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1980 State Championship Final Summaries

1980 Class 2A State Championship Game
Gordo vs. Southern Choctaw
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
26   Tuscaloosa County 20 W  
28   West Blocton W  
34   Starkville MS 22 W  
35   Holt W  
28   Fayette County W  
53   Northside W  
39   New Hope MS W  
33   Hale County W  
41   Carrollton W  
26   Pickens County W  
41   Winston County 14 W  1st Rd
36   Susan Moore W  2nd Rd
36   Lexington 15 W  Semi
26   Southern Choctaw 22 W  Finals
48214-0-0 128
Region Record  4-0
Southern Choctaw
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Fruitdale #Won  
 St. Pauls W  
14   Choctaw County W  
29   Leroy W  
14   Flomaton W  
18   Clarke County W  
12   Millry W  
33   Washington County 14 W  
42   Alba W  
31   McIntosh 16 W  
35   J.F. Shields 34 W  1st Rd
14   Headland W  2nd Rd
14   Dadeville W  Semi
22   Gordo 26 L  Finals
28613-1-0 124
Region Record  5-0
Game Summary
0 6 6 14 -- 26
S. Choctaw
0 14 0 8 -- 22
 Scoring Summaries: 
S. Choctaw: Brain Ray 19 yard pass from Perry Skinner (PAT no good) 5:10
Gordo: Ken Thomas 3 yard run (PAT no good) 0:26
S. Choctaw: Tim Pearson 45 yard pass from Perry Skinner (Ray pass from Perry Skinner) 0:01
Gordo: Ken Thomas 6 yard run (Pass failed) 0:00
S. Choctaw: Travis McGrew 96 yard pass from Perry Skinner (Pearson pass from Perry Skinner) 10:45
Gordo: Derrick Knox 65 yard punt return (Derrick Knox pass from Jeff Parker) 8:12
Gordo: Jeff Parker 2 yard run (Pass failed) 1:42
  Gordo S. Choctaw
First Downs 20 11
Rush/Yards 231 87
Pass/Yards 10 184
Pass att/com/int 10-2-1 12-5-1
Total Yards 241 271
Fumbles/Lost 1 1
Punt/Avg.4-40 6-35
Penalties80 42
Time of Poss.
Game MVP:
Records:  Gordo (14-0); Southern Choctaw (13-1)
Coaches: Waldon Tucker Gordo and Randy Boggs, Southern Choctaw
Game: Played December 5, 1980 at Silas
        With eight minutes remaining in the game it looked like Gordo would not win their second state championship when they trailed 22-12. But, the Green Wave's fortunes were about to change.
        Freshman Derrick Knox returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown and following a two-point conversion Gordo trailed only 22-20. Then a two yard run by quarterback Jeff Parker with 1:42 to play in the game turned Gordo from despair to elation. 
        Southern Choctaw had one final chance from their own 7-yard line following the kickoff. But Parker, playing defense, sealed the victory when he intercepted a pass. Gordo ran out the clock for their second title since 1968.
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