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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Sparta Academy Football Team History

Sparta Academy Warriors
Sparta Academy

300 Pierce St. Evergreen, AL 36401
Stadium: Stuart McGehee Field
Colors: Green & Gold
Coach: Bill McNair
Region: AISA-A-Central
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1971  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2020

1997 Season Highlights
 Bill McNair enters his 1st season as Head Coach at Sparta Academy.
 The Warriors finished 2nd in Region 2.
 TheWarriors set a team record by scoring 465 points.
 The Warriors set a team record for margin of victory at 60 points.
 The Warriors set a team record for most points scored by both teams with 95 points.
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 29  vs. Dixie Academy    37   19   W       
 Fri., Sep. 5  @ Greenville Academy    41   15   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  @ Coosa Valley Academy    46   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. Fort Dale Academy    16   24   L       
 Fri., Sep. 26  vs. South Montgomery Academy   *  14   22   L       
 Fri., Oct. 3  @ Grove Hill Academy    28   26   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  @ Crenshaw Christian   *  30   23   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  vs. Lakeside    60   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  vs. Macon-East Academy   *  44   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  @ Escambia Academy   *  57   38   W       
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Dixie Academy    34   6   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 14  @ South Montgomery Academy    43   15   W       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 21  vs. Crenshaw Christian    15   45   L       Championship Game 
1997 Season Totals
  Points Scored465
  Scoring Average35.8
  Points Allowed253
  Defense Average19.5
  Opponents Record79-64
  Region Record3-1
  Home Record4-3
  Away Record6-0
1997 Class AISA-A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Sparta Academy was not ranked.
1997 Class AISA-A 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 
South Montgomery Academy 9-32551461-129543-15639  Jack Akins
Sparta Academy 10-34652532-192663-114597  Bill McNair
Crenshaw Christian 9-43361593-087292-28370  Greg Pittman
Escambia Academy 5-51902052-210595  Burt Outlaw
Macon-East Academy 4-62122380-438127  Glynn Lott

1997 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Sparta Academy Players on File.

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Drew SkipperLB Jr. HM  ASWA
 Drew SkipperLB Jr. HM  BN
 Lee GoodwinRB Sr.5-10175 1st  BN

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