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1973 State Championship Final Summaries


  
1973 Class 2A State Championship Game
Glencoe vs. Florala
Glencoe
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
27   J.B. Pennington W  
64   Handley 23 W  
14   Hokes Bluff W  
42   West Morgan 22 W  
27   Weaver 14 W  
42   Piedmont W  
42   Sardis W  
46   West End Walnut Grove W  
21   Southside Gadsden 20 W  
28   St. Clair County W  
25   Lauderdale County 22 W  1st Rd
29   Holtville 21 W  Semi
24   Florala 14 W  Finals
  
43113-0-0 155
Florala
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
34   Geneva County W  
19   Opp W  
41   Flomaton W  
42   Baker FL W  
34   Cottonwood 28 W  
41   Red Level W  
48   Samson W  
44   Luverne W  
41   Pike County W  
41   DeFuniak Springs FL W  
15   Oak Grove W  1st Rd
35   Fyffe W  Semi
14   Glencoe 24 L  Finals
  
44912-1-0 78
Game Summary
Glencoe
3 7 0 14 -- 24
Florala
0 14 0 0 -- 14
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Glencoe: Jeff Davis 31 yard field goal 6:36
Florala: Alford Whitaker 1 yard run (Jeffery Owens PAT no good)
Florala: Caraway 1 yard run (Caraway to James pass) 9:48
Glencoe: Willie Davis 1 yard run (Jeff Davis to Smith pass) 1:25
Glencoe: Willie Davis 1 yard run (Jeff Davis run) 10:01
Glencoe: Willie Davis 1 yard run (PAT no good) 6:58
 
  Glencoe Florala
First Downs 18 10
Rush/Yards 188 87
Pass/Yards 170 194
Pass att/com/int 20-11-1 15-9-1
Total Yards 358 281
Fumbles/Lost 0 0
Punt/Avg. 1-49.0 6-29.0
Penalties 26 60
Time of Poss.
    
Game MVP:
Records: Glencoe (13-0); Florala (12-1)
Coaches: Lyle Darnell, Glencoe and Paul Godwin, Florala
Game: Played Friday, November 30, 1973 at Florala
 
Summary:
           After an opening 31 yard field goal by Glencoe, Florala took a 14-3 lead early in the second quarter and seemed to be on their way to a title. It did not turn out that way as Glencoe came storming back for three unanswered touchdowns. The Yellow Jackets finally took the lead with just 10:01 remaining in the game on a Willie Davis one yard run.
           Hal Smith led the Glencoe rushing attack with 99 yards on 11 carries, while Willie Davis added 65 yards on 16 attempts and Larry Nabors had 46 in five tries.
           Late in the third, the Jackets drove 65 yards and scored on a short run by Davis to take a 18-14 lead they would never relinquish. After a short Florala punt, the Yellow Jackets were off again and scored on scored again after a two-play drive. It was the first state championship for Glencoe.
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