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Sheffield Football Team History

Sheffield Bulldogs
Sheffield High School

2800 19th Ave. Sheffield, AL 35660
Stadium: Walton R. Wright Stadium
Colors: Purple & Gold
Coach: Roland Atkins
Region: 3A-R16
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1918  <-- 1973 <- 1974 -> 1975 --> 2020

1974 Season Highlights
 Roland Atkins enters his 5th season as Head Coach at Sheffield.
 First playoff win.
 First 10 win season.
 First region championship.
 The Bulldogs move from Region 0 to Region 16.
 The Bulldogs won the Class 3A Region 16 Championship.
1974 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 6  vs. Coffee    6   15   L       
 Fri., Sep. 13  vs. Hamilton    49   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 20  vs. Muscle Shoals    35   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 4  @ Athens    28   22   W       
 Fri., Oct. 4  @ Lee Huntsville    16   20   L       
 Fri., Oct. 11  @ Bradshaw    41   16   W       
 Fri., Oct. 18  vs. Hartselle    8   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 25  @ Colbert County    7   6   W       
 Fri., Nov. 1  vs. Deshler    41   14   W       
 Fri., Nov. 8  @ Russellville    14   16   L       
 Fri., Nov. 15  @ Fayette County    16   15   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 22  vs. Hartselle    21   20   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 29  @ Shades Valley    35   7   W       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Fri., Dec. 6   Escambia County    6   7   L       Championship Game 
1974 Season Totals
  Points Scored323
  Scoring Average23.1
  Points Allowed165
  Defense Average11.8
  Opponents Record92-56 -1
  Region Record0-0
  Home Record5-1
  Away Record5-2
1974 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Sheffield was not ranked.

1974 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Kelsey Finch RB Sr.6-2199 All-Star Game  
 Kelsey Finch L 6-2199 3A Lineman of the Year  Post-Herald
 Kelsey Finch B Sr.200 Super All-State  Bham News

1974 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Cecil HillIL HM  BPH
 Chuck WrightT 2nd  BN
 Kelsey FinchQB Sr.6-2200 1st  BN
 Kelsey FinchLB Sr.6-2200 1st  BPH
 Kelsey FinchLB Sr.6-2200 1st  MA

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