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1986 State Championship Final Summaries

1986 Class 5A State Championship Game
Homewood vs. Gadsden
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
21   John Carroll W  
20   Pleasant Grove W  
28   Sylacauga 13 W  
27   Midfield 10 W  
10   Vestavia Hills W  
21   Mountain Brook W  
21   Thompson W  
 McAdory L  
27   Pelham W  
14   Pell City 19 L  
27   Hillcrest Tuscaloosa 24 W  1st Rd
10   McAdory W  2nd Rd
10   Stanhope Elmore W  3rd Rd
21   Eufaula 14 W  Semi
 Gadsden 13 L  Finals
27012-3-0 143
Region Record  2-1
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
14   Litchfield W  
10   Coffee 14 L  
 Walter Wellborn 20 L  
 Minor 22 L  
15   Southside Gadsden 32 L  
13   Anniston 16 L  
16   Etowah 13 W  
 Fort Payne W  
10   Emma Sansom W  Charity Bowl
18   Guntersville 14 W  1st Rd
10   Athens W  2nd Rd
14   Cullman W  3rd Rd
 Pell City W  Semi
13   Homewood W  Finals
1529-5-0 172
Region Record  3-1
Game Summary
0 0 7 0 -- 7
3 7 0 3 -- 13
 Scoring Summaries: 
Gadsden: Gerry Benson 30 yard field goal 7:55
Gadsden: Bobby Avery 40 yard run (Gerry Benson PAT)
Homewood: John Dorough 39 yard pass from Doug Gann (Steve Gray PAT) 3:29
Gadsden: Gerry Benson 24 yard field goal 9:14
  Homewood Gadsden
First Downs10 13
Rush/Yards99 154
Pass/Yards75 140
Pass att/com/int15-6-0 18-12-0
Total Yards174 294
Fumbles/Lost1 0
Punt/Avg.3-33.3 4-25.5
Penalties15 90
Time of Poss.
Game MVP:
Records: Gadsden (9-5); Homewood (11-4)
Coaches: Vince DiLorenzo, Gadsden Gerald Gann, Homewood
Game: Played Friday December 5, 1986 at Murphree Stadium, Gadsden
                  Bobby Avery scored Gadsden's lone touchdown on a 40 yard run and Gerry Benson kicked two field goals for all the points Gadsden would need to defeat Homewood 13-7. Gadsden, 9-5, began its season with a 1-5 record, but the Tigers won their last three regular season games to qualify for the playoffs and continued the winning streak all the way through the championship game.
                  Benson kicked a 30 yard field goal to give the Tigers an early 3-0 lead with 7:55 remaining in the first quarter. Avery's 40 yard run in the second quarter upped the lead to 10-0 at halftime. Homewood would come back in the third quarter with a 39 yard pass from Doug Gann to John Dorough with 3:29 remaining in the period. Benson's second field goal of 24 yards with 9:14 left in the game would clinch the win for the Tigers and provide the final margin.
                  It was Homewood's first trip back to the championship game since they won a title in 1974.
Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The Hazlewood Golden Bears have won 11 state titles. The most of any team in any classification since the playoffs began in 1966.