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1972 State Championship Final Summaries

1972 Class 2A State Championship Game
Oneonta vs. Cordova
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
33   Locust Fork W  
34   Hanceville 12 W  
 Pleasant Grove #Won  
 Susan Moore W  
33   J.B. Pennington W  
36   Warrior W  
47   Ashville W  
21   Pell City W  
37   Hokes Bluff W  
49   West End Walnut Grove 12 W  
70   G.P. Austin W  1st Rd
36   Alexandria 20 W  Semi
43   Cordova 14 W  Finals
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 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Lamar County W  
21   Dora W  
22   Pinson Valley W  
27   Curry W  
21   Carbon Hill W  
28   Oakman W  
35   Northside W  
 Corner W  
 Winfield W  
26   Parrish W  
16   Elmore County W  1st Rd
14   West Morgan 10 W  Semi
14   Oneonta 43 L  Finals
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Game Summary
0 21 8 14 -- 43
0 0 7 7 -- 14
 Scoring Summaries: 
Oneonta: Mark Hitt 37 yard fumble return (Ricky Sanders PAT) 8:48
Oneonta: Ricky Sanders 1 yard run (Ricky Sanders PAT) 3:23
Oneonta: Ricky Sanders 8 yard pass from Joe Jones (Ricky Sanders PAT) 0:00
Oneonta: Jim Patton 13 yard pass from Joe Jones (Ricky Sanders PAT) 4:18
Cordova: Vince Morrow 1 yard run (Tim Bullocks PAT) 0:03
Oneonta: Johnny Lowery 3 yard run (Jones to Ballew 2-point) 10:50
Oneonta: John Murray blocked punt recovery in end zone  (Ricky Sanders PAT)
Cordova: Anthony Harris 98 yard kickoff return (Tim Bullocks PAT)
  Oneonta Cordova
First Downs 21 10
Rush/Yards 234 112
Pass/Yards 102 0
Pass att/com/int 19-9-0 14-3-2
Total Yards 336 112
Fumbles/Lost 0 0
Punt/Avg. 3-32.0 5-25.0
Penalties 48 42
Time of Poss.
Game MVP:
Records: Oneonta (13-0); Cordova (12-1)
Coaches: Hugh O'Shields Oneonta and Charlie Brown, Cordova
Game: Played Friday December,1 1972 at Bankhead Stadium in Oneonta
Oneonta won the Class 2A state championship by defeating Cordova 43-14. The Redskins were led by Ricky Sanders who scored on a six yard pass and ran for another score. Joe Jones also threw a touchdown pass to Jim Patton for Oneonta. Mark Hilt ran for a score, Johnny Lowery scored on a one yard plunge and John Murray recovered a blocked punt for the other Oneonta touchdown.
               Anthony Harris scored on a two yard run and a 95 yard kickoff return for Cordova.
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