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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

1941 Woodlawn Colonels

 1941    Woodlawn Colonels
 Record: 8-0-0
 Head Coach: Malcolm Laney
 The 1941 Woodlawn Colonels were chosen State Champions.


The 1941 Colonels finished the season with a perfect 8-0 record and claimed not only the city championship but also the State Championship. They outscored their opponents 167-15.

The team was led by captain Sam Arthur and Howard Weldon. The champion Colonels placed five men on the All-City team. They included Maurice Wood, Howard Weldon, H.M. Smalley, Leon Cochran and Oscar Cagle.

 1941    Woodlawn Colonels Team Photo

1941  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
 13   Ramsay W
 33   City Chattanooga TN W
 19   West End W
 39   Lee MS W
 18   Ensley W
 27   Sidney Lanier W
   Phillips Birmingham W
 12   GCMA MS W
167 8-0-0 15

1941 Woodlawn All-State Players
 Oscar CagleHB 165 1  BNAH
 H.M. SmalleyG 184 1  BNAH
 Leon CochraneQB 3  BNAH
 WeldonT 3  BNAH
 H.M. SmalleyG 185 1  MA
 Oscar CagleQB 162 1  MA
 ArthurT 3  MA
 WeldonT HM  MA
 McKinneyC HM  MA
 Leon CochraneQB HM  MA

1941 Woodlawn All-Star Players
 All Southern   
 Oscar Cagle HB 165  Orlando Sentinel

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