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1987 State Championship Final Summaries

All six south Alabama schools would claim championships in 1987. A feat not repeated until 2007.
1987 Class 4A State Championship Game
Alexandria vs. Elmore County
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
32   Jacksonville W  
 Lanett L OT  
27   Handley W  
 Cherokee County 32 L  
14   Saks 20 L OT  
21   Oxford 20 W  
28   Litchfield W  
24   Piedmont W  
28   Munford W  
27   Cleburne County W  
28   Hokes Bluff W  1st Rd
34   Central Florence 13 W  2nd Rd
35   Tarrant W  3rd Rd
24   Deshler 21 W OT  Semi
 Elmore County 28 L  Finals
33811-4-0 178
Region Record  3-0
Elmore County
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
28   Tuskegee Institute W  
14   Stanhope Elmore W  
 Reeltown 28 L  
14   Holtville W  
21   Handley 14 W  
44   Beauregard W  
14   Tallassee W  
42   Dadeville W  
10   Lanett 28 L  
21   Wetumpka W  
38   Shelby County W  1st Rd
14   Alba W  2nd Rd
21   Pike County 14 W  3rd Rd
 Lanett W  Semi
28   Alexandria W  Finals
31513-2-0 136
Region Record  4-1
Game Summary
7 0 0 0 -- 7
Elmore County
14 0 0 14 -- 28
 Scoring Summaries: 
Elmore: Tyrone Dejarnette 15 yard run (Rod Wallace PAT) 11:09
Alexandria: Lonnie Ball 6 yard run (Lance Prickett PAT)
Elmore: Tyrone Dejarnette 11 yard run (Rod Wallace PAT) 1:59
Elmore: Tyrone Dejarnette 2 yard run (Rod Wallace PAT)
Elmore: Tyrone Dejarnette 29 yard run (Rod Wallace PAT)
  Alexandria Elmore
First Downs7 19
Rush/Yards73 320
Pass/Yards34 11
Pass att/com/int13-7-1 2-1-0
Total Yards107 331
Fumbles/Lost1 2
Punt/Avg. 4-41.0 1-38.0
Penalties41 40
Time of Poss.  
Game MVP:
Records: Alexandria (11-4);  Elmore County (13-2)
Coaches: Larry Ginn, Alexandria and Terry Burt, Elmore County
Game: Played Friday December 4, 1987 at Lou Scales Stadium, Alexandria
                   Tyrone Dejarnett scored all four of Elmore County's touchdowns as the Panthers defeated Alexandria to lay claim to the 4A state championship. Alexandria fumbled the opening kickoff and Dejarnette scored on a 15 yard run with 11:09 remaining in the first quarter. Following a 6 yard run by Valley Cub running back Lonnie Ball, Dejarnette scored again on an 11 yard run with 1:59 remaining in the first quarter.
                  Dejarnette would finish the evening with 196 yards on 34 carries and would later add touchdown runs of 2 and 32 yards in the fourth quarter to clinch the win. Elmore County had 321 yards rushing while holding the Valley Cubs to 107 yards of total offense.
                  The win was the third championship for Elmore County after winning titles in 1976 and 1978. They also would set a school record with the 13 win season. Alexandria won a state title in 1985
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