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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: David Norwood
Region: 6A-R8
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1963  <-- 2007 <- 2008 -> 2009 --> 2020

2008 Season Highlights
 David Norwood enters his 5th season as Head Coach at Austin.
 The Black Bears finished 4th in Region 8.
2008 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 29  @ Decatur   *  14   41   L       
 Fri., Sep. 5  vs. Thompson    19   20   L       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. Grissom   *  42   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. Hazel Green   *  49   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ Florence   *  48   21   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  @ Huntsville   *  7   30   L       
 Fri., Oct. 10  vs. Sparkman   *  40   10   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  @ Bob Jones   *  6   24   L       
 Fri., Oct. 24  vs. Buckhorn   *  27   24   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  @ Cullman    20   21   L       
 Fri., Nov. 7  @ Hewitt-Trussville    17   18   L       1st Round Playoffs 
2008 Season Totals
  Points Scored289
  Scoring Average26.3
  Points Allowed236
  Defense Average21.5
  Opponents Record64-60
  Region Record5-3
  Home Record4-1
  Away Record1-5
2008 Class 6A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Austin was not ranked.
2008 Class 6A Region 8 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Huntsville 10-43071593-166427-123884  Kevin Wieseman
Decatur 7-43482030-128356-2248121  Jere Adcock
Bob Jones 7-53722141-148595-3254127  Shannon Brown
Austin 5-62892360-117185-3233177  David Norwood
Florence 6-42722415-3224191  Alvin Briggs
Buckhorn 5-51701804-4128149  Michael D. Jackson
Sparkman 3-71602423-5137176  Roger Haynes
Grissom 3-71242421-780230  Ronny Massey
Hazel Green 0-10914290-863350  Alvin Palmer

2008 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Deterrian Shackleford LB Sr.6-2235 AL-MS Game  

2008 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 D.T. ShacklefordLB Sr.6-2235 1st  ASWA
 Freddie MooreWR Sr.6-2190 1st  ASWA

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Bart Starr received coaching from Kentucky great Babe Parilli his senior season at Sidney Lanier in hopes of joining Bear Bryant at Kentucky. He had to settle for Alabama.