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2017 Season


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   THIS WEEK IN ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
AHSFHS.org Report
(Sep. 9, 2017)

Week 3


The 2017 season in in full swing. Here are a few tidbits from this week's action.

   *   Maplesville has the state's longest winning streak at 25 games following a 50-18 thrashing of Notasulga.

   *   Barbour County did not play this week but still has the state's longest losing streak at thirty-three games.

   *   Bullock County has lost 53 consecutive region games in a row following a 38-12 loss to region foe Alabama Christian.

   *   Fyffe extended their 20 game regular season winning streak with another shutout victory over Asbury by a score of 62-0.

   *   Tanner has a streak of 54 consecutive region wins. The Rattlers, under head coach Maurice Belser, opened region play with a 28-10 win over West End.

   *   Piedmont has the state's longest home winning streak at twenty-one games. The Bulldogs defeated Glencoe by a score of 61-14. Monroe Academy (28) lead the AISA schools.

   *    Maplesville has won 23 consecutive road games following their impressive victory this past weekend.

   *   Maplesville has scored twenty or more points in 40 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 223 games without being shutout. The Red Devils defeated Asbury by a score of 62-0.

   *   St. Luke's upset #7 Luverne for their first victory over a ranked team ever.

   *   Hoover has been ranked by the ASWA for an amazing 188 consecutive polls dating back to the 2000 season. The Bucs are the #2 team in Class 7A.

   *   Rodney Stidham won his 100th game as a head football coach on Friday as Hamilton defeated rival Haleyville 28-21.

   *   According to our record two schools picked up their 500th victory on Friday. Linden (500-320-30) and Reeltown (500-281-13) joined the 500 Club.



Team approaching the 500 win club
  498  -  Valley  (498-360-21)
  498  -  Baldwin County  (498-429-30)
  498  -  Piedmont  (498-400-30)
  497  -  Scottsboro  (497-438-37)
  497  -  Fairhope  (497-349-24)
  496  -  Tarrant  (496-447-40)
  491  -  Fyffe  (491-295-13)

Coaches approaching the 100 win club
  99  -  Smitty Grider (Park Crossing)  (99-41)
  98  -  Jay Brown (Moody)  (98-95)
  98  -  Jeff Pugh (East Limestone)  (98-88)
  97  -  Josh Wright (Bessemer Academy)  (97-24)
  96  -  Jim Elgin (Pleasant Grove)  (96-58)
  94  -  Jonathan McWhorter (Cedar Bluff)  (94-43)
  93  -  Clint Smith (Jacksonville)  (93-69)
  92  -  Charlie Taylor (South Choctaw Academy)  (92-71)


Points scored in a game

 * St. Lukes set a team record in a win 57-12 over Luverne breaking the previous record set in a victory over Cottage Hill Christian 56-21 on 11/2/2012.



Points allowed in a game

 * Glencoe set a team record in a 61-14 loss to Piedmont breaking the previous record set in a loss to Collinsville 55-0 on 1922.



Margin of Victory in a game

 * Austin set a team record by defeating Decatur 49-0 breaking the previous record set when they defeated Brewer 55-7 on 11/2/1979.



Teams with current school record winning streaks

 * Maplesville has won a team record 25 consecutive games since 10/2/2015.
 * Fyffe has won a team record 17 consecutive games since 8/26/2016.


Teams with current school record losing streaks

 * Barbour County has lost a team record 33 consecutive games since 10/25/2013.
 * Center Point has lost a team record 20 consecutive games since 9/18/2015.
 * Ellwood Christian has lost a team record 19 consecutive games since 9/17/2015.
 * White Plains has lost a team record 17 consecutive games since 10/2/2015.
 * Columbia has lost a team record 14 consecutive games since 10/23/2015.
 * Houston Academy has lost a team record 12 consecutive games since 8/26/2016.
 * Asbury has lost a team record 12 consecutive games since 8/25/2016.
 * Valley has lost a team record 11 consecutive games since 9/2/2016.
 * Sumter Central has lost a team record 10 consecutive games since 9/9/2016.
 * Northside Methodist Academy has lost a team record 6 consecutive games since 10/21/2016.


Teams that set a record for most wins in a season

 * Mars Hill set a team record with a 2-1 record. That ties the previous mark of 2-8-0 in 2015.



Teams off to great starts in 2017
 * Alabama Christian last started a season 3-0 in 2001.
 * Cherokee last started a season 3-0 in 1997.
 * Citronelle last started a season 2-0 in 1999.
 * Decatur Heritage Christian has never started 2-0 in a season.
 * Jackson Academy last started a season 4-0 in 2003.
 * Mae Jemison has never started 3-0 in a season.
 * Plainview last started a season 3-0 in 2003.
 * Snook Christian has never started 3-0 in a season.
 * Sulligent last started a season 3-0 in 1966.
 * Williamson last started a season 2-0 in 2003.


Teams off to slow starts in 2017
 * Conecuh Springs Christian has never started 0-2 in a season.
 * Elmore County last started a season 0-3 in 2003.
 * Evangel Christian Academy last started a season 0-4 in 2003.
 * Fairfield last started a season 0-2 in 2003.
 * Houston Academy last started a season 0-3 in 1999.
 * Jacksonville last started a season 0-3 in 2002.
 * Smiths Station last started a season 0-3 in 2003.
 * Tuscaloosa Christian last started a season 0-3 in 1998.
 * Valley last started a season 0-3 in 2000.







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.