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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

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  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2021

1997 Season Highlights
 Vance Roberson enters his 3rd season as Head Coach at Austin.
 The Black Bears finished 2nd in Region 14.
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 5  vs. Huntsville    16   21   L       
 Fri., Sep. 12  @ Butler    18   35   L       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. Lee Huntsville    13   47   L       
 Sat., Sep. 27  @ Gadsden    22   21   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  vs. Arab   *  28   0   W       
 Thu., Oct. 9  vs. Athens    10   33   L       
 Fri., Oct. 17  vs. Brewer   *  24   27   L (2OT)      
 Fri., Oct. 24  @ Grissom    7   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  @ Hartselle   *  45   8   W       
 Fri., Nov. 7  @ Decatur    10   41   L       
 Sat., Nov. 15  @ Shades Valley    6   51   L       1st Round Playoffs 
1997 Season Totals
  Points Scored199
  Scoring Average18.1
  Points Allowed284
  Defense Average25.8
  Opponents Record52-64
  Region Record2-1
  Home Record1-4
  Away Record3-3
1997 Class 6A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Austin was not ranked.
1997 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 
Brewer 5-62252190-17292-17972  Glenn Lang
Austin 4-71992840-16512-19735  Vance Roberson
Arab 2-81162501-24781  Michael Shipp
Hartselle 1-91453221-26196  Michael Smith

1997 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Kevin Shannon P Sr. 5-11160 All-Star Game  

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Kevin ShannonP Sr.5-11160 HM  BN
 Kevin ShannonP Sr.5-11160 1st  ASWA

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