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Austin Football Team History

Austin Black Bears
Austin High School

1625 Danville Rd. SW Decatur, AL 35601
Stadium: Austin Football Field
Colors: Burnt Orange & Black
Coach: Vance Roberson
Region: 6A-R14
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1963  <-- 1995 <- 1996 -> 1997 --> 2021

1996 Season Highlights
 Vance Roberson enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Austin.
 The Black Bears move from Region 16 to Region 14.
 The Black Bears won the Class 6A Region 14 Championship.
1996 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 6  @ Huntsville    0   7   L       
 Fri., Sep. 13  vs. Butler    20   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 20  @ Lee Huntsville    30   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 27  vs. Gadsden    21   10   W       
 Fri., Oct. 4  @ Arab   *  35   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 11  @ Athens    28   17   W       
 Fri., Oct. 18  @ Brewer   *  38   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 25  vs. Grissom    38   35   W       
 Fri., Nov. 1  vs. Hartselle   *  20   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 8  vs. Decatur    13   10   W       
 Fri., Nov. 15  vs. Hewitt-Trussville    14   38   L       1st Round Playoffs 
1996 Season Totals
  Points Scored257
  Scoring Average23.4
  Points Allowed144
  Defense Average13.1
  Opponents Record49-69
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record5-1
  Away Record4-1
1996 Class 6A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
11/14/1996Final 8(9-1) ASWA
11/7/19969 10(8-1) ASWA
1996 Class 6A Region 14 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Austin 9-22571440-114383-09327  Vance Roberson
Hartselle 5-61972010-16142-14729  Don Woods
Arab 1-91072521-23279  Michael Shipp
Brewer 1-91422130-33168  Glenn Lang

1996 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Austin Players on File.

1996 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Claude AyersRB Sr. HM  BN
 Drew DavisDB Sr.6-1165 1st  ASWA
 Kris GillespieLB Sr.5-10170 1st  ASWA

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