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Ariton Purple Cats
Ariton High School

P.O. Box 750 Ariton, AL 36311
Stadium: Robert F. Zumstien Stadium
Colors: Purple & Gold
Coach: Steven Kilcrease
Region: 2A-R2
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Overall Record Progress      99.3% Complete
   
  
Team History on AHSFHS.org
Coach Doug Vickery Jr.    
Coach Dick Chastain    
Coach Julius Head    
 
Team Timeline
First Team: 1928  (#1)
  1969 - First 10-0 regular season.
  1969 - First playoff appearance.
  1978 - First region championship.
  1981 - First playoff win.
  1981 - First 12 win season.
 
Championships
State Playoff Championships
None
State Mythical Championships
None
Region Championships
  1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998
2017
 
Team Records
 Overall Record 316-261-1
 Winning Pct. 55%
 State Playoff Titles 0
 State Mythical Titles 0
 Region/Area Titles 15
 Region/Area Record 120-82
 All State Players (#3)51
 NFL Players (#4)0
 Weeks Ranked #1 14
 Home Record 161-114-0
 Away Record 148-131-0
 
By The Numbers
 Seasons 58
 Winning Seasons (#2) 33
 Losing Seasons (#2)21
 Most Wins in A Season 12 (1983)
 Most Loses in A Season 9 (2014)
 10 Win Seasons 11
 Most Points Scored in a Game 67 (9/30/2005)
 Most Points Scored in a Season 443 (2017)
 Most Points Allowed in a Game 78 (1930)
 Most Points Allowed in a Season 411 (2014)
 Largest Margin of Victory 62 (10/3/2008)
 Largest Margin of Defeat 78 (1930)
 Most Points Both Teams in a Game 100 (10/23/2015)
 Last Shutout 11/3/2017
 Last Time Shutout 11/4/2016
 Shutouts All-Time 91
 Been Shutout All-Time 84
 
Streaks
 Longest Win 12 (8/26/1983-11/18/1983)
 Longest Losing 9 (8/30/2013-10/24/2013)
 
Playoff Records
 Overall Record 18-29
 Appearances 29
 1st Round 12-16
 2nd Round 6-7
 3rd Round 0-4
 Semi-Finals 0-2
 Finals 0-0
 
By the Decade
 2010-16  33-51
 2000-09  60-50
 1990-99 70-44
 1980-89 79-34
 1970-79 50-50
 1960-69 19-16
 1950-59 0-0
 
Enrollment History
 Year  Students  (Rank) 
 2016-17 155 (322)
 2014-15 166 (310)
 2012-13 156 (318)
 2010-11 150 (322)
 2008-09 138 (328)
 2006-07 118 (345)
 2004-05 123 (339)
 2002-03 107 (351)
 2000-01 114 (346)
 1998-99 135 (312)
 1996-97 118 (329)
 1994-95 112 (337)
 1990-91 117 (337)
 1988-89 103 (359)
 1986-87 115 (357)
 1984-85 115 (361)
  
Next Game
 2017 Season is over.
 
2017 Season
 8/25  @ McKenzie    42   6   W  
 9/1  vs. Goshen    10   28   L  
 9/8  vs. Cottonwood   *  14   13   W  
 9/15  @ Geneva County   *  41   20   W  
 9/22  vs. Barbour County   *  45   20   W  
 9/29   OPEN 
 10/6  @ G.W. Long   *  47   7   W  
 10/13  vs. Zion Chapel    38   2   W  
 10/20  vs. Abbeville   *  55   12   W  
 10/27  @ Samson   *  50   6   W  
 11/3  @ Red Level    36   0   W  
 Playoffs 
 11/10  vs. R.C. Hatch    44   14   W  
 11/17  vs. Leroy    21   35   L  
 
2017 Season Totals
  Record10-2
  Scoring443-163
  Region Record6-0
  Home Record5-2
  Away Record5-0
 
 Region 2 Standings
  Ariton 10-26-0
  Abbeville 9-35-1
  Geneva County 6-54-2
  Samson 4-73-3
  Cottonwood 3-72-4
  G.W. Long 1-81-5
  Barbour County 0-90-6
 
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Longest Running Rivalry
 Ariton & G.W. Long have played 51 games.
Ariton has won 26 games.
G.W. Long has won 25 games.
with 0 tie games.
 
Record Against Ranked Teams (since 1984)
 Total 8-39
 Regular Season 7-29
 Playoffs 1-10
 Lower Class 0-1
 Same Class 4-32
 Higher Class 4-6
 1A 4-24
 2A 4-15
 
Record when scoring..... (since 2000)
 Scoring  Record 
 less than 10 4-46
 10 or more 89-55
 20 or more  85-28
 30 or more 65-7
 40 or more 35-0
 
Record when allowing..... (since 2000)
 Points Allowed  Record 
 less than 10 40-1
 10 or more 53-100
 20 or more 24-89
 30 or more 5-62
 40 or more 2-38
 
Border Wars
 vs. Florida 1 - 0 - 0
 
Purple Cats Sports Apparel
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NOTES:
(1) If 'First Year' is unknown we assume a year based upon research.
(2) Winning and losing seasons counted only if team plays at least 5 games.
(3) All State players counted for the all state teams we have in our database. We must have an entire team for the appropriate classification to make additions to the teams. Only ASWA teams are recognized after 1982.
(4) NFL Players counted for any player that participated in a regular season game.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Homewood defeated Benjamin Russell in five overtimes during the Class 5A Super Six state championship game in 2000.