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1980 State Championship Final Summaries

1980 Class 4A State Championship Game
Vestavia Hills vs. Parker
Vestavia Hills
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
28   Mountain Brook 14 W  
12   Walker W  
35   Gadsden W  
42   Bradshaw W  
 Berry 14 L  
26   John Carroll W  
14   Homewood W  
28   Carver Montgomery W  
23   Shades Valley W  
28   Talladega W  
 Berry W  1st Rd
13   Banks W  2nd Rd
14   Grissom W  Semi
15   Parker 13 W  Finals
29213-1-0 73
Region Record  3-1
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 25   Phillips Birmingham W  
   Banks W  
 27   Carver Birmingham W  
 23   Jackson-Olin W  
 54   Ensley W  
 24   Hayes W  
 19   West End 26 L  
 47   Wenonah W  
 54   Glenn 12 W  
 41   Jones Valley 12 W  
32   Lee Montgomery W  1st Rd
34   West End W  2nd Rd
20   Enterprise W  Semi
13   Vestavia Hills 15 L  Finals
41612-2-0 85
Region Record  5-1
Game Summary
0 6 0 9 -- 15
0 0 6 7 -- 13
 Scoring Summaries: 
Vestavia: Lance Gulledge 5 yard run (PAT blocked)
Parker: Alan Plump 8 yard pass from Roderick Washington (PAT no good) 8:38
Vestavia: Lance Gulledge 1 yard run (pass failed) 0:54
Parker: Ervin 11 yard pass from Roderick Washington (Rogers PAT) 7:20
Vestavia: Danny Pritchard 17 yard field goal 2:55
  Vestavia Parker
First Downs 16 14
Rush/Yards 254 96
Pass/Yards 22 137
Pass att/com/int 4-5-1 25-11-5
Total Yards 276 233
Fumbles/Lost 1 0
Punt/Avg.2-31.5 1-38.0
Penalties45 42
Time of Poss.
Game MVP:
Records:  Vestavia Hills (12-1-1); Parker (12-2)
Coaches: Buddy Anderson, Vestavia Hills and John Willis, Parker
Game: Played Friday December 5, 1980 at Legion Field Birmingham
          The Vestavia Hills Rebels, losers of the past two state championship games, found a way to defeat Parker High School for the school's first title. The final score was 15-13 in favor of the Rebels.
          Danny Pritchard booted a 17 yard field goal with just 2:55 remaining in the game for the deciding points. Vestavia Hills marched from their 29-yard line to setup the winning kick.
          The Rebels drove 69 yards for the game's first touchdown. Lance Gulledge scored on a 5-yard run to give Vestavia a 6-0 lead. Parker answered with a 72 yard drive that ended with a Roderick Washington 8 yard pass to Alan Plump in the third quarter. The score tied the game at 6-6. The Rebels answered with a one yard run by Lance Gulledge at the end of the third.
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