Patrick JohnsonPK Fr. HM  BN
 Patrick JohnsonPK Fr. HM  ASWA
 Phillip RiversQB Jr. HM  BN
 Phillip RiversQB Jr. HM  ASWA
 Randy VickersDB Sr.6-1195 1st  BN
 Randy VickersATH Sr.6-1190 1st  ASWA

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