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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

1962 Cullman Bearcats

 1962    Cullman Bearcats
 Record: 10-0-0
 Head Coach: Oliver Woodard
 The 1962 Cullman Bearcats were chosen Class A State Champions by the Birmingham News


The Cullman Bearcats finished the 1962 season with a perfect 7-0 Tennessee Valley Conference record and 10-0 for the season to claim their first every state title.

Offensively Cullman averaged 39 points a game with their closest game coming against Decatur in a 20-0 victory. They were led on offense by Wayne Trimble and Leslie Kelley.

1962  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
 41   Butler 20 W
 33   Arab W
 40   Etowah W
 45   Lawrence County 13 W
 43   Huntsville 19 W
 20   Decatur W
 46   Athens W
 50   Walker W
 32   Hartselle W
 49   Hanceville W
399 10-0-0 78

1962 Cullman All-State Players
 John CalvertG Sr.185 1  ASWA
 Leslie KelleyFB Sr.195 1  ASWA
 Wayne ChappellE Sr.175 1  ASWA
 Wayne TrimbleQB Sr.180 1  ASWA
 Wayne TrimbleB Sr.185 1  BN
 Leslie KelleyB Sr.195 1  BN
 John CalvertG Sr.185 1  BN
 Wayne ChappellE Sr.175 2  BN
 Bobby WatersT Sr.190 2  BN
 Barry WilloughbyG HM  BN
 Leslie KelleyB Sr.195 1  BPH
 John ClavertC Sr.185 1  BPH
 Oliver WoodardCoach 1  BPH
 Wayne ChappellE Sr.175 1  BPH
 Wayne TrimbleB Sr.185 1  BPH
 Bobby WatersE Sr.190 2  BPH
 Barry WIlloughbyG 3  BPH

1962 Cullman All-Star Players
 All American   
 Wayne Trimble QB Sr. 6-0 185 Alabama  SS
 Wayne Trimble QB Sr. 6-1 185 Alabama  Coach & Athlete
 All Southern   
 Wayne Trimble QB Sr. 6-0 180 Alabama  Orlando Sentinel
 Leslie Kelley B Sr. 195 Alabama  Orlando Sentinel
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game   
 Leslie Kelley FB Sr. 6-3 205 Alabama  
 Wayne Trimble QB Sr. Alabama  
 John Calvert LB Sr. 5-10 190 Alabama  

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

In 1925 Langdale tied a record by defeating Milltown 125-0. Hamilton had set the record by thrashing Fayette 125-0 in 1915.