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2017 Season


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   THIS WEEK IN ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
AHSFHS.org Report
(Nov. 4, 2017)

Week 11


The playoffs begin next week. Here are a few tidbits from this week's action.

   *   Look for another special edition of Tidbits tomorrow as we look at wrapping up the regular season and jumping into the playoffs. Also look for previews of every playoff game.

   *   Maplesville has the state's longest winning streak at 32 games following another victory. The Red Devils defeated American Christian 28-0.

   *   Barbour County lost to Bullock County by a score of 54-6 and still has the state's longest losing streak at forty-one games.

   *   Bullock County closed out their 2017 region play and has lost 58 consecutive region games.

   *   Fyffe extended their 28 game regular season winning streak with a 49-7 victory over Cleburne County.

   *   The state's longest region winning streak also belongs to Maplesville who has a string of 52 straight region victories.

   *   Piedmont has the state's longest home winning streak at twenty-five games after a road victory over Oneonta. Monroe Academy (33) lead the AISA schools.

   *   Maplesville (28) and Fyffe (27) lead all the others in consecutive road victories following their latest wins.

   *   Maplesville has scored twenty or more points in 47 consecutive games.

   *   Fyffe hopes to avoid the dreaded shutout and extend their streak of consecutive games scoring. They are currently sitting on a string of 231 games without being shutout.

   *   Hoover has been ranked by the ASWA for an amazing 196 consecutive polls dating back to the 2000 season. The Bucs are the #2 team in Class 7A.

   *   Foley was shutout 27-0 by Theodore this week. It was the Lions first shutout loss in 149 games dating back to the 2005 season.



Team approaching the 500 win club
  499  -  Fyffe  (499-295-13)
  490  -  Haleyville  (490-388-23)

Coaches approaching the 100 win club
  98  -  Jim Elgin (Pleasant Grove)  (98-63)
  98  -  Charlie Taylor (South Choctaw Academy)  (98-73)
  97  -  Lymos McDonald (Cherokee)  (97-53)


Points scored in a game

 * Southeastern set a team record in a win 48-12 over Asbury breaking the previous record set in a loss to Meek 45-62 on 10/14/2016.

 * St. Lukes set a team record in a win 62-35 over Cottage Hill Christian breaking the previous record set in a victory over Luverne 57-12 on 9/8/2017.

 * Westminster Christian set a team record in a win 70-6 over Priceville breaking the previous record set in a victory over Hayden 66-36 on 9/29/2017.



Points allowed in a game

 * Horseshoe Bend set a team record in a 62-6 loss to Wadley tying the previous record set in a loss to Highland Home 62-21 on 10/14/2005.

 * Prattville Christian set a team record in a 69-41 loss to Highland Home breaking the previous record set in a loss to Meadowview Christian 63-40 on 10/3/2008.



Margin of Victory in a game

 * Decatur Heritage Christian set a team record by defeating Tharptown 55-0 breaking the previous record set when they defeated Waterloo 55-6 on 9/12/2014.

 * Southeastern set a team record by defeating Asbury 48-12 breaking the previous record set when they defeated Asbury 39-7 on 10/28/2016.

 * Southside Gadsden set a team record by defeating Glencoe 56-0 breaking the previous record set when they defeated Brewer 62-14 on 9/18/2015.

 * Westminster Christian set a team record by defeating Priceville 70-6 breaking the previous record set when they defeated St. Bernard 59-0 on 8/29/2008.



Margin of Defeat in a game

 * Cornerstone Christian set a team record in a loss 55-0 to Escambia Academy breaking the previous record set when they lost to Shelby Academy 53-0 on 10/21/2005.

 * Woodlawn set a team record in a loss 69-0 to Parker breaking the previous record set when they lost to Clay-Chalkville 72-6 on 10/16/2015.



Points Scored by Both Teams in a Game

 * Francis Marion set a team record in a 64-56 victory over Hale County breaking the previous record set in a loss to Tuscaloosa 98-0 on 10/2/1925.

 * Hale County set a team record in a loss 64-56 to Francis Marion breaking the previous record set when they defeated Akron 70-42 on 9/28/2007.

 * Highland Home set a team record in a 69-41 victory over Prattville Christian breaking the previous record set when they defeated Geneva County 59-50 on 9/29/2017.

 * John Carroll set a team record in a loss 64-46 to Pelham breaking the previous record set in a loss to Pelham 60-41 on 10/28/2016.

 * Prattville Christian set a team record in a loss 69-41 to Highland Home breaking the previous record set in a loss to Meadowview Christian 63-40 on 10/3/2008.



