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2017 Season


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   THIS WEEK IN ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
AHSFHS.org Report
(Sep. 23, 2017)

Week 5


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

   *   Maplesville has the state's longest winning streak at 27 games following a 63-0 thumping of Elwood Christian.

   *   Barbour County lost to Ariton by a score of 45-20 and still has the state's longest losing streak at thirty-five games.

   *   Bullock County has lost 54 consecutive region games following a 23-12 loss to region foe Dale County.

   *   Fyffe extended their 22 game regular season winning streak with another runaway victory over Ider by a score of 38-0.

   *   The state's longest region winning streak also belongs to Maplesville who has a string of 49 straight region victories.

   *   Piedmont has the state's longest home winning streak at twenty-three games. The Bulldogs won their 500th game in school history with a 48-13 victory over Pleasant Valley. Monroe Academy (30) lead the AISA schools.

   *    Maplesville has also won 24 consecutive road games following their impressive victory on the road this past Friday night.

   *   Maplesville has scored twenty or more points in 42 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 225 games without being shutout.

   *   Millry upset #7 Linden on Friday night. It was the school's first win over a ranked team since they defeated #5 Southern Choctaw in 2003.

   *   Hoover has been ranked by the ASWA for an amazing 190 consecutive polls dating back to the 2000 season. The Bucs are the #2 team in Class 7A.

   *   The Piedmont Bulldogs won the 500th game in the school's history on Friday. Their overall record stands at 500-400-30. Congratulations to the coaches and team.



Team approaching the 500 win club
  499  -  Valley  (499-361-21)
  499  -  Fairhope  (499-349-24)
  498  -  Scottsboro  (498-439-37)
  498  -  Baldwin County  (498-430-30)
  498  -  Tarrant  (498-447-40)
  493  -  Fyffe  (493-295-13)

Coaches approaching the 100 win club
  99  -  Josh Wright (Bessemer Academy)  (99-24)
  98  -  Jay Brown (Moody)  (98-96)
  98  -  Jeff Pugh (East Limestone)  (98-90)
  97  -  Jim Elgin (Pleasant Grove)  (97-59)
  96  -  Jonathan McWhorter (Cedar Bluff)  (96-43)
  95  -  Clint Smith (Jacksonville)  (95-69)
  94  -  Charlie Taylor (South Choctaw Academy)  (94-71)



Points scored in a game

 * Hale County set a team record by defeating Holt 73-0.


Points allowed in a game

 * Smiths Station set a team record by losing to Central Phenix City 62-7.


Margin of Victory game

 * Austin set a team record by defeating Columbia 56-0.
 * Crenshaw Christian set a team record by defeating Evangel Christian Academy 64-0.
 * D.A.R. set a team record by defeating New Hope 55-0.
 * Hale County set a team record by defeating Holt 73-0.
 * Hoover set a team record by defeating Tuscaloosa County 63-0.


Margin of Defeat game

 * Ellwood Christian set a team record by losing to Maplesville 63-0.
 * Holt set a team record by losing to Hale County 73-0.
 * Tuscaloosa County set a team record by losing to Hoover 63-0.


Points Scored by Both Teams in a Game

 * Mountain Brook set a team record by defeating Spain Park 51-50.
 * West Point set a team record by defeating Corner 49-42.


Teams with current school record winning streaks

 * Maplesville has won a team record 27 consecutive games since 10/2/2015.
 * Fyffe has won a team record 19 consecutive games since 8/26/2016.
 * Mae Jemison has won a team record 5 consecutive games since 8/25/2017.


Teams with current school record losing streaks

 * Barbour County has lost a team record 35 consecutive games since 10/25/2013.
 * Center Point has lost a team record 22 consecutive games since 9/18/2015.
 * Ellwood Christian has lost a team record 21 consecutive games since 9/17/2015.
 * White Plains has lost a team record 19 consecutive games since 10/2/2015.
 * Columbia has lost a team record 16 consecutive games since 10/23/2015.
 * Choctaw County has lost a team record 16 consecutive games since 10/16/2015.
 * Houston Academy has lost a team record 14 consecutive games since 8/26/2016.
 * Asbury has lost a team record 14 consecutive games since 8/25/2016.
 * Smiths Station has lost a team record 11 consecutive games since 9/16/2016.
 * Northside Methodist Academy has lost a team record 8 consecutive games since 10/21/2016.


Teams that set a record for most wins in a season

 * Mars Hill  -  3


Teams off to great starts in 2017
 * Abbeville last started a season 4-0 in 1994.
 * Alabama Christian last started a season 5-0 in 1990.
 * Cherokee last started a season 4-0 in 1985.
 * Decatur Heritage Christian has never started 4-0 in a season.
 * Mae Jemison has never started 5-0 in a season.
 * Pinson Valley last started a season 5-0 in 2002.
 * Plainview last started a season 5-0 in 2003.
 * St. Lukes has never started 3-0 in a season.
 * Sulligent last started a season 4-0 in 1966.
 * Thompson last started a season 4-0 in 1992.



Teams off to good starts in 2017
 * Brooklane Baptist last started a season 2-1 in 1998.
 * Lee Montgomery last started a season 3-1 in 2000.


Teams off to slow starts in 2017
 * Alabama School Deaf last started a season 0-4 in 1968.
 * Billingsley last started a season 0-4 in 1999.
 * Chelsea last started a season 0-5 in 2001.
 * Cleburne County last started a season 0-4 in 1987.
 * Evangel Christian Academy last started a season 0-6 in 2003.
 * Houston Academy last started a season 0-5 in 1999.
 * Russellville has never started 0-4 in a season.
 * Smiths Station has never started 0-5 in a season.
 * Tuscaloosa Christian last started a season 0-6 in 1981.







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.