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1986 State Championship Final Summaries

1986 Class 4A State Championship Game
Lee Montgomery vs. Jess Lanier
Lee Montgomery
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
28   Carver Montgomery 14 W  
30   Vigor W  
36   Dothan 10 W  
49   Enterprise 21 W  
71   Tuskegee Institute 12 W  
46   Prattville W  
38   Christian County KY W  
17   Jeff Davis W  
28   Central Tuscaloosa 14 W  
29   Sidney Lanier W  
38   Selma 14 W  1st Rd
21   Carver Montgomery W  2nd Rd
13   Opelika W  3rd Rd
26   Vigor 14 W  Semi
13   Jess Lanier W  Finals
48315-0-0 126
Region Record  3-0
Jess Lanier
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
28   Prattville W  
27   Huffman W  
29   Walker 13 W  
15   Central Tuscaloosa 34 L  
27   Banks W  
21   Wenonah W  
25   Tuscaloosa County 13 W  
21   Shades Valley W  
14   Hueytown W  
18   Shades Valley W  1st Rd
20   Central Tuscaloosa 14 W  2nd Rd
18   Huffman 15 W  3rd Rd
33   Minor W  Semi
 Lee Montgomery 13 L  Finals
30312-2-0 130
Region Record  3-1
Game Summary
Lee Montgomery
7 0 3 3 -- 13
Jess Lanier
0 7 0 0 -- 7

 Scoring Summaries: 
Lee: Larry Ware 6 yard run (Jimmy Tuley PAT)
Lanier: Reggie Collier 33 yard pass from Mike McCraw (John Dabbs PAT)
Lee: Jimmy Tuley 29 yard field goal
Lee: Jimmy Tuley 32 yard field goal

  Lee Lanier
First Downs 18 8
Rush/Yards 56-199 29-96
Pass/Yards 103 58
Pass att/com/int 12-10-0 6-3-0
Total Yards 312 164
Fumbles/Lost 0 1
Punt/Avg.0 3-35.3
Penalties 11-107 8-60
Time of Poss. 31:02 16:58
Individual Stats
 Lee Montgomery 
 Rushing  Att.  Yds.   TD 
Larry Ware441761
Patrick Perry4110
Tommy Walker2100
Reginald Hawkins220
Jon Spencer400
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.   TD 
Jon Spencer11-9-0910
Patrick Perry1-1-0120
 Receiving  No.  Yds.   TD 
Patrick Perry5390
Reginald Hawkins2270
Larry Ware2240
Landrum Hale1120
 Jess Lanier 
 Rushing Att.  Yds.  TD 
Andre Shears12500
Mike McCraw11210
Butch Smith2120
Darrius Davidson140
Freddie Walker260
Reggie Cochran130
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.  TD 
Mike McCraw5-3-0581
Andre Shears1-0-000
 Receiving  No.  Yds.  TD 
Reggie Cochran1331
Richard Frazier1190
Darrius Davidson160

Game MVP: Larry Ware, Lee Montgomery and Mike McCraw, Huffman
Records: Lee Montgomery (15-0); Jess Lanier (12-2)
Coaches: Spence McCracken, Lee Montgomery and Carroll Cox, Jess Lanier
Game: Played Saturday December 6, 1986 at Legion Field, Birmingham
        With the 13-7 victory at Legion Field in Birmingham Robert E. Lee finished the season with a perfect 15-0, their first undefeated season since 1970 when the Generals last won a state title. Larry Ware rushed for 187 yards on 48 carries and a touchdown to lead Lee. Jimmy Tuley added two field goals for the Generals. Jess Lanier quarterback Mike McCraw threw a 33 yard touchdown pass to Reggie Collier that tied the game 7-7 in the second quarter.

        Tuley put Lee ahead 10-7 with a 29 yard field goal in the third period, then capped off the scoring with another field goal in the fourth quarter. Lee had 331 yards of total offense and held Lanier to only 179 yards, including only three possessions in the second half. It was the first title game experience for Lanier after having never ventured past the second round in four previous appearances.
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