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Decatur Football Team History


Decatur Red Raiders
Decatur High School

1011 Prospect Dr. SE Decatur, AL 35601
Stadium: Shorty Ogle Stadium
Colors: Red & Black
Coach: Steve Rivers
Region: 6A-R15
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1917  <-- 1985 <- 1986 -> 1987 --> 2020

1986 Season Highlights
 Steve Rivers enters his 6th season as Head Coach at Decatur.
 The Red Raiders won the Class 6A Region 15 Championship.
 
1986 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 29  vs. Athens    12   23   L       
 Fri., Sep. 5  @ Scottsboro    17   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. Albertville    21   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  @ Grissom    8   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ Cullman    14   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  vs. Hartselle    21   9   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  vs. Huntsville   *  14   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  @ Brewer   *  28   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  vs. Lee Huntsville   *  12   2   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  @ Austin    16   13   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Butler    12   17   L       1st Round Playoffs 
 
1986 Season Totals
  Record9-2
  Points Scored175
  Scoring Average15.9
  Points Allowed99
  Defense Average9.0
  Opponents Record52-66
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record4-2
  Away Record5-0
1986 Class 6A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/15/19867 10(6-1) ASWA
10/22/19868 9(7-1) ASWA
10/29/19869 7(8-1) ASWA
11/6/1986Final 5(9-1) ASWA
  
1986 Class 6A Region 15 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Decatur 9-2175990-112173-05416  Steve Rivers
Huntsville 8-3200710-114212-16228  Greg Patterson
Lee Huntsville 5-5891031-23732  George Bennett
Brewer 0-10723170-327104  Charles Brown

1986 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Decatur Players on File.

1986 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Carlos SouthwardDB Sr.5-9165 1st  BN
 Carlos SouthwardDB Sr.5-9165 HM  ASWA
 Emit CowanDL Sr.6-1210 1st  ASWA
 Jerome WilliamsRB HM  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.