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Luverne Football Team History


Luverne Tigers
Luverne High School

194 1st Ave. Luverne, AL 36049
Stadium: Glenn Daniel Stadium
Colors: Red & White
Coach: Butch Norman
Region: 2A-R4
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1920  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2021

1997 Season Highlights
 Butch Norman enters his 5th season as Head Coach at Luverne.
 The Tigers won the Class 2A Region 4 Championship.
 
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 5  vs. Opp    7   21   L       
 Fri., Sep. 12  @ Elba    21   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  @ Charles Henderson    28   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ Slocomb    27   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  vs. Brantley    42   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  @ Highland Home    21   2   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  vs. Georgiana   *  35   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  @ Carroll    8   35   L       
 Fri., Oct. 31  @ New Brockton   *  31   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Goshen   *  21   14   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 14  vs. Geneva County    28   8   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 21  @ Clay County    21   14   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 28  vs. Montgomery Academy    17   16   W       3rd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Dec. 5  @ Highland Home    20   12   W       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Sat., Dec. 13   Sand Rock    51   14   W    Legion Field   Championship Game 
 
1997 Season Totals
  Record13-2
  Points Scored378
  Scoring Average25.2
  Points Allowed156
  Defense Average10.4
  Opponents Record99-71
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record5-1
  Away Record7-1
1997 Class 2A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/16/19976 3(5-1) ASWA
10/2/19974 4(3-1) ASWA
10/23/19977 3(6-1) ASWA
10/30/19978 9(6-2) ASWA
10/9/19975 4(4-1) ASWA
11/13/1997Final 5(8-2) ASWA
11/6/19979 8(7-2) ASWA
8/31/1997PS 2(13-1)99 ASWA
9/11/19971 6(0-1) ASWA
9/18/19972 4(1-1) ASWA
9/25/19973 4(2-1) ASWA
  
1997 Class 2A Region 4 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Luverne 13-23781565-0137643-08714  Butch Norman
Goshen 9-23401300-10122-18336  Julius Head
New Brockton 7-32161641-23884  Keith Thrasher
Georgiana 2-71022310-32599  Michael Beasley

1997 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Mel Willis DB Sr.6-4205 AL-MS Game  

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Bobo LoweryOL Sr. HM  BN
 Bobo LoweryOL Sr. HM  ASWA
 Buck JonesDL Sr.6-4245 1st  BN
 Kelvin JonesTE HM  ASWA
 Keon CarterDB Sr.5-11180 1st  BN
 Keon CarterQB Sr.5-11180 HM  ASWA
 Mel WillisWR Sr.6-3205 1st  BN
 Mel WillisWR Sr.6-3180 1st  ASWA
 Shannon SamplesPK Sr.6-2225 1st  ASWA
 Shannon SamplesPK Sr.6-2225 HM  BN



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