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Escambia County Football Team History

Escambia County Blue Devils
Escambia County High School

1215 S. Presley St. Atmore, AL 36502
Stadium: Hubert Barnes Field
Colors: Blue & White
Coach: Melvin Buck Powell
Region: 4A-R2
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1915  <-- 1979 <- 1980 -> 1981 --> 2020

1980 Season Highlights
 Melvin Buck Powell enters his 5th season as Head Coach at Escambia County.
 The Blue Devils finished 6th in Region 2.
1980 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Sep. 4  @ B.C. Rain   *  14   3   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. W.S. Neal    28   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  @ Mary Montgomery   *  19   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ T.R. Miller    6   7   L       
 Fri., Oct. 3  vs. Satsuma   *  21   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  @ Foley   *  19   20   L       
 Fri., Oct. 17  vs. Monroe County    22   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  @ Fairhope   *  17   21   L       
 Fri., Oct. 31  vs. Williamson   *  0   10   L       
 Fri., Nov. 7  @ Baldwin County   *  21   0   W       
1980 Season Totals
  Points Scored167
  Scoring Average16.7
  Points Allowed68
  Defense Average6.8
  Opponents Record53-48
  Region Record4-3
  Home Record3-1
  Away Record3-3
1980 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Escambia County was not ranked.
1980 Class 4A Region 2 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Baldwin County 5-61171700-19375-29283  Joe Hendrickson
Fairhope 6-4172914-310166  Joe Dean
Foley 7-31571034-39387  Lester Smith
Satsuma 7-3142794-38463  Billy Coleman*
Williamson 6-4208884-314875  Fred Burks
B.C. Rain 6-4157983-48392  Ed Lathan
Escambia County 6-4167684-311154  Melvin Buck Powell
Mary Montgomery 1-9292540-714206  Roger Dearmon

1980 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Ricky Colbert LB Sr.6-1185 All-Star Game  

1980 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Ricky ColbertL Sr.6-1180 2nd  BN

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