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          Millport won their second consecutive state championship with a come from behind 17-14 win over Reeltown in the 1984 Class 2A title game. The win also extended their winning streak to 32 games over the past three seasons. Millport won the Class 1A championship in 1983 and returned the following season to win the 2A title.

          Millport scored first on a 47-yard pass from Danny Brock to Kenny Pollard on Millport's second series in the game for a 7-0 first quarter lead.

          After a couple of punts and miscues by each team, Reeltown came back to take a 8-7 halftime lead on a short run by Douglas Thomas and a two point conversion. Reeltown added a third quarter touchdown on another run by Thomas to extend the lead to 14-7.

          The Millport defense registered a safety when Rebel running back Douglas Thomas was tackled in the end zone to cut the lead to 14-9.

           Following the safety, Millport took over on the 41-yard line after the free kick with 6:46 left in the game and needing to go 59 yards to win the game. Facing a third and ten, Brock threw incomplete. On fourth down Brock hit Lee Leonard for enough yardage for the all important first down.

           The Junior Tide reached the Rebel's 32-yard line with 3:46 left. From there it took seven plays for Millport to reach the goal line.

           Danny Brock scored the game winning touchdown on a one-yard run with just 30 seconds left on a fourth down quarterback sneak. The play gave the Junior Tide a 15-14 lead and the state championship. Brock threw to Darrell Bridges for the two point conversion and Millport led 17-14.

          Millport had the lead and with just 30 seconds remaining in the game the defense did their part with a couple of sacks on Reeltown quarterback Chad Ledbetter to seal the victory. The win gave the Junior Tide their second consecutive championship.

          Millport High School closed following the 1985 season along with Kennedy and formed South Lamar High School. Forever the Junior Tide will go down in history as never having lost a playoff game as they went 9-0 in the only two years they qualified for the playoffs.




 Millport.......................................   7   0   0   10   17
 Reeltown.....................................   0    8   6   0   14
Millport - Kenny Pollard 47 yard pass from Danny Brock (Dale Brock PAT)
Reeltown - Thomas 8 yard run (Washington pass from Ledbetter)
Reeltown - Thomas 1 yard run (run failed)
Millport - Safety, Thomas tackled in end zone
Millport - Danny Brock 1 yard run (Darrell Bridges pass from Danny Brock)
 


Millport
1984

8/31 7 Lamar County . . . . . . 0
9/7 40 Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
9/14 43 New Hope MS . . . . . . . 13
9/21 42 Carrollton . . . . . . . . 6
9/28 35 Kennedy . . . . . . . . . . . 0
10/5 28 Pickens County . . . . . 8
10/12 40 Northside . . . . . . . . . 0
10/19 34 Marion County . . . . . 12
10/26 29 Fayette County . . . . . 15
11/2 42 Parrish . . . . . . . . . . . 0
11/9 15 Calera * . . . . . . . . . . 7
11/16 43 Marion County * . . . . 6
11/23 48 Ohatchee * . . . . . . . . 20
11/30 15 Courtland * . . . . . . . 0
12/7 17 Reeltown # . . . . . . . . 14

478 15-0 107

* Playoff game
# State championship game
Reeltown
1984

8/31 15 Dadeville . . . . . . . . . 14
9/7 45 D.C. Wolfe . . . . . . . . 19
9/14 21 Elmore County . . . . . 18
9/21 38 South Macon . . . . . . . 6
9/28 25 Beauregard . . . . . . . . 0
10/5 15 Tallassee . . . . . . . . . 36
10/12 48 Montgomery Academy . . 10
10/19 36 Holtville . . . . . . . . . 7
10/26 50 Coosa County . . . . . . 0
11/2 33 Notasulga . . . . . . . . . 6
11/9 34 Clay County * . . . . . 3
11/16 52 Goodwater * . . . . . . . 20
11/23 30 Linden * . . . . . . . . . . 12
11/30 28 Cottonwood * . . . . . . 12
12/7 14 Millport # . . . . . . . . 17

484 13-2 180

* Playoff game
# State championship game



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David Parker
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