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2008 Super Six State Championship Summaries


 
2008 Class 5A State Championship Game
Vigor vs. Russellville
Vigor
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
35   Williamson 28 W OT  
54   Escambia County 22 W  
25   Citronelle 22 W  
46   Gulf Shores 26 W  
34   Opelika 28 W  
34   St. Pauls W  
53   Faith Academy W  
35   Spanish Fort 22 W  
40   LeFlore 12 W  
29   Blount W  
30   Eufaula W  1st Rd
39   Citronelle 21 W  2nd Rd
28   Spanish Fort 16 W  3rd Rd
45   Carver Montgomery 41 W  Semi
50   Russellville 30 W  Finals
  
57715-0-0 287
Region Record  7-0
Russellville
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
26   Deshler 14 W  
61   Lee Huntsville 16 W  
49   Butler W  
14   Hartselle 24 L  
 41   St. Pauls W  
20   Muscle Shoals W  
43   J.O. Johnson 13 W  
49   East Limestone 21 W  
35   Athens 20 W  
21   Colbert County 13 W  
35   Fort Payne 31 W  1st Rd
13   Madison County W  2nd Rd
13   Hartselle W  3rd Rd
28   Cullman 19 W  Semi
30   Vigor 50 L  Finals
  
47813-2-0 249
Region Record  6-1
Game Summary
Vigor
6 15 16 13 -- 50
Russellville
3 14 6 7 -- 30
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Vigor: Jalston Fowler 22 yard run (PAT blocked) 7:52
Russellville: Jose Betancourt 20 yard field goal 5:11
Vigor: Ken Houston 1 yard run (Keith Ray run conversion) 11:44
Vigor: Ken Houston 7 yard run (PAT Jalston Fowler) 7:05
Russellville: Landon Gilmer 20 yard pass from Joey Howe (PAT Jose Betancourt ) 5:11
Russellville: Brent Calloway 9 yard run (PAT Jose Betancourt ) 1:35
Russellville: Mason Willis 8 yard pass from Joey Howe (PAT blocked) 10:49
Vigor: Jalston Fowler 39 yard run (Keith Ray run conversion) 7:31
Vigor: Ken Houston 3 yard run (Marvin Shinn pass from Keith Ray conversion) 0:03
Vigor: Jalston Fowler 10 yard run (PAT Jalston Fowler) 8:40
Vigor: Travorris Roberson 13 yard run (PAT no good) 2:04
Russellville: Nathan McAlister 75 yard pass from Joey Howe (PAT Jose Betancourt ) 1:34
 
  Vigor Russellville
First Downs 24 15
Rush/Yards 56-480 16-(-11)
Pass/Yards 126 335
Pass att/com/int 12-6-1 46-19-1
Total Yards 606 324
Fumbles/Lost 3-3 2-1
Punt/Avg. 1-16.0 3-38.0
Penalties 11-90 3-27
Time of Poss. 28:00 20:00
    
 
Individual Stats
 Vigor 
 Rushing  Att.  Yds.   TD 
Ken Houston26 180 3
Jalston Fowler17 169 3
Keith Ray563 0
George Williams2 44 0
Travorris Williams3 22 1
Jeremy Lewis1 14 0
Team20 0
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.   TD 
Keith Ray10-5-1 69 0
Jalston Fowler1-0-0 0 0
Marvin Shinn1-1-0 57 0
    
 Receiving  No.  Yds.   TD 
Jeremy Lewis2 65 0
Marvin Shinn2 34 0
Jalston Fowler2 27 0
     
 
 
 Russellville 
 Rushing Att.  Yds.  TD 
Brent Calloway12 30 1
Joseph Howe4 6 0
     
     
     
     
     
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.  TD 
Joseph Howe46-19-1 335 3
     
     
    
 Receiving  No.  Yds.  TD 
Ryan Romans7 96 0
Jacob Ward450 0
Mason Willis3 64 1
Nathan McAlister2 85 1
Landon Gilmer2 411
Brent Calloway1 -10

Game MVP: Ken Houston, Vigor
Records:  Vigor (15-0); Russellville (13-2)
Coaches: Kerry Stevenson, Vigor and Doug Goodwin, Russellville
Game: Played Friday December 5, 2008 at Legion Field in Birmingham
 
Summary:
          Vigor rolled up a record 606 yards offense, Kendall Houston and Jalston Fowler scored three touchdowns each and the Wolves outscored Russellville 50-30 for the Class 5A state championship. Vigor won its first title since 1988 as it held Russellville to minus eleven yards rushing on the night.
           Russellville found themselves down 21-3 in the second quarter before rallying to take a 23-21 lead when Mason Willis caught an 8-yard pass from Joey Howe with 10:49 left in the third.
          But Vigor came storming back with four straight touchdowns to put the game out of reach. MVP Houston, with 180 yards on 26 carries and Fowler with 163 yards on 17 carries proved to be too much for the Golden Tigers.
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The Hazlewood Golden Bears have won 11 state titles. The most of any team in any classification since the playoffs began in 1966.