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1984 State Championship Final Summaries

1984 was the first year the AHSAA had been divided into six classification. Previously the schools were divided into four classes.
1984 Class 3A State Championship Game
Lamar County vs. Randolph County
Lamar County
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Millport L  
13   Kennedy W  
40   Carbon Hill W  
23   Fayette County 12 W  
38   Hackleburg W  
43   Lynn 12 W  
48   Gordo W  
49   Pickens County 14 W  
59   Sulligent W  
42   Phil Campbell W  1st Rd
 Gordo W  2nd Rd
30   Susan Moore W  3rd Rd
28   Cherokee W  Semi
29   Randolph County W  Finals
44913-1-0 82
Region Record  3-0
Randolph County
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Handley 34 L  
26   B.B. Comer W  
 Bowdon GA 13 L  
44   Goodwater 14 W  
40   Winterboro W  
19   Dadeville W  
 Vincent W  
14   Lineville 16 L  
34   Ranburne W  
21   Piedmont 14 W  1st Rd
21   Lineville 19 W  2nd Rd
10   Montevallo W  3rd Rd
18   Elmore County 13 W  Semi
 Lamar County 29 L  Finals
26110-4-0 179
Region Record  2-1
Game Summary
Lamar County
13 8 0 8 -- 29
Randolph County
0 0 0 0 -- 0
 Scoring Summaries: 
Lamar County: Vance Herron 1 yard run (Bruce Coleman PAT)
Lamar County: Wesley Chism 28 yard pass from Vance Herron (PAT no good)
Lamar County: Safety, punter tackled in end zone
Lamar County: Robert Shelly 67 yard free kick return (PAT no good)
Lamar County: James Baker 5 yard run (Vance Herron run)
  Lamar Randolph
First Downs15 11
Rush/Yards232 83
Pass/Yards81 102
Pass att/com/int12-8-0 20-9-0
Total Yards313 215
Fumbles/Lost1 0
Punt/Avg.3-25.7 3-32.0
Penalties25 25
Time of Poss. 
Game MVP:
Records: Lamar County (13-1); Randolph County (10-4)
Coaches: Ken McKinney, Lamar County and Ron Watters, Randolph County
Game: Played Friday December 7, 1984 at Hules Humphries Stadium, Wedowee
           Robert Shelly rushed for 161, including a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown, as Lamar County won their second state championship. They also won a Class 2A title 1967. Lamar County scored off the opening kickoff on a 74 yard, 14 play drive, on quarterback Vance Herron's one yard run.
           They made it 13-0 on their next possession when Herron hit Wesley Chism on a 28 yard pass. Lamar County cored twice more in the second quarter to take a 21-0 lead in halftime. First on a safety, then on Shelly's 67 yard return of the ensuing free kick.
           James Baker wrapped up the scoring on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter to assure the Lamar County win and another title.
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