Teams with current school record winning streaks

 * Maplesville has won a team record 32 consecutive games since 10/2/2015.
 * Fyffe has won a team record 25 consecutive games since 8/26/2016.
 * Autauga Academy has won a team record 24 consecutive games since 8/26/2016.


Teams with current school record losing streaks

 * Barbour County has lost a team record 41 consecutive games since 10/25/2013.
 * Calhoun has lost a team record 31 consecutive games since 10/31/2014.
 * Ellwood Christian has lost a team record 26 consecutive games since 9/17/2015.
 * Columbia has lost a team record 22 consecutive games since 10/23/2015.
 * Asbury has lost a team record 20 consecutive games since 8/25/2016.
 * Houston Academy has lost a team record 19 consecutive games since 8/26/2016.
 * North River Christian has lost a team record 18 consecutive games since 8/26/2016.
 * Smiths Station has lost a team record 16 consecutive games since 9/16/2016.
 * Northside Methodist Academy has lost a team record 12 consecutive games since 10/21/2016.
 * Helena has lost a team record 8 consecutive games since 9/15/2017.
 * North Jackson has lost a team record 7 consecutive games since 9/14/2017.


Teams that set a record for most wins in a season

 * Fultondale set a team record with a 10-0 record. That ties the previous mark of 10-2-0 in 2013.

 * Hillcrest Evergreen set a team record with a 9-1 record. That ties the previous mark of 9-3-0 in 2000.

 * Mae Jemison set a team record with a 9-1 record. That tops the previous mark of 6-5-0 in 2016.

 * Mars Hill set a team record with a 7-3 record. That tops the previous mark of 2-8-0 in 2015.

 * Northside set a team record with a 9-1 record. That tops the previous mark of 8-3-0 in 2014.

 * Paul Bryant set a team record with a 6-4 record. That ties the previous mark of 6-4-0 in 2015.

 * Pinson Valley set a team record with a 10-0 record. That tops the previous mark of 9-3-0 in 2011.

 * Southeastern set a team record with a 2-8 record. That ties the previous mark of 2-8-0 in 2016.



Teams that set a record for most losses in a season

 * Asbury set a team record with a 0-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 2016.

 * Calhoun set a team record with a 0-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 2016.

 * Central Coosa set a team record with a 0-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 2009.

 * Central Tuscaloosa set a team record with a 0-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 2010.

 * Chilton County set a team record with a 1-9 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 1-9-0 in 2002.

 * Columbia set a team record with a 0-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 2016.

 * Douglas set a team record with a 0-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 2006.

 * East Lawrence set a team record with a 0-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 2014.

 * Evangel Christian Academy set a team record with a 1-9 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 1-9-0 in 2008.

 * Fruitdale set a team record with a 0-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 2010.

 * Gadsden City set a team record with a 3-7 record. That tops the previous number of losses when they finished 7-6-0 in 2016.

 * Hale County set a team record with a 1-9 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 1-9-0 in 2003.

 * Helena set a team record with a 1-9 record. That tops the previous number of losses when they finished 3-7-0 in 2016.

 * Houston Academy set a team record with a 0-10 record. That tops the previous number of losses when they finished 1-9-0 in 2016.

 * Kingwood Christian set a team record with a 1-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 2003.

 * Mary Montgomery set a team record with a 0-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 1998.

 * North Jackson set a team record with a 2-8 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 2-8-0 in 2013.

 * North River Christian set a team record with a 0-9 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-9-0 in 2016.

 * Northside Methodist Academy set a team record with a 0-10 record. That tops the previous number of losses when they finished 2-8-0 in 2014.

 * Red Level set a team record with a 0-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 2013.

 * Robertsdale set a team record with a 0-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 2005.

 * Shoals Christian set a team record with a 1-9 record. That tops the previous number of losses when they finished 2-8-0 in 2015.

 * Smiths Station set a team record with a 0-10 record. That tops the previous number of losses when they finished 1-9-0 in 2005.

 * Sparta Academy set a team record with a 1-10 record. That tops the previous number of losses when they finished 1-9-0 in 2016.

 * Verbena set a team record with a 0-10 record. That ties the previous number of losses when they finished 0-10-0 in 2001.



Teams that set a record for most points scored in a season

 * Alabama Christian set a team record by scoring 342 points. That tops the previous mark of 335 points set in 2009.

 * Central Hayneville set a team record by scoring 288 points. That tops the previous mark of 262 points set in 2004.

 * Kinston set a team record by scoring 340 points. That tops the previous mark of 314 points set in 2001.

