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Gary Godfrey

Gary Godfrey was a star football player at Sardis High School. He was named to the 1966 All-State team by the Birmingham News as a running back his senior season.

Out of high school, Godfrey signed with Auburn. He ended up enrolling at Jacksonville State before transferring to Kansas State. He gained 250 yards rushing in his final two games before being injured. After a redshirt season he returned home and landed at Jax State under new head coach Charley Pell.

Godfrey became a standout performer in college from 1969-71. In 1970, he led the Gamecocks to a perfect 9-0 record and the Mid-South Conference Championship. He was also named defensive player of the year by the conference. Godfrey received his degree from Jacksonville State University.

Coach Godfrey was the head football coach at Cleveland and Sardis during his career in high school sports. His overall record is 100-110 in twenty seasons.

In 2003 he was named to the Jacksonville State All-Century team as a linebacker.

Known Record:  103-117-0   46.8%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Cleveland2003 2A7-42031920-11428R65-2162122
Cleveland2002 2A6-51762340-11435R66-1156107
Cleveland2001 2A2-8166251R62-5137178
Cleveland2000 2A7-43282020-1014R64-3200133
Cleveland1999 2A2-8239298R130-35187
Cleveland1998 2A1-9154311R130-33989
Cleveland1997 2A0-1091379R120-329125
Cleveland1996 2A9-32801841-14548R12#3-09136
Cleveland1995 2A9-33061411-15827R11#3-08937
Cleveland1994 2A5-5199162R112-15856
 10 Years48-59214223542-513115225-211012970
Sardis1993 3A2-8136201R81-36385
Sardis1992 3A2-897209R81-34380
Sardis1991 4A6-4215192R122-29499
 3 Years10-204486020-0004-8200264
Cleveland1989 2A9-32451231-12135R122-17135
Cleveland1988 2A7-3238127R121-24951
Cleveland1987 2A4-6138169R120-34661
Cleveland1986 2A5-5140128R121-23340
Cleveland1985 2A2-866125R150-31456
Cleveland1984 2A5-5110123R151-23541
Cleveland1983 2A7-4115147R114-27191
Cleveland1982 2A6-4119130R114-27884
 8 Years45-38117110721-1213513-17397459
 21 Years103-117376140283-615218742-4616091693

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