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1989 State Championship Final Summaries


 
1989 Class 3A State Championship Game
Elba vs. Rogers
Elba
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
21   Cottonwood 14 W  
48   Louisville W  
27   Luverne W  
30   Opp W  
13   Pike County W  
 Niceville FL 31 L  
51   Rehobeth W  
47   Charles Henderson 21 W  
12   Andalusia 19 L  
33   Daleville 17 W  
29   Dallas County W  1st Rd
41   Southern Choctaw W  2nd Rd
22   Luverne W  3rd Rd
14   Lamar County 10 W  Semi
14   Rogers W  Finals
  
40213-2-0 139
Region Record  3-0
Rogers
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
27   Wilson 21 W  
27   Danville W  
 Brooks W  
 Lauderdale County 28 L  
21   Loretto TN W  
32   Elkmont W  
26   Central Florence W  
33   Lexington 15 W  
14   West Limestone W  
 Colbert Heights 24 L  
16   Red Bay 14 W  1st Rd
24   Ider 14 W  2nd Rd
13   Winston County 10 W  3rd Rd
27   Plainview 14 W  Semi
 Elba 14 L  Finals
  
27412-3-0 172
Region Record  2-1
Game Summary
Elba
0 7 0 7 -- 14
Rogers
0 0 0 0 -- 0
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Elba: Reggie Horstead 2 yard run (Wade Hart PAT) 1:29
Elba: Anthony Brooks 2 yard run (Wade Hart PAT) 8:09
 
  Elba Rogers
First Downs14 8
Rush/Yards281 38
Pass/Yards29 57
Pass att/com/int4-2-0 17-7-2
Total Yards310 95
Fumbles/Lost0 0
Punt/Avg.6-30.0 4-40.0
Penalties90 28
Time of Poss. 
   
Game MVP:
Records: Elba (13-2); Rogers (12-3)
Coaches: Mack Wood, Elba and Gilmore Brannon, Rogers
Game: Played Friday December 1, 1989 at Florence
 
Summary:
            The Cinderella team of the 1988 playoffs could not match their previous heroics in the championship game. The Rogers Pirates won two games in the final seconds and another in the second half to advance to the tile game.
            The Elba Tigers, led by running backs Reggie Horstead and Anthony Brooks, moved the football on the ground to grind out a 14-0 win for the 3A state championship. The two teams struggle to get going early before Elba moved the ball to the Pirates two yard line on a 15 play drive in the second quarter.
            The Pirates defense held on a goal line stand but was forced to quick-kick and the Tigers took over at the Pirates 21-yard line. Horstead scored on a two yard run shortly before the half ended. Brooks scored on a 2-yard run with 8:09 remaining in the game to seal the victory for the Tigers.
            
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