 * Mae Jemison set a team record by scoring 359 points. That tops the previous mark of 342 points set in 2016.

 * Mars Hill set a team record by scoring 330 points. That tops the previous mark of 232 points set in 2016.

 * R.C. Hatch set a team record by scoring 338 points. That tops the previous mark of 333 points set in 2014.

 * Southside Selma set a team record by scoring 346 points. That tops the previous mark of 313 points set in 1990.

 * Thompson set a team record by scoring 415 points. That tops the previous mark of 362 points set in 1982.



Teams that set a record for most points allowed in a season

 * Asbury set a team record by allowing 494 points. That tops the previous mark of 464 points set in 2016.

 * Chilton County set a team record by allowing 359 points. That tops the previous mark of 353 points set in 2008.

 * Clarke Prep set a team record by allowing 371 points. That tops the previous mark of 340 points set in 1991.

 * Cleburne County set a team record by allowing 404 points. That tops the previous mark of 359 points set in 2016.

 * Columbia set a team record by allowing 492 points. That tops the previous mark of 454 points set in 2012.

 * East Lawrence set a team record by allowing 459 points. That tops the previous mark of 426 points set in 2004.

 * Enterprise set a team record by allowing 355 points. That tops the previous mark of 329 points set in 2014.

 * Evangel Christian Academy set a team record by allowing 477 points. That tops the previous mark of 435 points set in 2008.

 * Florence set a team record by allowing 320 points. That tops the previous mark of 288 points set in 2004.

 * Fruitdale set a team record by allowing 432 points. That tops the previous mark of 413 points set in 2012.

 * Glencoe set a team record by allowing 404 points. That tops the previous mark of 353 points set in 1987.

 * Jasper set a team record by allowing 311 points. That tops the previous mark of 311 points set in 1966.

 * Lincoln set a team record by allowing 396 points. That tops the previous mark of 394 points set in 2016.

 * Marion County set a team record by allowing 419 points. That tops the previous mark of 415 points set in 2010.

 * Mary Montgomery set a team record by allowing 441 points. That tops the previous mark of 406 points set in 2010.

 * New Hope set a team record by allowing 410 points. That tops the previous mark of 332 points set in 2011.

 * Northside Methodist Academy set a team record by allowing 392 points. That tops the previous mark of 389 points set in 2014.

 * Red Level set a team record by allowing 451 points. That tops the previous mark of 423 points set in 2007.

 * Robertsdale set a team record by allowing 368 points. That tops the previous mark of 361 points set in 2016.

 * Russellville set a team record by allowing 329 points. That tops the previous mark of 319 points set in 1932.

 * Shoals Christian set a team record by allowing 480 points. That tops the previous mark of 388 points set in 2008.

 * Smiths Station set a team record by allowing 460 points. That tops the previous mark of 349 points set in 2016.

 * Sparta Academy set a team record by allowing 423 points. That tops the previous mark of 360 points set in 2011.

 * Tanner set a team record by allowing 353 points. That tops the previous mark of 326 points set in 2001.

 * Trinity set a team record by allowing 331 points. That tops the previous mark of 286 points set in 2014.

 * Tuscaloosa County set a team record by allowing 350 points. That tops the previous mark of 319 points set in 2016.



Teams off to great starts in 2017
 * Austin last started a season 10-0 in 1983.
 * Central Phenix City last started a season 9-0 in 1995.
 * Fultondale last started a season 10-0 in 1976.
 * Lynn last started a season 10-0 in 2000.
 * Pinson Valley has never started 10-0 in a season.
 * Thompson last started a season 10-0 in 1982.



Teams off to good starts in 2017
 * Ariton last started a season 9-1 in 1994.
 * Brooklane Baptist last started a season 5-1 in 1996.
 * Catholic Montgomery last started a season 9-1 in 1979.
 * Hillcrest Evergreen has never started 9-1 in a season.
 * Macon-East Academy last started a season 10-1 in 2000.
 * Mae Jemison has never started 9-1 in a season.
 * Northside has never started 9-1 in a season.
 * Plainview last started a season 9-1 in 2000.
 * Sidney Lanier last started a season 9-1 in 2000.
 * St. Lukes has never started 8-1 in a season.


Teams off to slow starts in 2017
 * Gaylesville last started a season 0-9 in 1990.
 * Houston Academy has never started 0-10 in a season.
 * Mary Montgomery last started a season 0-10 in 1998.
 * Smiths Station has never started 0-10 in a season.
 * Tuscaloosa Christian last started a season 0-9 in 1979.
 * Verbena last started a season 0-10 in 2001.







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.