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Fort Payne Wildcats
Fort Payne High School

201 45th St. NE Fort Payne, AL 35967
Stadium: Wildcat Stadium
Colors: Black & Gold
Coach: Chris Elmore
Region: 6A-R7
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Overall Record Progress      99.9% Complete
   
  
Team History on AHSFHS.org
Coach Perry Coggin    
Memorable Games - 1996    
Memorable Games - 1994    
Coach Paul Ellis    
Coach James Porch    
Coach Dale Cook    
Coach Jerry Elmore    
Coach George Hoblitzell    
Coach Dale Pruitt    
Coach Vernon Wells    
1964 Birmingham Post Herald 3A State Championship 
1964 Birmingham News 3A State Championship 
1964 Associated Press 3A State Championship 
1964 Montgomery Advertiser 3A State Championship 
 
Team Timeline
First Team: 1922  (#1)
  1935 - First undefeated & untied season.
  1958 - Changed name from DeKalb County.
  1984 - First playoff appearance.
  1984 - First region championship.
  1985 - First playoff win.
  1985 - First 10 win season.
  2006 - First 10-0 regular season.
  2006 - First 11 win season.
  2010 - First 12 win season.
 
Championships
State Playoff Championships
None
State Mythical Championships
1964 BPH
Region Championships
  1984, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1993, 2006, 2007
2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2019
 
Team Records
 Overall Record 572-399-30
 Winning Pct. 59%
 State Playoff Titles 0
 State Mythical Titles 1
 Region/Area Titles 11
 Region/Area Record 144-106
 All State Players (#3)76
 NFL Players (#4)0
 Weeks Ranked #1 13
 Home Record 247-160-10
 Away Record 214-182-7
 
By The Numbers
 Seasons 100
 Winning Seasons (#2) 75
 Losing Seasons (#2)25
 Most Wins in A Season 12 (2010)
 Most Loses in A Season 10 (1973)
 10 Win Seasons 6
 Most Points Scored in a Game 67 (11/21/1924)
 Most Points Scored in a Season 518 (2007)
 Most Points Allowed in a Game 59 (10/19/1956)
 Most Points Allowed in a Season 333 (1996)
 Largest Margin of Victory 67 (11/21/1924)
 Largest Margin of Defeat 57 (11/11/1927)
 Most Points Both Teams in a Game 97 (10/13/1989)
 Last Shutout 10/1/2021
 Last Time Shutout 9/26/2014
 Shutouts All-Time 203
 Been Shutout All-Time 125
 
Streaks
 Longest Win 12 (8/27/2010-11/12/2010)
 Longest Losing 13 (10/25/1968-11/7/1969)
 
Playoff Records
 Overall Record 9-21
 Appearances 21
 1st Round 8-13
 2nd Round 1-7
 3rd Round 0-1
 Semi-Finals 0-0
 Finals 0-0
 
By the Decade
 2010-13  76-37
 2000-09  68-40
 1990-99 53-51
 1980-89 57-48
 1970-79 45-52-3
 1960-69 54-40-5
 1950-59 49-45-6
 
Enrollment History
 Year  Students  (Rank) 
 2014-15 579 (91)
 2012-13 609 (83)
 2010-11 590 (84)
 2008-09 541 (91)
 2006-07 536 (92)
 2004-05 482 (101)
 2002-03 502 (99)
 2000-01 576 (82)
 1998-99 601 (81)
 1996-97 546 (87)
 1994-95 553 (80)
 1992-93 520 (90)
 1990-91 483 (101)
 1988-89 427 (114)
 1986-87 455 (108)
 1984-85 455 (109)
  
Next Game
 10/29/2021 (Fri)
vs. North Jackson
in a Non-Region Game.
Last Time: Fort Payne won 41-14 in 2020.
All-Time:
  vs. North Jackson 8-11-0 42.1% 
 
2021 Season
 8/20  vs. Athens    40   41   L  
 8/27  vs. Gadsden City    10   34   L  
 9/3  vs. Arab   *  7   20   L  
 9/10  @ Springville   *  27   14   W  
 9/17   OPEN 
 9/24  @ Etowah    33   27   W  
 10/1  vs. Scottsboro   *  28   0   W  
 10/8  @ Southside Gadsden   *  24   16   W  
 10/15  vs. Pell City   *  58   14   W  
 10/22  @ Oxford   *  13   41   L  
 10/29  vs. North Jackson            
 Playoffs 
 11/5  @ Briarwood            
 
2021 Season Totals
  Record5-4
  Scoring240-207
  Region Record4-2
  Home Record2-3
  Away Record3-1
 
 Region 7 Standings
  Arab 7-25-1
  Fort Payne 5-44-2
  Oxford 6-35-1
  Pell City 1-80-6
  Scottsboro 3-62-4
  Southside Gadsden 5-43-3
  Springville 4-52-4
 
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Longest Running Rivalry
 Fort Payne & Scottsboro have played 87 games.
Fort Payne has won 53 games.
Scottsboro has won 31 games.
with 3 tie games.
 
Record Against Ranked Teams (since 1984)
 Total 25-45
 Regular Season 25-37
 Playoffs 0-8
 Lower Class 14-9
 Same Class 11-35
 Higher Class 0-1
 3A 5-1
 4A 9-4
 5A 11-34
 6A 0-6
 
Record when scoring..... (since 2000)
 Scoring  Record 
 less than 10 2-22
 10 or more 155-62
 20 or more  141-21
 30 or more 98-3
 40 or more 57-1
 
Record when allowing..... (since 2000)
 Points Allowed  Record 
 less than 10 57-2
 10 or more 100-82
 20 or more 45-73
 30 or more 9-44
 40 or more 2-21
 
Border Wars
 vs. Georgia 22 - 9 - 0
 vs. Tennessee 3 - 6 - 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.

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