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1972 State Championship Final Summaries


  
1972 Class 4A State Championship Game
Banks vs. Huffman
Banks
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 56   Carver Birmingham W  
 42   Ramsay W  
   Berry W  
 22   West End 14 W  
 21   Mountain Brook W  
 41   Ensley 19 W  
 19   Jones Valley W  
 27   Woodlawn W  
 23   Huffman W  
14   Berry 14 T  Dental Clinic
20   Davidson 20 W OT  1st Rd
21   Tuscaloosa County W  Semi
34   Huffman W  Finals
  
34612-0-1 96
Huffman
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
14   Erwin W  
34   Parker W  
 Jones Valley W  
42   Ramsay 20 W  
20   Woodlawn W  
34   Mountain Brook W  
34   Phillips Birmingham W  
38   West End 14 W  
 Banks 23 L  
34   Vestavia Hills 15 W  
21   Fairhope W  1st Rd
28   Jeff Davis 21 W  Semi
 Banks 34 L  Finals
  
32011-2-0 159
Game Summary
Banks
7 20 7 0 -- 34
Huffman
0 0 8 0 -- 8
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Banks: Rodney Johnson 1 yard run (Shaw PAT)
Banks: Gary Rutledge 6 yard run (Shaw PAT)
Banks: Johnny Gunnels 2 yard run (Shaw PAT)
Banks: Rodney Johnson 1 yard run (Shaw PAT no good)
Banks: Bobby Morrow 12 yard pass from Gary Rutledge (Shaw PAT)
Huffman: Eddie Burns 85 yard kickoff return (Burns run)
 
  Banks Huffman
First Downs 17 4
Rush/Yards 169 4
Pass/Yards 149 10
Pass att/com/int 10-7-0 18-4-3
Total Yards 318 14
Fumbles/Lost 3 1
Punt/Avg. 2-42.0 5-28.8
Penalties 98 70
Time of Poss.
    
Game MVP:
Records:  Banks (12-0-1); Huffman (11-2)
Coaches: George "Shorty" White, Banks and Danny Salmon, Huffman
Game: Played Friday December 1, 1972
 
Summary:
              
Banks won the Class 4A state title by defeating cross-town rival Huffman 34-8. The Jets were led by the passing of Gary Rutledge and the running of Johnny Gunnels and Rodney Johnson.
              Johnson scored two touchdowns with Rutledge, Gunnels and Bobby Morrow adding a score apiece to pace Banks. Huffman got on the scoreboard with an 85 yard kickoff return touchdown from Eddie Burns. Burns also would run for the two point conversion.
              Gary Rutledge completed 7 of 10 passes for 149 yards while Gunnels carried the ball 16 times for 67 yards.
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