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Phillips Birmingham Red Raiders
John Herbert Phillips High School

2316 7th Ave. N. Birmingham, AL 35203
Stadium: Fair Park
Colors: Red & White
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Overall Record Progress      99.6% Complete
   
  
Team History on AHSFHS.org
Coach Ed Bruce    
Coach Nathaniel Kelly    
Coach Jerry Partridge    
 
Team Timeline
First Team: 1892  (#1)
  1883 - Known as Birmingham High.
  1911 - Changed name to Central High.
  1923 - First perfect season.
  1923 - Changed name to Phillips Birmingham.
  1950 - First 10-0 regular season.
  1991 - First playoff appearance.
  1999 - First playoff win.
  1999 - First region championship.
  1999 - School closed and merged with Carver.
 
Championships
State Playoff Championships
None
State Mythical Championships
None
Region Championships
  1999
 
Team Records
 Overall Record 378-420-45
 Winning Pct. 47%
 State Playoff Titles 0
 State Mythical Titles 0
 Region/Area Titles 1
 Region/Area Record 27-72
 All State Players (#3)141
 NFL Players (#4)8
 Weeks Ranked #1 5
 Home Record 50-33-5
 Away Record 43-72-7
 
By The Numbers
 Seasons 108
 Winning Seasons (#2) 54
 Losing Seasons (#2)39
 Most Wins in A Season 10 (1950)
 Most Losses in A Season 10 (1996)
 10 Win Seasons 1
 Most Points Scored in a Game 84 (11/9/1917)
 Most Points Scored in a Season 314 (1917)
 Most Points Allowed in a Game 62 (10/16/1981)
 Most Points Allowed in a Season 368 (1981)
 Largest Margin of Victory 84 (11/9/1917)
 Largest Margin of Defeat 62 (9/24/1981)
 Most Points Both Teams in a Game 85 (10/3/1997)
 Last Shutout 8/26/1999
 Last Time Shutout 11/7/1997
 Shutouts All-Time 206
 Been Shutout All-Time 175
 
Streaks
 Longest Win 10 (9/15/1950-1950)
 Longest Losing 19 (10/20/1995-10/10/1997)
 
 
Enrollment History
 Year  Students  (Rank) 
 1998-99 690 (61)
 1996-97 720 (48)
 1994-95 621 (66)
 1990-91 861 (38)
 1988-89 764 (51)
 1986-87 847 (37)
 1984-85 847 (37)
  
1999 Season
 8/26  vs. Wenonah    14   0   W  
 9/2  vs. Woodlawn    24   6   W  
 9/6  @ Parker   *  31   7   W  
 9/17  @ Bessemer City    6   20   L  
 9/24  @ Anniston    18   6   W  
 10/1  @ Pell City    28   25   W  
 10/8  @ John Carroll   *  36   14   W  
 10/15   OPEN 
 10/23  vs. Jackson-Olin   *  26   20   W  
 10/29  vs. Fairfield    34   6   W  
 Playoffs 
 11/5  vs. Hartselle    61   7   W  
 11/12  @ Athens    14   28   L  
 
1999 Season Totals
  Record9-2
  Scoring292-139
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record5-0
  Away Record4-2
 
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Longest Running Rivalry
 Phillips Birmingham & Woodlawn have played 76 games.
Phillips Birmingham has won 25 games.
Woodlawn has won 46 games.
with 5 tie games.
 
 
Border Wars
 vs. Georgia 3 - 0 - 0
 vs. Tennessee 11 - 8 - 3
 vs. Florida 3 - 2 - 2
 vs. Mississippi 1 - 3 - 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.