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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Clair Strickland

Clair Strickland became the head football coach at Glencoe in 1926 where he spent the next eight seasons. His first team finished the season with a perfect 8-0 record.

His next head football coaching job came at Piedmont in 1934. The 1935 Bulldogs went 8-0 and finished 25-5-1 during his tenure at the school.

Strickland took over the football program at Oneonta in 1928 for the next nine seasons. The Redskins went 56-13-5 with three undefeated seasons during his time at the school. The 1940 (9-0), 1941 (9-0) and 1943 (8-0-1) teams finished the season without a blemish on their record.

Following the 1946 seasons, Coach Strickland would retire from the football field with an overall record of 106-39-10 in ninetwwn seasons as a head football coach.

Known Record:  106-40-9   72.6%

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 Season Total   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Oneonta1945 7-1-129483
Oneonta1944 6-014519
Oneonta1943 8-0-124659
Oneonta1942 5-219149
Oneonta1941 9-02426
Oneonta1939 3-6-186121
Oneonta1938 4-2-210664
 7 Years42-11-513104010-0000-000
Piedmont1937 5-2-112451
Piedmont1936 8-126047
Piedmont1935 8-027924
Piedmont1934 6-29939
 4 Years27-5-17621610-0000-000
Glencoe1933 3-4-172127
Glencoe1932 3-672100
Glencoe1931 4-566100
Glencoe1930 5-469121
Glencoe1929 2-22032
Glencoe1928 6-1-29118
Glencoe1927 6-210747
Glencoe1926 8-02243
 8 Years37-24-37215480-0000-000
 19 Years106-40-9279311100-0000-000

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The first night game played between high school teams in the state occurred on September 23, 1927 when Pike Road and Cloverdale met in the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.