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1978 State Championship Final Summaries


  
1978 Class 3A State Championship Game
Eufaula vs. Colbert County
Eufaula
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
30   Smiths Station W  
 Valley W  
21   Northview 14 W  
27   Pike County W  
27   Carroll W  
22   Bullock County W  
    OPEN    
34   Auburn W  
    OPEN    
20   Russell County W  
21   Opp W  1st Rd
20   T.R. Miller W  2nd Rd
21   Lanett W  Semi
29   Colbert County W  Finals
  
27912-0-0 32
Region Record  4-0
Colbert County
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
39   Cherokee W  
27   Muscle Shoals W  
15   Lauderdale County W  
23   Russellville W  
15   Deshler 12 W  
24   Rogers W  
 Hazlewood 10 L  
28   Sheffield 14 W  
12   Haleyville 25 L  
24   Central Florence W  
18   Hamilton W  1st Rd
40   Cullman 26 W  2nd Rd
18   Gardendale 16 W  Semi
 Eufaula 29 L  Finals
  
29111-3-0 152
Region Record  6-0
Game Summary
Eufaula
7 15 7 0 -- 29
Colbert
0 0 0 0 -- 0
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Eufaula: Tony Dykes 13 yard run (PAT Tony Dykes) 5:07
Eufaula: Levi Richardson 5 yard pass from Michael Thomas (PAT Tony Dykes) 10:23
Eufaula: Levi Richardson 13 yard pass from Michael Thomas (Michael Thomas pass)
Eufaula: Michael Thomas 33 yard run (PAT Tony Dykes) 0:54
 
  Eufaula Colbert
First Downs 10 9
Rush/Yards 225 186
Pass/Yards 21 37
Pass att/com/int 4-3-0 8-3-2
Total Yards 246 223
Fumbles/Lost 3 3
Punt/Avg.4-33 1-26
Penalties15 5
Time of Poss.
    
Game MVP:
Records:  Eufaula (12-0); Colbert County (11-3)
Coaches: George Cochran, Eufaula and Don Creasy, Colbert County
Game: Played Friday December 1, 1978 at Eufaula
 
Summary:
         Eufaula got the first big break of the game when a mishandled snap on a punt gave them the football at the Colbert County 29 yard line. Five plays later Tony Dykes scored on a 5-yard run to put the Tigers had a 7-0 lead with 5:07 left in the first quarter.
         Later. Barry Brown recovered an Indian fumble and the Tigers drove 62 yards for their second score and Eufaula led 14-0. The third Indian mistake, a fumble at the 45, led to a second Michael Thomas to Levi Richardson touchdown pass, this one for 13 yards. Eufaula led 22-0 at the half.
         The win gave Eufaula their first playoff state championship in school history.
Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Luverne 'Toad' Wise was the first female football player in Alabama and may have been the first in the country. She was a kicker for the Escambia County Blue Devils in 1939-40.