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Walter Wellborn Football Team History

Walter Wellborn Panthers
Walter H. Wellborn High School

135 Pinson Rd. Anniston, AL 36201
Stadium: The Hill
Colors: Black & White
Coach: Mike Battles Sr.
Region: 5A-R12
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1955  <-- 1984 <- 1985 -> 1986 --> 2020

1985 Season Highlights
 Mike Battles Sr. enters his 6th season as Head Coach at Walter Wellborn.
 The Panthers won the Class 5A Region 12 Championship.
1985 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Aug. 29  vs. Anniston    27   19   W       
 Fri., Sep. 6  vs. Cleburne County    27   33   L       
 Fri., Sep. 13  @ McAdory    21   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 20  @ Cherokee County    21   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 27  @ Gadsden    42   33   W       
 Fri., Oct. 4  vs. Talladega    21   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 11  OPEN 
 Fri., Oct. 18  @ Jacksonville   *  38   16   W       
 Fri., Oct. 25  vs. Oxford   *  14   9   W       
 Fri., Nov. 1  vs. Saks   *  40   6   W       
 Fri., Nov. 8  vs. Pell City    17   0   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 15  vs. Gardendale    0   21   L       2nd Round Playoffs 
1985 Season Totals
  Points Scored268
  Scoring Average24.4
  Points Allowed156
  Defense Average14.2
  Opponents Record59-58
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record5-2
  Away Record4-0
1985 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/10/19856 8(5-1) ASWA
10/17/19857 7(5-1) ASWA
10/23/19858 5(6-1) ASWA
10/30/19859 5(7-1) ASWA
11/7/1985Final 4(8-1) ASWA
1985 Class 5A Region 12 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Walter Wellborn 9-22681561-117213-09231  Mike Battles Sr.
Oxford 6-41641340-10362-15940  Robert Herring
Jacksonville 3-61431831-25271  Robert Peppers
Saks 0-101263030-347100  Ray Hammett

1985 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Walter Wellborn Players on File.

1985 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Alfred HallWR HM  BN
 Johnny HarrisRB 1st  ASWA
 Matt ThomasOL 1st  ASWA
 Matt ThorntonOL Sr.6-4260 1st  BN
 Victor HallDL Jr. 1st  ASWA

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Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.