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1969 State Championship Final Summaries

1969 Class 1A State Championship Game
Excel vs. Sweet Water
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
34   Lyeffion W  
20   Frisco City 18 W  
30   Repton W  
66   Millry W  
42   Jay FL W  
32   Marengo County W  
40   J.U. Blacksher W  
42   McKenzie W  
70   Fruitdale W  
53   Coffee Springs W  
34   Lowndes County W  1st Rd
30   Sweet Water W  Finals
49312-0-0 32
Sweet Water
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Marengo County W  
53   Pine Hill 30 W  
14   Linden W  
32   Choctaw County W  
51   Orrville 20 W  
46   Uniontown 16 W  
28   Thomasville 12 W  
20   Wilcox County W  
20   Sumter County W  
50   Coffeeville 22 W  
42   Ariton W  1st Rd
 Excel 30 L  Finals
37011-1-0 152
Game Summary
7 7 0 16 -- 30
Sweet Water
0 0 0 6 -- 6
 Scoring Summaries: 
Excel: Tony Narramore 59 yard run (Neil Dawson PAT) 9:30
Excel: Neil Dawson 12 yard run (Neil Dawson PAT) 2:01
Sweet Water: Mickey Pope 86 yard run (PAT no good)
Excel: Tony Narramore 5 yard run (David Ledkins 2 point run) 2:25
Excel: Jimmy Dawson 32 yard fumble return (Danny Wiggins run)
  Excel Sweet Water
First Downs 21 8
Rush/Yards 286 180
Pass/Yards 69 52
Pass att/com/int 15-6-0 9-3-0
Total Yards 355 232
Fumbles/Lost 1 3
Punt/Avg. 3-34.0 6-33.2
Penalties4-40 2-20
Time of Poss.
Game MVP:
Records:  Excel (12-0); Sweet Water (11-1)
Coaches: Carvel Rowell, Excel and Nolan Atkins, Sweet Water
Game: Played Friday November 28, 1969 at Linden Athletic Field in Linden
Quarterback Jimmy Dawson and fullback Tony Narramore would lead the Excel offense by scoring two touchdowns each in a 30-6 win over Sweet Water for the 1969 Class 1A state championship. Excel led early in the final quarter but Mickey Pope would tighten the score on a brilliant 86 yard run to cut the margin to 14-6.
               Excel would counter the score with one of their own with 2:25 remaining in the game on a 5 yard Narramore run. The two point conversion would almost seal the victory for the Panthers. But, on the very first play following the ensuing kickoff Sweet Water quarterback Herman Huckabee would fumble at his own 32 yard line and Jimmy Dawson would pick up the loose ball and carry it in for the final points of the evening.
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Etowah defeated Oxford 69-63 in 1991 to set a state record for most points scored by both teams in a playoff game.