Colbert: Frederick Goodwin 1 yard run (run failed)
Dora: Jeff May 3 yard pass from Jon Gant (pass failed)
Time of Poss.
Records: Colbert County (12-1); Dora (12-2)
Coaches: Don Creasy, Colbert County and Don Flippo, Dora
Game: Played Friday December 6, 1985 at C.T. Manley Stadium, Leighton
Colbert County used an
aggressive defense and an explosive offense to stop Dora 26-13
in the Class 5A state championship football game. The Indians
capitalized on an early Dora fumble to score their first
touchdown on a 30 yard run by George Alexander with just four
minutes gone in the game.
Chris Craft added another score
on a 1 yard run in the first quarter. Dora answered when Elisha Gaines
returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. Following
a short punt by Dora, the Indians scored in two plays from the
31 yard line. Chris Boyd scored on the second play of the drive
to give Colbert County a 20-7 halftime lead.
Dora scored with just 34
seconds remaining in the game to make the final score 26-13 in
favor of the Indians.
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.