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1951 Elba Tigers

 1951    Elba Tigers
 Record: 9-0-1
 Head Coach: Frank Buckner
 The 1951 Elba Tigers were chosen Class A State Champions by the Birmingham News from District 1.


The 1951 Elba Tigers were awarded the Class 2A Region 1 state championship by the Birmingham News for their undefeated season. The Tigers played many close games in 1951 but none bigger than the one against Opp. Opp entered the fourth game of the season riding a ten game winning streak and eyeing a state title.

The game, played in Opp, was not decided until Bowdin scored on a five yard run in the final period and R. Marier ran off tackle for the point after. Opp had scored their lone touchdown in the second period when Nelson ran 3 yards after a 24 yard pass from Jones to McCallon a ten play drive covering 80 yards.

The Bobcats try for the extra point on a run came up short. Just one week prior Opp had ended Floralas 12 game winning streak.

1951  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
   Brantley W
   Andalusia W
 20   Luverne W
   Opp W
 25   Enterprise 18 W
 14   Florala 12 W
 25   Geneva County W
   Samson W
 21   Geneva 19 W
   Ozark T
138 9-0-1 68

1951 Elba All-State Players
 Jim FarrisT 2  MA
 WiseE HM  MA
 BrunsonE HM  MA

1951 Elba All-Star Players

1951 Elba Roster
W. Marier LE
R. Brunson LT
Prescott LG
Farris C
Whitman RG
J. Brunson RT
Scott RE
J. Wise QB
T. Wise LH
D. Marier RH
Bowdin FB

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

In 1969 the two point conversion was adopted for play following a touchdown. Until that time all conversions were worth one point.