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1985 State Championship Final Summaries


 
1985 Class 6A State Championship Game
Northview vs. Huffman
Northview
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Lee Montgomery 14 L  
24   Kendrick GA W  
 Sidney Lanier 14 L  
17   Choctawhatchee FL 24 L  
23   Thomas County Central GA W  
20   Enterprise 19 W 2OT  
10   Foley W 2OT  
34   Blount 18 W  
10   Dothan 13 L OT  
19   Carroll W  
23   Opelika 17 W  1st Rd
10   Central Phenix City W  2nd Rd
28   Lee Montgomery 27 W  3rd Rd
17   Fairhope 14 W  Semi
32   Huffman 15 W  Finals
  
28411-4-0 189
Region Record  2-1
Huffman
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
22   Banks W  
12   Mountain Brook W  
20   Erwin W  
30   Woodlawn 13 W  
16   Shades Valley W  
14   Parker 21 L  
21   Austin 14 W  
20   Carver Birmingham 22 L  
 Vestavia Hills 13 L  
 Hewitt-Trussville W  
31   Talladega W  1st Rd
31   Mountain Brook W  2nd Rd
25   Vestavia Hills 13 W  3rd Rd
36   J.O. Johnson W  Semi
15   Northview 32 L  Finals
  
29911-4-0 167
Region Record  3-1
Game Summary
Northview
7 18 0 7 -- 32
Huffman
7 0 0 8 -- 15

 Scoring Summaries: 
Huffman: Chris Tippett 41 yard run (PAT)
Northview: Aristole Kirkland 86 yard fumble return (Phillip Doyle PAT) 4:03
Northview: David Hogan 13 yard pass from Bernard Nomberg
Northview: Isaac Salter 53 yard run
Northview: David Hogan 32 yard pass from Bernard Nomberg
Northview: David Hogan 6 yard pass from Bernard Nomberg (PAT) 8:42
Huffman: Joe Greene 7 yard run (Joe Greene to Vantrell Williams pass) 1:07

  Northview Huffman
First Downs
Rush/Yards 199 233
Pass/Yards 175 80
Pass att/com/int 18-11-1 19-6-2
Total Yards 374 313
Fumbles/Lost
Punt/Avg. 5-37.0 5-47.8
Penalties
Time of Poss.
 
Individual Stats
 Northview 
 Rushing  Att.  Yds.   TD 
Salter7801
Lawrence Dawsey14590
Freeman10520
Bruner180
Saffold260
Pierson260
Bernard Nomberg3-120
    
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.   TD 
Bernard Nomberg16-9-11653
Lawrence Dawsey2-2-0100
    
 Receiving  No.  Yds.   TD 
Hogan5853
Holmes2560
Lawrence Dawsey2240
Bruner2100
 
 Huffman 
 Rushing Att.  Yds.  TD 
Darden9690
Mitchell11630
Tippett3531
Stevenson5240
Pickett1140
Joe Greene2111
Jordan320
Holmes1-30
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.  TD 
Joe Greene4-3-0680
Mitchell15-3-2120
    
 Receiving  No.  Yds.  TD 
Pickett2380
Jordan3260
Vantrell Williams1100
Tippett050
    

Game MVP: David Hogan, Northview
Records:  Northview (11-4); Huffman (11-4)
Coaches: Wayne Parrish, Northview and Jerry Partridge, Huffman
Game: Played Saturday December 7, 1985 at Legion Field, Birmingham
 
Summary:
         MVP Wide receiver David Hogan caught three touchdown passes to lead Northview to a 32-15 win over Huffman in the Class 6A championship game. Hogan caught touchdown passes of 13, 32 and 6 yards. Aristole Kirkland also returned a fumble 86 yards for a score. Mike Henry also intercepted two passes.
         Huffman struck first on a Chris Tippett 41-yard run with 4:03 remaining in the first stanza. The Vikings drove to the Northview 8-yard line on their next possession before Kirkland scooped up a fumble at the 14 and ran it back for the Northview touchdown.
         Huffman's last score came with just 1:07 remaining on a 7-yard Joe Greene run. The win assured Northview of their second state championship in five years.
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