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Bill Plott  

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        Bill Plott came through again recently with a total of five notebooks this time. I have been working every waking minute the past few weeks to get as much completed prior to the upcoming season. All told I have entered about 5,000 new scores and still have a bunch more to do before I can say it is finished.

        The first book contained the schools from Lee, Tallaposa, Barbour, Chambers, Russell and Coosa Counties. The second had Montgomery Perry, Lowndes, Elmore, Autauga, Dallas and Wilcox counties.

        The third had Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Cherokee and Talladega Counties.

        The fourth had Tuscaloosa, Greene, Sumter, Hale, Pickens and Fayette. Lastly the final notebook has all the AISA schools.

        I have completed all the schools still playing football and most of the other schools. I still have some work to do on the private schools and the Black schools prior to integration in 1969. Hopefully I will be able to finish this up in the next couple of weeks.

        With the new research from Mr. Plott we can check off another twenty-four teams on our list from these counties that are complete back through the 1950 season. They include: Alabama Christian, Aliceville, Beauregard, Beulah, Bessemer Academy, Bibb Graves, Childersburg, Elmore County, Gordo, Hale County, Lineville, Loachapoka, Lowndes County, Lowneds County Training, Montgomery Academy, Moody, New Site, Prattville, Stanhope Elmore, Talladega County Central, Tuskegee Institute, Scott Prep, Lee Academy and Munford. The Black schools listed are complete back through the 1970 season only.

        All the other teams were nearly completed with only a few missing games during this time frame.

        Many teams saw extensive additions to their records and some made our 500 win club list. These include: Eufaula (572 wins), Lanett (523), Opelika (524), Aliceville (505) and Pickens County (557). Many others made jumps with additional wins. Teams like Clay County, Lineville, Fayette County (651), Gordo and Valley gained a bunch of wins with the new research.

        Six new teams joined the 500 win club. They include Eufaula (572-334-26), Pickens County (557-356-16), Opelika (524-384-18), Lanett (523-344-26), Aliceville (505-352-25) and Cherokee County (502-392-32). Our list now has a total of 56 teams with at least 500 wins.

        Our sincere appreciation goes out to Bill and his sharing with us his research of past years. I know how much effort went into this over so many years and will always be grateful to him for the time he spent in front of a microfilm machine and thumbing through old newspapers.

        We do maintain an obscure page of our progress on the teams from 1950-2015 which shows where we are with every team that played football during this time. It can be found at the link below or from the frontpage of the website in the right column under "Our Progress". Check it out to see if you can be of assistance in helping us complete every team back to 1950.

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David Parker

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