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1980 State Championship Final Summaries


  
1980 Class 3A State Championship Game
Charles Henderson vs. Hartselle
Charles Henderson
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
32   Opp 13 W  
13   Carroll W OT  
25   Ashford W  
43   Slocomb 28 W  
14   Andalusia W  
13   Elba W  
33   Dale County W  
21   Geneva 12 W  
22   Stanhope Elmore W  
    OPEN    
12   Eufaula 10 W  1st Rd
15   Greenville 12 W  2nd Rd
28   Stanhope Elmore W  Semi
14   Hartselle W  Finals
  
28513-0-0 120
Region Record  6-0
Hartselle
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
19   Decatur W  
27   Hamilton W  
33   Austin 24 W  
35   Sparkman W  
26   Athens W  
40   Cullman 14 W  
26   Sheffield 12 W  
 Arab 10 L  
34   New Hope 13 W  
41   Hazel Green 15 W  
35   Hanceville W  1st Rd
35   Deshler W  2nd Rd
24   Southside Gadsden 14 W  Semi
 Charles Henderson 14 L  Finals
  
38512-2-0 122
Region Record  4-0
Game Summary
Henderson
7 0 0 7 -- 14
Hartselle
0 0 0 7 -- 7
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Henderson: Beverly 44 yard run (S. Rainey PAT)
Hartselle: Stevie Williams 88 yard run (Ward PAT)
Henderson: Kent Henderson 13 yard pass from Barry Tucker (S. Rainey PAT)
 
  Henderson Hartselle
First Downs 17 11
Rush/Yards 309 226
Pass/Yards 10 13
Pass att/com/int 5-1-1 6-2-0
Total Yards 319 239
Fumbles/Lost 2 2
Punt/Avg.2-33.5 2-34.0
Penalties65 0
Time of Poss.
    
Game MVP:
Records: Henderson (12-1); Hartselle (12-2)
Coaches: Jay Jeffcoat, Charles Henderson and Don Woods, Hartselle
Game: Played December 5, 1980 at Hartselle
 
Summary:
        Charles Henderson quarterback Barry Tucker completed one pass in the entire game, but it resulted in the winning touchdown for the Trojans. The pass went to Kent Henderson for 9 yards and the touchdown with four minutes remaining in the game.
        The score was setup by a fumbled punt at the Hartselle 21 yard line. Hartselle had tied the game early in the fourth quarter on a Stevie Williams 88 yard run.
        Charles Henderson, from Troy, won their first state championship in school history.
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