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1997 Super Six State Championship Summaries


All Super Six games played in Birmingham at Legion Field for the second year.
1997 Class 5A State Championship Game
Etowah vs. Blount
Etowah
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
42   North Jackson W  
14   Tuscaloosa County 17 L  
42   Decatur 14 W  
33   Fort Payne 13 W  
27   Oxford W  
27   Gadsden 12 W  
24   Pell City W  
35   Emma Sansom 14 W  
    OPEN    
47   Southside Gadsden 13 W  
34   Saks W  1st Rd
21   Jackson-Olin W  2nd Rd
27   Erwin W  3rd Rd
21   Scottsboro 13 W  Semi
 Blount 21 L  Finals
  
39412-2-0 139
Region Record  2-0
Blount
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
41   Williamson W  
47   Robertsdale W  
14   Moss Point MS 27 L  
21   Shaw W  
36   LeFlore W  
28   B.C. Rain 14 W  
13   Murphy 35 L  
29   Citronelle W  
 Vigor 32 L  
35   Escambia County 13 W  
25   Chilton County W  1st Rd
20   Smiths Station 14 W  2nd Rd
35   Shaw 14 W  3rd Rd
35   Sylacauga W  Semi
21   Etowah W  Finals
  
40612-3-0 172
Region Record  3-0
Game Summary
Etowah
0 0 0 0 -- 0
Blount
0 7 7 7 -- 21
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Blount: Kennard Williams 49 yard pass from Tyrone James (Antoine Hill PAT) 10:23
Blount: Kennard Williams 60 yard pass from Tyrone James (Antoine Hill PAT)
Blount: Hill 32 yard interception return (Antoine Hill PAT)
 
  Etowah Blount
First Downs612
Rush/Yards34-19 37-135
Pass/Yards35154
Pass att/com/int23-5-0 20-5-2
Total Yards54 289
Fumbles/Lost0-0 0-0
Punt/Avg.5-40.4 4-32.5
Penalties2-19 11-64
Time of Poss.23:19 24:31
   
 
Individual Stats
 Etowah 
 Rushing  Att.  Yds.   TD 
Carnell Williams10 30 0
Nix612 0
Hale78 0
    
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.   TD 
Winningham16-4-3 20 0
Anthony Mayo7-1-0 15 0
    
 Receiving  No.  Yds.   TD 
Hale221 0
Nix211 0
Prickett13 0
 Blount 
 Rushing Att.  Yds.  TD 
Rayheim Franklin21 84 0
Tyrone James8 29 0
Dulaney621 0
     
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.  TD 
Tyrone James20-5-2 154 2
     
    
 Receiving  No.  Yds.  TD 
Kennard Williams2 109 2
Deandre Green220 0
Kennard Pugh1 25 0

Game MVP: DT, DeMarco McNeil, Blount
Records: Blount (12-3); Etowah (12-2)
Coaches: Ben Harris, Blount and Raymond Farmer, Etowah
Game: Saturday December 13, 1997 Legion Field, Birmingham
 
Summary:
         The Blount defense dominated the line of scrimmage led by MVP DeMarco McNeil with 10 tackles and two sacks. Robert Malone added nine tackles and three sacks to keep the Etowah offense off track all evening. Carnell Williams was held to 10 carries for 30 yards by the Leopard defense.
         Blount kept Etowah out of the end zone and allowed them only 54 yards of total offense. It was Blount's fourth title in the 1990s.
Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.