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1973 State Championship Final Summaries


  
1973 Class 1A State Championship Game
Marion County vs. Houston Academy
Marion County
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
13   Sulligent 10 W  
30   Carbon Hill 13 W  
39   Brilliant 14 W  
41   Winfield W  
35   Phil Campbell W  
70   Phillips Bear Creek W  
 Addison W  
    OPEN    
46   Hackleburg W  
70   Lamar County 12 W  
43   Clio W  1st Rd
40   Ranburne 20 W  Semi
28   Houston Academy W  Finals
  
46212-0-0 87
Houston Academy
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
34   Ariton W  
36   Montgomery Academy W  
39   Coffee Springs W  
21   G.W. Long W  
39   St. Pauls W  
25   Wicksburg W  
22   Zion Chapel W  
37   Lyman Ward W  
28   Munroe FL W  
29   Daleville W  
21   Chelsea W  1st Rd
14   Sweet Water W  Semi
 Marion County 28 L  Finals
  
35112-1-0 48
Game Summary
Houston Academy
0 3 3  0 -- 6
Marion County
0 7 14 7 -- 28
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Houston: Lawson Goings 37 yard field goal 0:25
Marion: Terry Franks 2 yard run (David Adkins PAT)
Houston: Lawson Goings 32 yard field goal
Marion: Reed 17 yard pass from Tommy Franks (David Adkins PAT) 8:17
Marion: Reed 36 yard pass from Tommy Franks (David Adkins PAT)
Marion: Tommy Franks 4 yard run (David Adkins PAT)
 
  Houston Marion
First Downs 11 23
Rush/Yards 77 240
Pass/Yards 137 160
Pass att/com/int 8-22-3 19-10-3
Total Yards 214 400
Fumbles/Lost 0 1
Punt/Avg.
Penalties 20 37
Time of Poss.
    
Game MVP:
Records: Marion County (13-0); Houston Academy (12-1)
Coaches: Bill Rayburn, Marion County and Lavon Kelly, Houston Academy
Game: Played Friday, November 30, 1973 at Dothan
 
Summary:
Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Murphy and Theodore battled through seven overtimes before the Panthers came out on top 33-26 in 1979.