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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 5A State Championship Game
Greenville vs. Russellville
Greenville
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Fairhope 31 L  
70   Eutaw W  
 Jackson 19 L  
21   Escambia County 10 W  
 Stanhope Elmore W  
28   Opp W  
49   Central Hayneville W  
24   Andalusia W  
33   Northview 23 W  
35   Charles Henderson W  
38   Eufaula 15 W  1st Rd
13   McAdory W  2nd Rd
24   Chilton County W  3rd Rd
21   Sylacauga W  Semi
21   Russellville 20 W 2OT  Finals
  
39813-2-0 144
Region Record  3-0
Russellville
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
31   Muscle Shoals W  
16   Colbert County 10 W OT  
26   Sheffield W  
27   Phil Campbell W  
48   Haleyville W  
34   Bradshaw W  
38   Curry W  
 Cullman W  
35   Fayette County W  
20   Hamilton W  
32   Muscle Shoals 14 W  1st Rd
40   Dora W  2nd Rd
 Pell City W  3rd Rd
17   Colbert County W  Semi
20   Greenville 21 L 2OT  Finals
  
39814-1-0 87
Region Record  3-0
Game Summary
Greenville
0 0 7 0 14 -- 21
Russellville
0 0 7 0 13 -- 20
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Russellville: Armand White 30 yard pass from Shane Terrell (Gary Gunderman PAT)
Greenville: Curtis Peterson 100 yard kickoff return (Pat Davidson PAT)
Greenville: Cyrus Smith 1 yard run (PAT) Overtime
Russellville: Chucky Mullins 6 yard pass from Shane Terrell (Gary Gunderman PAT) Overtime
Russellville: Chucky Mullins 7 yard pass from Shane Terrell (Gary Gunderman PAT wide) Overtime
Greenville: Cyrus Smith 7 yard run (Pat Davidson PAT) Overtime
 
  Russellville Greenville
First Downs9 13
Rush/Yards98 260
Pass/Yards93 (-2)
Pass att/com/int17-6-0 5-1-1
Total Yards191 258
Fumbles/Lost1 4
Punt/Avg.6-40.8 4-36.2
Penalties5 30
Time of Poss.
   
Game MVP:
Records: Greenville (13-2); Russellville (14-1)
Coaches: Willis Wright, Greenville  and Don Cox, Russellville
Game: Played Friday December 4, 1987 at Russellville
 
Summary:
                  Cyrus Smith scored two touchdowns in overtime and Pat Davidson added the winning extra point to give Greenville its first ever state championship with a 21-20 win over previously undefeated Russellville. The two teams entered overtime tied at 7-7. Greenville scored on its first possession when Smith went in from one yard out.
                  Russellville would pull even on a Chucky Mullins 6 yard touchdown pass from Shane Terrell and the ensuing extra point by Gary Gunderman. During the second overtime Russellville took the lead after a 7 yard pass to Mullins but Gunderman's attempt for the extra point was wide. Greenville then laid claim to their first title on Smith's 7 yard run and the extra point by Davidson.
                  It was the first lose for Russellville in a championship game after winning back to back titles in 1967-68.
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