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Ariton Purple Cats
Ariton High School

P.O. Box 750 Ariton, AL 36311
Stadium: Robert F. Zumstien Stadium
Colors: Purple & Gold
Coach: Steven Kilcrease
Region: 2A-R2
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Overall Record Progress      99.4% Complete
   
  
Team History on AHSFHS.org
Coach Doug Vickery Jr.    
Coach Dick Chastain    
Coach Julius Head    
 
Team Timeline
First Team: 1928  (#1)
  1969 - First 10-0 regular season.
  1969 - First playoff appearance.
  1978 - First region championship.
  1981 - First playoff win.
  1981 - First 12 win season.
 
Championships
State Playoff Championships
None
State Mythical Championships
None
Region Championships
  1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998
2017, 2019
 
Team Records
 Overall Record 340-274-1
 Winning Pct. 55%
 State Playoff Titles 0
 State Mythical Titles 0
 Region/Area Titles 15
 Region/Area Record 136-87
 All State Players (#3)51
 NFL Players (#4)0
 Weeks Ranked #1 14
 Home Record 175-119-0
 Away Record 158-139-0
 
By The Numbers
 Seasons 61
 Winning Seasons (#2) 35
 Losing Seasons (#2)22
 Most Wins in A Season 12 (1983)
 Most Losses in A Season 9 (2014)
 10 Win Seasons 12
 Most Points Scored in a Game 67 (9/30/2005)
 Most Points Scored in a Season 480 (2019)
 Most Points Allowed in a Game 78 (1930)
 Most Points Allowed in a Season 411 (2014)
 Largest Margin of Victory 62 (10/3/2008)
 Largest Margin of Defeat 78 (1930)
 Most Points Both Teams in a Game 103 (9/6/2019)
 Last Shutout 10/8/2020
 Last Time Shutout 10/5/2018
 Shutouts All-Time 96
 Been Shutout All-Time 85
 
Streaks
 Longest Win 12 (8/26/1983-11/18/1983)
 Longest Losing 9 (8/30/2013-10/24/2013)
 
Playoff Records
 Overall Record 22-32
 Appearances 32
 1st Round 14-17
 2nd Round 8-7
 3rd Round 0-6
 Semi-Finals 0-2
 Finals 0-0
 
By the Decade
 2020-29  5-6
 2010-19  52-58
 2000-09  60-50
 1990-99 70-44
 1980-89 79-34
 1970-79 50-50
 1960-69 19-16
 1950-59 0-0
 
Enrollment History
 Year  Students  (Rank) 
 2018-19 174 (304)
 2016-17 155 (322)
 2014-15 166 (310)
 2012-13 156 (318)
 2010-11 150 (322)
 2008-09 138 (328)
 2006-07 118 (345)
 2004-05 123 (339)
 2002-03 107 (351)
 2000-01 114 (346)
 1998-99 135 (312)
 1996-97 118 (329)
 1994-95 112 (337)
 1990-91 117 (337)
 1988-89 103 (359)
 1986-87 115 (357)
 1984-85 115 (361)
  
Next Game
 2019 Season is over.
 
2020 Season
 8/21  vs. Dale County    25   13   W  
 8/28  vs. Flomaton    20   29   L  
 9/4  vs. Houston County   *  35   20   W  
 9/11  @ Geneva County   *  41   54   L  
 9/18  @ G.W. Long   *  6   52   L  
 9/25  @ Slocomb    20   35   L  
 10/2  vs. Abbeville   *  22   32   L  
 10/8  vs. Zion Chapel   *  35   0   W  
 10/16  vs. Elba   *  45   32   W  
 10/23  @ Cottonwood   *  40   6   W  
 10/30   OPEN 
 Playoffs 
 11/6  @ Isabella    7   13   L  
 
2020 Season Totals
  Record5-6
  Scoring296-286
  Region Record4-3
  Home Record4-2
  Away Record1-4
 
 Region 2 Standings
  Abbeville 12-16-1
  G.W. Long 9-26-1
  Geneva County 8-45-2
  Ariton 5-64-3
  Elba 6-44-3
  Cottonwood 2-72-5
  Houston County 1-91-6
  Zion Chapel 1-90-7
 
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Longest Running Rivalry
 Ariton & G.W. Long have played 54 games.
Ariton has won 28 games.
G.W. Long has won 26 games.
with 0 tie games.
 
Record Against Ranked Teams (since 1984)
 Total 13-45
 Regular Season 10-32
 Playoffs 3-13
 Lower Class 0-1
 Same Class 9-36
 Higher Class 4-8
 1A 4-24
 2A 9-19
 3A 0-1
 4A 0-1
 
Record when scoring..... (since 2000)
 Scoring  Record 
 less than 10 4-50
 10 or more 113-64
 20 or more  109-35
 30 or more 85-8
 40 or more 48-1
 
Record when allowing..... (since 2000)
 Points Allowed  Record 
 less than 10 49-1
 10 or more 68-113
 20 or more 34-101
 30 or more 9-71
 40 or more 4-41
 
Border Wars
 vs. Florida 1 - 0 - 0
 
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NOTES:
(1) If 'First Year' is unknown we assume a year based upon research.
(2) Winning and losing seasons counted only if team plays at least 5 games.
(3) All State players counted for the all state teams we have in our database. We must have an entire team for the appropriate classification to make additions to the teams. Only ASWA teams are recognized after 1982.
(4) NFL Players counted for any player that participated in a regular season game.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.