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1974 State Championship Final Summaries

1974 Class 2A State Championship Game
Lauderdale County vs. Ashford
Lauderdale County
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
38   Tanner W  
27   Lexington W  
13   Central Florence 20 L  
13   Rogers W  
56   West Morgan W  
56   Iuka MS 14 W  
54   Brooks W  
26   Loretto TN 10 W  
22   Hazlewood W  
54   Colbert Heights 18 W  
38   East Limestone W  1st Rd
13   Crossville 12 W OT  2nd Rd
29   Red Bay 26 W  Semi
14   Ashford 13 W  Finals
45313-1-0 135
Region Record  0-0
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
34   Dale County 14 W  
38   Rehobeth W  
31   Houston County W  
23   Headland 20 W  
56   Daleville W  
35   Geneva County W  
27   Cottonwood W  
16   Abbeville W  
23   Florala W  1st Rd
28   Washington County 26 W  2nd Rd
26   Alexandria 23 W  Semi
13   Lauderdale County 14 L  Finals
35011-1-0 136
Region Record  0-0
Game Summary
Lauderdale County
7 7 0 0 -- 14
0 0 7 6 -- 13
 Scoring Summaries: 
Lauderdale: Mike Roberson 10 yard run (Tad Bedingfield PAT)
Lauderdale: James Haney 97 yard punt return (Tad Bedingfield PAT)
Ashford: Jimmy Addirs 1 yard run (PAT)
Ashford: Jimmy Addirs 1 yard run (two point try no good)
  Lauderdale Ashford
First Downs 18 12
Rush/Yards 226 238
Pass/Yards 19 0
Pass att/com/int 6-3-1 9-0-3
Total Yards 245 238
Fumbles/Lost 1 9-0-3
Punt/Avg. 2-32.5 3-26.6
Penalties 1-5 -45
Time of Poss.
Game MVP:
Records:  Lauderdale County (13-1); Ashford (11-1)
Coaches: Robert Earl Grisham, Lauderdale County and Crawford Drake, Ashford
Game: Played Friday December 6, 1974 at Tiger Stadium in Rogersville
The Ashford Yellow Jackets came up short on a two point conversion attempt and Lauderdale County reigned as the 1974 Class 2A state champions in a thrilling 14-13 win. Mike Roberson scored a touchdown for the Tigers on a ten yard run and James Haney got the other score on a 97 yard punt return.
              Jimmy Addirs scored on two short runs for Ashford in the second half but it was not enough for the Yellow Jackets. Ashford went for two after the second touchdown hoping to win the game at that point but a quarterback sneak came up just short of the goal line. Lauderdale County intercepted two Ashford passes late to seal the win.
              This was Lauderdale County's first state title after losing first round playoff games the past two seasons. The Yellow Jackets were making their first playoff appearance ever.
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