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Benjamin Russell Wildcats
Benjamin Russell High School

225 Heard Blvd. Alexander City, AL 35010
Stadium: Martin-Savarese Stadium
Colors: Maroon & White
Coach: Kevin Smith
Region: 6A-R3
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Team History on AHSFHS.org
Coach Mike McCombs    
Coach Phil Lazenby    
Coach Danny Horn    
Coach Steve Savarese    
2001 5A Super Six Game Summary 
2000 5A Super Six Game Summary 
Memorable Games - 2000    
1997 6A Super Six Game Summary 
1960 Birmingham News 2A District 2 State Championship
1953 Birmingham News 2A District 2 State Championship
 
Team Timeline
First Team: 1922  (#1)
  1922 - First football team.
  1938 - Defense allows only 6 points.
  1950 - Changed name to Benjamin Russell.
  1953 - First undefeated season.
  1974 - First playoff appearance.
  1974 - First region championship.
  1986 - First playoff win.
  1986 - First 10 win season.
  1988 - First 11 win season.
  1988 - First 10-0 regular season.
  1997 - First 12 win season.
  2000 - First 13 win season.
 
Championships
State Playoff Championships
2001
State Mythical Championships
1953 , 1960 
Region Championships
  1974, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995
1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2012, 2013
 
Team Records
 Overall Record 652-353-26
 Winning Pct. 65%
 State Playoff Titles 1
 State Mythical Titles 2
 Region/Area Titles 15
 Region/Area Record 129-76
 All State Players (#3)127
 NFL Players (#4)7
 Weeks Ranked #1 2
 Home Record 276-121-6
 Away Record 209-159-7
 
By The Numbers
 Seasons 98
 Winning Seasons (#2) 74
 Losing Seasons (#2)24
 Most Wins in A Season 13 (2001)
 Most Losses in A Season 9 (2010)
 10 Win Seasons 10
 Most Points Scored in a Game 109 (11/11/1927)
 Most Points Scored in a Season 556 (2001)
 Most Points Allowed in a Game 72 (9/23/1922)
 Most Points Allowed in a Season 401 (2016)
 Largest Margin of Victory 103 (11/11/1927)
 Largest Margin of Defeat 72 (9/23/1922)
 Most Points Both Teams in a Game 115 (11/11/1927)
 Last Shutout 11/1/2019
 Last Time Shutout 9/13/2019
 Shutouts All-Time 217
 Been Shutout All-Time 113
 
Streaks
 Longest Win 11 (8/26/1988-11/4/1988)
 Longest Losing 10 (9/30/1944-9/28/1945)
 
Playoff Records
 Overall Record 34-29
 Appearances 30
 1st Round 18-11
 2nd Round 7-12
 3rd Round 5-2
 Semi-Finals 3-2
 Finals 1-2
 
By the Decade
 2010-19  72-44
 2000-09  77-45
 1990-99 82-34
 1980-89 69-38-1
 1970-79 54-46-1
 1960-69 65-30-5
 1950-59 60-35-5
 
Enrollment History
 Year  Students  (Rank) 
 2018-19 659 (77)
 2016-17 713 (70)
 2014-15 664 (68)
 2012-13 712 (67)
 2010-11 744 (62)
 2008-09 711 (59)
 2006-07 694 (64)
 2004-05 647 (67)
 2002-03 691 (63)
 2000-01 663 (68)
 1998-99 747 (45)
 1996-97 756 (42)
 1994-95 705 (46)
 1990-91 822 (45)
 1988-89 763 (52)
 1986-87 728 (57)
 1984-85 728 (58)
  
Next Game
 2019 Season is over.
 
2019 Season
 8/23  @ Beauregard    31   0   W  
 8/30  vs. Central Clay County    14   38   L  
 9/6  vs. Stanhope Elmore   *  7   12   L  
 9/13  @ Selma   *  0   28   L  
 9/20  vs. Demopolis    17   8   W  
 9/27  @ Chilton County    55   7   W  
 10/4  @ Opelika   *  17   45   L  
 10/10  vs. Wetumpka   *  20   33   L  
 10/18  vs. Calera   *  54   14   W  
 10/25   OPEN 
 11/1  vs. Valley    14   0   W  
 
2019 Season Totals
  Record5-5
  Scoring229-185
  Region Record1-4
  Home Record3-3
  Away Record2-2
 
 Region 3 Standings
  Opelika 10-15-0
  Stanhope Elmore 9-34-1
  Wetumpka 6-63-2
  Selma 6-52-3
  Benjamin Russell 5-51-4
  Calera 1-90-5
 
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Longest Running Rivalry
 Benjamin Russell & Opelika have played 74 games.
Benjamin Russell has won 37 games.
Opelika has won 34 games.
with 3 tie games.
 
Record Against Ranked Teams (since 1984)
 Total 34-68
 Regular Season 24-51
 Playoffs 10-17
 Lower Class 10-12
 Same Class 23-50
 Higher Class 1-6
 3A 2-2
 4A 1-2
 5A 17-25
 6A 14-39
 
Record when scoring..... (since 2000)
 Scoring  Record 
 less than 10 3-34
 10 or more 146-55
 20 or more  129-26
 30 or more 91-3
 40 or more 49-1
 
Record when allowing..... (since 2000)
 Points Allowed  Record 
 less than 10 81-1
 10 or more 68-88
 20 or more 25-75
 30 or more 2-45
 40 or more 0-19
 
Border Wars
 vs. Georgia 3 - 0 - 0
 vs. Tennessee 0 - 1 - 0
 vs. Florida 0 - 1 - 0
 vs. Mississippi 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

Thomasville scored 54 points against Gulf Shores in the first quarter of a game in 2003. They managed to hang on for an 81-14 win.